08/05/2011

World’s Largest Model Airport

by Cyle
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Knuffingen Airport, based on Hamburg’s airport in Germany, is now open to the public after it took 6 years to complete. It features 90 vehicles that actually move around automatically and 40 aircraft that even take off. Making something this small and in perfect detail wasn’t cheap, costing around 5 million dollars (USD) to create. Make sure and check out the video of the model in action at the bottom, after the pictures!


The airport this is modeled after, the Hamburg airport, opened in 1911 and remains the oldest operational airport in the world. When it opened it was a lot smaller that it is now at 2.2 square miles.
 

All the vehicles and planes are moved around the model via a computer.
 



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