|THE RS250 MODEL ON WHICH THE NEW FIGHTER ZEPPELIN IS BASED|
The RAF is to order a squadron of the new Messerschmitt fighter zeppelins to replace a squadron of 'Tornado' fighters as the Treasury cuts start to bite.
The new fighter zeppelins carry significantly more cannon than the Tornado and have the ability to sneak up on their targets silently, a compelling advantage unless of course they are coming out of the sun which makes them obvious to the naked eye, as the sun is blotted out. They are powered by the new Wankel 500cc diesel engine, which has been passed by the German Green Party as being low in emissions and therefore protects the environment.
As well as the armament mounted under the main carriage, there is also the advantage of snipers being able to shoot out of the windows at any enemy on the ground. There has been some disquiet however from the Vatican, as His Holiness the Pope thinks that the new Zeppelins look very similar to condoms and may turn Catholics in any countries that the airship passes over, into sinners. The fear is that if hordes of people go to confession, the Priests won't have time for smoking, drinking and molesting weans. Enough to make you secular!