Could Dragons from Game of Thrones Actually Fly? Aeronautical Engineering and Math Says They Could
If you were a fan of the dragons from the original Game of Thrones series, you’ll probably like the new House of the Dragon. The dragons are beautifully rendered and certainly carry a realism to their movement. But could they actually fly, if they were real?
Guy Gratton from the conversation takes a look at the aeronautics. He speculates on many different factors, including things like the air composition. Via Scientific American:
It’s possible to estimate the size of a dragon by comparison to Daenerys who looks to be about 1.6m (5ft 3in) tall with a mass of around 60kg (132lb). The dragon’s body seems to be about four times as long as her, around five times as deep, and about twice as wide, with a tail about the same length again and about as thick as her body. Assuming the density of dragon and woman are about the same then a fully grown dragon’s mass must be around 44 times that of Daenerys: around 2,600kg (5,700lb).
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