My post stipulated an upper limit of one cargo container built from light weight materials similar to cargo space for a typical delivery truck that carry a few tons at most or equivalent 10 passengers with luggage. I fail to see the humor in citing a ridiculous 100,000 tons cargo criteria for a single aircraft. Unless you meant kilograms?I'd really like to see a calculation on the volume of lifting gas required to carry 100,000 tons, to replace a cargo ship.
Then I'd like to see the kinetic energy of impact if one breaks apart at 10,000 ft.
The largest civilian aircraft I have entered a C-5A Galaxy could possibly lift 10E5 Kg under stringent take-off and landing conditions, minimum fuel, minimum crew, perfect weather conditions but so what?