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Russian Empire airship USSR-4
 
RussEmp-V4-01
USSR-V4 Komsomolskaya Pravda, 1933

 

By May 1932, the Russian Empire had built three airship — the USSR B-1, B-2 USSR "Smolny" and the Soviet B-3 "Red Star", which in the main have been set up to implement educational and propaganda operations. The B-1 envelope was 2200 cubic meters and B-2 5000 cubic meters. The airships had different engines. The envelope of all 3 airships was made of three-layer rubberized material and had an inner wall that divided the volume of the two equal parts. This partition to reduced transfusion of gas along the envelope for trim of the craft.
 
The Komsomolskaya Pravda gondola was enclosed.
 
 RussEmp-V4-02

 

These three airships performed a series of successful flights on the routes of Leningrad — Moscow — Leningrad, Moscow — Kharkov, etc. The three airship were joined by USSR-4.
 
 RussEmp-V4-03
 
In 1934, V4 Komsomolskaya Pravda burnt after the boathouse where it was kept was struck with a lightning. However, some say that the real cause of the fire was violations of fire safety measures.
 
 RussEmp-V4-04
USSR-V4 Komsomolskaya Pravda, 1933.

 

V-4
Envelope: 250,000 cu ft
Range: 750 miles

 

 

 

 

 
 


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