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Russian Empire Airship B-10 / B-12 Patriot / B-12bis Victory
 
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Four airships designed by Myagenkoy were built in the Soviet Union including B-10, B-12 Patriot, and B-12 bis Victory.
 
Airship Pobeda (Victory) was built in 1944 in 6 months. The volume was 5,000 cubic meters. The airship was designed to transport gas for barrage balloons and after the war it was used quite successfully to search for sunken ships. The Pobeda caught on a power line on 29 January 1947. They managed to tear off the wires by jettisoning its ballast. However, the airship was ascending so fast that the pressure inside the hull ruptured it, killing her crew of three airmen.
 
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Assembling USSR-V10 airship, 1937
 
USSR-V10 first flight occurred in 1938.
 
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USSR-V10 before its flight, 1938.
 
USSR-V10 crashed in August, 1938 killing 6 people. The cause of the crash was a mistake of its service crew who forgot to remove the caps from its exhaust valves which resulted in a rupture of the hull.
 
Airship Pobeda (Victory) was built in 1944 in 6 months. The volume was 5,000 cubic meters. The airship was designed to transport gas for barrage balloons and after the war it was used quite successfully to search for sunken ships. The Pobeda crashed on 29 January 1947, killing her crew of three airmen.
 
In 1946, the last passenger airship, the "Patriot", entered service but by 1950 regular inland service had ended.
 
In 1943-44 the USSR V-12 airship made 969 flights. In 1945 USSR V-12 and Pobeda airships made 216 flights. 200 000 cubic meters of hydrogen and 320 tones of cargo had been delivered.
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 


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