Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Victory Airship

The airship Pobeda (Victory) was built in 1944 and later used to transport cargo, mainly hydrogen for balloons used to train parachute jumpers, on short routes from 20 to 500 kilometers long. Together with V-12 airship it performed 286 flight missions, transporting 194,580 cu. m of hydrogen and 319 ton of cargo (1945).
The Pobeda crashed on 29 January 1947, killing its crew of three airmen.

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