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[*] posted on 8/21/2006 at 12:47
Internal flights of Russian Zeppelins?


Does anyone have any evidence for this? Postal History? Information? Im very curious.
Thanks Dave;)
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[*] posted on 9/5/2006 at 17:18


Guess they only flew outside the country.:hoho
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[*] posted on 9/6/2006 at 09:49


The Russians never had a Zeppelin-class rigid airship as the web page below on Russian Airships states.

There is an intriguing mention that “there was a commercial airship service operating inside the Russian interior by 1937.” The contributors to the page mention uses such as geological prospecting, logging, cargo and military. There is no mention of carrying mail.

http://spot.colorado.edu/~dziadeck/airship/russia.htm
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[*] posted on 9/8/2006 at 08:38


'Tanski: MAny thanks for the FABULOUS information! I didnt realize anything was built after about 1935, having read the Nobile book. Wish I could read Russian! Fab Photos!!!
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[*] posted on 9/9/2006 at 20:42


It appears that none of Nobile's airships made it onto Russian stamps.

The Liapin and Zagorsky catalogs describe the airship in the 1938 air sports set as the USSR V-1. All the other airships on the stamps of the 1930's showed either Germany's Graf Zeppelin or airships that were never built.

The airship set of 1991 showed the Imperial Albatross and the WWII Victory.

It is interesting to compare the stamps to the photo's on the web site.
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