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SSSR-V6 OSOAVIAKhIM

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Дирижаблестрой СССР. Dirizhablestroi of the USSR

SSSR-V6 OSOAVIAKhIM was a semi-rigid airship designed by the Italian engineer and airship designer Umberto Nobile and constructed as a part of the Soviet airship program. The airship was named after the Soviet organisation OSOAVIAKhIM. V6 was the largest airship built in the Soviet Union and one of the most successful. In October 1937, it set a new world record for airship endurance of 130 hours 27 minutes under command of Ivan Pankow, beating the previous record by the German airship Graf Zeppelin.