Moscow - San Francisco Transpolar Flight SU19350803-S-EN.v01-LH

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In 1935, the Soviet Union issued a stamp to mark the first flight from Moscow to San Francisco via the North Pole, applying a 1 rouble surcharge to its already existing 10 kopeks stamp, which featured the aviator Sigizmund Levanevsky from the Chelyuskin Crew Rescue issue released earlier that year with commemorative overprint in red (Перелет Москва - Сан-Франциско через Сев. полюс, 1935 - “Flight Moscow - San Francisco via the North Pole, 1935”). Stamp was to be used only on mail carried on the Levanevsky flight.

A sloping concrete runway 4 kilometers in length, was built at Shchelkovo air-base near Moscow. In the early morning of 3 August 1935, Sigizmund Levanevsky, Georgy Baidukov and Victor Levchenko climbed aboard their ANT-25 RD and took to the air. Heavy with fuel, for the first 50 kilometers, the aircraft ascended to only 500 meters. They then steadily increased their altitude to 5,000 meters, maintaining an average speed of 165 kilometers per hour. After approximately 2,000 kilometers, over the Barents Sea an oil leak was discovered....



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