I-16

(A. Halinski)

The Polikarpov I-16 was a Soviet fighter aircraft of revolutionary design. It was the world's first low-wing cantilever monoplane fighter with retractable landing gear.

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  • Type: fighter
  • Historical period: World War II, 1934
  • Country: USSR
  • Scale: 1:33
  • Number of sheets: 8 sheets B4

Historical information

The Polikarpov I-16 was a Soviet fighter aircraft of revolutionary design; it was the world's first low-wing cantilever monoplane fighter with retractable landing gear to have attained operational status and as such "introduced a new vogue in fighter design."

The I-16 was introduced in the mid-1930s and formed the backbone of the Soviet Air Force at the beginning of World War II.

The diminutive fighter, nicknamed "Ishak", "Ishachok" ("Donkey", "Burro") by Soviet pilots, prominently featured in the Second Sino-Japanese War, the Battle of Khalkhin Gol and the Spanish Civil War – where it was called the Rata ("Rat") by the Nationalists or Mosca ("Fly") by the Republicans. The Finnish nickname for I-16 was Siipiorava ("Flying Squirrel").

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May 23, 2010           Денис Рябых

Интересная моделька, с хорошо проработанной деталировкой кабины, которую потом практически не видно.
Но зато надписи по бортам просто супер. И на фоне кучи Ме-109 смотрится очень по-родному.

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