Model aircraft kits: Polikarpov Po-2VS/U-2VS training aircraft
The Polikarpov U-2 or Po-2 served as a general-purpose Soviet biplane, nicknamed "Kukuruznik" (from Russian "kukuruza" (corn)), NATO reporting name of "Mule". The reliable, uncomplicated and forgiving aircraft served as a trainer and crop-duster. It is the second most produced aircraft, and the most produced biplane, in the history of aviation.
Polikarpov U-2VS : Two-seat training and utility aircraft. Later redesignated Polikarpov Po-2VS after 1944.
first flight = 7 January 1928
introduced = 1929
number built = 40,000+
primary user = Soviet Air Force and civilian aviation