I-16 type 5/6 Soviet fighter

Code:AMO72123
ManufacturersAmodel
Country:Ukraine
Price:$10.60
Status:
In stock
Scale:1:72
This product was added to our catalog on 29 March, 2011
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I-16 is the major fighter type of Red Army Airforce during 1930s. It was built by the experimental design bureau named after N.N.Polikarpov in 1933. The distinguished peculiarity of this type was its high speed and good maneuverability for its time. I-16 had wooden fuselage with covering made of thin layers of wood. Wings and empennage were metal with linen cover. During the years of serial production 10292 machines of different modifications were built. I-16 type 5 has been in serial production since 1935. The aircraft had M-25 720hp engine, armament ??“ two guns in the central part of fuselage and 200kg bombs on external clip. The I-16 type 6 was widely used during the war in Spain (1936-1938), China (1937-1940), Finland (1939-1940). During the war in Mongolia (1939) the fighters I-16 were the first in the aviation history to use rocket missiles. The I-16 aircraft took part in the military actions of the initial stage of World War II.


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