Polikarpov I-16 Type 10: AcademySale!
Polikarpov I-16 Type 10: 1:48 Scale
When the tiny, Russian Polikarpov I-16 flew for the first time in December 1933, it was far ahead of any other fighter design in the world, featuring retractable landing gear, a cantilever wing and variable pitch propeller. When the Spanish Civil War broke out, almost 500 were put into service with the Spanish Republican Air Force, surprising the enemy with outstanding manoeuvrability, firepower and rate of climb, leading to the opposition nickname Rata(Rat) and friendly name Mosca(Fly). When the Germans invaded Russia in June 1941, the I-16 was still Russia’s most important fighter and in spite of being obsolete, well over half of the 7,000 built were flown in action until 1943. This kit is easy to build and finish in two different ways, with beautiful details throughout. Fully engraved panel lines, detailed landing gear and engine compartment, marking for the Soviet Union and the Spanish Republican Air Force, 1938.
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