EST-72218 1/72 Sikorsky S-XVI Russian WW1 fighter model kit
Sikorsky S-XVI plane, was created by I.I. Sikorsky in 1915. It was designed for escorting air ships "Ilya Muromets" and protecting their airfields from the enemy planes. The first three planes were tested successfully in the Fleet of air ships and the Russian-Baltic Car Plant received a contract, for the production of 18 S-XVI planes on September 24, 1915. In the beginning of 1916 the Fleet received the first 6 planes, a total of 34 planes was delivered later. Sikorsky S-XVI became one of the long-livers of Russian aviation: it was in use till 1923.
Eastern Express 1/72 Sikorsky S-XVI Russian WW1 fighter model kit. Pic.1
Eastern Express 1/72 Sikorsky S-XVI Russian WW1 fighter model kit. Pic.2