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ICM-72073 1/72 Polikarpov I-16 type 18 Soviet WW2 fighter model kit

ICM ICM-72073 1/72 Polikarpov I-16 type 18 Soviet WW2 fighter model kit
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ICM-72073 1/72 Polikarpov I-16 type 18 Soviet WW2 fighter model kit

ICM 1/72 Polikarpov I-16 type 18 Soviet WW2 fighter model kit. Pic.1
ICM 1/72 Polikarpov I-16 type 18 Soviet WW2 fighter model kit. Pic.1

ICM 1/72 Polikarpov I-16 type 18 Soviet WW2 fighter model kit. Pic.2
ICM 1/72 Polikarpov I-16 type 18 Soviet WW2 fighter model kit. Pic.2

I-16 - world's first high-speed fighter and the most numerous soviet aircraft in mid 30s - beginning 40s period.
The cantilever monoplane I-16 was designed at the Design Bureau under supervision of N.Polikarpov in 1933. The serial production started in 1934.
The modification I-16 type 18 has appeared in the summer of 1939. This modification differed by the installation of more potent M-62 engine with a variable-pitch propeller. The engine mount was increased, the designed petrol tank is established and the lubrication system is changed.
For the first time fighters I-16 type 18 have received battle application in second half of summer 1939 during the conflict on the Khalhin-Gol river. These airplanes participate in the Soviet-Finnish war (winter war) 1939-1940 years and in combats of an initial stage of Great Patriotic War. I-16 type 18 consist in the inventory of Red Army Air Force and Marine Fleet till 1943.
In total during 1938-1940 years more than 200 fighters I-16 type 18 were produced.

Technical and tactical specifications of I-16 type 18
Length,m - 6,13 m
Span - 9,0 m
Start weight - 1988 kg
Maximum speed - 463 km/h
Ceiling - 9.900 m
Range - 440 km
Engine - M-62,9-cylinder, radial, petrol, aircooled, developing 1.000 h.p
Armament - 4x7,62mm ShKAS machine guns