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Polikarpov I-16 type 5 RATA 1/72 Amodel

July 25, 2013 · in Aviation · · 11 · 4.1K

My newest model. He graduated a couple of hours ago.

It is Polikarpov , it belonged unknown Squadron of Spaine Air Forces, San-Bone airbase, Morocco, 1939.
After the Civil War all I-16s aircrafts, which earlier belonged to the Spanish Republic Air Force were donated to the Spain Air Force, this aircraft was repainted in bright colors and was used for demonstrartion flights.

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11 responses

  1. Martin, thank you! It is this color and inspired me to build this model.

    Best regards, Vlad.

  2. Another paint scheme I've never seen. I know it is 1/72nd scale & it was a small aircraft but what is the actual wing span on the model.
    Very attractive & well built model Vlad.

  3. He's a very fine graduate, Vlad, you should be very proud of him!

  4. George, thank you!

    Best regards, Vlad.

  5. Very very nice job on such a little plane!

  6. Ulrich, thank you!

    Best regards, Vlad.

  7. Philip, thanks for the sharp comment! 🙂

    Best regards, Vlad.

  8. Marvelous scheme, Vlad. That vanilla color on the wings certainly adds character to the racy black & white markings. Very clean work!

  9. Eric, thank you!

    Best regards, Vlad.

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