Polikarpov I-16 was the world's first low-wing cantilever monoplane fighter with retractable landing gear to attain operational status and as such, introduced a new vogue in fighter design. This fact alone makes the type to an obvious [...]
The ROC Air Force grows again. This time it's Polikarpov's I-16, innovative retractable gear monoplane of the 30's. Joe Stalin was suspicious of Japanese intentions in the Far East, which included threats to Soviet territory. So seeing as [...]
Nikolai Polikarpov was perhaps the leading Russian aircraft designer in the early days of the Soviet aircraft industry. In 1918, he was put in charge of preparing manufacture of the DH-4 at the GAZ-1 facility where at least 63 were [...]
Greetings to all forum members. Today I want to show you a kit I finished a few days ago.
It is the ICM Polikarpov I-16, in 1/35 scale.
It is a quick and easy to assemble kit. The fitting of the pieces is not bad, but you have to be [...]
The Polikarpov I-16 is considered by many to be the first truly modern fighter - a low wing monoplane with an enclosed cockpit and retractable landing gear. Early models saw combat in the Spanish Civil War, where they were referred to as [...]
One of the few kits I bought and built immediately...hope you like it...
This is a I 16 type 24 in 1/32 scale by ICM with Eduard’s photoetch for interior and exterior. This is a “no paint” version. I found some reference on line about the construction materials of the soviet airplane of this period. This [...]
Added the landing gear inspection window located in the wheel well and landing gear retraction cables. No decals used all markings were applied by paint.
hi, i wish to present to you my old version of "aerial F1"
Its made from Polikarpov I-16 plane in 1/72, and few bits from other kits.
The postman has been kind enough to leave a small box on my doorstep!
I have been waiting for some time for these to become available, and the other day I got a mail that they had arrived in my kit-pushers store.
I immediately phoned a [...]