Polikarpov I-16 family
by Massimo Tessitori
Updated on March 20, 2012
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I-16 painting evolution part 1:

prewar standards and evolution of the type

(including photos of planes with prewar liveries during the Great Patrioctic War)

I-16 painting evolution part 2:

Great Patrioctic War camouflages

(including disruptive camos, winter camos and planes converted for ground attack)

 Polikarpov I-16 type 17 of 22th IAP, Khalkhin Gol

Model by Bert Andermann

conversion of ICM type 24, 1:72

I-16 type 24 "aerobatic team"

Model by Bert Andermann
kit ICM, 1:72

Walkaround:
I-16 
of the Museo de l'Aire of
Cuatro Vientos, Madrid

Images by Massimo Tessitori

I-16 type 28

model by Massimo Tessitori

Kit Hasegawa, 1/72


I-16 type 29 
 

Model by Massimo Tessitori

Kit Hasegawa, 1/72

I-16 model by Basil
 

Model by Basil

Kit Hobbycraft, 1/48

 

Biography:

Red Stars 03- Polikarpov's I-16 fighter- its forerunner and progeny

Istrebitel I-16 of M.Maslov

Airwar n. 41,42 and 43- Polikarpov I-16 part 1, 2 and 3

Profile n.122- Polikarpov I-16

Polikarpov fighter in action part 2 - Squadron Signal

Red Stars of Geust, Keskinen, Stenman, ed . Opali

Barbarossa victims of T.Kopanski, Mushrooms

 

 

Links:

http://sovietwarplanes.com/board/index.php?board=34.0 sub-forum on I-16

http://sovietwarplanes.com/board/index.php?board=39.0 sub-forum on prewar painting standards

http://i16fighter.narod.ru/begin/begin_e.htm good site on I-16 history in English

http://walkarounds.airforce.ru/avia/rus/polikarpov/i-16/ walkaround on I-16 of Valeriy Chkalow museum

http://www.cybermodeler.com/aircraft/i-16/i-16_walk2.shtml walkaround on I-16

http://scalemodels.ru/modules/photo/viewcat_cid_246.html walkaround on UTI-4

http://walkarounds.scalemodels.ru/v/walkarounds/avia/before_1950/uti-4/ walkaround on UTI-4 in Finnish miseum

http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic_t_4735_start_0.html wide topic on I-16 in Russian.

http://www.airpages.ru/ru/saf-i16.shtml page on plane 'Za Staina' of Safonov, in Russian

http://airaces.narod.ru/all2/galchenk.htm page on Galchenko, including images of his I-16 white 23

http://i16fighter.narod.ru/ excellent site on the I-16 in Russian

http://www.wunderwaffe.narod.ru/Magazine/AirWar/42/index.htm scans of a monograph; particularly good color drawings of Chinese and Spanish ones

http://www.wunderwaffe.narod.ru/Magazine/AirWar/42/Draw/index.htm good drawings from a monograph

 

 


 

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