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1/32 Polikarpov I-16 "U.S.S.R. Aces"

by  Hasegawa
Product Description
This item is an injection-plastic aircraft model kit. 115 parts.   Click here for sizing chart.

From the manufacturer:

During the early 1930's, the standard fighter aircraft was a fixed landing gear biplane of metal and wood construction. When Russia submitted its requirements for a new fighter, they simply states that it had to be better than any other fighter in the world, and capable of being produced with the existing Russian work force. First flown in December 1933, this radical fighter was a small, low wing cantilever monoplane of mixed wood and metal construction. It had an enclosed cockpit, armor protection for the pilot and retractable undercarriage, none of which made the early pilots happy. It was mass produced almost immediately with several types introduced throughout its production run. Its very small dimensions made it as unstable as it was maneuverable, making it very troublesome during take off and landing.

In 1936, during the Spanish civil war, the I-16 proved successful against the German He-51 biplanes, but it was later outmatched by the Messerschmitt Bf109. Nicknamed "Mosca" (fly) by pilots, the I-16 was a front line fighter for Russia until 1943 when new fighter type aircraft became available.

  • [Mold Color]: Gray
  • [Includes]: Clear parts, decals
  • [Size When Completed]: About 192mm long
Assembly Guide
Hasegawa Limited
Date Released:
September 2018
Package Size/Weight:
42.0 x 27.0 x 7.0 cm / 440g



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