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Pre-GPW Aviation => Monoplane fighters of '20s and '30s => Topic started by: BLG on December 05, 2018, 05:05:15 PM



Title: Polikarpov donkeys family part 5: Type 5 reinforced wings. China 1938
Post by: BLG on December 05, 2018, 05:05:15 PM
Hi everybody

The second batch of I-16 delivered to Spain in the spring of 1937 was the subject of many accidents by wings rupture . They were reinforced on the following planes.

 (https://i.servimg.com/u/f88/19/84/12/04/ailest10.jpg)  (https://servimg.com/view/19841204/486)


Another improvement, the replacement of 750x100 wheels by 750x150.
Externally the rest is identical to the previous Type-5

It is this version of Type-5 that was sent to China from September 1937 as part of the Sino-Soviet Pact signed to help China in its fight against Japan.
The first planes were piloted by Soviet volunteers but, as in Spain, the local pilots learned to fly the I-16 and it is the plane of one of the Chinese aces that I chose to represent, the P 2105 of Liu Che-Sheng of the 21st squadron (chungtui) of the 4th group (tatui) seen in Hankou in March 1938 as indicated by the profile .

 (https://i.servimg.com/u/f88/19/84/12/04/t-5-ch10.jpg)  (https://servimg.com/view/19841204/480)

And here are the original photos.

 (https://i.servimg.com/u/f88/19/84/12/04/liuche10.jpg)  (https://servimg.com/view/19841204/479)

I used this box that contains the appropriate decals

 (https://i.servimg.com/u/f62/19/84/12/04/01_5-610.jpg)  (https://servimg.com/view/19841204/164)

I do not detail too much the building which  is "From the box" and simpler than the previous Type 4 and 5 previously presented


1-the propeller

A defect of the kit Amodel not reported previously is the propeller. The shape is generally correct, but the diameter is too large.

Here are the 2 types of propeller that equipped the I-16 according to the engine, Vish 6 for the different versions of the M25 and AV1 for the M62 and M63.
I compare the models provided in the kits by the manufacturers

 (https://i.servimg.com/u/f88/19/84/12/04/helice15.jpg)  (https://servimg.com/view/19841204/303)


 (https://i.servimg.com/u/f88/19/84/12/04/helice10.jpg)  (https://servimg.com/view/19841204/293).

Here is the rectified Amodel propeller:

 (https://i.servimg.com/u/f88/19/84/12/04/helice11.jpg)  (https://servimg.com/view/19841204/294)



2- Front cover plate .

I made a mold of the frontplate presented in the Type-5 initial version, and that's the resin cast of a cowling  corrected with the shutters half closed.

 (https://i.servimg.com/u/f88/19/84/12/04/capot_10.jpg)  (https://servimg.com/view/19841204/291)

3-The landing gear

 (https://i.servimg.com/u/f88/19/84/12/04/train10.jpg)  (https://servimg.com/view/19841204/297)

The wheels
The crude Amodel wheels are replaced by  those of a Hasegawa kit that  I will not built

 (https://i.servimg.com/u/f88/19/84/12/04/roues10.jpg)  (https://servimg.com/view/19841204/296)

Wheel wells
They are improved as previously described

 (https://i.servimg.com/u/f88/19/84/12/04/puits10.jpg)  (https://servimg.com/view/19841204/295)

4-Exhaust.
You can see on the previous picture the lower tubes bored with a  no. 11 blade
For the upper tubes, this time I tested the use of hypodermic needle to figure the double tubing of exhaust port  No. 1.

5-canopy
The rails of the canopy must be added, and the dashboard lighting holes  drilled

 (https://i.servimg.com/u/f88/19/84/12/04/echap_10.jpg)  (https://servimg.com/view/19841204/292).


Here it is before painting.

 (https://i.servimg.com/u/f88/19/84/12/04/chinoi10.jpg)  (https://servimg.com/view/19841204/290)

The caopy is vocuformed, using the very nice canopy of the TsKB kit to prepare a master.. The frame is adhesive aluminum  cut with the Silhouette plotter

 (https://i.servimg.com/u/f88/19/84/12/04/fini-015.jpg)  (https://servimg.com/view/19841204/496)

 (https://i.servimg.com/u/f88/19/84/12/04/fini-010.jpg)  (https://servimg.com/view/19841204/489)

 (https://i.servimg.com/u/f88/19/84/12/04/fini-016.jpg)  (https://servimg.com/view/19841204/497)

 (https://i.servimg.com/u/f88/19/84/12/04/fini-017.jpg)  (https://servimg.com/view/19841204/498)

 (https://i.servimg.com/u/f88/19/84/12/04/fini-013.jpg)  (https://servimg.com/view/19841204/493)

 (https://i.servimg.com/u/f88/19/84/12/04/fini-012.jpg)  (https://servimg.com/view/19841204/492)

 (https://i.servimg.com/u/f88/19/84/12/04/fini-011.jpg)  (https://servimg.com/view/19841204/490)

 (https://i.servimg.com/u/f88/19/84/12/04/fini-014.jpg)  (https://servimg.com/view/19841204/494)

Regards

Bernard


Title: Re: Polikarpov donkeys family part 5: Type 5 reinforced wings. China 1938
Post by: steph40 on January 07, 2019, 07:59:13 PM
Hello Bernard,

Well done and very inspiring for me  :)
And Happy New Year to you and to all  :)


Title: Re: Polikarpov donkeys family part 5: Type 5 reinforced wings. China 1938
Post by: BLG on January 07, 2019, 10:17:20 PM
Hello Bernard,Well done and very inspiring for me  :) And Happy New Year to you and to all  :)
Thank you and happy new year too. The complete donkeys family is here http://fighters.forumactif.com/t88113-polikarpov-i-16-du-proto-au-i-185-pj-amodel-icm-artmodel-1-72 (http://fighters.forumactif.com/t88113-polikarpov-i-16-du-proto-au-i-185-pj-amodel-icm-artmodel-1-72)
Regards
Bernard