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Author Topic: Galchenko's White 23 I-16 ?  (Read 4351 times)
nimbus109
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« on: October 30, 2009, 04:00:25 PM »

Any information that he flew this type 10 [?] and did he have any air victories in this plane? Thanks.
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John Thompson
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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2009, 01:14:22 AM »

Here's a profile of this aircraft, but so far I haven't found any history of Galchenko's combats or victories while flying it:
http://wp.scn.ru/en/ww2/f/317/1/4/34

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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2009, 07:03:02 PM »

All i managed to find:
Could be called "kill by crash"

http://i16fighter.narod.ru/ww2/ww2beg_e.htm
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Fought with the enemy with fortitude squadron commander of 145-th IAP captain L. A. Galchenko. Skilled pilot, decorated with Red Banner order for the participation in fights with Finns in 1939-1940, often was entrusted to perform complicated recon missions. On July 19 he with his wingman photographed the enemy airfield under strong anti-aircraft fire. German fighters scrambled to intercept the Soviet planes. In the region of Titovskoye lake six "Messerschmitts-109" attacked the pair of I-16. The combat was unequal. Fascists succeded in bringing down the plane of wingman. After that they all fell on Galchenko's plane. Captain began to leave on his [Soviet] territory with altitude reduction and the fascists continuously pursued him. The sun was striking pilot's eyes, it hindered him to control the plane and to make observation. Galchenko decided to make use of it. He soared up just in front of the knoll. Hitlerite pilot, who didn't expect such maneuver, was taken aback and ran into the hill. Other "Messerschmitts" continued pursuit, but communist Leonid Akimovich Galchenko escaped from them and delivered important recon information to command. "
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2009, 01:23:19 PM »

Hello,
please use babelfish to translate and enjoy Grin
 http://airaces.narod.ru/all2/galchenk.htm
Cheers Ron
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Massimo Tessitori
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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2009, 03:11:10 PM »

A really good site about I-16. There is even some more thing about the Red Fives. Now I'm adding the link to that discussion...
Massimo
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Dark Green Man
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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2009, 07:30:20 AM »


I am sure Massimo (and others) will find this interesting also.


http://airaces.narod.ru/all2/galchfly.htm


and this... (brief footage of Galchanko's LaGG-3)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwMVCz5dBcQ
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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2009, 02:44:11 PM »

Hi DGM,
I see that they have utilized many of my drawings, but there is a credit, so it is ok.

Thank you for the link to the movies. I had already many of them on a tape, but wasn't able to make shots, only sketches that were utilized for some profiles. Now I'll try with these ones.
Massimo
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