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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

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



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: sub-forum on I-16 sub-forum on prewar painting standards good site on I-16 history in English walkaround on I-16 of Valeriy Chkalow museum walkaround on I-16 walkaround on UTI-4 walkaround on UTI-4 in Finnish miseum wide topic on I-16 in Russian. page on plane 'Za Staina' of Safonov, in Russian page on Galchenko, including images of his I-16 white 23 excellent site on the I-16 in Russian scans of a monograph; particularly good color drawings of Chinese and Spanish ones good drawings from a monograph walkaround



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