Sovietwarplanes pages
by Massimo Tessitori

Welcome to Sovietwarplanes Pages. It is devoted to modellistic/historical research and artwork about Soviet military planes.


Most recent updates:


March 6, 2021: profile of Yak-7 UTI was added to the Yak-7 page

9 March 2021: a major overhaul of the I-16 page was done, with the introduction color 3 view drawings of all production versions on index page on I-16 Types and all its subpages.

28 March 2021: the pages on DC-3 in Soviet service and C-47 in Soviet service were uploaded, with profiles of Tapani Tuomanen.

August 22, 2021: the profiles of Yak-9T, I.N. Stepanenko, 4 iap, 185 iad and of Yak1b-unknown unit (related to Pokrovskij) were added.

September 7, 2021: a page of translations of documents about painting in Russian was added. The research and translation are of Daniele Righi.

December 24, 2021: a translated PDF document about the serials of Soviet planes

January 7, 2022: a page with drawings of cockpit of I-16 was uploaded on the translations page. Drawings of Dmitry Linevich, text by Daniele Righi.

January 8, 2022: a page on Boston II/A-20 in Soviet service was uploaded. Contains many profiles of Tapani Tuomanen.


Painting standards evolution

Biplane fighters
Monoplane fighters
Biplane bombers, trainers, reconaissance planes
Monoplane bombers, trainers, reconaissance single-engined planes
Bombers, transport and reconaissance multi-engined planes

colorized historical photos

Page with some historical bw photos

colorized by Massimo Tessitori

This work collects also a lot of photos and drawings from many sources, not always identified and mentioned.
If someone has some rights on the images here reproduced, please email to me and I shall provide to remove or to credit them.
While the historical photos are of public domain (except where otherwise stated), my color profiles and coloured photos are copyrighted.
If someone is interested in any use of them, please email me; higher resolution version is available for printing purposes.
If someone has questions, critiques or corrections, or some further images to show, please email to me.

Massimo Tessitori           [email protected] (remove .nospam)