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Polikarpov's I-16 family
by Massimo Tessitori

December 5, 2020: a page on the I-16 Type 12 was added to the I-16 Types page

9 March 2021: color 4-view drawings of all versions were introduced in the I-16 Types page and all its subpages.

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I-16 Types

The evolution of TsKB-12, I-16 and UTI

Differences between versions

Scale drawings of all versions

Gallery of photos divided for Types

I-16 details

An illustrated technical description of the plane, its structure and systems.

I-16 painting evolution

Notes on standard colors, from the prototype to wartime camouflages

I-16 models

Gallery of built models of many authors

of the Museo de l'Aire of
Cuatro Vientos, Madrid

Images by Massimo Tessitori



Istrebitel I-16 of M.Maslov

Red Stars 03- Polikarpov's I-16 fighter- its forerunner and progeny of Gordon and Dexter

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

Aviones famosos n.7, Polikarpov I-16 Mosca o Rata of J.A.Guerrero, ed.S.Martin: Book in Spanish on I-16s, particularly on those utilized in Spain.

M-Hobby from 7-2018 to 6-2019: ceries of articles of M.Timin on the painting of Soviet planes in 1941-42, with excellent informations and images.


Links: on I-16 sub-forum on prewar painting standards modellistic site with the huge and well documented collection of Polikarpov fighters of Bernard Le Guenno in French Post on the models of I-16 and other Polikarpov fighters by Bernard Le Guenno, in French.

http://xn--80aafy5bs.xn--p1ai/aviamuseum/aviatsiya/sssr/istrebiteli-2/1920-e-1930-e-gody/istrebitel-i-16/ page on I-16 of a great site in Russian. Detailed pages on all versions are linked. Another excellent site on I-16 in Russian.

Now the links to a great work of Ricardo Rodriguez in Spanish on a thematic collection of I-16 models in 1/48, useful for other scales too: the nose the nose part 2 the fuselage wheel bays in front of the bays page with links to many walkarounds, reviews of kits and decals and other stuff on I-16 walkaround on UTI-4 excellent site collecting history and photos on Soviet units and planes during the GPW. In Russian. 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 main page on aces of the Second World War good page on the I-16 in Russian Excellent thread with photos of I-16 in Czech. walkaround A wide list of serials, from a research of Lindr. In Russian. Huge collection of assorted historical photos, forthemost saved from Ebay. collection of photos of flying replicas of I-16s. excellent page on I-16 types with M-63 engine, in Russian this page allows to downloadan excellent PDF guide for piloting 3D I-16 on DCS. Excellent and well commented drawings of the cockpit. In English. 'Istrebiteli', Movie of 1939 with many excellent images of I-16 Type 5 and UTI-4, in Russian 'Moskov skies', a wartime movie with a good number of MiG-3, I-16, I-153 and SB. In Russian. Movie on Chkalow. Many images of I-16, I-15bis and other types. In Russian.