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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:


18 March 2020: a major overhaul of the I-16 page was done, with the introduction of an index page on I-16 Types

and many pages related to each type of I-16 and UTI, with technical and historical notes, scale drawings and commented photos

20 March 2020: a new page on I-16 painting evolution was added.

27 March 2020: a page with two profiles of Michal Sekula on Yak-2, Yak-4 was added.

29 March: some revamping of the Yak-3 page was made, and it was added the page with the profile of Yak-3 of gen. G.N. Zakharov, 303 iad

April 4, 2020: 5 new profiles were added to the page of profiles of Yak-3 of Michal Sekula

April 10, 2020: a revamping of the Yak-1 page was made, and four profiles of I-26, Yak-1, Yak-1b by Michal Sekula were added

April 13, 2020: a revamping of the Yak-7 page was made, and five profiles of Yak-7A and B by Michal Sekula were added.

April 22: a revamping of the Yak-9 page was made, a page on versions and seven profiles of Yak-9 by Michal Sekula were added.

May 13 2020: two profiles of Yak-9 were added: grey-grey prototype and Yak-9 of Mikoyan

May 22, 2020: profiles of planes Red22 with artwork and Yellow 22, both of 562 IAP PVO, by Michal Sekula, were added to the Yak-1 profiles page

May 22, 2020: profiles of Yak-7B late n.27, 12 iap PVO and of Yak-7B late Red 8, 42 iap, 240 iad were added to the Yak-7 profiles page

May 24, 2020: many pages of technical details were added to the I-16 page.

June 1, 2020: the page with the profile of Misos of Yak-9M, P.Y. Golovachev, 900 iap was added to the Yak-9 profiles page.

June 1, 2020: 3 new profiles were added to the page of profiles of Yak-3 of Michal Sekula

June 10, 2020: a quick guide to painting standard evolution was added.

August 1, 2020: the profile of LaGG-3 n-37 of 249 IAP was added to the page on grey-grey ones of 9 IAP and other units.

August 6, 2020: a page with La-7 of 163 giap was added to the La-7 page

August 20, 2020: a page with La-7 of 137 giap was added to the La-7 page


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)