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I-153 Chaika Scale Model

I-153 Chaika Scale Model in 1:48 scale

A very interesting model of a Soviet WW2 biplane fighter, which was made for a customer from Spain.

Model prototype: I-153, 15th IAP (Fighter Regiment), Lithuania, June 1941.

Short historical brief

The last and most perfect in N. N. Polikarpov design bureau production biplane fighters family was the I-153. It had gull-shaped upper wing, retractable chassis and more powerful armament with four ShKAS machine guns. Serial planes had M-62 radial engines, late series – more powerful M-63.

The maiden flight was in August 1938. All in all in 1939-1941 it were made 3437 planes. In summer 1941 I-153 “Chaika” (the “Gull”) was the basis of the Soviet Fighter Aviation with I-16 fighters. I-153 were used in combat until mid 1943.


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