Another unknown Soviet Biplane

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  1. Snautzer01

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    Note supply containers under wing.

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    I believe that is a Polikarpov PR-5, a variant of the P-5 made to carry four passengers enclosed in the fuselage.
     
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    Indeed it is. It's a Polikarpov P-5, transport variant of the R-5 utility biplane used for ground attack, torpedo attack, reconnaissance, and virtually everything else. A contemporary of the famous Polikarpov U-2/Po-2 Kukuruzhnik, it's one of the first indigenous Russian aeroplane designs built in large numbers; over 6,700 built. The transport variant had a cabin with three small windows aft of an enclosed kabina.

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    #4 Wurger, May 18, 2015
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    :thumbright:

    Polikarpov PR-5.jpg

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    That's a cool looking Bi-Plane!
     
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    Polikarpov supply containers of a different kind....

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    Man oh man, all those smiling faces until they reach take off speed.

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