Japanese I-16

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    #1 Rogi, Oct 21, 2012
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    Again a weird one :D Just a quick question if anyone has any info. on this bird, I've been able to find 8 pictures out there of it, and some speculation as to it's colors. It seems its either an all Aluminium color or a Grey/Aluminium Cowl (which looks like this more from the pics), does anyone have anymore info on the I-16 that Japan had (Mongolian pilot defected to Japan with it, landed in Manchuria I beleive)

    I'm trying to figure out if it had the usual green I-16 type 10 cockpit, if the wheel wells were light blue (if the aircraft was all grey, it should be grey wheel wells as well?) etc :D I'll post a pic to help out :)

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    From this picture it seems like there are 2 colors, Aluminium on the cowl, and Grey on the rest of the aircraft (if you guys want more pics I can post em :D) If someone reads Russian Cyrllic. can you decode this for me ? :D

    This is for my ever growing captured aircraft used by Japan collection :D
     

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    A I-16 tested by IJA at Tachikawa airfield was all painted in army grey green with hinomaru markings on the upper and below of main wing only.

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    Ya you rock Shinpachi, I have the same exact book but I can't read Japanese :D thank you :)
     
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