Polikarpov I-16

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  1. Violator

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    Hi guys,

    I was at the Flying Heritage Collection today and remembered that at least a couple of you are big fans of the Rata. Enjoy!
     

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    THX for sharing. :D
     
  3. evangilder

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    They really are something else. Good stuff! :thumbleft:
     
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    Very nice shots. Thanks
     
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    Good shots! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Ahh. the I-16, a perfect target for the Finnsh Hawk 75s
     
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    Still a beautiful plane!
     
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    If you like a small, snubnosed plane.
     
  9. ontos

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    Great shots, for some reason I like this plane, I did a few skins for it in IL2. Thanks for posting 8)
     
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    I always found it to be a fun little plane to fly in IL-2.


    Wheels
     
  11. Altea

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    And the Finish Hawk -75 for a I-16, : tongue8: slurp, slurp! Good and rather easy meal (at least compared to the 109F!)
     
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    Wasn’t the I-16 an earlier aircraft then the H-75? Especially the -75’s used by the Finns. The I-16 was a revolutionary fighter - in its day.
     
  14. Altea

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    Sure, but was H-75 better armed, better protected, faster or more agile for that than soviet I-16 with 1100 hp M-63 engine?
     
  15. nuuumannn

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    Nice pictures. That Rata is one of the ex-Alpine Fighter Collection ones, formerly ZK-JIQ. There's some rather interesting hardware in the background too - I think I saw a Hetzer tank as well.

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    It's cool but weird looking at the same time...
     
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