Soviet I-15 and I-16 documentary films

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    WOW! :shock: I don't see how anyone could stay conscious through some of those snap rolls!
     
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    Very cool and great timing, I was just finishing the final touches of my I-16!
     
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    Hello Multi,

    Not very surprising.
    Click to download
    ???????

    I-16 tip 4 and 5 models had flapperons (mixed flaps and ailerons) with fences running all wing long. Small 8.88 m wing span supported by two extra rigid khrome-molybdenium welded tubes spars.

    From 1934, tests it took 1 -1.2 secunds only for a 360° barrel!!! :shock:

    Regards
     
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    I've heard German pilots weren't allowed to get into a turning fight with them. Very few German pilots could match them in 109s in a turning fight. Most of the time they used hit and run attacks with the much faster 109s.
     
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