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I-16
« on: May 24, 2020, 08:40:11 PM »
First photo, overhaul of the I-16 in one of Moscow facility, May 1942; I-16 from 286 IAP (Fighter Squadron), and captain Tatarchuk

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Re: I-16
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2020, 01:10:04 AM »
Great pics--not often we get to see Soviet aircraft being overhauled!!

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Re: I-16
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2020, 03:37:36 AM »
I am glad you like em ;)

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Re: I-16
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2020, 07:04:18 PM »
Great pictures mate !

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Re: I-16
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2020, 08:44:25 PM »
And many more will to come ;)

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Re: I-16
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2020, 08:13:43 PM »
On may 31, 1938, senior Lieutenant Anton Gubenko (старший лейтенант Антон Губенко), for the first time in the history of Soviet aviation, successfully made an air ram (taran). While flying the I-16 fighter, he rammed a Japanese A5M2 fighter, Gubenko's I-16 propeller hit the enemy plane on the left wing Aileron, causing the A5M2 to lose control and crash to the ground. Gubenko have some 60 combat missions and seven confirmed air claims.

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Re: I-16
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2020, 09:54:35 AM »
Pilots from 57 GVIAP (57 ГИАП) in front of their Ishak

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Re: I-16
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2020, 12:35:37 AM »
Great !