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ICM 32010 1/32 Polikarpov I-153 Chaika

Product Code: ICM-32010

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From ICM comes this nicely molded 1/32 scale of the Soviet biplane Polikarpov I-153 Chaika. There are three of these early WWII era biplane still flying today. This kit's engine, chassis, and cockpit interior are highly detailed. Bombs and RS-82 rockets are included, plus there are 4 versions of decals.

The last and most perfect in N.N. Polikarpov Design Bureau series biplane fighter family was the I-153. It had a gull-shaped upper wing, retractable chassis and more powerful armament with four ShKAS machine guns. Serial planes had M-62 radial engines and late series had the more powerful M-63. The maiden flight was in August 1938. All in all, in 1939-1941, 3437 planes were made. In the of summer 1941, the I-153 "Chaika" (the "Gull") was the basis of the Soviet Fighter Aviation with I-16 fighters. I-153 planes were used in combat until mid-1943.