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Postage Stamp Planes 5331-1
Polikarpov I-16 Diecast Model
Soviet Air Force

1:75 Scale   Length   Width
Polikarpov I-16   3.25"   4.75"

The Polikarpov 1-16 was a single-seat fighter of Soviet decent. Developed in the early 1930s, the 1-16 became a very popular aircraft based on its high top speed (304 mph) and excellent rate of climb. In fact, over 7,000 I-16s would ultimately be produced. The aircraft was equipped with four 7.62 mm ShKAS machine-guns (some had two 20 mm ShVAK cannons), an option for a 12.7 mm UB machine-gun, and a capacity for 441 pounds of bomb-load on the underwing racks.

Polikarpov I-16

Known primarily for its role in the Spanish Civil War, this advanced monoplane fighter first flew in December of 1933. Featuring revolutionary innovations such as retractable landing gear and a fully enclosed cockpit, by the beginning of World War II the Polikarpov I-16 comprised the heart of the Soviet Air Force. Light and easy to build, the I-16 was both practical and exceptional. Early variants were known for their aerobatic capabilities, including a 1.5 second barrel roll, and later versions lay claim to the title of fastest production fighter, with superior climb rates and a top speed of 282 mph.

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Postage Stamp Planes

The "Postage Stamp Planes" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft.

"Postage Stamp Planes" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic ordnance loads.

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