Polikarpovs Biplane Fighters

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Polikarpovs Biplane Fighters - Gordon, Yefim, and Dexter, Keith
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81/2 x 11 128 pgs 204 b&w photos 52 color artworks, 8 pgs of drawings This book explores the development of Polikarpov's fighting biplanes from the 2I-N1 to his first aircraft to see production; to the I-3 and the I-5 created while the designer was in prison. This design paved the way for the I-15 which earned fame as the Chato during the Spanish Civil War and also saw action against the Japanese, and the I-15bis, which owed its existence mainly to Soviet Air Force's prejudice against gull wings; and the famous I-153 Chaika ...

Polikarpovs Biplane Fighters 2010, Ian Allan Publishing, Leicester

ISBN-13: 9781857801415

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