Polikarpov I-16 Mosca-Rata
by Kerbalyst
uploaded 2017-08-02
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SPH
mod aircraft
#WWII #Soviet #Fighter

The Polikarpov I-16 was a Soviet fighter aircraft of revolutionary design; it was the world’s first low-wing cantilever monoplane fighter with retractable landing gear to attain operational status and as such introduced a new vogue in fighter design. The I-16 was introduced in the mid-1930s and formed the backbone of the Soviet Air Force at the beginning of World War II. The diminutive fighter, nicknamed Ishak or Ishachok (Donkey or Burro) by Soviet pilots, figured prominently in the Second Sino-Japanese War, the Battle of Khalkhin Gol and the Spanish Civil War – where it was called the Rata (Rat) by the Nationalists or Mosca (Fly) by the Republicans. The Finnish nickname was Siipiorava (Flying Squirrel).

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: ship
  • Part Count: 37
  • Mods: 8

Mods

  • Airplane Plus
  • B9 Procedural Wings Modified
  • BDArmory
  • Kerbal Foundries2
  • MK-1 Stockalike open cockpit ( inline external seat )
  • Procedural Parts
  • Squad (stock)
  • TweakScale - Rescale Everything!

While working on the Polikarpov I-15 biplane, Nikolai Nikolaevich Polikarpov began designing an advanced monoplane fighter. It featured cutting-edge innovations such as retractable landing gear and a fully enclosed cockpit, and was optimized for speed with a short stubby fuselage (similar to the Gee Bee R-1) and a Wright R-1820 radial engine in a NACA cowling. The aircraft was small, light and simple to build.

Note

This plane hasn’t any controllable module so you have to climb near the plane, then right click on the seat piece of rovers and finally click on ‘Board’.

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