The Polikarpov I-16 Type 10, associated with the Xin-Jiang Yi-li Aviation School, holds a unique place in the history of aviation. This iconic aircraft, often referred to as the "Rata" or "Mosca," played a significant role during the early 20th century in various conflicts, showcasing its agility and maneuverability.
One of the most notable conflicts in which the I-16 Type 10 was employed was the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). During this time, the aircraft served with the Republican forces against the Nationalists. Its impressive speed and ability to outmaneuver opponents made it a valuable asset in dogfights, earning it a fearsome reputation. The Xin-Jiang Yi-li Aviation School's use of this aircraft demonstrates its importance in training the next generation of Chinese aviators.
This 1:72 scale model allows aviation enthusiasts and history buffs to own a piece of this remarkable era. With meticulous attention to detail, this is a testament to the aircraft's legacy, making it a must-have addition to any aviation collection. Celebrate the history of aviation and the Xin-Jiang Yi-li Aviation School's contribution with this beautifully crafted model. Features
- Detailed exterior
- True-to-scale detail
- Comes with a display stand
- This model does not have any openings
- Made of diecast metal with some plastic parts
- Diecast metal and plastic construction for durability and a heavy, realistic feel
- It is a highly detailed and accurate model, perfect for collectors and enthusiasts of military history
- Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels, and surface details for an authentic representation of the real-life airplane
- Scale: 1-72 Scale
- Wingspan Size: 4.75"
- Approximately Length: 3.25"
- Weight: 2 lbs