Oxford’s 1:72 scale replica of The Polikarpov I-16, a Soviet fighter aircraft designed by Nikolai Nikolaevich Polikarpov and was considered revolutionary for its time. Taking its first flight at the end of December 1933, it was the world's first low-wing cantilever monoplane fighter
The Polikarpov I-16 is a Soviet single-seat, a single-engine, monoplane fighter that had many advanced features for its time. It first flew on December 30, 1933, entering service in March 1935. A mainstay of the Soviet Air Force at the outbreak of World War II. Production ended in 1942, with 10,292 airframes built, of which 3,444 were two-seat trainers.
The I-16 proved to be a capable fighter at the beginning of WWII and participant in several conflicts. First, with the Republican forces during the Spanish Civil War, with China in the Second Sino-Japanese War. In Soviet service, the Battle of Khalkhin Gol, Eastern Front and during the Winter War and the Continuation War against the Finns.
Oxford Diecast "Oxford Aviation" diecast airplanes features
Length 6.25" Wingpasn 7.5"
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