Soviet fighters I-16 in flight

Soviet fighters I-16 in flight

A rare photograph of Soviet fighters I-16 type 29 in flight.
I-16 “fighter sixteenth”, “speed” (nickname: “ass”, “ishachok”, “rata” (“rat”), “mosca” (“Fly”) – among the Spanish Republican) – Soviet single-engine piston Fighter monoplane of the 1930s, created the Experimental Design Bureau of the Russian Soviet aircraft designer Nikolai Polikarpov. The world’s first serial high-speed monoplane fighter with retractable landing gear in flight.

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