|Engines||1*1000hp Shvetsov M-62R|
|Wing Span||Upper 10.00m
|Speed||444km/h at 5600m
297km/h at 2000m
|Range||470km (880km with 100l external tank)|
2*UBS mg12.7mm (I-153P)
2*ShVAK g20mm (latest models)
6 RS82/RS132 "Katusha" rockets
some had reward-firing RS's !
After the Spanish civil war, the USSR wrongly concluded that there would be a role in the future for a maneuverable biplane fighter. The I-153 was a refinement of the earlier I-15 and I-152 with retractable landing gear; the gull-wing of the I-15 was employed.
In first line service until 1943! As almost all Soviet fighters, was used for ground attack in the early days of the war.
|Modified January 25, 1996||Back to|