|Type||I-16 Type 29|
|Wing Load (kg/m2)||135.0|
|Power load (kg/hp)||2.10|
|Maximum Speed (ground)||419km/h|
|Maximum Speed at 3000m||470km/h|
|Guns||1*mg 12.7mm BS
2*mg 7.62mm ShKAS 650rpg
|Rockets||4 or 6 RS-82|
Introduction in 1940 of new heavy 12.7mm UB machinegun triggered development of the Type 29, the last mass production version of the I-16. New synchronized weapon was installed under the engine. As a result the T-shaped air intake of the I-16 Type 24 airframe was moved to the starboard side (at ~7:30).
The Type 29 was the best equipped of the I-16 family - most of those aircraft carried radio (on the starboard mast or behind the cockpit) and gun camera on the top of the dorsal spin.
Variety of underwing weapons included bombs (general purpose, fragmentation, incendiary, chemical) and 4-6 RS-82 rockets. Some carried reconnaissance camera under starboard wingtip.
|Created March 17, 1998||Back to|