Technical data
Type I-190
Function Fighter
Year 1939
Crew 1
Engines 1*900/1100hp M-88
Length 6.48m
Wingspan 10.20m
Wing area 24.83m2
Empty weight 1761kg
Loaded weight 2112kg
Maximum weight 2321kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 85
Power load (kg/hp) 1.92
Speed at 0m 375km/h
Speed at 7050m 450km/h
Landing Speed 130km/h
Range 450/720km
Ceiling 12400m
5000m 5.9min
Guns 4*7.62mm ShKAS
2*20mm ShVAK
Bombs 200kg

I-190 N.N.Polikarpov

I-190 on skis, courtesy of Sergey V. Andreev;

The last flown derivative of the I-153 biplane fighter. Powered with new compact M-88 engine aircraft included many improvements suggested during combat in Spain and Mongolia. As well as the predecessor, it was intended for highly maneuverable dogfight in cooperation with high-speed fighters (I-16). It was a biplane fighter brought to its perfection. But it was already obsolete and unable to compete with monoplane fighters.

Spinner had 150mm central ventilation intake, with ventilation blades integrated into rear surface of spinner.

First flight took place December 30, 1939 (pilot A.I.Zhukov). M-88, M-88R, M-88A engines were tried with different propellers. After crash on February 30, 1941 project was cancelled.

The second I-190 (equipped with pressurized cockpit and turbocharger for high altitude operations) was not finished.




  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.2 p.57;

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