Technical data (project)
Type I-195
Function Fighter
Year 1940
Crew 1
Engines 1*1500/1750hp M-90
Wing area 28.04m2
Loaded weight 2916kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 104
Power load (kg/hp) 1.94
Speed (calculated)591km/h

I-195, N.N.Polikarpov

From magazine 'Aviatsia i Vremia', courtesy of Sergey V. Andreev;

The idea of maneuverable biplane fighter was still popular among military specialists. N.N.Polikarpov in Summer 1940 tried to bring speed of biplane closer to monoplane fighters by fitting powerful M-90 engine to airframe similar to I-190. Other improvements included complete removal of bracing wires/tapes and enclosed cockpit.

Project was doomed from the very beginning and was never realized.

PredecessorModification

I-190
None. Last of the kind


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


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  • I-195, Polikarpov

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