Technical data
Type TsKB-12P
Function Experimental attacker
Year 1938
Crew 1
Engines 1*750/775hp M-25V
Length 6.07m
Wingspan 9.0m
Wing area 14.5m2
Loaded weight 1670kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 115
Power load (kg/hp) 2.23
Speed at 5000m 440km/h
Guns 2*cannon (wing) 20mm ShVAK 150rpg
2*mg (nose) 7.62mm ShKAS 650rpg

TsKB-12P, N.N.Polikarpov

The modification of the I-16 Type 10was re-armed with two ShVAK 20mm cannons (150 round/cannon) replacing the wing mounted ShKAS machine guns.

Tests continued later with four ShVAK cannons.


I-16 Type 10
I-16P I-16 Type 17

  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.495-496;
  • 'Polikarpov Fighters in action, Part 2' by Hans-Herri Stapfer.
  • See the I-16 Links Page

  • Created August 08, 1996
    Modified March 10, 1998
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