Technical data
Type TsKB-18
Function Fighter, Attacker
Year 1935
Crew 1
Engines 1*480hp M-22
Length 5.9m
Wingspan 9.0m
Wing area 14.5m2
Loaded weight 1518kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 104.5
Power load (kg/hp) 3.16
Speed at 0m 350km/h
Ceiling 6800m
Guns 4*mg 7.62mm ShKAS or PV-1
Bombs 100kg

TsKB-18, I-16 Shturmovik by N.N.Polikarpov

The first Soviet armored fighter/attacker, developed from the I-16-M-22. Armoring included plates in front and behind the pilot, as well as a bucket seat.

It carried four 7.62mm machine guns and 100kg of bombs.

One was built in 1935.


TsKB-12 I-16-M-22

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

  • Created August 08, 1996
    Modified March 03, 1998;
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