The legendary I-16 fighter from the Great Patriotic War was lifted into the air. He will take part in the Victory Parade

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This is the only fully functional copy

The legendary I-16 fighter will take part in the Victory Parade, which will take place on May 9 in Novosibirsk. This aircraft took part in the battles of the Great Patriotic War, it was restored for the 79th anniversary of the Victory

The video showed how a restored plane rises into the sky. This is the only fully operational I-16 fighter in Russia.

Who is from Novosibirsk: be sure to look at the fighting «donkey» – perhaps this is the only chance to see and hear a combat vehicle. For a long time now, cinema has only had computer animation. Although in fact more than 10 thousand of these fighters were produced using the conveyor method.

Maxim Kadakov

The length of this aircraft is only 5.86 meters. The first I-16 type 4 went into mass production in 1934. It was equipped with an M-22 engine with 480 hp. The I-16 type 24 modification (1940) received an 1100-horsepower engine. The maximum speed was 489 km/h.

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The aircraft was equipped with 4 ShKAS machine guns of 7.62 mm caliber. In addition, it was possible to install 4 ShKAS machine guns and one 12.7 mm BS under or above the engine. It carried 6 RS-82 shells or up to 500 kg of bombs.

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