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I don't have the BOM expansion yet so I request this one:

 

 

 

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History and more images  (Source: http://flyingheritage.com/TemplatePlane.aspx?contentId=23)

 

Place in history: The 1-16 Rata (nickname meaning "rat") was the world's first single-winged fighter plane with retractable landing gear. It was not a particularly fast or nimble craft, but after its debut, the bi-winged linen-skinned fighter became a thing of the past. In 1927, Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin demanded a technically superior fighter for the Red Air Force. Designers Nikolai Polikarpov and Dmitri Grigorovich were ordered to create one "under state supervision," while in prison. The resulting I-16 was small, light, and could withstand tremendous amounts of damage while still remaining airworthy. After pilots ran out of ammunition, many rammed their enemies in mid-air.

This aircraft: Delivered to its air force on July 10, 1940, this Rata served on the Eastern Front during World War II and it was shot down by Finnish fire. In July, 1991, its wreckage was discovered in Karelia, Russia, and was rebuilt at the same factory where it was originally manufactured. A number of the workers who restored the plane had worked on the original I-16 production line as children. This craft is one of only a few flying I-16s in existence.

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I don't have the BOM expansion yet so I request this one:

 

 

 

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History and more images  (Source: http://flyingheritage.com/TemplatePlane.aspx?contentId=23)

 

Place in history: The 1-16 Rata (nickname meaning "rat") was the world's first single-winged fighter plane with retractable landing gear. It was not a particularly fast or nimble craft, but after its debut, the bi-winged linen-skinned fighter became a thing of the past. In 1927, Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin demanded a technically superior fighter for the Red Air Force. Designers Nikolai Polikarpov and Dmitri Grigorovich were ordered to create one "under state supervision," while in prison. The resulting I-16 was small, light, and could withstand tremendous amounts of damage while still remaining airworthy. After pilots ran out of ammunition, many rammed their enemies in mid-air.

 

This aircraft: Delivered to its air force on July 10, 1940, this Rata served on the Eastern Front during World War II and it was shot down by Finnish fire. In July, 1991, its wreckage was discovered in Karelia, Russia, and was rebuilt at the same factory where it was originally manufactured. A number of the workers who restored the plane had worked on the original I-16 production line as children. This craft is one of only a few flying I-16s in existence.

Do this skin please!

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Thanks Golani79 really good of you to share these.

 

Only wishing you'd have posted up the skin in the Screenshots section ;)   I know I can't have everything :rolleyes: 

 

What you put up is much appreciated by the less talented and tech illiterate (ME)

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I16 The Red Five

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Ce I-16 été utilisé par le Krasnaya Pyaterka ("The Red Five") équipe de voltige.
l'avion était pleinement opérationnel et armés, peint AEh-8 gris clair avec flash noir et capot, bordé de blanc. D'autres sources indiquent la queue était gris clair au lieu de rouge...
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Le dossier suivant comprend :
cinq appareils numérotés de un à cinq
+ un appareil sans numéro.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B91KldujipLPYUpZYkYxeGpsOFk/view?usp=sharing

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Thanks Golani79 really good of you to share these.

 

Only wishing you'd have posted up the skin in the Screenshots section ;)   I know I can't have everything :rolleyes:

 

What you put up is much appreciated by the less talented and tech illiterate (ME)

 

The 3rd one is the skin which I was using for the screenshots :)

 

You´re all welcome - glad you like them!

Probably will do a few more.

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merci à notre belle communauté sans frontières et à la passion commune pour les remerciements exprimés de votre part. Un grand merci à vous.

Petit cadeau pour une envie.

 

thank you to our beautiful without borders and the common passion for community expressed appreciation on your part. A big thank you to you.

Small gift for envy.

 

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I was wondering if I could get anyone to try  their hand at this one (yes I realize it's not a Type 24):

 

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It's got a two-tone green camouflage loosely painted over the peace time silver finish (those are the light grey parts visible through the green.

 

It's only got stars on the lower wings and likely retained the silver finish on the underside.

 

I was wondering if, by fiddling with the alpha layer, it would actually be posible to have the silver parts shine more than the painted parts?

 

I realize it's asking a lot, but I've always really liked this profile drawing and would love to see it be made real.

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A nice site showing the internal and surface structure of an I-16 under reconstruction, should be useful for the skinners:

 

http://www.aero-restauration-service.fr/en/achievements/realisations.php?id=146

 

It does for instance look like the whole wing, plywood parts and all, had a canvas covering, and the plywood surface was only directly visible on the fuselage:

 

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