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Polikarpov I-16 'Rata'
Polikarpov I-16 'Rata'

Polikarpov I-16 'Rata'

1/285th Scale White Metal WWII Russian - Polikarpov I-16 'Rata'


Please note all miniatures are sold unpainted.

MPN: RUS 001

Our Price: $3.00

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Reviewer: Rolando Silva from United States   4 Stars
A fine and dandy little Ishak ("Donkey", as the Russians called it)! The workhorse or the Soviet Air Forces during 1941-1942. Also used in Spain during the Civil War and in China. The Republicans who used it actually called it "Mosca" ("Fly"), as "Rata" was the name given by the enemy. This model can represent almost all the relevant types, from Type 10's to Type 28's. Earlier types don't have the 2 gun covers on the engine, so just shave those off with a hobby knife, and maybe fill in the cockpit with putty. This mini captures all the cuteness of the Polikarpov fighter, maybe even a bit cuter. It's always fun to see them against the larger Germans. Good detail on top, and while the undersides have exhausts and scribing on the motor, these are sadly no lines on wings and elevators. The elevator lines are a bit tilted. The little pilot, though, has distinct shoulders :) This I-16 has no wing guns like other Raiden minis, but if this bothers you, it's nothing a Dremel drill and guitar string can't remedy. I think the faults aren't enough to give it 4 stars, so 5 then. [...and sorry for the diatribe.]

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