Polikarpov I-15 Spain
CFS2 Polikarpov I-15 Warbird
The Polikarpov I-15 was a highly manoeuvrable fighter. It had a small lower wing and large upper gull wing curved down at the roots to meet the fuselage. It gained a world altitude record before serving in very large numbers (about 550) in Spain, where it was dubbed Chato (flat-nosed). It even served against the Finns and Luftwaffe, but by 1937 it was being replaced by the I-15bis with a continuous upper wing carried on struts. This is a Polikarpov I-15, Nr46, leader aircraft of Group 26, piloted by Ivan Eriomenko commander of 1? Squadron between May and October of 1937. GMAX mdl by A.F.Scrub. Default Wildcat gauges and simple Dp.