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BI-1 Soviet Air Force, USSR 

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BI-1 Soviet Air Force, USSR

Historical Note:



Our worldwide searches have turned up another hot new collection of pre-assembled models for you, this one from comrades in Russia! Made of die cast metal with plastic detail parts, these Legendary Soviet aircraft cover everything from pre-WWII biplanes to late-20th century, Mach 2+ birds from Sukhoi and Mikoyan. The collection features:
  • Designed with a "fit the box" type of sizing, the models' longest dimensions vary from approximately 3 1/2"-6 1/2".
  • Airplane types from the 1930s through the end of the 20th century, which provides a fascinating retrospective on our ally-turned-Cold War adversary.
  • Display stands with aircraft types labeled in authentic Russian writing (Cyrillic).
  • Blister packaging.
  • Bargain pricing!

Soviet research and development of rocket-powered aircraft began with Sergey Korolev's GIRD-6 project in 1932. His interest in stratospheric flight was also shared by Marshal Mikhail Tukhachevsky who supported this early work. After a long series of unmanned tests of vehicles, Korolev's RP-318-1 rocket plane flew on Feb 28, 1940. That Spring, the Zhukovsky Institute in Moscow (TsAGI) hosted a conference for aircraft chief designers on the subject of ramjet and rocket propulsion. On July 12, the Council of People's Commissioners (SNK) called for the development of high-speed stratospheric aircraft.

Info: Bereznyak-Isayev BI-1 Soviet Air Force, USSR

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il2 with dark blue world+mods Soviet research and development of rocket-powered aircraft General characteristics Crew: 1 Length: 6.40 m (21 ft 0 in) Wingspan: 6.48 m (21 ft 3 in) Height: 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Wing area: 7 m2 (75 sq ft) Empty weight: 958 kg (2,112 lb) Max takeoff weight: 1,683 kg (3,710 lb) Powerplant: 1 × Dushkin D-1A-1100 liquid-fuel rocket motor 1100kg Performance Maximum speed: 990 km/h (615 mph; 535 kn) estimated Endurance: 15 minutes under power Armament Guns: two nose-mounted 20 mm Sh VAK cannon
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