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Polikarpov I-15 PDRV Navy
« on: March 14, 2020, 01:56:34 am »
The start.
Polikarpov I-15 01 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
Polikarpov I-15 02 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
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Re: Polikarpov I-15 PDRV Navy
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2020, 03:47:10 am »
When you think of it a series of navalised Po types is quite logical if the Soviet Union had invested in a couple of carriers for it's Navy.
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Re: Polikarpov I-15 PDRV Navy
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2020, 04:00:47 am »
Wikipedia tells me that the Soviet Navy in Russian is
Военно-морской флот СССР
(Voyenno-morskoy flot SSSR)
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Re: Polikarpov I-15 PDRV Navy
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2020, 04:16:53 pm »
I just love Polikarpovs...huge whiffy potential. Just want to cuddle them and give 'em a bottle of milk :wub:

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Re: Polikarpov I-15 PDRV Navy
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2020, 02:49:19 am »
When you think of it a series of navalised Po types is quite logical if the Soviet Union had invested in a couple of carriers for it's Navy.

I need to figure out the permutations but it is possible that on the PDRV timeline the carrier equipped Soviet Pacific fleet battled the Japanese in the Pacific alongside the PDRV and Allied fleets.  The US having lost their carriers at Pearl in '41.

I just love Polikarpovs...huge whiffy potential. Just want to cuddle them and give 'em a bottle of milk :wub:

I know exactly what you mean. 
This one, being an ICM kit is intricately detailed, has confusing instructions and doesn't quite fit right.  Today I have mostly been working on the interior.  Having worked out where all the parts go and which ones need trimming to fit I have got to the point where paint is required when the glue dries.


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Re: Polikarpov I-15 PDRV Navy
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2020, 02:54:11 am »
I have a full book about Polikarpov fighters, in French sorry, written by Herbert Léonard, the French expert in this area. Wonderful book, yes.
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Re: Polikarpov I-15 PDRV Navy
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2020, 07:20:08 am »
When you think of it a series of navalised Po types is quite logical if the Soviet Union had invested in a couple of carriers for it's Navy.

I need to figure out the permutations but it is possible that on the PDRV timeline the carrier equipped Soviet Pacific fleet battled the Japanese in the Pacific alongside the PDRV and Allied fleets.  The US having lost their carriers at Pearl in '41.



Must admit I was thinking more Black Sea based in aid of The Crimea and Sevastopol. Could then prove useful in launching attacks against Romania and Bulgaria ?

And the White Sea Fleet sortieing out to provide cover to the Arctic convoys coming around the North Cape ?
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Re: Polikarpov I-15 PDRV Navy
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2020, 01:42:02 am »
According to Bill Gunston, Nikolai Niikolayevich Polikarpov created roughly 99% of Soviet trainer, fighter and reconnaissance aircraft up to 1941.
These included the Po-2 which was possibly built in greater numbers in more variants than any other in history.

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Re: Polikarpov I-15 PDRV Navy
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2020, 07:13:23 am »
According to Bill Gunston, Nikolai Niikolayevich Polikarpov created roughly 99% of Soviet trainer, fighter and reconnaissance aircraft up to 1941.
These included the Po-2 which was possibly built in greater numbers in more variants than any other in history.

Was it Polikarpov's design bureau that worked from the Gulag in the late 30's, early 40's ?
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Re: Polikarpov I-15 PDRV Navy
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2020, 12:51:35 pm »
According to Bill Gunston, Nikolai Niikolayevich Polikarpov created roughly 99% of Soviet trainer, fighter and reconnaissance aircraft up to 1941.
These included the Po-2 which was possibly built in greater numbers in more variants than any other in history.

Was it Polikarpov's design bureau that worked from the Gulag in the late 30's, early 40's ?

Tupolev did. I am not sure for Polikarpov, even if he had fallen in disgrace with Stalin, IIRC.
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Re: Polikarpov I-15 PDRV Navy
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2020, 07:27:30 am »
According to Bill Gunston, Nikolai Niikolayevich Polikarpov created roughly 99% of Soviet trainer, fighter and reconnaissance aircraft up to 1941.
These included the Po-2 which was possibly built in greater numbers in more variants than any other in history.

Was it Polikarpov's design bureau that worked from the Gulag in the late 30's, early 40's ?

Tupolev did. I am not sure for Polikarpov, even if he had fallen in disgrace with Stalin, IIRC.

Yup, that was it. My memory fail.

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Re: Polikarpov I-15 PDRV Navy
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2020, 07:32:27 am »
When you think of it a series of navalised Po types is quite logical if the Soviet Union had invested in a couple of carriers for it's Navy.

Just reading a somewhat dubious book about the Panzer Corps in WWII, and if it's to be believed, Hitler was firmly convinced that the Russian Navy had carriers in the Black Sea that could threaten the Rumanian oil fields if he didn't capture the Black Sea ports by land.
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Re: Polikarpov I-15 PDRV Navy
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2020, 01:12:45 am »
Closed this up today.  ICM have modelled a prototypically correct (AFAIAW) interior framework around the cockpit plus details like the breeches of the upper two nose mounted guns.  This is all very nice but I found it didn't fit (I am happy to accept the blame here - but location of parts was very very vague and instructions unclear).  And even if it had fitted you can't see bugger all when it's closed up.
I suppose I should be prepared for this sort of thing with short run kits.  I've built enough of them by now.  But I always think that this time it'll be different.  This time it'll fit like the instructions think it should and i'll have an amazingly detailed cockpit that is clearly visible.  Yeah, right.
I should have ignored the kit parts and knocked up a simple solid floor bridging the gap between the two sides.

Anyway, enough whinging.  Here is Scale Reference Riot Squad Officer with the works so far.

Polikarpov I-15 WIP 22-03-2020 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
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Re: Polikarpov I-15 PDRV Navy
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2020, 01:40:38 am »
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Re: Polikarpov I-15 PDRV Navy
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2020, 04:24:14 am »
The Polikarpov fighters all seem to be rather small.
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