Polikarpov I-16 (early mod.) Multirole Fighter III tier 1
Pilot

Developed in the early 1930s as a high-speed fighter. Used in Spain in 1936, during the Battles of Khalkhyn Gol in 1939, and through World War II.

Effective in low- and mid-altitude combat
Excellent horizontal maneuverability
Good roll maneuverability
Good strike weapons
Low durability
  • 37,000
    Price
  • 1,500
    Research price

Configuration Polikarpov I-16 (early mod.)

Synchronized machine gun
No weapons
III
380
Machine gun 7.62 mm ShKAS (1933) (S)
Sustained fire without overheating
Effective against maneuvering targets
High rate of fire
Specifications:
Damage per Second 30
Rate of Fire , rounds/min 1500
Effective Fire Range , m 400
Price:
Research price 380
Purchase price 5,070
III
380
2x7.62 mm ShKAS (1933) (S)
Engine
II
0
Engine M-22
Specifications:
Engine Type air-cooled
Weight , kg 378.0
Power 480
II
M-22
III
680
Engine M-25A
Specifications:
Engine Type air-cooled
Weight , kg 453.0
Power 730
Price:
Research price 680
Purchase price 7,850
III
680
M-25A
IV
795
Engine M-25V
Specifications:
Engine Type air-cooled
Weight , kg 453.0
Power 750
Price:
Research price 795
Purchase price 9,850
IV
795
M-25V
Airframe
III
0
Airframe I-16 (1934)
Specifications:
Weight , kg 936.0
Hit Points 100
III
I-16 (1934)
Wing-mounted weapon
III
0
Machine gun 7.62 mm ShKAS (1933) (W)
Sustained fire without overheating
Effective against maneuvering targets
High rate of fire
Specifications:
Damage per Second 30
Rate of Fire , rounds/min 1500
Effective Fire Range , m 400
III
2x7.62 mm ShKAS (1933) (W)
IV
975
Machine gun 12.7 mm ShVAK-12.7 (W)
Sustained fire without overheating
Effective against maneuvering targets
Specifications:
Damage per Second 40
Rate of Fire , rounds/min 600
Effective Fire Range , m 460
Price:
Research price 975
Purchase price 12,600
IV
975
2x12.7 mm ShVAK-12.7 (W)
Outboard weapon
No weapons
II
200
Rockets RS-82
Effective against armored ground targets
Specifications:
Damage 450
Damage Radius , m 35
Price:
Research price 200
Purchase price 150
II
200
4xRS-82

Specifications

Hit Points 100
Weight , kg 1374.0
Firepower 25
7.62 mm ShKAS (1933) (S) 2
7.62 mm ShKAS (1933) (W) 2
12.7 mm ShVAK-12.7 (W) 2
RS-82 4
Maneuverability 428
Average Time to Turn 360 deg , s 9.90
Rate of Roll , °/s 180
Controllability 100
Airspeed 335
Top Speed at Sea Level , km/h 344
Top Speed at Best Altitude , km/h 362
Maximum Dive Speed , km/h 480
Stall Speed , km/h 110
Rate of Climb , m/s 13.30
Optimum Airspeed , km/h 221
Altitude Performance , m 850
Optimum Altitude , m 850
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