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.
Machine gun armament effective in close combat
Low survivability
Low airspeed, but good boost
Good maneuverability in rolls and turns
Effective in low-altitude combat and in destroying small amounts of ground targets
Can carry small rockets
  • 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 440
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 110
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 440
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 500
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 300
II
200
4xRS-82

Specifications

Hit Points 110
Weight, kg 1374.0
Firepower 62
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 920
Average Time to Turn 360 deg, s 9.60
Rate of Roll, °/s 190
Controllability 84
Airspeed 346
Top Speed at Sea Level, km/h 370
Top Speed at Best Altitude, km/h 370
Maximum Dive Speed, km/h 460
Stall Speed, km/h 100
Rate of Climb, m/s 29.60
Optimum Airspeed, km/h 220
Altitude Performance, m 500
Optimum Altitude, m 500