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Polikarpov I-3

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Trouble with the I-1 monoplane led Polikarpov to design a new fighter as a biplane, and in 1927 the I-3 appeared. Powered by a 447kW M-17 engine, it entered production and service, later being supplemented but not replaced on production lines by the superior I-5. Several hundred I-3s were built.

Engine: 1 x BMW-VI, 370kW
Max take-off weight: 1863 kg / 4107 lb
Wingspan: 34 ft 10 in / 30 ft 6 in
Length: 8.1 m / 27 ft 7 in
Height: 4.1 m / 13 ft 5 in
Max. speed: 280 km/h / 174 mph
Ceiling: 7200 m / 23600 ft
Range w/max.fuel: 580 km / 360 miles
Crew: 1
Armament: 2 machine-guns

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