Model Airplane News
September, 1938

Model Airplane News Cover for September, 1938 by Jo Kotula Polikarpov I-17

Polikarpov I-17
Model Airplane News Cover Art for September, 1938
by Jo Kotula
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The Polikarpov I-17 was a Soviet single-seat fighter prototype designed and built by a team headed by Polikarpov at the Central Design Bureau (TsKB)

The Polikarpov I-17      The Polikarpov I-17

Polikarpov I-17
also known as the Z.K.B. 19
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The I-17 was a lightweight single-seat low-wing cantilever monoplane. Developed under the design bureau designation TsKB-15 it first flew on 1 September 1934 powered by a 760 hp Hispano-Suiza 12 Ybrs engine. The second protoype designated the TsKB-19 had a revised inward retracting wide-track main landing gear and a Soviet M-100 engine. This second prototype was displayed at the 1936 Salon de l'Aeronautique in Paris. The third protoype designated the TSKB-33 had reduced armament to save weight and a revised engine cooling system, but the further development was abandoned in 1936.

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