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ICM 1/48 WWII China Guomindang AF Fighter - ICM48099

ICM 1/48 WWII China Guomindang AF Fighter - ICM48099

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The Polikarpov I-153 was the last of Nikolai Polikarpov's biplane fighter aircraft to enter service. Its maiden flight is variously reported as having taken place in May or August 1938, and production came to an end early in 1941. Polikarpov's main aim with this model was to reduce drag and weight in an attempt to compensate for the weight of a heavier engine. He did this in two main ways - first by introducing a retractable undercarriage and, second, by returning to the 'gull wing' configuration of the I-15, in which the upper wing was linked to the fuselage, eliminating its central section.

This is a new boxing of the original kit from 2015 with decals for the Chinese Nationalist Forces and a small extra sprue with a new cowling. Since the aircraft was mostly wood, there are very few panel lines. Both the upper and lower wings are single parts. A template is provided for the front to drill the mounting holes for the engine. Includes decals and markings for four aircraft models.