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3437 copies produced from 1939-1941,Polikarpov I-153 Chaika 1st successes came against Japanese Nakajima Ki-27 fighters during the incidents of Nomonhan (Mongolia) & in Finland,before attempting in vain to contain Germanic assault in 1941.Totally outclassed by opponents except in maneuverability I-153 still obtained many victories.Used also for ground attack,I-153 withdrew from front line operations in 1943.

3437 copies produced from 1939-1941,Polikarpov I-153 Chaika 1st successes came against Japanese Nakajima Ki-27 fighters during the incidents of Nomonhan (Mongolia) & in Finland,before attempting in vain to contain Germanic assault in 1941.Totally outclassed by opponents except in maneuverability I-153 still obtained many victories.Used also for ground attack,I-153 withdrew from front line operations in 1943.

https://flic.kr/p/bvqvVq | Polikarpov I-153 | Polikarpov I-153 with DM4 Ramjet Boosters which gave an extra 32mph bringing a top speed of around 300 mph.The Russian Polikarpov I-153 Chaika (Russian Чайка, "Seagull") was a late 1930s Soviet biplane fighter. Developed as an advanced version of the I-15 with a retractable undercarriage, the I-153 fought in the Soviet-Japanese combats in Mongolia and was one of the Soviet's major fighter types in the early years of the Second World War.

https://flic.kr/p/bvqvVq | Polikarpov I-153 | Polikarpov I-153 with DM4 Ramjet Boosters which gave an extra 32mph bringing a top speed of around 300 mph.The Russian Polikarpov I-153 Chaika (Russian Чайка, "Seagull") was a late 1930s Soviet biplane fighter. Developed as an advanced version of the I-15 with a retractable undercarriage, the I-153 fought in the Soviet-Japanese combats in Mongolia and was one of the Soviet's major fighter types in the early years of the Second World War.

Imperial Japanese Army soliders advance at night during the battle of Khalkhyn Gol aka Nomonhan incident on July 22 1939 in Khalkhyn Gol Mongolia

Imperial Japanese Army soliders advance at night during the battle of Khalkhyn Gol aka Nomonhan incident on July 22 1939 in Khalkhyn Gol Mongolia

Soviet pilots with an I-16 fighter, Mongolia Area, China, Aug 1939

[Photo] Soviet pilots with an I-16 fighter, Mongolia Area, China, Aug 1939

Soviet pilots with an I-16 fighter, Mongolia Area, China, Aug 1939

Soviet soldiers with Japanese POWs at Khalkin Gol, border of Mongolia, in 1939.

Soviet soldiers with Japanese POWs at Khalkin Gol, border of Mongolia, in 1939.

Mongolian People's Army soldiers fight against Imperial Japanese soldiers. Khalkhin Gol, 1939.

Mongolian People's Army soldiers fight against Imperial Japanese soldiers. Khalkhin Gol, 1939.

Ki-27 aircraft at an airfield in Mongolia Area, China, 1939

[Photo] Ki-27 aircraft at an airfield in Mongolia Area, China, 1939

Ki-27 aircraft at an airfield in Mongolia Area, China, 1939

Ki-27 aircraft and personnel, Mongolia Area, China, 1939

[Photo] Ki-27 aircraft and personnel, Mongolia Area, China, 1939

Wrecked Japanese aircraft, Battle of Khalkhin Gol, Mongolia Area, China, 1939

[Photo] Wrecked Japanese aircraft, Battle of Khalkhin Gol, Mongolia Area, China, 1939

Wrecked Japanese aircraft, Battle of Khalkhin Gol, Mongolia Area, China, 1939

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