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Soviet Union's Polikarpov I-17 fighter

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Soviet Union's Polikarpov I-17 fighter
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook
Polikarpov I-17 fighter:
Soviet Union's Polikarpov I-17 fighter
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook

Design

The Polikarpov I-17 was designed and built within only eight months.1

Construction

The I-17 was of all metal construction.1

Wing

The I-17 had its wing low in the fuselage.1 Fragmentation bombs could be carried under the wings.2

Landing Gear

The landing gear could be retracted on the I-17.1

Production

  • Total:
    • Manufacturer: State Industries1

Variants

  • 1st prototype: Had one 20 mm and two machine guns.1
  • 2nd prototype: Had four machine guns.1
  • Polikarpov I-17:

Usage

The Polikarpov I-17 was first shown on September 1, 1934.1

The I-17 was withdrawn from combat in 1942.1

Specifications

  Polikarpov I-17
Type Fighter1,2
Crew 11,2
Engine (Type) 1: Klimov M.1001
1: M-1002
Cylinders V 121
Cooling Liquid1,2
HP 8601,2
Propeller blades  
Fuel capacity  
Dimensions  
Span 33' 2"1,2
Length 24' 3"1,2
Height 8' 5"1
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded 4,220 lb1
Performance  
Speed 300 mph2, 305 mph1
Climb  
Service ceiling 36,000'1
Range 497 miles1, 500 miles2
Armament 2: MG1
1: 20 mm1
Through propeller 1: 20 mm2
Wings 4: MG2
Bombs 220 lb1

Sources:

  1. World War II Airplanes Volume 2, Enzo Angelucci, Paolo Matricardi, 1976
  2. Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook, Ensign L. C. Guthman, 1943
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