World War II Vehicles, Tanks and Airplanes, picture of P-51 Mustang
World War II Vehicles, Tanks and Airplanes, picture of T-34/85
World War II Vehicles, Tanks and Airplanes, picture of Fw-190
World War II Vehicles, Tanks and Airplanes, picture of Churchill
wwiivehicles.com ©2016
Search:
Soviet Union's FlagSoviet Union's aircraft marking

Soviet Union's Polikarpov I-17 fighter

Photos

Polikarpov I-17 fighter:
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.

Construction

The I-17 was of all metal construction.

Wing

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

Landing Gear

The landing gear could be retracted on the I-17.

Production

  • Total:
    • Manufacturer: State Industries

Variants

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

Usage

The Polikarpov I-17 was first shown on September 1, 1934.

The I-17 was withdrawn from combat in 1942.

Specifications

  Polikarpov I-17
Type Fighter
Crew 1
Engine (Type) 1: Klimov M.100
1: M-100
Cylinders V 12
Cooling Liquid
HP 860
Propeller blades  
Fuel capacity  
Dimensions  
Span 33' 2"
Length 24' 3"
Height 8' 5"
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded 4,220 lb
Performance  
Speed 300 mph, 305 mph
Climb  
Service ceiling 36,000'
Range 497 miles, 500 miles
Armament 2: MG
1: 20 mm
Through propeller 1: 20 mm
Wings 4: MG
Bombs 220 lb

Sources:

  1. World War II Airplanes Volume 2, Enzo Angelucci, Paolo Matricardi, 1976
  2. Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook, Ensign L. C. Guthman, 1943
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site