Polikarpow / Polikarpov I-153

Fighter Biplane

Polikarpow / Polikarpov I-153 © Colin Hunter
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The Polikarpov I-153 is a single-engine single-seat fighter biplane aircraft developed by the Soviet Design Bureau OKB Polikarpov.
The Polikarpov I-153 is a more powerful development of the Polikarpov I-15 with retractable landing gear.
Propulsion1 Radial Engine
Engine ModelShvetsov M-62 / ASh-62
Engine Power597 kW801 hp
Speed426 km/h230 kts
  265 mph
Service Ceiling11.000 m36.089 ft
Range741 km400 NM
460 mi.
Empty Weight1.348 kg2.972 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight1.765 kg3.891 lbs
Wing Span10,00 m32 ft 10 in
Wing Area22,1 m238 ft
Length6,18 m20 ft 3 in
Height3,00 m9 ft 10 in
First Flight1938
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1939-1941
Total Production3437
Developed fromPolikarpow / Polikarpov I-15bis
ICAO CodeI153
Data for (Version)Polikarpow / Polikarpov I-153
VariantsI-153BS, I-153P, I-153Sh, I-153TKGK