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Special Hobby's 1/48 scale
Polikarpov I-15 Chato

by Jean Francois Micheletti

Polikarpov I-15 Chato
Jose Falco Sanmartin
3. Chato – Spain 1938



Special Hobby's 1/72 scale I-15 is available online from Squadron

 

Description

 

This is my Special Hobby 1/48 Polikarpov I-15 Chato in the markings of Jose Falco San Martin, CO of the Republican Night Flying Squadron.

I added the visible field modifications specific to night fighting aircrafts: wing and tail position lights, support for Bengalas parachute flare under the lower starboard wing, exhaust ring collector and radio antenna.

Based on Jose Falco’s memories, upper surfaces were dark green but under surfaces were silver dopped while interwing struts, landing gear legs and cowl were black (typical for Spanish licence built Chatos). This provides a little more color than the usual Russian green/ Russian blue scheme…

The bat on full moon insignia on the fin is inspired by Jose Falco’s own scale model and obviously home made. Other details include modified wheels and propeller, scratch built telescopic gunsight, pitot tube…

Special thanks to Jose Falco Sanmartin and Thomas Sarbaugh.

 

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Last Updated 24 October, 2011

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