Friday, 24 July 2009

Recent cancellations. Polikarpov I-16 ZK-JIO

And then there were none ! Polikarpov I-16 Type 24 "Rata" ZK-JIO c/n 2421234 was registered to the Alpine Fighter Collection at Wanaka on 09-10-1997. Probably better known to most as "Red 34" it was the last remaining of the six such aircraft in this collection. It was cancelled as exported on 23-07-2009.
Top pic shows it at Wanaka on 14-10-2000.
Below as seen at Wanaka on 16-08-2006 with a couple of interesting aircraft behind.
It was damaged at Wanaka on 01-03-2006 when a brake failure caused a ground loop with the left gear folding causing u/c, wing and prop damage.
These two lower shots taken at Wanaka on 11-10-2007
Anybody recognise the Hughes 369 in the background please ??

1 comment:

  1. Greetings!

    I'm a moderator of the "I-16 Fighter" site which is an open non-commercial portal containing information about the mentioned Polikarpov's plane.

    I want to ask for permission for publishing this photos on my site for non-commercial purposes.

    Thanks for your participation.

    Best regards,
    Vasilii Leonenko