ICM-72051 1/72 Polikarpov I-1 model kit I-1 (IL-400b)

Product Code

ICM 72051

Type   Aircraft
Scale   1/72
Historical Period   WWI


ICM-72051 1/72 Polikarpov I-1 model kit I-1 (IL-400b)
The first flight took place in 1923 and the plane crashed. After an extensive redesign both aerodynamic and structural, the aircraft powered by the Liberty engine was completed in 1924 and named IL-400B. Only 18 were built and all were different to some degree. It was in one of the production I-1s that Russian test pilot M. Gromov made the first parachute escape in Russia. Although it did not meet Russian Air Force criteria, the I-1 was at the time one of the fastest fighters in the world with a top speed of 165 mph.