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I-15, I-15bis and I-16 Aces
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Posted: Monday, November 22, 2010 - 08:36 AM UTC

tim hatton [litespeed] takes a look at I-15, I-153 and I-16 Aces by Osprey Publication. You should not judge a book by it''s cover, but a good one begs to be picked up and looked at. This is the case with the spectacular cover illustration by Mark Postlethwaite of the head on duel between the I-16 of Lt Vasiliy Golabev and one of the two Me Bf 109F''s he downed that day. Golabev downed one Me Bf 109F with guns and the other with his aircraft''s underwing RS-82 unguided rockets.

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Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 12:55 AM UTC
Good review, Tim! Clear synopsis without trying to recount the entire book (like a certain Aeroscale associate editor I know... ).

There are many Ratas with interesting camoflauge and markings--several have been modeled on this site--and you picked somne great profile pages as examples. Nice job.