Like the Fairey Albacore, this represented the over-development of an obsolete concept. Yes, it can be said to have been one of the best biplane fighters ever produced. However, by the time it entered service it was already outclassed by existing monoplanes.
sven, 20.09.2015 00:06
On the deck protecting tanks it may well have been a headache for even the 109s.Tight turning and at slow speed it could play to its strengths .At altitude it would be a different story
Jaspreet Singh, e-mail, 18.09.2015 20:32
this is really beautiful aircraft , i was looking for history about this kind of aircraft , short tail Biplane , its really difficult found more about them .
bombardier, e-mail, 13.12.2011 21:31
The I-190 was the biplane equivalent of the I-180.It was the I-153 modified to accept the M-88 radial engine with 1.100hp.It was even faster than the I-153 but by the time it was ready biplanes were obsolete as combat aircraft.
bombardier, e-mail, 23.05.2011 15:05
One of the best biplanes to fly and the fastest production biplane
Ivan Posada, e-mail, 16.05.2008 19:06
this plane was the base of prototype Polikarpov I-190