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Safanov I-16, right side


Eduardo Soler
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the  member for this is @Massimo Tessitori, and there maybe be something on his Soveitwarplanes site.  

http://massimotessitori.altervista.org/sovietwarplanes/pages/i16/i16.htm

 

scroll down, note this link

http://www.airpages.ru/ru/saf-i16.shtml

Itv has discussion,  looking at the Cyrillic, the plane with Za Stalina on the port side says it 'Za Kommunism ' 

Looks like he flew several planes, there is reference to Hurricane down the page.

the one in a museum, at the bottom,

i16saf.jpg

I think claimed to be Safonov's had what look like 'Za Rodinu' ? (for the motherland, a common slogan) on the starboard side,  but I've not run the page through translate

HTH

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The Russian page about Safonov has been very useful to me.

Although the translation from Russian into Spanish with the Google translator is a bit difficult to understand, I have been able to reach several conclusions.

1 the plane with white No. 11 is not from Sofonov, but from Kovalenko, the confusion is due to Safonov being photographed next to that plane.

2 the airplane with number 11, had on the right side the text "for communism", although I do not think there are photos of that side, as described in a 1941 magazine

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