I-195, N.N.Polikarpov

As soon as the idea of maneuvrable biplane fighter was still popoular among military specialists, N.N.Polikarpov in Summer 1940 tried to bring speed of biplane closer to monoplane fighters by fitting powerful M-90 engine to airframe similar to I-190. Other improvements included complete removal of bracing wires/tapes and enclosed cocpit.
Project was doomed from the very beginning and was never realised.
Predecessor Modification

None. Last of the kind

  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR" by V.B.Shavrov, Vol.2 p.57;
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  • Technical information (project)
    Type I-195
    Function Fighter
    Year 1940
    Crew 1
    Engines 1*1500/1750hp M-90
    Wing area 28.04 m2
    Loaded weight 2916 kg
    Wing load 104 kg/m2
    Power load 1.94 kg/hp


    591 km/h
    Created January 6, 1997
    by Alexandre Savine; Modified by Sergey V. Andreev