Polikarpov I-153
Chaika, (Seagull),

The Polikarpov I-153 Chaika (Russian "Seagull") was a late 1930s Soviet biplane fighter.
Developed as an advanced version of the I-15 with a retractable undercarriage,
the I-153 fought in the Soviet-Japanese combats in Mongolia and was one of the Soviets'
major fighter types in the early years of the Second World War.
Although quite agile, with a top speed of 276 mph, the I-153 was easy prey for the high performance Me-109's and Focke-Wulf 190's.
It's armament consisted of 4 - 7.62 mm ShKAS machine guns, 2,600 rounds of 7.6254mm ammunition,
and it could also carry 8 - 82 mm (3.228 in) RS-82 rockets.
Three I-153s are still flying. (Source = Wikipedia)

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