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Polikarpov I-5

Polikarpov Design Bureau was a Soviet OKB (design bureau) for aircraft, led by Nikolai Nikolaevich Polikarpov. Dux Factory was acquired by the USSR and became part of Polikarpov.

After the death of Polikarpov on 30 July 1944 at the age of 52, his OKB was absorbed into Lavochkin, but with some of its engineers going to Mikoyan-Gurevich and its production facilities going to Sukhoi. For long time the Polikarpov OKB headquarters were located at Aircraft plant #1 (formerly – Dux aircraft factory) in Moscow, where its specially built building still stands.


Polikarpov designs:

  • R-1 biplane reconnaissance aircraft based on the British Airco DH.9A bomber
  • R-2 biplane reconnaissance aircraft based on R-1
  • MR-1 floatplane version of R-1
  • PM-1 (P-2) biplane airliner
  • PM-2 (PM-2) floatplane[1]
  • Po-2 "Mule" (U-2) general purpose biplane
  • I-1 (IL-400) monoplane fighter prototype
  • DI-1 (2I-N1) twin seat biplane fighter prototype
  • P-2 biplane trainer prototype
  • I-3 biplane fighter
  • R-4 biplane reconnaissance aircraft (R-1 development)
  • DI-2 (D-2) twin seat biplane fighter
  • TB-2 twin engined biplane bomber prototype
  • R-5 biplane reconnaissance aircraft
  • P-5 light transport version of R-5
  • SSS Light bomber development of R-5
  • R-Z ground attack development of R-5
  • PR-5 airliner development of R-5
  • I-5 biplane fighter
  • I-6 biplane fighter
  • I-15 Chaika biplane fighter
  • I-16 fighter
  • I-15-2 or I-152 (I-15bis) biplane fighter
  • I-15-3 or I-153 Chaika biplane fighter
  • I-17 fighter
  • I-180 prototype fighter
  • I-185 prototype fighter
  • Ivanov ground attack aircraft
  • VIT-1 twin engined attack aircraft
  • VIT-2 development of VIT-1
  • PR-12 monoplane airliner development from R-5
  • SPB (D) twin engined dive bomber developed from VIT types
  • I-190 biplane fighter prototype developed from I-153
  • TIS (MA) twin engined fighter prototype
  • ITP (M) fighter prototype
  • NB (T) medium bomber prototype
  • BDP (S) transport glider
  • MP powered version of the BDP
  • Malyutka rocket-powered fighter abandoned incomplete upon Polikarpov's death
  • Limozin (D) light transport aircraft abandoned incomplete upon Polikarpov's death
  • I-200 (MiG-1) fighter


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