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Author Topic: News from ARK Model: Polikarpov I-185 in 1:48  (Read 774 times)
66misos
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« on: October 11, 2013, 08:14:25 AM »

Hi,
should by available this October:


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Massimo Tessitori
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2013, 09:34:21 AM »

Interesting. Who knows which prototype? There were five, all very different each other.
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Troy Smith
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2013, 12:23:49 PM »

wow, that's unexpected....  and cool  Wink 

But, I think there are more deserving items to do first...for example a pity they didn't retool the ICM Yak kits they sell!

Still, will pick one of these up when i get chance.   

cheers
T



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KL
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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2013, 02:56:08 PM »

wow, that's unexpected....  and cool  Wink  

But, I think there are more deserving items to do first...for example a pity they didn't retool the ICM Yak kits they sell!

Hi Troy,
ARK Model must have surveyed Russian market first and there was probably a larger demand for I-185 than for any Yak kit...

You have to understand that in Russia, I-185 has a special place in (popular) aviation history - it's widely accepted there that it was a far more capable/advanced design than any other available in 1942-43 to VVS or Luftwaffe.  It's also believed there, that I-185 hasn't been mass produced only because of the intrigues and Polikarpov's tragic fate.  Something like "what if we had a plane equal or even better than Fw-190 in 1942 instead of mediocre Yaks and LaGGs"...

A lot of myths surrounding this plane; so it is a good marketing choice.

Cheers,KL    
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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2013, 01:22:32 AM »

I heard that Ark Models was woking on a I-16 type 5 project too...

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B_Realistic
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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2013, 11:02:17 AM »

That's very exotic. Cheesy
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Troy Smith
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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2013, 12:01:08 PM »

wow, that's unexpected....  and cool  Wink  

But, I think there are more deserving items to do first...for example a pity they didn't retool the ICM Yak kits they sell!

Hi Troy,
ARK Model must have surveyed Russian market first and there was probably a larger demand for I-185 than for any Yak kit...

You have to understand that in Russia, I-185 has a special place in (popular) aviation history - it's widely accepted there that it was a far more capable/advanced design than any other available in 1942-43 to VVS or Luftwaffe.  It's also believed there, that I-185 hasn't been mass produced only because of the intrigues and Polikarpov's tragic fate.  Something like "what if we had a plane equal or even better than Fw-190 in 1942 instead of mediocre Yaks and LaGGs"...

A lot of myths surrounding this plane; so it is a good marketing choice.

Cheers,KL    

Thanks for a very informative reply,  I can see that the casual buyer will just se 'Yak'.   

I had no idea of the legendary status of the I-185, it's not a plane I now much about, there is a bit in my very old [late 70's] book on Soviet fighters.   Which is buried in a box right now Sad
 
I'd not complain if some more Soviet prototypes got kitted in 1/48 though Smiley

Any idea which prototype this might represent, as Massimo says there were 5.

cheers
T
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