I finally ended my chinese I616:
In my french forum I did first a description of the war btween Japan and China, too long for my English level.http://www.master194.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=84688
Anyway I would like to share with tou some informations I could learn doing this project.
My kit is a representation of the Kozachenko's plane, the first Russian ace in China .
I should say it's suppose to be , because the only representation of the plane I founded was this profil :
Staline didn't want too much publicitée about the USSR help to Tchang kay tchek forces...
The only Russians I-16's pic I founded was this one (I-16 type 5)
(I did the code as it appears in the pic.)
The chinese I-16 were painted in USSR acording to the 1938/1940 standart with AII green
According to those standart downside had to be painted in AII aluminium as I-15 bis or I-153 were, but according to Orlov the 21 factory didn't use aluminuim pigment but a pale blue who quickly turned to neutral grey....
White and blue stripe and upside roundel were present until 1939, where japanese sky domination became absolute.
About the roudel, say that the chanese roudels symbolise a sun and not a star, so Japanese and Chinese had the same symbol in thir plane.
In 1939, political situation changes, with the war in the west and kalkin gol war against the Japan, and Russian troops get out of China, 200 pilots died there...
Well here are the pics :