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Polikarpov I-15bis "Chaika" 4439 white 19 by Colin Smedley


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Extensively remanufectured, this Polikarpov I-15bis is the only airworthy example of this diminutive 1930s sesquiplane fighter remaining. It is possibly the only aircraft ever designed in prison (Nikolai Polikarpov had been jailed by Stalin for not working fast enough!). Pictured at Flying Legends in 2007, Chaika white 19 is operated by The Fighter Collection.

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My real name is Colin but most people know me as Oscar. I took my first photos in the early 1950s and my favorite subjects are aircraft, natural history, trucks and traction engines. I use Canon EOS cameras and a mix of Canon and Sigma lenses. My website URL is

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  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 2 years ago

    Leave a commentExcellent Image Colin. – Ted

  • Thanks Ted!

    – Colin Smedley

  • Colin J Williams Photography
    Colin J Willia...almost 2 years ago

    This is superb work !! – Colin

  • Thanks again Colin!

    – Colin Smedley

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