General info for I-16 type 18

  • Country USSR
  • Vehicle role Light Fighter
  • Rank 1
  • Battle rating in
    • arcade battles 2
    • realistic battles 2
    • simulator battles 2.3

Extended parameters

Arcade Battles
  • Price 6,300€
  • Wp bonus 20%
  • Exp bonus 106%
  • Max speed 461 km/h
  • Turn time 16.5 s
  • Training cost 1,800€
  • Climb speed 18.5 m/s
  • Airfield len 210 m
  • Free repairs 10
  • Mass per sec (shot) 1.16 kg/s
  • Max altitude 9300 m
  • Max speed alt 4400 m
  • Weapon presets 5
  • Full repair cost 410€
  • Weapon
    7.62 mm ShKAS machine gun x4 (Ammo: 3100) Reload Time 15s
    RS-82 rockets x6
  • Full repair time crew 20m
Realistic Battles
  • Price 6,300€
  • Wp bonus 100%
  • Exp bonus 106%
  • Max speed 461 km/h
  • Turn time 16.5 s
  • Training cost 1,800€
  • Climb speed 18.5 m/s
  • Airfield len 210 m
  • Free repairs 10
  • Mass per sec (shot) 1.16 kg/s
  • Max altitude 9300 m
  • Max speed alt 4400 m
  • Weapon presets 5
  • Full repair cost 1,404€
  • Weapon
    7.62 mm ShKAS machine gun x4 (Ammo: 3100) Reload Time 15s
    RS-82 rockets x6
  • Full repair time crew 40m
Simulator Battles
  • Price 6,300€
  • Wp bonus 170%
  • Exp bonus 106%
  • Max speed 461 km/h
  • Turn time 16.5 s
  • Training cost 1,800€
  • Climb speed 18.5 m/s
  • Airfield len 210 m
  • Free repairs 10
  • Mass per sec (shot) 1.16 kg/s
  • Max altitude 9300 m
  • Max speed alt 4400 m
  • Weapon presets 5
  • Full repair cost 1,136€
  • Weapon
    7.62 mm ShKAS machine gun x4 (Ammo: 3100) Reload Time 15s
    RS-82 rockets x6
  • Full repair time crew 36m

I-16 type 18 / statistics for the last 1 month

These may be very different from the real, because we are monitoring only those players who use our site.

Arcade Battles
  • Battles 143
  • Win rate 68.62%
  • Air frags per battle 5.47
  • Air frags per death 4.79
  • Ground frags per battle 1.22
  • Ground frags per death 1.07
Realistic Battles
  • Battles 106
  • Win rate 95.16%
  • Air frags per battle 3.01
  • Air frags per death 3.59
  • Ground frags per battle 2.99
  • Ground frags per death 3.65
Simulator Battles
  • Battles 102
  • Win rate 100%
  • Air frags per battle 4.73
  • Air frags per death 2.43
  • Ground frags per battle 18.35
  • Ground frags per death 9.61

Wiki info about I-16 type 18

Official War Thunder wiki

The I-16 was a Soviet single-engine monoplane fighter designed in the 1930s by the Polikarpov Design Bureau. As early as 1939, few remained unconvinced that the era of the I-16 was ending. Even the installation of the more powerful M-62 and M-63 engines did not allow serial examples to exceed 500 km/h. For some time, it was believed that better performance could be achieved with the use of the M-64 engine, rated at 1,200 to 1,300 HP. Designers expected the M-64 (there was also an M-65) to be ready by 1941; however, this nine-cylinder radial engine was never adequately completed. Nikolai Polikarpov, the lead designer, attempted to improve the I-16’s aerodynamics by replacing its canvas outer skin with plywood. In the summer of 1939, a prototype with upper wing surfaces covered with 2.5mm thick plywood was tested; at the same time, an I-16 Type 28 with plywood surfaces was submitted for state trials. The latter achieved 489 km/h, which was slightly better than other variants. However, the achievement was chalked up to the new M-63 engine. While the plywood surface was recommended for production, it was in fact never used on serial production aircraft. Further flight testing of the I-16 in 1939 proved that subsequent modifications were not cost-effective. One of the proposed modifications was to address the tuck-under phenomenon in high speed dives which took place when deflecting the elevator to a positive angle of attack. Several fatal crashes led to further research into the issue. As it turned out, the I-16 was highly sensitive to angle of attack changes of the elevator.