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XyZspineZyX
11-09-2003, 11:19 AM
The first I-185 prototype was built in 1939 powered by a 2000hp M-90 engine but it was decided that the M-90 was underdeveloped so a M-82 was used. Later a third prototype powered by a M-71 was built and this one turned out to be the most successful of the I-185s.

The NII VVS tested the I-185M-71 and wrote a report comparing the fighter with the Yak-7B, LaGG-3, MiG-3, P-39, Spitfire, Bf-109F and He-100. The I-185 outperformed them all!

Armement comprised 3 20mm ShVAK cannons, one above, one left and one right of the engine.

In Late 1940 I-185 prototypes with in-line M-107 and AM-37 engines were developed called ITP. There were two armement versions: 3x20mm ShVAK(3x200 rounds) or 2x20mm ShVAK(2x200 rounds) + 1x37mm NS37(50 rounds!!).
Especially the version with the 37mm gun would be nice for bomber killing.

Unfortunately the I-185 and all its variants didn't see large scale production due to constant engine problems because most of the used engines were still under developement so they were neither reliable nor available in great numbers.

XyZspineZyX
11-09-2003, 11:19 AM
The first I-185 prototype was built in 1939 powered by a 2000hp M-90 engine but it was decided that the M-90 was underdeveloped so a M-82 was used. Later a third prototype powered by a M-71 was built and this one turned out to be the most successful of the I-185s.

The NII VVS tested the I-185M-71 and wrote a report comparing the fighter with the Yak-7B, LaGG-3, MiG-3, P-39, Spitfire, Bf-109F and He-100. The I-185 outperformed them all!

Armement comprised 3 20mm ShVAK cannons, one above, one left and one right of the engine.

In Late 1940 I-185 prototypes with in-line M-107 and AM-37 engines were developed called ITP. There were two armement versions: 3x20mm ShVAK(3x200 rounds) or 2x20mm ShVAK(2x200 rounds) + 1x37mm NS37(50 rounds!!).
Especially the version with the 37mm gun would be nice for bomber killing.

Unfortunately the I-185 and all its variants didn't see large scale production due to constant engine problems because most of the used engines were still under developement so they were neither reliable nor available in great numbers.

XyZspineZyX
11-09-2003, 02:01 PM
i'll be sure to ban it because it didnt not see any war service time, im glad we might get a new plane but comeone with the what if prototypes with no detailed records.

pe2, li-2, Su-2, sb and sb2 now these are some planes that seen service and need to become flyable before prototypes

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XyZspineZyX
11-09-2003, 03:30 PM
Don't we all love "historical accuracy" snobs? Give it a break!

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XyZspineZyX
11-09-2003, 03:38 PM
I 185 looks interesting.
However I rather have planes that flew in some quantity, especially dual engine planes.

Just my two Eurocent

XyZspineZyX
11-09-2003, 05:03 PM
LeadSpitter_ wrote:
- i'll be sure to ban it because it didnt not see any
- war service time,

How many times do you need to be told! YES IT DID!


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