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De Agostini Russian Aircraft DARA17
Polikarpov Po-2 Mule Display Model
Soviet Air Force, USSR

1:100 Scale   Length   Width
Polikarpov Po-2 Mule   3.25"   4.5"

The reliable, uncomplicated concept of the Po-2's design made it an ideal training aircraft, as well as doubling as a low-cost ground attack, aerial reconnaissance, psychological warfare and liaison aircraft during war, proved to be one of the most versatile light combat types to be built in the Soviet Union.

The Po-2 was famously flown by the all female Soviet 588th Night Bomber Regiment known as the "Night Witches". As a trainer, Po-2 was never intended to see combat and thus was extremely vulnerable to enemy fire. An attack technique of the night bombers was to idle the engine near the target and glide to the bomb release point, with only wind noise left to reveal their location. German soldiers likened the sound to broomsticks and named the pilots "Night Witches." Due to the weight of the bombs and the low altitude of flight, the pilots carried no parachutes until 1944.

Polikarpov Po-2 Mule

Designed as a primary trainer biplane, the Po-2 was first flown on January 7th, 1928.

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De Agostini Russian Aircraft

The De Agostini "Russian Aircraft" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of Soviet and Russian military aircraft. To help keep the price down, these items arrive in low-cost, discardable blister type packaging.

De Agostini diecast airplanes feature:

  • Molded plastic construction (some releases include diecast metal components).
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".

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