I-153P

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I-153P Chaika
i-153p.png
Cockpit
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
2.3/2.7/3.3BR
1 personCrew
1.5 tEmpty weight
2.1 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
10 500 mCeiling
sec14.2/14.2/13.3Turn Time
95 km/hStalling speed
Shvetsov M-62Engine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
580 km/hStructural
450 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 х 20 mm ShVAK cannonWeapon 1
300 roundsAmmunition
800 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
4 х 50 kg FAB-50 (forged) bombSetup 1
8 х RS-82 rocketsSetup 2
8 х RBS-82 rocketsSetup 3
Economy
950 Ge icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png1 336/2 889/1 070Repair
8 100 Sl icon.pngCrew training
54 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
250 Ge icon.pngAces
x 2.24 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft I-153P. For other uses, see I-15 (Disambiguation)

Description

GarageImage I153PChaika.jpg


The I-153P Chaika is a premium Rank II Soviet biplane with a battle rating of 3.7 (AB), 3.0 (RB), and 2.7 (SB). It was in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29.

There is one thing you need to know about the I-153; you will out turn everything it fights. Not a single plane the Chaika fights will win against the I-153P in a turn fight. At a BR of 3.0, however, the Chaika's once moderate speed is now very bad. Nearly every plane will be faster; especially due to how the Chaika locks up at high speed, making it extremely difficult to maneuver at high speed. However, plenty of people underestimate the lowly Chaika, and attempt to turn with it. If you notice someone is trying to turn fight you, simply out turn them and light them up with 2 x 20 mm. However, bear in mind the Chaika is also more fragile than most planes in the game; a single 20 mm shot on it is almost always death.

General info

Flight Performance

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 4,850 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
420 408 10,500 14.1 14.4 8.9 11.1 274
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 4,850 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
465 465 10,500 13.0 13.0 24.1 24.1 274

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
570 570  ??? ~14 ~14
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 300 < 340 < 340 > 220
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
2,500 m 930 hp 1,116 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
5,000 m 880 hp 1,056 hp

Survivability and armour

  • 8 mm Steel - Plating behind pilot's seat
  • No armour glazing
  • Critical components located at front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: ShVAK (20 mm)

The I-153P is armed with:

  • 2 x 20 mm ShVAK cannon, nose-mounted (150 rpg = 300 total)

Suspended armament

Main articles: FAB-50 (50 kg), RS-82, RBS-82

The I-153P can be outfitted externally with:

  • 4 x 50 kg FAB-50 bombs (200 kg total)
  • 8 x 82 mm RS-82 rockets
  • 8 x 82 mm RBS-82 rockets

Usage in the battles

Not only can the Chaika be played as a turn fighter, but it is relatively effective as a bomber hunter. Since it can climb somewhat well, it can get up to bomber altitude and make an effort to stop them. With 2 x 20 mm, it has the ability to do significant damage to bombers. It also has 8 RS82 rockets, and when fired in a volley at a bomber, one of them is bound to make impact. All it takes is one to bring down even the mighty BV-238. As you face bombers, do NOT stay behind them for long. Their turrets will most likely shread you.

Counter-tactics

Should you be facing an I-153P, whatever you do, do not attempt to engage in a turn fight. The little biplane is more than capable of out turning even the A6M2 Reisen. Calmly deploy Boom & Zoom tactics against it; fly from an upper ground, light it up, and fly away. Try not to keep yourself level for too long, as there is a chance it will be able to hit you if you speed away. It has a moderate climbrate too and will climb after you with relative effectiveness if you fly back up after the "zoom".

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Not controllable Not controllable Not controllable Separate Not ontrollable Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair, Radiator Offensive 20 mm
II Compressor Airframe DZ-40
III Wing Repair, Engine New 20 mm Cannons
IV Engine Injection Cover RO-82

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Low stall speed
  • Good roll rate
  • Great turn speed
  • Great armament consisting of 2 x 20 mm cannons
  • Easily underestimated

Cons:

  • Slow
  • Very vulnerable against enemy guns it faces
  • Poor energy retention
  • Good climbrate against biplanes, but not against advanced monoplanes

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I-153  I-153 M-62 Chaika · Zhukovsky's I-153-M62 · I-153P Chaika
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Yak-1/7  Yak-1 · Yak-1B · Yak-7B
Yak-3  Yak-3 · Yak-3P · Yak-3T · Yak-3 (VK-107)
Yak-9  Yak-9 · Yak-9B · Golovachev's Yak-9M · Yak-9T · Yak-9K · Yak-9U · Yak-9UT · Yak-9P
Other countries  ▂P-40E-1 Kittyhawk · ▂P-47D-27 Thunderbolt · ▂Hurricane Mk IIB · ▂Fw 190 D-9 · ▂Spitfire Mk IXc
P-39  ▂P-39K-1 Airacobra · ▂Pokryshkin's P-39N-0 Airacobra · ▂P-39Q-15 Airacobra
P-63  ▂P-63A-5 Kingcobra · ▂P-63A-10 Kingcobra · ▂P-63C-5 Kingcobra

USSR premium aircraft
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  ▂Hampden TB Mk I UTK-1
II rank  LaGG-3-34 · I-153P Chaika · I-16 type 28 Ishak · ▂P-40E-1 Kittyhawk · ▂Hurricane Mk IIB · ▂P-39K-1 Airacobra
III rank  Yak-3T · Golovachev's Yak-9M · IL-2M “Avenger” · Pe-2-205 Peshka · Tu-2 · ▂Pokryshkin's P-39N-0 Airacobra · ▂P-39Q-15 Airacobra
  ▂P-63A-5 Kingcobra · ▂P-47D-27 Thunderbolt · ▂B-25J-30 Mitchell
IV rank  Dolgushin's La-7 · La-11 · Yak-3 (VK-107) · Be-6 · ▂P-63A-10 Kingcobra · ▂P-63C-5 Kingcobra · ▂Spitfire Mk IXc · ▂Fw 190 D-9
V rank  MiG-15bis ISH