I-185 (M-71)

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I-185 (M-71)
General characteristics
1 personCrew
3.2 tEmpty weight
4.3 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
10 450 mCeiling
sec22.7/22.7/21.0Turn Time
km/hStalling speed
Shvetsov M-71Engine
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
800 km/hStructural
320 km/hGear
Offensive armament
3 х 20 mm ShVAK cannonWeapon 1
560 roundsAmmunition
720 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 х 100 kg FAB-100 (forged) bombSetup 1
4 х 100 kg FAB-100 (forged) bombSetup 2
2 х 250 kg FAB-250M43 bombSetup 3
8 х RS-82 rocketsSetup 4
8 х RBS-82 rocketsSetup 5
75 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
250 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png6 240 / 7 831/7 398 / 9 284/2 600 / 3 263Repair
72 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
250 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
940 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.66 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft I-185 (M-71). For the version powered by a M-82 engine, see I-185 (M-82)


The I-185 (M-71) in the garage

The I-185 (M-71) is a Rank IV Russian fighter with a battle rating of 4.7 (AB/SB) and 5.0 (RB). This aircraft was introduced in Update 1.41.

The I-185 (M-71) is a monoplane with a Shvetsov M-71 engine, the plane is fitted with 3 20 mm ShVAK cannons mounted at the fuselage of the I-185. The left cannon has 140 rounds, right cannon 170 rounds, and the top cannon 250 rounds. The fuel tanks of the I-185 are self-sealing and located in the fuselage and in the wings.

The I-185 (M-71) is a dedicated Boom and Zoom fighter for its battle rating and needs to always keep its energy levels at a good level to hunt down players.

General info

Flight Performance

Max Speed
(km/h at 6,100 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
647 631 10,045 22.6 23.2 13.5 13.5 358
Max Speed
(km/h at 6,100 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
Take-off run (meters)
 ?  ? 10,045  ??.?  ??.?  ?.?  ?.? 358


Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flap
Max Static G
+ -
780 350 370 ~23 ~11
Optimal velocities
< 440 < 520 < 520 > 270
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
2,250 m 1,800 hp 2,239 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
5,500 m 1,540 hp  ?,??? hp

Survivability and armour

  • 8 mm Steel - armor plating behind pilot's seat
  • No armour glazing
  • Critical components located at front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
  • More fuel tanks located in wings near fuselage


Offensive armament

Main article: ShVAK (20 mm)

The I-185 (M-71) is armed with:

  • 1 x 20 mm ShVAK cannon, top nose mount (250 rpg)
  • 1 x 20 mm ShVAK cannon, right side nose mount (170 rpg)
  • 1 x 20 mm ShVAK cannon, left side nose mount (140 rpg)

Suspended armament

The I-185 (M-71) can be outfitted with the following ordinance:

  • Without load
  • 2 x 100 kg FAB-100 bombs (200 kg total)
  • 4 x 100 kg FAB-100 bombs (400 kg total)
  • 2 x 250 kg FAB-250M43 bombs (500 kg total)
  • 8 x 82 mm RS-82 rockets
  • 8 x 82 mm RBS-82 rockets

Usage in the battles

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


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator DZ-40
II Compressor Airframe DER-25
III Wings Repair Engine RO-82 Offensive 20 mm
IV Engine Injection Cover New 20 mm Cannons
  • Radiator, Fuselage, Compressor, Offensive 20 mm, Engine Repair, Engine Injection, New 20 mm Cannons, Wings Repair, Suvivability Modifications, and only lastly the ordnance. (Note that Airframe might have to be researched after the Compressor in order to unlock the Tier 3 modifications)

Pros and cons


  • Once engine injection upgrade has been purchased, the plane has a brutal climb rate (30 m/s)
  • 3 x 20 mm cannons have decent amounts of ammo and have good damage output (note, central cannon has more ammo than the side cannons)
  • Great roll rate
  • Maneuverable
  • Has ordnance, making the aircraft viable for CAS in Ground RB


  • Not a turn fighter
  • Top speed is nothing special when compared to most USA aircraft, but is still decent
  • Combat flaps in break when above 380 kp/h IAS


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