The I-153 M-62 Chaika is a Rank I Soviet biplane with a battle rating of 1.7 (AB) and 2.0 (RB/SB). It was in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29.
| Max Speed
(km/h at 4,850 m)
| Max altitude
| Turn time
| Rate of climb
| Max Speed
(km/h at 4,850 m)
|Max altitude (meters)||Turn time (seconds)|| Rate of climb
|Take-off run (meters)|
|Combat flap||Take-off flap||Landing flap||Air brakes||Arrestor gear|
| Wing-break speed
| Gear limit
| Combat flap
|Max Static G|
|< 300||< 340||< 340||> 220|
|Optimal altitude||100% Engine power||WEP Engine power|
|2,500 m||930 hp||1,116 hp|
Survivability and armour
- No armour plating
- No armour glazing
- Critical components located at front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
- More fuel tanks located in wings near fuselage
The I-153 M-62 is armed with:
- 4 x 7.62 mm ShKAS machine gun, nose mounted (750 + 520 + 500 + 700 (Top right clockwise) = 2,470 total)
The I-153 M-62 can be outfitted with the following ordinance:
- Without load
- 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
The I-153 Chaika is a rank 1 biplane found in the Soviet tech tree. It posses a good turn radius, good climb rate and good acceleration at low altitudes. To fly this plane, you have to climb to medium altitudes after taking off (2000 - 3000 meters) then accelerate to prepare for hot pursuit against enemy fighters and bombers.
Due to the plane's excellent maneuverability, carrying rockets is not a bad idea for those reasons. The advantage of the plane in order to carry rockets is that any expert pilot can cause heavy damage to the enemy team in it since most players at tier 1 are inexperienced. The rockets can be used to destroy enemy bombers, however the rockets are inaccurate, and thus require close-combat engagements in order to have more chances to hit the target.
To get an enemy plane off your tail, it is best to simply do a turn and you won't get hit as the maneuverability of the plane is incredible. The plane's massive flaws are its low top speed and the incredible engine overheating.
Manual Engine Control
|Controllable||Not controllable||Not controllable||Not controllable||Separate||Not ontrollable||Not controllable|
Pros and cons
- Fast climb rate
- Excellent maneuverability
- Extremely difficult to target while it is making maneuvers
- The above point can make it hard to use boom and zoom tactics against this plane (if you see it coming)
- Great at destroying bombers with a hail of rockets and machine gun fire
- Option to be equipped with rockets
- Can be quite effective against lightly armored vehicles when armed with rockets
- Very low stall speed
- 4x Rapid firing ShKAS machine guns
- Deadly with tracer belts
- The ability to retract landing gear reduces parasitic drag, improving your energy retention.
- Low speed above 3,500 m
- Incredible engine overheating
- Vulnerable to heavy damage (no armor)
- Loses a lot of performance if engine is hit
- A single machine gun round to the engine is capable of knocking it out
- ShKAS machine guns prone to over heating
- Defensive armaments of bombers can easily wreck this aircraft's engine
- Vulnerable to boom and zoom, especially when climbing
- Not suited to head on attacks
The I-153 Chaika (aka I-15ter) is This is Last Biplane Made by Polikarpov. Created in 1939. Due to misleading result of Aerial Warfare at This Spanish Civil War Event in 1937. a meeting chaired by Stalin concluded that the Fiat CR.32 biplane was superior to the Polikarpov I-16 monoplane. an Technologically Superior Bf 109 was Introduced is Ignored. and Instead of Focusing to Work on the Superior Biplane I-153 (or I-15ter) was officially approved on 11 October 1937.
The fuselage and wings of the I-153 were similar to those of the I-15 and I-152, with a steel tube framework, covered by metal at the front of the fuselage and fabric elsewhere. The manually operated retractable undercarriage rotated through 90 degrees before folding backwards into the fuselage. The first prototype was powered by a 750 hp M-25V engine. Its maiden flight is variously reported as having taken place in May or August 1938, with A.I. Zhukov at the controls. Tests that began on 27 September are variously described as state acceptance or factory trials. These tests weren't entirely satisfactory and production was delayed while some of the problems were solved. This plane is equipped The 800 hp M-62 was used in the largest number of aircraft, produced around 3,018 in total. The standard I-153 was armed with four ShKAS machine guns. These replaced the PV-1 guns used on the I-15 and I-152, and had a much higher rate of fire (1,800 compared to 750 rounds per minute) as well as being much lighter. The four under wing bomb racks could carry up to 441 lb of bombs. The I-153 entered Red Air Force service in October 1938, and was soon thrust into combat in the Far East, where the Soviet Union was engaged in an unofficial war against Japan in Mongolia. The I-153 had a successful combat debut. Thirteen aircraft had been allocated to the 22nd IAP, and on 7 July 1939 nine were sent into combat with their wheels down. As had been hoped this convinced the pilots of a flight of Japanese Nakajima Ki-27 monoplanes that they were facing the I-153. Just before they entered combat the Soviet pilots raised their undercarriages and turned into combat. Four Japanese aircraft were claimed, although only two losses were acknowledged by the Japanese. Ninety three I-153s were provided to China (a tiny proportion of the overall Soviet contribution to the war effort against Japan in 1937-1941).
The I-153 saw combat during the Winter War against Finland (1939-1940), probably suffering heavy losses against the small Finnish air force.
On 22 June 1941 the I-153 made up one third of the Soviet fighter forces in the western parts of the Soviet Union, accounting for around 1,500 of the 4,226 fighters available at the start of the German invasion. A vast number of aircraft were destroyed in the first few days of the fighting, but enough I-153s survived for them to play a major part in the early part of the fighting, and they were responsible for most of the 800 German aircraft claimed between 22 June and 5 July. The I-153 remained in use as a front line fighter until early in 1942, but by then very few aircraft were still intact, having been lost in the air, on the ground and while acting as ground attack aircraft. The surviving aircraft remained in use in secondary roles into 1943, although they were also used as ground attack aircraft. By the middle of 1943 the Red Air Force only had 36 I-153s on its strength. A few remained in service in the Far East as late as 1945.
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