№ 11 of the Profile & Scale series covers the famous I-153 Ckaika to an entirely new standard of authenticity. More than 65 I-153
examples are faithfully documented in full-colour profile, many
appearing for the first time. Many pages of original and not previously
published 1:48 scale line drawings reveal the development and
complexity of the I-153 family as never before. These line drawings are
the culmination of nearly 30 years' dedicated work on Polikarpov's biplane fighters,
and should present the most complete, accurate and illuminating scale
work regarding the aircraft at the present time.
The book presents many development and variant detail facts about the I-153 which have been previously unclear. The scale drawings and profiles are complimented by photographs, diagrams, appendices and other documentary material to explain the technical and construction details of all of the production versions of the I-153, to include the TK supercharger equipped models.
Many of the colour profiles represent examples which will be familiar to students of the Chaika, albeit completed to the utmost standard of accuracy. Several profiles will doubtless be new even to experienced readers, and it is hoped these will delight both the casual reader and the serious student, equally.
The Profile & Scale series is designed for the modeller
hobbyist as a graphical resource for the subject aircraft. The books
are divided into two main sections, with the first containing many full-colour rendered profiles, each illustrating a
specific historical example in exacting detail. The accompanying
explanatory text and photographs help to clarify any points of interest
This colour artwork is complimented in the following section by dozens of superb scale line drawings which demonstrate the exact shape and dimensions of the machine to a degree never seen previously. These scale drawings cover all of the main variants and developments of the type, including detail views of important modifications and features.
The Profile & Scale series books are a treasure-trove for hobbyist and historian, alike. Those wishing to complete their own modelling project or artwork with the utmost accuracy and historical fidelity will find no better resource with which to do so. "