The Polikarpov I-153 Chaika (Russian "Seagull") was a late 1930s Soviet biplane fighter. Developed as an advanced version of the I-15 with a retractable undercarriage, the I-153 fought in the Soviet-Japanese combats in Mongolia and was one of the Soviets' major fighter types in the early years of the Second World War. Although quite agile, with a top speed of 276 mph, the I-153 was easy prey for the high performance Me-109's and Focke-Wulf 190's. It's armament consisted of 4 - 7.62 mm ShKAS machine guns, 2,600 rounds of 7.6254mm ammunition, and it could also carry 8 - 82 mm (3.228 in) RS-82 rockets. Three I-153s are still flying.


This plane is made from Mountain Lightning Soda Cans but can be made from any 12 or 16 oz Beverage Can.

Sample Pages

Manual # 54