UTI-2, UTI-3, I-16 Type 14 by N.N.Polikarpov

28k b/w drawing, courtesy of Sergey Andreev

rainer version (see UTI) of the I-16 Type 4. It was a necessity, because direct transition of young pilots from excusive U-2 biplane to 'hot' I-16 caused high accident rate.
Type 14 was equipped with dual controls. Folding "Blind flight" hood on the rear cockpit for instrument training was optional. No armament carried to save weight. Some were built with fixed landing gear and designated UTI-3. Powered by M-22 engine.
Production was very limited, because more powerful M-25 engine became available, and more advanced UTI-4 was soon to became available.
The standard training 'sequence' for fighter pilots was :
UT-2 primary 2-seat monoplane trainer
UT-1 advanced 1-seat monoplane trainer
UTI-2 conversion trainer
I-16 Type 4 UTI-3 with fixed landing gear UTI-4

  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR" by V.B.Shavrov, Vol.1 p.494;
  • "Polikarpov Fighters in action, Part 2" by Hans-Herri Stapfer, p47
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  • Technical data
    Type UTI-2
    I-16 Type 14
    Function Trainer
    Year 1936
    Crew 2
    Engines 1*480hp M-22
    Length 5.9m
    Wingspan 9.0m
    Wing area 14.5m2
    Empty weight 1050kg
    Loaded weight 1400kg
    Wing load 96.6kg/m2
    Power load 2.92kg/hp
    Speed at 0m 364km/h
    Speed at 3000m 342km/h
    Landing Speed 95km/h
    Turn time 15.0sec
    Range 750km
    Flight Endurance 2h
    Ceiling 6950m
    Fuel+Oil 155+16kg
    Created January 25, 1996
    Modified December 28, 1998 by Alexandre Savine and
    Sergey Andreev;
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