Trouble with the I-1 monoplane led Polikarpov to design a new fighter as a biplane, and in 1927 the I-3 appeared. Powered by a 447kW M-17 engine, it entered production and service, later being supplemented but not replaced on production lines by the superior I-5. Several hundred I-3s were built.
|A three-view drawing (1694 x 1200)|
| ENGINE||1 x BMW-VI, 370kW|
| Take-off weight||1863 kg||4107 lb|
| Wingspan||10.311.0/9.0 m||34 ft 10 in / 30 ft 6 in|
| Length||8.1 m||27 ft 7 in|
| Height||4.1 m||13 ft 5 in|
| Max. speed||280 km/h||174 mph|
| Ceiling||7200 m||23600 ft|
| Range w/max.fuel||580 km||360 miles|
| ARMAMENT||2 machine-guns|
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