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I-153 started by Ford Model T

I-153 started by Ford Model T

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Polikarpov’s fighters, like all Russian warplanes, had to live rough, with no protection save a camouflage net. Though a good picture of an I-153, the final retractable-undercarriage model of the biplanes, this photograph also shows the ubiquitous Hucks starter, based upon the Ford Model T chassis, which spun the front of the propeller shaft to start the engine.

I-153 started by Ford Model T

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