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Zvezda Aircraft 1/144 WWII Soviet PO2 Bomber BiPlane (Snap Kit)

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Zvezda Aircraft 1/144 WWII Soviet PO2 Bomber BiPlane (Snap Kit)
Zvezda Aircraft 1/144 WWII Soviet PO2 Bomber BiPlane (Snap Kit)
Zvezda Aircraft 1/144 WWII Soviet PO2 Bomber BiPlane (Snap Kit)
The plane was designed in 1928 by Nikolai Polikarpov. It was intended to be used for pilot training, so the plane was named “U-2” (Uchebnyi-2, meaning “Trainer-2”). It was renamed Po-2 (i.e. “Polikarpov-2”) in 1944. Po-2 was reliable, maneuverable and very easy to pilot (it was claimed that it was nearly impossible to make the plane go into a spin). The plane also proved to be quite versatile. Many modifications of Po-2 for various civil uses were developed during the 1930s. When the Soviet Union entered World War II, the plane was converted into a night bomber. Low-flying and quiet plane proved to be a difficult target for German fighters. It should be also noted that personnel of some Po-2 squadrons consisted exclusively of women. Many of them gained various awards for their service.

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