Captured Soviet aircraft UTI-4 (Vantaa)
In service with the Finnish air force was also several aircraft of their main enemy. On September 8, 1941, in the area of the Svir river, the Finns captured UTI-4 in almost serviceable condition. Only the cook and propeller blades were damaged. The aircraft was returned to flying condition and entered service in a special training unit of the Finnish air force. On September 11, 1942, spark was mothballed. The flight time in the Finnish air force at this point was 43 hours and 23 minutes. Later, the plane was placed in a Museum. The Finnish UTI-4 is the only surviving aircraft of this type.
The Finnish air force also had a few captured Soviet I-16 fighters, but they were practically not used because of the difficulty of piloting.
Soviet air-cooled aircraft engine M-62 (ASH-62). In fact, it was a modernized American Wright Cyclone R-1820-F3. The engine was mass-produced from 1931 for the Polikarpov I-154 and I-16 fighters . The star-shaped 9-cylinder engine developed a power of 820 HP, on the afterburner up to 1000 HP. This engine was used on the UTI-4 aircraft.
Another Soviet aircraft, however, in the form of a surprisingly realistic layout. Even the soot from the exhaust is not forgotten. DB-3 long-range bomber. These vehicles took part in combat operations during the Soviet-Finnish war of 1939. The DB-3 model is presented in a winter color variant.
Mock-UPS of aircraft in service with the Finnish air force during world war II.
Some won victories, and some died in battle. From the shells of large-caliber air guns, even the armor plate did not save them.