Unicraft 1/72 Cheranovsky BICh-17

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Unicraft 1/72 Cheranovsky BICh-17 plastic model kit

1/72 Unicraft Cheranovsky BICh-17

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

Still factory tape sealed. Rare. Nicely detailed, limited-run resin kit. Boris I. Cheranovsky was an outstanding Soviet aircraft designer whose highly unconventional airplanes and gliders were always very advanced and often came ahead of time. Most of his designs utilized the parabolic wing and the tailless layout. The BICh-17 fighter design was started in 1935 and was to utilize the unique Kurchevsky APK recoilless cannon. Conceived as an all-wooden airplane it was to be powered with the M-22 (480hp) engine and use the well proven and previously designed parabolic wing. Two APK cannon were installed within the wing. Main landing gear was to be retractable towards the fuselage. The prototype was 60% ready when all programs were canceled in 1936 due to yet another of Stalin's "purges".