Between the World Wars, many countries, even quite small ones, had their own aviation industry. In the Baltic state of Latvia, the most modern project was the Irbitis I-16 fighter. Only a few prototypes had been built when the Soviet Union occupied the country.

Wikipedia has more information. The Latvian Wikipedia entry is especially detailed - in case you are not fluent in Latvian ;-) the Google translation is quite readable.

Interestingly, it looks very much like the fictional enemy fighter in an early scene of the 1936 Science Fiction film "Things to Come".

Dimensions

IN: 1.08 w x 1.029 d x 0.618 h
CM: 2.742 w x 2.614 d x 1.57 h

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April 13, 2013, 6:56 pm
 
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