ICM 1/72 Polikarpov Po-2 Nachthexen Night Bomber

This is a  Polikarpov Po-2 night harassment bomber of the 46th “Taman” Guards Night Bomber Aviation Regiment. The pilots in this regiment were all female, and became known as the “Night Witches” or Nachthexen in German.   By the end of the war the 46th was one of the most decorated regiments in the Soviet Air Force with 23 members being awarded the Soviet Union’s highest decoration, the Hero of the Soviet Union.  Wikipedia entry here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_Witches

The kit is from ICM in 1/72 scale. Detail and fit are outstanding, it went together quite well for a biplane.  I added wiring to the engine and rebuilt the rear gun.  Decals are from the kit and behaved themselves well.  The kit prop is pitched backwards and was replaced with a Quickboost resin prop.  Rigging is EZ Line.