LA-7 Fighter

In 1943, intensive experimental studies at TsAGI continued to further improve the aerodynamics of the La-5FN. At the same time, designers improved their aircraft. As a result, at the beginning of 1944, a new La-7 fighter was launched for testing. It was distinguished by a lightweight design (finally, metal spars appeared on La aircraft), reinforced […]

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La-5 Fighter

La-5 fighter appeared due to the modification of LaGG-3 to the new air-cooled engine M-82 A.D. Shvetsov, who at that time was not in demand. Due to its significantly greater power in comparison with the M-105P, the LaGG-5 fighter acquired those qualities that he so lacked: the speed and rate of climb increased significantly, and […]

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LaGG-3 Fighter

Single fighter of the USSR. It was in service with the Red Army Air Force during the Second World War. It was used as a fighter, fighter-interceptor, fighter-bomber, reconnaissance aircraft. This fighter was developed under the leadership of the triumvirate of designers: S.A. Lavochkina. V.P. Gor6unova and M.I. Gudkova. Its prototype, called I-301, went to […]

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Yak-3. Basic fighter of the Red Army

Overcoming in 1943 the shortage of light aviation materials, the TsAGI wind tunnel re-evacuation, as well as the experience gained, allowed OKB AS. Yakovlev finally begin to create a fighter capable of gaining air superiority on the Eastern Front. The basis was taken well-developed and finished fighter Yak-1. Its design was revised and a thorough […]

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Soviet high-speed fighter MiG-1/MiG-3

The aircraft, which became the most massive new generation fighter in the Red Army Air Force at the beginning of the Soviet-German war, was conceived as an interceptor fighter optimized for medium and high altitudes. Development under the code “K” (I-61) began in 1939 under the guidance of N.N. Polikarpova. In December 1939, the design […]

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Pe-3 – the only twin-engine fighter of the Red Army

The history of the creation of the Petlyakov Pe-3 aircraft is quite twisty and represents the successive transformation of a fighter into a bomber, and then again into a fighter. Since 1938, the design team of V.M. Petlyakova was developing a twin-engine high-altitude fighter under the designation “100”. The triple monoplane with a two-winged tail […]

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