Lavochkin Fighters of the Second World War

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Fonthill Media, 13 mar 2017 - 240
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The Lavochkin fighters remain little known in the West, although with the Yakovlev fighter series they were the backbone of the Red Air Force fighter force during the Second World War. The author rectifies that with this comprehensive history of these fighters. With this book he describes in great detail the three main variants of the Lavochkin fighter series during the Second World War: the only partially successful LaGG-3 inline-engined fighter, the successful radial-engined La-5 fighter, and the superb radial engined La-7 fighter, one of the best piston-engined fighter aircraft of the entire Second World War. Both the design and history of these fighters are featured, including how the mediocre inline engined LaGG-3 was turned into a top notch fighter by the replacement of the Klimov inline engine by the Shvetsov M-82 radial engine. Besides describing the wartime designs he includes a section on the postwar successors to the Second World War fighters, the completely new all metal La-9 and La-11, which saw extensive postwar service. Accurate color profiles illustrate all variants. 

 

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Preface Acknowledgements Glossary
Introduction
Picture Section
Soviet Fighters Before the Lavochkins
The LaGG1 and LaGG3
The LaGG3 in Detail
The La5
The La5 in Detail
Interview with a Lavochkin Fighter Pilot
The La9 and La11
The Lavochkin Jets
Survivors
Scale Model Kits
Production Figures
Combat Losses
Lavochkin Fighter Polks Regiments

The La7
The La7 in Detail
Soviet Fighter Pilot Training
Lavochkin Fighter Specifications
Notable Lavochkin Pilots
Endnotes

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Informacje o autorze (2017)

Jason Moore was born in 1960 in Ft. Sam Houston, an Army base in San Antonio, Texas. He attended the University of Texas, where he graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geological Sciences. For the next 22 years he worked various jobs, mainly as a legal assistant or as a computer analyst. In the last few years he was finally able to realise his life-long dream of becoming an author. He chose to concentrate on Soviet aviation of the Second World War because he found Soviet aircraft to be fascinating, and the Eastern Front to be not only historically important, but fascinating as well. 'Il-2 Shturmovik: Red Avenger' is his first book through a publisher, Fonthill Media of the United Kingdom.

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