By Jason Nicholas Moore
The Lavochkin opponents stay little identified within the West, even if with the Yakovlev fighter sequence they have been the spine of the purple Air strength fighter strength through the moment global warfare. the writer rectifies that with this complete historical past of those combatants. With this ebook he describes in nice element the 3 major variations of the Lavochkin fighter sequence through the moment global struggle: the single in part winning LaGG-3 inline-engined fighter, the winning radial-engined La-5 fighter, and the excellent radial engined La-7 fighter, the best piston-engined fighter airplane of the full moment global battle. either the layout and historical past of those combatants are featured, together with how the mediocre inline engined LaGG-3 used to be changed into a first-class fighter by means of the alternative of the Klimov inline engine by means of the Shvetsov M-82 radial engine. in addition to describing the wartime designs he contains a part at the postwar successors to the second one international battle warring parties, the thoroughly new all steel La-9 and La-11, which observed broad postwar provider. exact colour profiles illustrate all variations.
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