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Lavochkin La 5/7 Fighters in Action - Aircraft No. 169 Paperback – September 1, 1998


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 50 pages
  • Publisher: Squadron/Signal Publications; 1st edition (September 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0897473922
  • ISBN-13: 978-0897473927
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,277,984 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael OConnor TOP 500 REVIEWER on May 21, 2009
Though mention of Eastern Front air combats brings to mind images of MiGs and Yaks tangling with Luftwaffe aircraft, Lavochkin fighters played a major role in seizing air superiority over the front. La-5/7 fighters were flown by many VVS units with the top Russian ace, Kozhedub, scoring all his 62 kills in the aircraft. Hans-Heiri Stapfer details the development and combat exploits of these radial-engined saviors of the Motherland in this 1998 Squadron/Signal release.

The ever practical Russians created the La-5 by grafting a M-82 radial engine on to the frame of a LaGG-3. Armed with two or three 20mm cannons, the resulting design was in service by the fall of 1942. Various improved models appeared in the coming years with the La-7 being introduced in May 1944. The Lavochkin fighters were the equal or sometimes superior to the Bf 109s and FW 190s operated by the Luftwaffe.

In standard S/S format, the concise, informative text is complimented by dozens of photographs of aircraft and pilots along with two pages of gorgeous Don Greer color profiles.

In short, another fine 'Aircraft In Action' title from the ever-dependable Stapfer. Recommended.
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By Carl Lindou on September 4, 2014
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This is a very nice book
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