Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 11:58 PM UTC
Fonthill Media have sent us details of a new reference on Lavochkin's classic fighters due for publication at the end of March. This looks set to be a must-read for VVS enthusiasts.
Lavochkin Fighters of the Second World War - Jason Nicholas Moore
A comprehensive history of the Lavochkin Soviet fighter aircraft of the Second World War.
· The first comprehensive reference work on the Lavochkin fighters of the Second World War written by a native English speaker
· The Lavochkin fighters’ place in military history is explored in great detail
· Stunningly accurate colour profiles and many photographs
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. Lavochkin Fighters of the Second World War is a comprehensive history of the three main variants of the Lavochkin fighter series during the war: the partially successful LaGG-3 inline-engine fighter; the successful radial-engine La-5 fighter; and the superb radial-engine La-7 fighter, one of the best piston-engine fighter aircraft of the entire war, even surpassing the Spitfire and Bf 109 in terms of agility and performance at low altitudes. Both the design and history of these fighters are featured, including how the mediocre inline-engine LaGG-3 was turned into a superb fighter by the replacement of the Klimov inline engine by the Shvetsov M-82 radial engine. Besides describing the wartime designs, a section on the post-war successors to the Second World War fighters – the all metal La-9 and La-11 – that saw extensive service, and accurate colour profiles that detail all variants are included in this stunning book.
Publication: 31 March 2016
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