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LaGG & Lavochkin Aces of World War 2

LaGG & Lavochkin Aces of World War 2
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LaGG & Lavochkin Aces of World War 2
by Osprey
Author: George Mellinger
Publish Date: 2003
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 7.5x9.5x.33"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2147538298
Mfg. part #: OSPACE056
Type: Softcover

Description

This book examines the LaGG family of fighters that were amongst the first modern piston-engine interceptors made available to the Red Air Forces in early 1941 and proved far better fighters than their radial-engine predecessors. Despite technical maladies and political interference from Moscow, the LaGG-3 matured into an effective fighter when flown to its strengths at low level. Many early Soviet aces were weaned on the LaGG-3, and if they survived the early massacres of 1941-42, they went on to fly the Lavochkin family of fighters. Indeed, the Lavochkin La-3, -5 and -7 were the fighters of choice for Heroes of the Soviet Union such as Ivan Kozhedub, who claimed 62 kills.