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Description - Lavochkin Fighters of the Second World War by Jason Moore

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781781555149
ISBN-10: 1781555141
Format: Hardback
Pages: 240
Imprint: Fonthill Media
Publisher: Fonthill Media
Publish Date: 21-Apr-2016
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jason Moore

Jason Nicholas Moore is an avid air historian and modeller, with a particular interest in Soviet aeroplanes, and he has spent the last 40 years doing both historical research and constructing model aeroplanes. He has written a comprehensive history on the Il-2 Shturmovik, [Fonthill 2015]. In addition he has written a comprehensive modelling guide to the Il-2 Shturmovik which has not yet been published. He has spent much of the last 30 years researching Soviet aircraft in general, and has read extensively on the war on the Eastern Front.

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