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Soviet Fighter Aircraft : Lavochkin La-5 UTI



The Lavochkin La-5 (Лавочкин Ла-5) was a Soviet fighter aircraft of World War II. It was a development and refinement of the LaGG-3, replacing the earlier model's inline engine with the much more powerful Shvetsov ASh-82 radial engine. During its time in service, it was one of the Soviet Air Force's most capable types of warplane, able to fight German designs on an equal footing.

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La-5UTI

9,920 La-5s of all variants were built, including dedicated trainer versions, designated La-5UTI.


La-5FN

The definitive La-5FN had a fuel-injected engine, a different engine air intake, and was further lightened. A full circle turn took 18–19 seconds. Very late-production La-5FN had two 20mm Berezin B-20 cannon installed in the cowling in place of the heavier two 20mm ShVAK; both were capable of a salvo weight of 3.4 kg/s.


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The La-5 was the basis for the further improved Lavochkin La-7.


Model Specifications [wikipedia]





Soviet Fighter Aircraft : Lavochkin La-5 FN - IN FLIGHT MODE