Soviet Combat Aircraft of the Second World War: by Yefim Gordon

By Yefim Gordon

Книга Soviet wrestle airplane of the second one global warfare. Vol.1: Single-Engined... Soviet strive against plane of the second one international warfare. Vol.1: Single-Engined warring parties Книги Вооружение Автор: Y.Gordon, D.Khazanov Год издания: 1998 Формат: pdf Издат.:Midland Страниц: 184 Размер: 84.05 ISBN: 1857800834 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:The first of a two-volume set detailing Soviet moment global warfare wrestle plane - either prototype and operational.

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Shortcomings were also reported. Gun aiming was made more difficult by the presence of the top air intake cowling, which could obscure the target, and by the high position of the sight, which precluded the possibility of flying with the canopy closed. It was claimed that the cockpit was very hot and that exhaust gases entered it, and also that radio communication was inadequate. When assessing the results of the service tests it should be borne in mind that they took place when the opposing forces were very strong.

Soviet airmen gained a tactical advantage from the close external similarity of the La5FN to its slower and less powerful predecessor, the La-SF, because Luftwaffe pilots could not tell them apart. It is acknowledged that the La-5FNs played an important part in establishing Soviet air superiority and around 1,500 were built up to late 1943. La-5F with TK-3 supercharger The Lavochkin OKS also studied high altitude fighters, choosing to use turbosuperchargers to increase service ceiling. Construction of three prototypes fitted with S Treskin's TK-3 supercharger started in early 1943.

Because of oil and water overheating, flight at maximum speed can be sustained for only three or four minutes'. 31 being converted to production of the Yak-3. In some respects the fates of the LaGG-3 and Yak-l were similar; both were built in series before the Second World War and up to 1944, when their programmes were cancelled in favour ofYak-3 production. 3l. During 1943 and 1944 LaGG fighters were used intensively by the 4th Air Army and the air arm of the Black Sea Navy. According to service pilots the aircraft was easy to handle and maintain, though combat reports noted its low survivability on groundattack missions, and low firepower.

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