La-5 fighters. Nightmare "Jack aces"

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La-5 fighters. Nightmare "Jack aces"

History of the creation of one of the best fighters of the Great Patriotic La-5 dramatic and paradoxical. In 1940, the Red Army was adopted designed Lavochkin, V.P.Gorbunovym M.I.Gudkovym and LaGG-3. Unfortunately, he had a serious flaw - obviously lacked power, and the aircraft was removed from production. Only one replacement of the engine saved the situation - with him in the car showed outstanding test data and was launched in a series under the designation La-5. Excellent flight performance and powerful weapons fighter pilots helped our confidence to beat the enemy. It is on the La-5 fighting opened the scoring victories Ivan Kozhedub, the future three-time Hero of the Soviet Union. On "Lavochkin" fight each Soviet ace - Kirill Evstigneev, shot down 56 enemy aircraft and end the war twice Hero of the Soviet Union. On the La-5 had his last fight, Alexander Horowitz - being one on one with a large group of German bombers, he shot down nine dive bombers Ju-87.

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Original title: La-5 fighters. Nightmare "Jack aces"
Author: N. Yakubovich
Publisher: Yauza, Collection, Penguin Books
Year: 2008
Russian Language
Series: Arsenal Collection
Genre: Non-fiction
Format: PDF
Number of pages: 112
Quality: Scanned pages
Size: 133.28 MB (139,753,097 bytes)


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