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La-7
Note: Base stats only (no upgrade installed)
Rank IV (4)
Battle Rating 4.3
Type Fighter
Maximum Speed on height 648 km/h

6000 m
Maximum Altitude 10450 m
Turn Time 21.3 seconds
Rate of Climb 11.5 m/s
Takeoff Run 358 m
Armament 2x 20 mm ShVAK cannon (340 rds)
Burst Mass 2.30 kg/s

The Lavochkin La-7 (Russian: Лавочкин Ла-7)

Was a piston-engined Soviet fighter developed during World War II by theLavochkin Design Bureau (OKB). It was a development and refinement of the Lavochkin La-5, and the last in a family of aircraft that had begun with the LaGG-1 in 1938. Its first flight was in early 1944 and it entered service with the Soviet Air Forces later in the year. A small batch of La-7s was given to the Czechoslovak Air Force the following year, but it was otherwise not exported. Armed with two or three 20 mm (0.79 in) cannon, it had a top speed of 661 kilometers per hour (411 mph). The La-7 was felt by its pilots to be at least the equal of any German piston-engined fighter and even shot down a Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter. It was phased out in 1947 by the Soviet Air Force, but served until 1950 with the Czechoslovak Air Force.

Tactical significance Edit

The La-7 ended the superiority in vertical maneuverability that the Messerschmitt Bf 109G had previously enjoyed over other Soviet fighters.[17] Furthermore, it was fast enough at low altitudes to catch, albeit with some difficulties, Focke Wulf Fw 190 fighter-bombers that attacked Soviet units on the frontlines and immediately headed for German-controlled airspace at full speed. The Yakovlev Yak-3 and the Yakovlev Yak-9U with the Klimov VK-107 engine lacked a large enough margin of speed to overtake the German raiders. 115 La-7s were lost in air combat, only half the number of Yak-3s.

Skins Edit

178 GFAR 14 GFAD Eastern Front 1944/45: Shoot down 230 players

Armament

  • Guns: 2 × 20 mm ShVAK cannons with 200 rounds per gun or 3 × 20 mm Berezin B-20 cannons with 100 rounds per gun
  • Bombs: 200 kg (440 lb) of bombs

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