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stitchjones1971
02-28-2007, 11:23 AM
I've been flying the Lagg 7 a little, and I was wondering if anyone had any info on performance, tactics, cornering speeds, etc. I've found manuals on the FW190 etc. in the past, but not much luck on the Lagg 7.

I also checked Google but couldn't really find much out there. Thanks!!

JtD
02-28-2007, 12:55 PM
Try googling for the La-7 instead.

To save you some time, some performance figures can be found here (http://www.btinternet.com/%7Efulltilt/Perform.html).

Some additional information can be found here (http://www.airwar.ru/enc/fww2/la7.html#camo).

And finally a handbook of the La-5FN, pretty close to the -7 from here (http://www.airwar.ru/other/bibl/la5fn.html).

LEXX_Luthor
02-28-2007, 03:34 PM
The sim has no flyable Lagg 7.

You could try flying the La-7, info here http://mig3.sovietwarplanes.com/ but apparently not yet for -7

XyZspineZyX
02-28-2007, 03:41 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Soviet design bureaus sometimes, uh, changed personnel due to, um, less than voluntary changes of temporary address for the, er, good of the State

VW-IceFire
02-28-2007, 04:20 PM
Originally posted by stitchjones1971:
I've been flying the Lagg 7 a little, and I was wondering if anyone had any info on performance, tactics, cornering speeds, etc. I've found manuals on the FW190 etc. in the past, but not much luck on the Lagg 7.

I also checked Google but couldn't really find much out there. Thanks!!
They dropped the GG off the name when the design team was reduced to just Lavochkin. So its the La-5 and La-7. You might find more resources by searching for those designations. Information, techniques, and tactics for the La-5FN will be essentially the same as the La-7 as the two types are fairly close and the La-7 is a modest improvement over the La-5FN where they streamlined and lightened the structure wherever possible.

The La-5/7 series is basically a great point defense fighter. Its chief job being low altitude interception of enemy fighters or fighter-bombers. At low altitude most of the series can either beat or match a Focke Wulf for top speed. Also because it is relatively light with good power the plane accelerates and turns quite well. Its construction is also relatively solid and the ASh engine is a little tougher than an inline engine like on the Yak.

Its chief weaknesses are utterly abysmal high altitude performance, somewhat limited firepower, and virtually no serious ground attack capabilities. Its meant for one purpose and that is for low-medium altitude fighting.

F19_Olli72
02-28-2007, 04:34 PM
Well, many LW pilots used (and still do) the name "LaGG-7" (for the La-7), GŁnther Rall amongst others. If its good enough for him, it's good enough for me. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif