--Ukrainian clear prop! This is a guide to the 1/72 Lavochkin La-5 fighter [late model].
--Lavochkin La-5 is a single-engine monoplane fighter developed by the Soviet Union's Lavochkin Design Bureau during World War II, and served as the main fighter of the Red Army of Labor and Agriculture in the middle of the German-Soviet war.
--The first La-5 combat unit was formed in September 1942 and was put into the Battle of Stalingrad.
――The maneuverability at low altitude far surpasses that of conventional aircraft, and it is easy to recover from stall due to the agile aircraft reaction, and it was possible to loop and immelmann turn at low speed.
--La-5 has appeared on the front lines since the Battle of Kursk in 1943.
--In addition, a variation with the engine replaced was produced to improve the basic performance.
--By the end of 1944, 9,920 La-5s were produced, and as a successor, the aerodynamically refined and lighter La-7 was produced.
――The kit uses a new mold to create the main wing and windshield parts that have different characteristics from the [early model], such as changes in main wing details due to the increase in fuel tanks and differences in landing gear hangars.
――In addition, the cockpit, fuselage, and canopy have been redesigned for easier assembly, and these are also new mold parts, so they are called a new mold kit compared to the La-5 [early model] on sale from the company. The content is not a problem.
-The kit is precisely reproduced up to the inside of the cockpit, 2 types of canopy parts (1 each in the open / closed state), etched parts including seat belts and landing gear covers, 6 types of Soviet Air Force decals and 2 types Horizontal stabilizer parts are included.
[Specifications of actual machine]
--Engine: Shvetsov ASh-82FN Air-cooled double-row radial 14-cylinder 1,700 horsepower
--Overall length: 8.67m
--Overall width: 9.80m
--Maximum speed: 648km / h
--Cruising range: 765km
--Armed: ShVAK 20mm cannon x 2
( This is a machine translation. Please allow for possible misinterpretations in the text. )