Soviet La-5 Fighter Plane

  • World War II
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

Developed in 1941, The Lavochikin La-5 was one of the most Modern Fighters created and used by The Soviet Air Forces during World War II. Designs incorporated British and American Attack Fighter designs. Over 6,500 were eventually produced for the War Effort, with The La-5 being replaced by The “Yak” Series of Fighters and Bombers in 1944. Crewed by a single Pilot, The La-5 was 30-feet long with a wingspan of 33-feet. It was powered by a single Kilmov Liquid cooled, V-12 Engine, capable of airspeeds up to 350-mph. The operational and fighting ceiling of The La-5 was 32,000-feet. The La-5 was armed with (2) 12.7mm Machine Guns  and (1) 20mm Cannon. It could carry up to 400-pounds of traditional Ordnance or (6) Wing Rockets (RS-132). The La-5 was very effective against The Messerschmitt (Me-109) and was also heavily used in Ground Support.