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Author Topic: Updates to the La-5 family page  (Read 2664 times)
Massimo Tessitori
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« Reply #45 on: June 02, 2019, 09:33:42 AM »

Some updates about La-5s

http://massimotessitori.altervista.org/sovietwarplanes/pages/la5/la5/15of193iap/15of193iap.html




This one was obtained by increasing the contrast of a photo that seemed to show a plane without numbers:


http://massimotessitori.altervista.org/sovietwarplanes/pages/la5/chkalov/61/61.html



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« Reply #46 on: June 02, 2019, 10:49:51 AM »

Cool. I very interested in 193 iap, where the photos come from?

BTW, 1942 may be a typo?
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« Reply #47 on: June 02, 2019, 11:19:57 AM »

Hi Vlad,
both photos are shown at pag.14-15 of the Czech monograph La-5 of Milos vestsik, MBI. There is a Russian edition too.
The caption at pag 15 says that the photo is of July 1943, Skorodnoye airfield. Yes, 42 was a typo, I've corrected it, thank you.
The other photo is at pag 14; it doesn't say the unit, but the plane and its markings are identical to n.15.
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« Reply #48 on: July 18, 2019, 07:17:51 AM »

Hi all,
new photos of the plane with the pierced heart have emerged:
https://zaika70.livejournal.com/tag/%D0%9B%D0%B0-5


the profile will require some correction, particularly on the supposed band on the lower surface, that now looks more as a patch on the side surface.
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« Reply #49 on: July 19, 2019, 11:54:52 AM »

Hi,
I've updated the page and the drawing.

I've changed a bit the proportions of the heart, modified the small rectangle into a retouch, and made red areas on the tail. Of course I can't be sure that they are red, but they have to be glossy if they change their look in each photo.
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« Reply #50 on: July 20, 2019, 07:55:10 PM »

That's a beautiful La-5, Massimo, very distinctive! Regarding the outline for the tail, being a Soviet aircraft, red's as good a guess as any. On a Russian FaceBook page I saw a profile of an Il-2 that was supposedly at Stalingrad; it was shown with a yellow spinner. I reminded them that was unlikely, as having a yellow spinner, at least in that part of the war, was asking to be shot at by the Soviets. I believe it was Aleksandr Pokryshkin who wrote that when he saw yellow, he fired.

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« Reply #51 on: July 21, 2019, 12:06:57 AM »

Hi Massimo

great that more images have turned up,  (I PM Massimo about this a while back)

I'm still inclined to think the '14' is red, i can't see any tonal difference,  and suspect that blue would not stand out enough against the silver, while red would.

I am so happy though that more and more great and unusual images are appearing on Russian sites,  always a treat to to come here and find more new images.

I'm very much with Jason about seeing profiles with yellow markings,  it really does not make sense.
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« Reply #52 on: July 21, 2019, 06:55:29 AM »

Hi Jason and Troy,
yes, it is nice but I still have doubts on it.
Apart for the color of the number, I wondered if the thing appearing on the top of the rudder and stabilizer could have been the shadow of the small tail mast, but the main mast doesn't project any noticeable shadow, so I rejected the idea.

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