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Author Topic: The unusial thing :)  (Read 7673 times)
M_Bykov
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« on: November 05, 2005, 02:06:54 PM »

Here you are the half of victory star as marking of a shared kill - a usual on the Western allies planes but very rare (if not unique) on the Soviet fighters? Shocked :

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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2005, 10:25:34 PM »

Interesting! Shocked
Thanks for sharing the image.
Do you know if it is a LaGG-3 or La-5?
I see that some stars look white and red, while other ones look as white. Has this any meaning, in your opinion?
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2005, 08:47:19 AM »

Interesting! Shocked
Thanks for sharing the image.
Do you know if it is a LaGG-3 or La-5?
I see that some stars look white and red, while other ones look as white. Has this any meaning, in your opinion?
Massimo Smiley

It's LaGG-3.

Stars are all the same, that's impression because of photo poor quality (note the lighter stain in the rifght part of image).

I have the photo of the whole plane, but can't show it here, sorry, because it's not my privacy. Maybe later...
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2005, 09:26:35 AM »

I see. You are drawing a profile, isn't it? It will be interesting. Please let me know when it will be published. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2005, 11:46:37 AM »

10 completely new profiles of Soviet fighters, (and a lot of new photos of course  Smiley) including this LaGG-3 from 564 IAP, Rubtsov's MiG-3 from 12 GIAP, Sorkin's Airacobra from 28 IAP ect, will be published in 3rd part of D.Khazanov's book 'Unknown battle in the skies of Moscow', on which I'm working right now. Cool Don't know exactly when it will be released but hoping as soon as possible.
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2005, 12:20:19 AM »

Very interesting!  Shocked
Those books were a good sorce for new photos. I collected 3 supposed photos of Rubtsov (strangely different between them) and I suspect that n.12 was his plane, but I am not sure. Could you let me know at least this, so, if it's wrong, I can remove the note, please? Huh
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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2005, 07:27:40 AM »

Thanks for shearing the picture! Very interesting and unique example.
And great news about the upcoming new book by Hazanov. Do you know which period it will cover or specific topic?

BR Audrius
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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2005, 08:49:39 AM »

Do you know which period it will cover or specific topic?

BR Audrius

Main subject - the Air Defence of Moscow area in 1942-43, but not only, of course  Cheesy.

2Massimo: Rubtsov undoubtedly had used several MiGs and Yaks /but latters mainly in 434 IAP/. This one has double number 73/5 on the tail.
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« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2005, 08:04:32 AM »

This is interesting. I have never seen an image with these numbers. Shocked
Where can I find some biographic notes on this pilot, please? On this book, I imagine. Do you know other available sources, please?
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« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2005, 08:18:55 AM »

Where can I find some biographic notes on this pilot, please? On this book, I imagine. Do you know other available sources, please?
Massimo

What do You want to know about Rubtsov? I can help  Wink...
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« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2005, 08:32:32 AM »

It would be great.  Smiley
Well, in this page http://mig3.sovietwarplanes.com/mig3/personnel.html I collected three supposed images of Rubtzov, but they look all showing different men to my eyes. Shocked  Do you know which one is good?
Besides, could you check the notes on him, and maybe suggest something as when he died etc? I didn't know that he passed to another unit after 12 GIAP. Embarrassed
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« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2005, 09:14:55 AM »


Besides, could you check the notes on him, and maybe suggest something as when he died etc? I didn't know that he passed to another unit after 12 GIAP. Embarrassed
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Rubtsov is undoubtedly on both top photos.

It's not much known about him, sorry  Embarrassed

He was transferred from 12 GIAP to famous 434 IAP in spring (possibly in April) 1942. In summer 1942 he fought in Stalingrad area flying Yak-1s. The last kill Rubtsov had scored in 434 IAP took place on 26.07.42. But his fate after that is still unclear for me. In 434 IAP loss list the name of Rubtsov is not included. But he wasn't in 434 IAP already during autumn combat tour. So it looks like he was transferred somewhere in July/Septenber 1942 'rest' period.

Rubtsov's final combat score in both 12 GIAP and 434 IAP is 9 + 4, of which 4 personal kills he scored in 434 IAP flying Yak-1s.
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« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2005, 10:09:33 PM »

Thanks. Smiley
So, it's not known where and when he died. His name is not even mentioned on Stalin's falcons of Polak.
I thought to have read that he died in 1941, but I wasn't able to find where, and now I see that it was my error. Embarrassed
9+4 means 9 individual and 4 shared victories?
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« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2005, 10:45:00 PM »

Thanks. Smiley
So, it's not known where and when he died. His name is not even mentioned on Stalin's falcons of Polak.
I thought to have read that he died in 1941, but I wasn't able to find where, and now I see that it was my error. Embarrassed
9+4 means 9 individual and 4 shared victories?
Massimo


In 'Stalin's falcons' about 70% of Soviet Aces names' are not mentioned  Angry.

Yes, 9+4 means 9 individual and 4 shared victories. That's standard Soviet system to record combat succeses of fighter pilot.
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« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2005, 12:53:47 AM »

What books would you suggest on Soviet aces?
Massimo Smiley
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