Lavochkin La-7
by Massimo Tessitori
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Update of August 6 2020: a page with La-7 of 163 giap was added

Update of August 20, 2020: a page on La-7 of 137 giap was added





Lavochkin La-7 of Milos Vestsik, MBI: at present time, the most important monograph on La-7, especially on those in Czech service. In English and Czech.

Lagg &Lavochkin Aces of World War 2, of George Mellinger: useful for the story of the Soviet units and pilots.

La-5/7 Fighters in action, of Hans-Heiri Stapfer, Squadron/Signal publications, a good old monograph

Istrebitel La-7, Aviakollectsia 11/2009, of Kotelnikov, Orlov, Jakubovic: good monograph in Russian.

Lavochkin piston-engined fighters, Y.Gordon, Red star n.10: good monograph in English, with many well printed photos, forthemost from factory and tests.

Soviet Air Force fighter colours 1941-45: it has some good photos of La-7.


Links: Many topics on Lavochkins, in English. excellent reference both for details and historical photos, in Russian. site that collects photo from the Russian press. site on the markings of Soviet planes during the GPW. walkaround of the La-7 preserved in the museum of Prague-Kbely. walkaround of the La-7 preserved in the museum of Monino. walkaround of the La-7 preserved in the museum of Prague-Kbely.



I was helped in collecting informations and images by: Aleksandr Ruchkovsky, Vitaliy Timoshenko, Oleg Korytov, PG monster, Mikhail Bykov, Barneybolac, Michal Sekula (66misos), Pascal, Jason Moore (Learstang), Konstantin Lesnikov (KL), John Thompson, Troy Smith, Pascal, Johann.

Should I have forgotten anyone or written any name badly, please let me know and I'll provide to correct it.