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Lavochkin LaGG-3
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by Massimo Tessitori

Update of November 2, 2017: the LaGG-3 main page had become too wide and was splitted into three ones: LaGG-3 evolution, profiles and photos , Kits and models , scale drawings and details

Update of November 2, 2017: The pages Soviet Georgia , Curved arrow , Grey LaGGs with profiles and photos were added.

Update of November 12, 2017: The pages Soviet Georgia , Curved arrow , Grey LaGGs with profiles and photos were updated.

Update of November 12, 2017: The page I-301 prototype with profiles and photos were updated.

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Ah you LaGG, my lightened LaGG,
why don't you wish to fly?
Over the wild Black Sea water
your cockpit you made me leave.

song created by pilots of one of the first units to receive LaGG-3s


LaGG-3 drawings and details
Lavochkin LaGG-3 kits and built models

 
 
Sources:

Red Stars by Geust, Keskinen, Stenman;
Lavockin's Piston-engined fighters by Yefim Gordon
LaGG-3 in action, by Hans-Heiri Stapfer, Squadron/Signal
Soviet Combat Aircraft of the Second World War, of Yefim Gordon and Dmitri Khazanov
Soviet Air Force Fighter Colors 1941-1945 by Erik Pilawskii
Scale Aircraft Modelling January 2004
Soviet Fighters of Great Patriotic War: MiG-3, LaGG-3, La-5  by V. Voronin and P. Kolesnikov
Soviet Aces of WWII - Osprey - Aircraft Of  The Aces n°15
LaGG and Lavochkin  Aces of World War 2 -Osprey - Aircraft of the Aces n°56
Fighter Lagg of series "Aviakollectia"

http://wunderwaffe.narod.ru/Magazine/AK/2005_05/  is the digital form of the Aviakollectia monograph, in Russian.
http://wunderwaffe.narod.ru/Magazine/AK/2005_05/13.htm  is a page in Russian, describing deeply the painting of internal and external surfaces of LaGG-3
http://www.fortunecity.com/meltingpot/portland/971/reference/russian.htm of Kari Lumppio about the colors found on pieces conserved in Finland
http://www.amyat.narod.ru/foto/aviaconstruction/index.htm a site that reproduces a lot of drawings from a Russian book of Technical description of aircraft's construction
http://www.airwarfareforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=24895 a page of a forum with good structural images
http://www.airwarfareforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=10933#10933 one of some pages of a forum with an interesting discussion about the colors of LaGG-3.
http://www.airforce.ru/history/savasleika/index.htm is an exceptional collection of wartime photos including LaGG-3s and La-5s.
http://sovietwarplanes.com/board/index.php?topic=815.msg4207#msg4207   topic about the cockpit of the LaGG-3 and its colors, with links to other sources.
http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1505&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=0   excellent topic about LaGG-3, in Russian.
http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic_t_20346.html  excellent topic about the ICM model of LaGG-3, 1/48, in Russian.
 
Credits:

Audrius Nairanauskas for many information, help and scans;
Alexander Ruchkovsky, that I consider a true expert on this type, for many informations, scans and suggestions;
Jouni Ronkko for his help;
Fabrizio Di Santo for his collection of scans;
Paul Flint for some suggestions;
Robert N. Abbott Jr for his photos of La-5 wreck;
Aleksej Ilic for his help;
Paul Berestesky for his building report;
Basil for the photos of his model;
Martin Zamecnik for his help on skis;
Pavel Sadovnikov for his corrected drawings;
Uwe Borchert for the photos of his model;
John Thompson for his help in researching photos and other sources.