Lavochkin La-5 family
by Massimo Tessitori
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Update of June 2, 2019: La-5 Silver 61 of Eskadrilya VCh and La-5 White 15 of 193 IAP were added

Update of 26 May 2019: La-5 18 Za Galchenko of Eskadrilya VCh and La-5 Wide 42 of Eskadrilya VCh were added; some updates were made on the "Eskadrilya Valeriy Chkalov" page

Update of 15 May 2019: La-5 Red 18 and Silver 10 of 159 IAP was added

Update of 12 May 2019: La-5 white 15 with Skarkmouth of G. Kostylev was added

Update of 7 May 2019: La-5 white 91of 3 GvIAP KBF was added

Update of 17 April 2019: La-5 blue 14 with black pierced heart was added

Update of 12 April 2019: a page on Grey La-5 white 26 was added

Update of 15 March 2019: a page on La-5 n.57 of 164 IAP and Early La-5s of 240 IAP "Baumancy" geroju Lukjanovu were added. 

"Eskadrilya Valeriy Chkalov"

LaGG-3s and La-5s paid by collective farm workers 
of the Gorky area

Updated on 18 May 2019

La-5 of Cooperativa, 1:72 
Model by Andrew Desautels

Uploaded on November 2, 2010


The State authority of audio/video material archive of Nizhniy Novgorod region (ex Gorky)
Red Stars by Geust, Keskinen, Stenman;
Lavockin's Piston-engined fighters by Yefim Gordon
La5/7 fighters 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, a research on "Eskadrilya Valeriy Chkalov" aircrafts; great site including model galleries, reviews and, in particular, a large walkaround gallery with something on La-5 relic; about the colors found on pieces conserved in Finland.


Audrius Nairanauskas for many information, help and scans;
Aleksey Zaicev-Valiayev for some pictures never published before;
Alexander Ruchkovsky for many information and scans;
Jouni Ronkko for his help;
Fabrizio Di Santo for his collection of scans;
Giovanni Carlassare for having sent to me some photostats;
Paul Flint for some suggestions;
Robert N. Abbott Jr for his photos of La-5 wreck;
Aleksej Ilic for his help
Matthias Erben for his help
Milos Vestsik for his help
Michael Neradkov (Michael XIII) for a review.

Special thanks to the State authority of audio/video material archive of Nizhniy Novgorod region where many original pictures are stored.