|Type||LaGG-3 series 1-3||LaGG-3 series 66|
|Engines||1*1050hp M-105P||1*1180hp M-105PF|
|Wing Load (kg/m2)||190||170|
|Speed at 0m||498km/h||542km/h|
|Speed||575km/h (at 5000m)||591km/h (at 3560m)|
|Climb to 5000m||6.8min||5.6min|
|Guns||3*mg12.7mm UB(S) 220rpg
2*mg7.62mm ShKAS 325rpg
Refined LaGG-1, with palliative introduced to cure the worst faults of the LaGG-1. The LaGG-3 had outer wings with slats and balanced tail elevators, was lighter, and later also had a more powerful engine. It still was disliked intensely by its pilots. Production problems continued, some factories delivering unairworthy aircraft. Series production aircraft were up to 40km/h slower than those tested by the (table presents the mass production model data).
All fighters by S.A.Lavochkin were 250-300kg heavier than Yakovlev's, due to wooden construction and generally worser 'weight culture'. But they were way more sturdy and reliable. Fuel tanks were self-sealing, equipped with inert gas (exhaust) pumping system.
Only 322 were ready on June 22, 1941.
Development resulted in 21 major versions (66 total), all simply called LaGG-3.
In production until 1943, 6258 built.
|two 15k photos of my 1/72 LaGG-3 model|
|Another drawing from collection by Vadim Krivosheyev, used to make a background for this page;|
|Modified May 28, 1997||Back to|