Technical data
Type VI
Function High altitude interceptor
Year 1944
Crew 1
Engines ASh-82FN? + 3*RD
Engine power 1850hp + 3*300kg
Ceiling 17,000m
Armament
Guns 4*?

VI project by S.P.Korolev

On June 30, 1944 S.P.Korolev submitted a project of high altitude interceptor, based on the La-5 airframe. The 'VI' carried three liquid rocket RD engines. Two - in the underwing fairings, one - in the extreme tail.

Armed with four nose-mounted cannons, VI supposed to 'jump' up to 17,000m to deliver a blow. This particular version was never built, but design studies were later used in construction of the La-7R mixed-powerplant aircraft.


PredecessorsModifications

La-5FN

La-5

La-7R
ReferencesLinks
  • "Russian aircraft since 1940" by Jean Alexander, p.172;
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