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Lavochkin LaGG-3

    Fighter (Testbed)
The Lavochkin LaGG-3

    Test Engine: 2x VDR-430 ramjets
Specification for LaGG-3
    Engine: 1x M 105P Piston engine
    Wing Span: 9.8m
    Length: 8.81m
    Height: 2.54m
    Weight: Empty 2620 kg / Loaded 3190 kg
    Maximum Speed: 575 km/h
    Ceiling: 9,700 m
    Range: 870 km
    Crew: 1
    Armament: 2x 7.62mm machine guns / 1x 20mm cannon. 500kg of bombs or 6x 82mm RS-82 air to ground rockets

The LaGG-3 was developed from the LaGG-1 in early 1941, although a good design the aircraft was let down by shoddy manufacturing (the initials were said to stand for Lakirovannii Garantirovannii Grob "varnished guaranteed coffin") but despite it's reputation over 6,500 were made by 1942, when production was switched over to the La-5

In 1942 a La-3 was tested with two VDR-430 fitted under the wings, as with other experiments of the same sort, the top speed was boosted (in this case by 30 km/h) but when not in use the speed was reduced (by 50 km/h).

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