Lavochkin La-5 family
by Massimo Tessitori
Updated on November 2, 2010
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"Eskadrilya Valeriy Chkalov"

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

Updated on December 7, 2006

The La-5 family cowling shape

photos, comments and corrections to the best drawings available

Uploaded on December 9, 2004

The La-5 model kit of Gremlinmodels, 1/48

review of the only resin kit available on the subject until 2006

Uploaded on December 10, 2004

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

Uploaded on November 2, 2010

The La-5 model kit of Vector, 1/48

review by Michael Neradkov of the new excellent resin kit

Uploaded on May 8, 2006


 
Sources:

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
http://vvs.hobbyvista.com/Markings/Chkalov/index.php, a research on "Eskadrilya Valeriy Chkalov" aircrafts;
http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/ great site including model galleries, reviews and, in particular, a large walkaround gallery with something on La-5 relic;
http://www.fortunecity.com/meltingpot/portland/971/reference/russian.htm about the colors found on pieces conserved in Finland.
 
 
Credits:

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.
 
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