Pulse Jet powered LA-9

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  1. otftch

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    I have to give it to those crazy Russian test pilots. Here is a La-9 with two pulse jets slung under the wings. The vibration must have been something ! This must have been from the immediate post-war era. I don't know whose kit is, as there was only Cyrillic writing on the plain brown box. It is in my usual 1/72 scale and the pulse jets were added from my spares box. The photo I have is very bad so the number is made up. A lot of putty but a neat little model.
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    A great idea Ed. But the model looks like the La-5FN with additional pulse jet engines than the La-9RD. Anyway I like it. :D
     
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    Sure is ! I've had wrong versions and wrong decals but this is the first time I've got a completely different aircraft in the box. If i'd seen the shape of the wings I would have caught it. Gonna rip off those pulse jets and find an La-9. Thanks Wurger.
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    It's OK Ed. No problem for me at all. I like the idea of the model. Taking these Russian tests into consideration all is possible. :D

    Here you are a few shots of the La9RD plane I've found for you via the net .......

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    Nice one Ed, and certainly unusual. Must have been a site to see, seeing that thing flying!
     
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    How nuts is that idea!? Good one!
     
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    Thanks Wurger. I'd rather do it right. As soon as I can come up with an La-9/11 I'll redo it. And now, I have a side number. For the time being, here is an La-5FN.
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    Nice work Ed!
     
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    I echo the post above. :thumbright:
     
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