Russian Fighters

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  1. Ernst

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    There is a lack of threads about russian fighters here. I cannot find reliable performance data about MIGs, Yaks and Las.

    It Will be very insteresting more info related to this ones.
     
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    For whatever that you need to know Ernst, just start a new thread about Russian fighters...:D


    Welcome to the forum btw...8)
     
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    Ernst, there is more interest in the Western fighters (American, British and German) than Soviet fighters on this site. However, if you search, you will find information on Soviet aircraft. I would try and use the Search feature to pull up posts about a particular Soviet plane. I echo Lucky13's sentiments - welcome to the forum. His suggestion is also a good one. If you start a thread about a specific plane or theme, for example "Which Were Better - Yak's or La's?" you will get responses, maybe more than you expected!

    Venganza
     
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    I always found the IS-1 intresting. Now thats an RC challenge.
     

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    Some specs:-
     

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    more:-
     

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    Thank you bigZ! What book is this? Can i buy it in internet? I am just few months interested in warbirds.

    Actualy i have been reading Von Mises book to understand better the dynamics of propeller powered aircraft.
     
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    Great stuff there BigZ, I havent posted much to be honest because I dont have alot of stuff on russian aircraft and the stuff I do have. Well I cant read Russian and am not familiar enough to tell what is what.
     
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    A fantastic book. Its a pity Russian aircraft of WWII don't get a look in here in the West as theirs sme intresting stuff. Vol 2 is on bombers. Micdrow thanks. You still the King when it comes to info.:D
     

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    Great stuff mate! Keep it coming!
     
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    Thanks BigZ but like you said we need more russian aircraft. If you have more please share or any one else. I just post stuff people think is interesting. Any one is free to add more and the more the better for every one!!!
     
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    I'd sure like to know about russian fighters etc., and pilots! 8) :D
     
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    One that could have been a contender but for engine problems. The I-185. Estimated top level speed @22,500' of 441mph. According to test pilots it had excellent handling.
     

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    The I-221(see chart above for performance), Soviet equivalant if the FW ta 152H if the war had continued.
     

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    I'd forgotten about this one. Looks like a MiG-3 on steroids (which, in a sense, I suppose it was). Oh and great performance charts, bigZ, thank you!

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    I think they had some excellent fighters (Yak-9 and Pe-2i being my favorites), but they seem to be on average lightly armed compared to other Allied/German fighters.
     
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    You're correct, vikingBerserker, at least in the number of guns. What the Soviets liked were a few large caliber guns around the engine and/or firing through the spinner. The Yak's are a good example of this, with some having a 12.7 mm gun on the engine paired with a cannon firing through the spinner, from 20mm to 37mm to even 45mm with the Yak-9K! I think they liked the concentrated cone of fire and keeping the wings free of armament kept them lighter and the plane more maneuverable. It was just a different philosophy than that used by Western aircraft.

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    However this "big guns" had a poor rate of fire and lack of ammunition. Russian philosophy was lighten the aircraft, but i guess if mostly of the Russian pilots can deal with such things.
     
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