USSR destroyer that can suppress P-51

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  1. rousseau

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    I wondered are there any such fighter built by USSR in WWII that were capable to overwhelm P-51 on turn rate, climb rate or roll rate?
    I heard that MiG-7, La-7, YAK-9 were outstanding, but don't know their capability for exact.
     
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    I think all aircraft were excellent but the La-9 and the later La-11 were probably pretty comparable to the P-51 at lower altitudes. As far as overwhelming the P-51 in any performance category? I think not.
     
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    Depends on the current altitude and speed.
    Generally, low down and at lower speed, Soviet birds should gain the upper hand. Higher up at higher speed, P-51 should prevail, Merlinized P-51 especially.

    The graphs about Soviet fighters are somewhere in this forum, ditto for P-51, so it should be easy to compare them.
     
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    Well, could you please help to find the "somewhere" ?
    By search engine I found nothing connecting to what I wanted
     
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    Dont forget for all the number crunching the pilot with the Height, the speed and the first sight nearly always won the battle no matter what was being flown
     
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