what was the best russian fighter of ww2

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  1. jrk

    jrk Member

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    in my opinion the yak 3 was the best.

    on the 14th of july 1944 18 yak 3s met 30 german fighters and destroyed 15 for only the loss of one yak.

    the normandy-niemen group changed from yak 9s to yak 3s and scored the last 99 of their 273 victories in these machines.
     
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    I would go for the Lagg 7. mainly because it was faster and with a heavy armament. With 3 x 20mm it could take on anything and its speed of around 425mph was as good as most.
     
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    Do you mean the La-7?
     
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    Yup. I will now go and hang my head in shame, a pretty dumb oversight.
     
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    I'd say either the Yak 3 or La7
     
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    Make your choice, its a bit like saying the best fighter in the BOB was either the 109 or the Spitfire.
     
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    No need to, for the Germans consistently said LaGG in the combat claims.
     
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    I'd say La-7. Would prefer a Yak-9 though.
     
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    Hi JCS,

    Just curious. Since you posted a reply about the Yak-3 and La-7, why did you post a picture of Fiat G-55s?

    Not complaining, just curious ... nevermind, it is a signature!

    Call me stupid ... no, just kidding ...

    - Greg
     
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    La-7 all the way. Fly it in Il-2 Sturmovic and you'll see. (Well why not Lol) It might not be as fun to fly as a Yak-3, but it's tougher and mor heavily armed. Just as i thought. 8)
     
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    we tend to try not to bais opinions of aircraft like that on flight sims, no matter how accurate they are........
     
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    Not a Mig-3, maybe a Yak- 9
     
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