What's the best-looking Russian fighter?

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Which was the best-looking Russian fighter of WWII?

  1. I-15

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  2. I-153

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  3. I-16

    7.1%
  4. Yak-1 (early, high-back)

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  5. Yak-1M, 360 degree vision, Yak-7

    3.6%
  6. Yak-3

    10.7%
  7. Yak-9

    21.4%
  8. Lavochkin LaGG-3

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  9. La-5, La-5FN

    7.1%
  10. La-7

    10.7%
  11. MiG-1

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  12. MiG-3

    32.1%
  13. Pe-2 fighter versions

    3.6%
  14. Other: please tell us

    3.6%
  1. Oreo

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    This is completely subjective, so don't anybody tear each other's hair out, ok? This has nothing to do with its abilities, just looks alone.
     
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    I like the way the Yak-9 looks. I always thought she had a very nice quality to her, almost Spitfire like. Very beautiful aircraft.
     
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    I've always liked the Yak1b (unofficial designation, but generally accepted rather than the Yak1M name used in this poll which was actually the prototype Yak3)
    All the bubble canopy Yaks look pretty much alike, but the Yak1b has the air cooler mounted further back, and it gives it a longer,racier, sleeker look than the 9 and 7. Different wheel covers as well, which also make it look a little nicer when it's parked on the ground. (see attached pic).
     

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    I always liked the Pe-2. {I think the fighter version was the Pe-3?}


    First model I ever made. Totally botched it!! :oops:
     
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    I had to go with the Yak-9, too. Very attractive aircraft.

    Charles
     
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    The Yak-9 would be my second choice though...
     

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    Sorry, my bad. I have still more to learn about subtypes, and books are sometimes inaccurate. But I meant any Yak-1 or Yak-7 with cut-down spine
     
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    Sorry, my bad again. Pe-2/Pe-3.
     
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    Freebird, is that picture of a Yak you showed full-size or scale model ? It sure looks tiny in that picture!
     
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    For the record, I like the looks of the MiG-3 best, followed by Yak-3.
     
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    Well, my favorite is the LA-9, but it didn't enter service until 1946.

    So I'll go with the Yak-9.
     
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    MIG-1/3...Like how nose is and the razorback look
     
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    It looked like the full size, but it was roped off so you couldn't walk right up to it. I saw it in the Aviation Museum in Ukraine.

    It had a listing of "Symbolic fighter", i'm not quite sure what they meant by "Symbolic"?
     

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    Here it is from the front.
     

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    MiG-3 for me, very sleek overall (particularly the nose and canopy), aggresive looking, and the rear fusalage looks a bit nicer in the side view than most other Soviet fighters.
     
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    I'm stuck between the Yak-9 and the La-7.....very beautiful birds!
     
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    No votes for Yak-3. That is my 2nd choice, btw. Wonder why nobody chose it as first.
     
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    Don't like the La series as the radial engine looks too big.

    The Bubble canopy Yaks look nice. But I would also go for the Mig-3.
     
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    I go for the I-16 Ratta, small tubby plane, looks like it can run round the corner. Very heavily armed for it's days as well.
     
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