LaGG-1 file photo [125]


Primary RoleFighter
Maiden Flight30 March 1939


ww2dbaseThe LaGG-1 (ЛаГГ-1) fighters were designed in 1938 using wood to achieve light-weight characteristics. The prototype flew on 30 Mar 1939, and then over 100 aircraft were produced for evaluation. Pilots reported that the aircraft was underpowered and lacked agility and range. Because of the unfavorable reviews, only limited numbers were produced. The small number served mostly during the Winter War and the Continuation War against Finland.

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Last Major Revision: Aug 2006


MachineryOne Klimov M-105P liquid-cooled V12 engine rated at 1,100hp
Armament2x7.62mm machine guns, 1x20mm ShVAK cannon
Span9.80 m
Length8.81 m
Height4.40 m
Wing Area17.50 m²
Weight, Empty2,478 kg
Weight, Loaded2,968 kg
Weight, Maximum3,380 kg
Speed, Maximum605 km/h
Rate of Climb14.30 m/s
Service Ceiling9,600 m
Range, Normal556 km

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