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VTOL | Rank 5 USA
AV-8A Harrier Pack
General characteristics
1 personCrew
3.16 tTake-off weight
2.06 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
9500 mCeiling
Klimov VK-105PFEngine
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
700 km/hStructural
450 km/hGear
Offensive armament
20 mm ShVAK cannonWeapon 1
150 roundsAmmunition
800 shots/minFire rate
12.7 mm Berezin UB machine gunWeapon 2
200 roundsAmmunition
996 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 x 100 kg FAB-100sv (forged) bombSetup 1
2 x 50 kg FAB-50sv (forged) bombSetup 2
6 x RS-82 rocketsSetup 3
6 x RBS-82 rocketsSetup 4
9200 Rp icon.pngResearch
22000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png2100 / 2633/1800 / 2257/980 / 1228Repair
6300 Sl icon.pngCrew training
22000 Sl icon.pngExperts
180 Ge icon.pngAces
118 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
260 % Sl icon.png220 % Sl icon.png60 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the Russian fighter LaGG-3-35. For other versions, see LaGG-3 (Family).


GarageImage LaGG-3-35.jpg

The LaGG-3-35 is a rank II Russian fighter with a battle rating of 2.3 (AB/RB/SB). It has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.27.

The LaGG-3-35 is a jack of all trades type of fighter aircraft. It does not have many weaknesses but also does not have many advantages. When flying the LaGG-3-35, it can be used in a variety of roles depending on what you are engaging in combat. Always keep in mind certain planes you battle may be better than the LaGG-3-35 at something.

General info

Flight performance

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Max Speed
(km/h at 3,300 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
549 534 9500 21.9 22.7 11.3 11.1 403
Max Speed
(km/h at 3,300 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
583 566 9500 20.1 21.0 16.5 13.8 403


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flaps
Max Static G
+ -
700 450  460 ~12 ~9
Optimal velocities
< 380 < 380 < 380 > 323
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
700 m 1,260 hp N/A
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
2,700 m 1,180 hp N/A

Survivability and armour

  • 8 mm Steel - armour plate behind pilot's seat


Offensive armament

The LaGG-3-35 is armed with:

  • 1 x 20 mm ShVAK cannon, nose-mounted (150 rpg)
  • 1 x 12.7 mm Berezin UB machine gun, nose-mounted (200 rpg)

Suspended armament

The LaGG-3-35 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 2 x 50 kg FAB-50 bombs (100 kg total)
  • 2 x 100 kg FAB-100 bombs (200 kg total)
  • 6 x RS-82 rockets
  • 6 x RBS-82 rockets

Usage in battles

Bomber Hunter: The LaGG-3-35 is a capable bomber hunter especially when using the rockets. Bombers that you would meet will easily disintegrate from a single rocket hit most of the time or be crippled so badly that they will eventually crash. Also the cannon and machine gun on the plane can do damage to enemy bombers as well, it will take some time but eventually the enemy bomber will go down.

Air Superiority: The LaGG-3-35 is a capable air superiority fighter as it can fight as a energy or turn fighter depending on what you face.

Some vehicles to worry about if flying this plane:

  • Supermarine Spitfires: The Supermarine Spitfire is a plane to be feared when flying the LaGG-3-35 as many of the key strengths the LaGG-3-35 has, the Spitfire also has (if not better). When fighting the Spitfire, always try to go for the initial hit as early Spitfires do not react well to damage. Always remember do not get into manoeuvring fights with Spitfires as they will easily out manoeuvre the LaGG-3-35 at any speeds.
  • Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa and Mitsubishi A6M Reisen: When battling these planes, altitude is everything. These two Japanese planes will have no issue outperforming a LaGG-3-35 in manoeuvrability. Therefore when facing these two enemy planes, use Boom and Zoom tactics to defeat them.
  • Vought F4U Corsair: The Corsair is a plane to be feared as its firepower and superior speed will be a major factor to watch out for. Do not try to outrun or go for head-on attacks if possible when confronting the F4U Corsair. Turn fighting is your best chance of success as the LaGG-3-35 will have no issue out turning them.
  • Messerschmitt Bf 109 F: This plane is the worst enemy to face in a LaGG-3-35. The Bf 109 F will easily out perform the LaGG-3-35 in everything (firepower, manoeuvrability, climb rate, speed, and engine/plane performance at any altitude). Dealing with the Bf 109 F is going to come down to who has the most energy at the start of the engagement and who can force the other to lose all their energy during the course of the engagement.

To counter, the LaGG-3-35 is going to become a case of what your plane's advantage would be. The LaGG-3-35 does not have many weaknesses nor does it have any advantages. Therefore to shoot down the LaGG-3-35 is going to come down to what your plane's advantage is over the LaGG-3-35.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Auto control available
Auto control available
Separate Controllable
2 gears
Not controllable


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 12 mm DZ-40
II Compressor Airframe New 12 mm MGs RO-82
III Wings repair Engine Offensive 20 mm
IV Cover New 20 mm cannons

Pros and cons


  • Good armament
  • Good energy fighter
  • Rockets can be used for air to air combat
  • Decent cannon ammo count
  • Best performance at low altitudes (< 3000 m)
  • Stable gun platform


  • Mediocre at everything
  • Not as good at turning as many Yaks
  • Can have problems pulling out of a steep dive
  • Flaps won't save you after getting "Tail control damaged"
  • Poor performance at high altitude
  • Doesn't react well to damage
  • No bulletproof glass or armour to protect the pilot in head on attacks


The LaGG-3 was designed in 1938 by Semyon Lavochkin, Vladimir Gorbunov and Mikhail Gudkov as an air superiority fighter. The LaGG-3 is upgraded version of the LaGG-1 which suffered from poor performance. The LaGG-3 would become a important plane for the Soviet Air Force during the early days of World War 2 on the Eastern Front. A total of 6,528 LaGG-3 would produced during its lifespan. It would be replaced by more capable planes later on in World War 2 such as the LaGG-5 which is a LaGG-3 air frame with a improved radial engine.

In-game description

Together with two other fighters, this Soviet single-engine fighter replaced the obsolete I-16 and I-153, which at that time were the core fighters of the Soviet Air Force's RKKA. The LaGG-3 began appearing on the aviation scene in early 1941, several months prior to the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, and was manufactured at Lavochkin-Gorbunov-Goudkov until 1944.

In terms of armaments, the LaGG-3 carried two 12.7 mm Berezin BS machine guns, one 20 mm SHVAK cannon and six RS-82 or RS-132 rockets. In addition, bombs aboard the LaGG-3 could be suspended. Throughout its production, Lavochkin-Gorbunov-Goudkov manufactured dozens of variants of the more than 6,200 LaGG-3s it built.


See also

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  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
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External links

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Lavochkin-Gorbunov-Gudkov (Лавочкин-Горбунов-Гудков)
Early Fighters  I-301 · LaGG-3-4 · LaGG-3-8 · LaGG-3-11 · LaGG-3-23 · LaGG-3-34 · LaGG-3-35 · LaGG-3-66
Late Fighters  La-5 · La-5F · La-5FN · La-7 · Dolgushin's La-7 · La-7B-20 · La-9 · La-11
Jet Fighters  La-15 · La-174 · La-200
Export  ␗La-9
Captured  ▀La-5FN

USSR fighters
I-15  I-15 WR · I-15 M-22 · I-15R · I-15bis
I-153  I-153 M-62 · Zhukovsky's I-153-M62 · I-153P
I-16  I-16 type 5 · I-16 type 10 · I-16 type 18 · I-16 type 24 · I-16 type 27 · I-16 type 28 · I-180S
I-185  I-185 (M-71) · I-185 (M-82)
I-225  I-225
MiG-3  MiG-3-15 · MiG-3-15 (BK) · MiG-3-34
LaGG  I-301 · LaGG-3-4 · LaGG-3-8 · LaGG-3-11 · LaGG-3-23 · LaGG-3-34 · LaGG-3-35 · LaGG-3-66
La  La-5 · La-5F · La-5FN · La-7 · Dolgushin's La-7 · La-7B-20 · La-9 · La-11
Yak-1/7  Yak-1 · Yak-1B · Yak-7B
Yak-3  Yak-3 · Yak-3P · Yak-3T · Yak-3U · Yak-3 (VK-107)
Yak-9  Yak-9 · Yak-9B · Golovachev's Yak-9M · Yak-9T · Yak-9K · Yak-9U · Yak-9UT · Yak-9P
Other countries  ▂P-40E-1 · ▂P-47D-27 · ▂Hurricane Mk IIB · ▂Fw 190 D-9 · ▂Spitfire Mk IXc
P-39  ▂P-39K-1 · ▂Pokryshkin's P-39N-0 · ▂P-39Q-15
P-63  ▂P-63A-5 · ▂P-63A-10 · ▂P-63C-5