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The La-200 in the garage

The La-200 is a Rank V Russian jet fighter with a battle rating of 8.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.77 "Advancing Storm". It is last aircraft in the "Lavochkin end" of the research tree.

General info

Flight Performance

Max Speed
(km/h at sea level)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
1088 1061 1350013500 26.5 27.8 37 700
Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
Take-off run (meters)
 ?  ? 13500  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ???


Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flap
Max Static G
+ -
1123 450 650 ~?? ~?
Optimal velocities
< 600 < 700 < 750 > ???
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
0 m 2430 kgf No WEP

Survivability and armour

Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured. Describe the armour, if there is any, also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.


Offensive armament

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Usage in battles

Speed is your greatest advantage. The La-200 can outrun every jet at its BR and even some 9.0 jets. At the beginning of a match try to gather speed as soon as possible. In an 8.0 game, if you accelerate up to about 1000km/h noone will catch you even if they dive on you. You can use your speed to zoom climb and surprise any climbing (or AFK-ing) players. Remember that other fighters will be more maneuverable and that you can't afford taking any hits (top speed drops horribly if you get hit). Always make sure that you have enough energy to run away from the enemy if you miss. And you will miss a lot, the 37mm cannons are hard to lead and quite inaccurate, so I wouldn't recommend using them on long distances. They are, however, extremely effective when they hit (one shot is almost always enough) so it's possible to get many kills without landing.


Main article: Toriy

The La-200 is equipped with a Toriy search radar, located in the radome in the centre of the air intake.

Toriy - Target Detection Radar
Max Azimuth
Scan Angle
Max Elevation
Scan Angle
15,000 m 12,000 m ±30° ±32°

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Not controllable Not controllable Not controllable Separate Not controllable Not controllable


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Compressor Offensive 37 mm
II New boosters Airframe
III Wings Repair New 37 mm cannons
IV Engine Cover

Pros and cons


  • Extremely high top speed, can outrun everything at its rank and enter supersonic in a dive
  • Good acceleration up to 800km/h
  • Decent climbrate, great zoom climb capability
  • Hard-hitting guns with decent rate of fire
  • Second pilot takes over if the first one is knocked out
  • Effective airbrake
  • Has access to a target detection radar with decent range


  • Acceleration rate drops significantly above 800 km/h
  • Horrible low speed performance
  • Top speed drops dreadfully in case of any hull damage
  • Elevator locks up at high speeds, can lead to a crash if you're not careful
  • Guns are innacurate, hard to lead, and have relatively low ammo count (50 shells for each gun, 150 total)
  • Huge target with no armour
  • Bad cockpit visibility
  • No payload
  • Very high landing speed (>240km/h), hard to land even with no damage
  • Not very useful when uptiered where its greatest advantage, top speed, is taken away


In 1948, Soviet high command issued a requirement for a two man, all-weather, twin -engined jet interceptor that would be capable of carrying a new type of radar system called “Toriy” (Thorium). All three Soviet design bureaus (Lavochkin, MiG, and Sukhoi) developed a prototype for testing.

Lavochkin’s design, the La-200, had a long fuselage to accommodate its two turbojet engines, swept wings, and a large cockpit for two men. The La-200 took its maiden flight on September 9th, 1949. It was the only aircraft of the three designs to pass initial trials.

By the early 1950s, the La-200 was ready to enter production under the official designation La-17. However, due to the appearance of the Yak-120 (later known as Yak-25), which surpassed the La-200’s performance in testing, the La-200 order was cancelled in favor of the Yakovlev design.

Only a single prototype of the La-200 was ever built, and it was modified several times during development to improve performance, correct flaws, and test other radar systems.

- From Devblog


An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.

See also

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  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

USSR jet aircraft
Bereznyak-Isayev  BI
Yakovlev  Yak-15 · Yak-15P · Yak-17 · Yak-23 · Yak-28B · Yak-30 · Yak-38 · Yak-38M
Mikoyan-Gurevich  MiG-9 · MiG-9 (l) · MiG-15 · MiG-15bis · MiG-15bis ISH · MiG-17 · MiG-17AS · MiG-19PT
  MiG-21F-13 · MiG-21PFM · MiG-21SMT · MiG-21bis · MiG-23M
Lavochkin  La-174 · La-15 · La-200
Sukhoi  Su-9 · Su-11 · Su-7B · Su-7BKL · Su-7BMK · Su-17M2
Ilyushin  IL-28 · IL-28Sh
Tupolev  Tu-14T