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Revision as of 17:02, 25 March 2021

VTOL | Rank 5 USA
AV-8A Harrier Pack
This page is about the Russian fighter La-5F. For other versions, see La-5 (Family).
La-5F
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La-5F
AB RB SB
3.3 3.3 3.3
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Description

The La-5F is a rank III Soviet fighter with a battle rating of 3.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.35.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 5 000 m593 km/h
Turn time21 s
Max altitude9 000 m
EngineShvetsov M-82F
TypeRadial
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight3 t

The La-5F is a relatively heavy fighter which makes it a good candidate to perform Boom & Zoom tactics. Due to the reinforcements in its wings, it can execute rapid dives without the threat of breaking its wings. While limited turn engagements are possible under the right circumstances, excessive turning to include up to and past 180 degrees, will result in a significant amount of lost energy leaving the La-5F more times than nought, at the mercy of the enemy aircraft.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 5,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 569 548 9000 22.1 22.8 11.8 11.8 370
Upgraded 623 591 20.1 21.2 20.7 15.6

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
735 310 447 418 270 ~14 ~14
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 380 < 380 < 380 > 341
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
2,050 m 1,540 hp 1,870 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
5,400 m 1,330 hp N/A

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural735 km/h
Gear310 km/h
  • 55 mm Bulletproof glass - Windshield
  • 66 mm Bulletproof glass (upgrades to 75 mm with "Armored glass" modification) - Behind pilot
  • 8.5 mm Steel (upgrades to 10 mm with "Rear armor plate" modification) - Behind pilot
  • Self-sealing fuel tanks (1 in each wing, 1 below the cockpit)

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB1 500 → 1 909 Sl icon.png
RB4 300 → 5 473 Sl icon.png
SB4 300 → 5 473 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications19 460 Rp icon.png
43 500 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost980 Ge icon.png
Crew training22 000 Sl icon.png
Experts77 000 Sl icon.png
Aces400 Ge icon.png
Research Aces280 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
70 / 240 / 320 % Sl icon.png
136 / 136 / 136 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
Research:
990 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 200 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mods radiator.png
Radiator
Research:
990 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 200 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mods compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
2 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 900 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
1 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 700 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
Mods new engine.png
Engine
Research:
1 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 700 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
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Engine injection
Research:
2 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 700 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
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Armored glass
Research:
990 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 200 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
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Airframe
Research:
2 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 900 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
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Rear armor plate
Research:
1 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 700 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
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Cover
Research:
2 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 700 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
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DZ-40
Research:
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Cost:
2 200 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
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Research:
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Cost:
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shvak_new_gun
Research:
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Cost:
4 700 Sl icon.png
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Armaments

Offensive armament

Weapon 12 x 20 mm ShVAK cannon
Ammunition340 rounds
Fire rate720 shots/min
Main article: ShVAK (20 mm)

The La-5F is armed with:

  • 2 x 20 mm ShVAK cannons, nose-mounted (170 rpg = 340 total)

Suspended armament

Number of setups1
List of setups
Setup 12 x 50 kg FAB-50sv (forged) bomb
Main article: FAB-50 (50 kg)

The La-5F can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 2 x 50 kg FAB-50 bombs (100 kg total)

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in the aircraft, the features of using aircraft in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).

Manual Engine Control

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

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good rate of climb without sacrificing speed (depending on the angle of climb)
  • 20 mm cannons can chew up enemy aircraft especially when hitting in the right places
  • Good at evading fire from gunners, rolling and turning can usually get you in close enough to engage an enemy aircraft
  • With good evasive manouvers can tank a lot of damage

Cons:

  • 20 mm cannons only have 340 rounds of ammo
  • Can be outmanoeuvred by other nations with more agile fighters, Spitfires especially notorious with their exceptional turn rates
  • Head-on fights will usually result poorly in the La-5F with many other enemy aircraft with superior weapon configurations for head-on attacks

History

In-game description

The M-82 initially had two operational modes: the so-called takeoff overdrive which allowed it to reach 1,700 hp, and its rated power mode which amounted to 1,330-1,350 hp. However, it could operate in overdrive mode for only 5-10 minutes. By the autumn of 1942, the A.D. Shvetsov design bureau had managed to upgrade the engine, giving it the ability to operate constantly in overdrive mode. In practice, this meant a significant addition to the aircraft's power output.

From December 1942, the La-5 began to be equipped with the M-82F engine. At the same time, the aircraft's notation received the letter "F" (forsirovannyj, or supercharged).

Apart from its powertrain, the La-5N received a number of other upgrades aimed at increasing its flight and combat characteristics. In particular, the aircraft's overall weight was reduced.

The aircraft's armament remained the same as that of the La-5 Type 37.

All the aircraft's radio equipment underwent changes; apart from the RSI-4 receiver, now every second airplane in the series had to be equipped with a transmitter, and every third with an RPK-10 fixed-loop radio compass.

Air vents were installed in front of the cockpit windshield on both sides, to provide cockpit ventilation.

From the spring of 1943, the La-5F began to be produced with a lowered fuselage spine fairing and a convex drop-shaped cockpit. The armored headrest on the pilot's seat was swapped with bullet-proof glass.

This and the improved quality of the plexiglass gave the pilot an excellent all-round view. An emergency release system was fitted to the cockpit canopy in order to ensure that if the plane was shot down, the stiff canopy would not prevent the pilot from jumping out of the plane and parachuting to safety.

The La-5F was superior in all respects to its predecessor, the La-5, particularly at low altitudes, where it had a speed advantage of up to 40 km/h. Its climbing rate and operating conditions for the pilot had also been improved.

Production of La-5F Type 39 continued until the end of 1943. The La-5F appeared in large quantities in the Kuban region, at Leningrad and at Velikiye Luki. In total, 4,150 were built, including the La-5F Type 37 with a fuselage fairing.

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

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

External links


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