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This page is about the Russian fighter LaGG-3-11. For other uses, see LaGG-3 (Family).


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The LaGG-3-11 is a rank II Russian fighter with a battle rating of 2.3 (AB) and 2.0 (RB/SB). This aircraft was introduced in Update 1.33.

General info

Like the other LaGG-3 models, the 3-11 has the advantage of an extremely low BR and cannon armament. The top speed is comparatively high when put against planes such as the P-36G or Ki-43-II. The climb rate is also quite good, attributed to the high max speed and acceleration. However, the turn rate and elevator are extremely poor. Energy fighting is a must when it comes to the LaGG-3.

Since the LaGG-3 has cannon armament, a 2-4 second burst is all that is needed to shred an enemy plane. Use Ground Target belts for the best effect with both the ShVAK and Berezin UB.

Flight Performance

Max Speed
(km/h at 5,000 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
540 523 9000 25.2 26.2 7.7 7.7 400
Max Speed
(km/h at 5,000 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
584 561 9000 22.8 24.0 14.1 10.6 400


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flaps
Max Static G
+ -
460 ~11 ~8
Optimal velocities
< 380 < 380 < 380 > 323
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
2,000 m 1,100 hp 1,232 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
4,000 m 1,050 hp N/A

Survivability and armour

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Offensive armament

The LaGG-3-11 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-3-11 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

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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 Engine injection Cover New 20 mm cannons

Pros and cons


  • Cannon
  • Effective Berezin UB MG
  • Speed and climb rate
  • Durability
  • Substantial ammunition supply


  • Poor handling at high speeds
  • Average horizontal handling, poor vertical handling
  • Low ammo count with Berezin UB MG
  • Poor roll rate
  • Wings tend to snap when turning against biplanes


The LaGG-3-11 was a Soviet fighter aircraft of World War II. It was one of the most modern aircraft available to the Soviet Air Force at the time of Germany's invasion in 1941. The plane was produced 1941–1944 and first took flight 28 March 1940. Approximately 6,528 LaGG-3-11's were made, and designed by V. P. Gorbunov.

In-game description

As a result of further work on transforming the LaGG from a “pure” fighter into a light attack aircraft, the LaGG 3 Series 11 appeared at the turn of 1941–1942. It had missile equipment and DZ-40 bomb racks for two bombs weighing up to 100 kg.

To reduce the plane's weight and finally increase its flight characteristics to acceptable levels, the series 11 completely lacked outboard fuel tanks, sacrificing flight range for speed. Suspended fuel tanks were intended for use when necessary, but in practice, they were only installed on a small batch of fighters made for the navy.

The following bombs could be suspended on the DZ-40 bomb racks underneath the wing: FAB-50 and FAB-100 general-purpose bombs, AO-25 fragmenting bombs and VAP-6M aerial spray instruments. These bomb racks could also carry ZAP-6 incendiary aerial instruments containing 38 liters of incendiary fuel each, or PSB-100 suspended fuel tanks containing up to 100 liters of gasoline.

RO-82 launchers for RS-82 rockets were also installed under the wing. The standard design allowed for the installation of six RO-82 launchers. Combat units armed the LaGG-3 with rockets themselves, so the number of rockets varied between four to eight RS-82 rockets.

Several planes were equipped with RO-132 rocket launchers instead of the RO-82, in order to launch the more powerful RS-132 rockets.

The LaGG-3 Series 11 went into production at the end of 1941. The first LaGG-3 Series 11 fighter-bombers took part in combat in the final stage of the Battle of Moscow, on the Kalinin front. Use of the LaGG-3 as a fighter-bomber and attack aircraft was relatively successful, as the LaGG-3 planes demonstrated higher combat survivability than other types of fighters.

Later on, the LaGG-3 Series 11 was replaced by the Series 23 in manufacturing facilities. The Series 23 was practically identical to the Series 11 and had the same combat characteristics. Their production continued from the end of the winter of 1942 to the summer of 1942 and was the peak period of LaGG-3 fighter manufacturing in terms of quantity.


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See also

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External links

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