|This page is about the Russian fighter LaGG-3-35. For other uses, see LaGG-3 (Family).|
The LaGG-3-35 is a rank II Russian fighter aircraft with a battle rating of 2.3 (AB/RB/SB). This aircraft has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29.
The LaGG-3-35 is a jack of all trades type of fighter aircraft. Its key strength and weakness it does not have many weaknesses but 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.
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
| Max Speed
(km/h at 3,300 m)
|Max altitude (meters)||Turn time (seconds)|| Rate of climb
|Take-off run (meters)|
|Combat flap||Take-off flap||Landing flap||Air brakes||Arrestor gear|
| Wing-break speed
| Gear limit
| Combat flap
|Max Static G|
|< 380||< 380||< 420||> 270|
|Optimal altitude||100% Engine power||WEP Engine power|
|700 m||1,260 hp||?,??? hp|
Survivability and armour
- 8 mm Steel - armor plate behind pilot's seat
- No armour glazing
- Critical components located at front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
- More fuel tanks located in wings near fuselage
The LaGG-3-35 is armed with:
- 1 × 12.7 mm Berezin UB Machine Gun, nose mounted (200rpg)
- 1 × 20 mm ShVAK Cannon, nose mounted firing through the propeller hub (150rpg)
The LaGG-3-35 can be outfitted with the following ordinance:
- Without load
- 2 x 50 kg FAB-50 bombs (100 kg total)
- 2 x 100 kg FAB-100 bombs (200 kg total)
- 6 x 82 mm RS-82 rockets
- 6 x 82 mm 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 majority 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 concerning vehicles to worry about if playing 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 has (if not better). When battling 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 maneuvering fights with Spitfires as they will easily out maneuver 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 out performing a LaGG-3-35 in maneuverability. 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 (compared to the LaGG-3-35's firepower) and superior speed will be a major factor to watch out for. Do not try to out run 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 he LaGG-3-35 in everything (Firepower, Maneuverability, Climb Rate, Speed, energy fighting, and engine/plane performance at any altitude). To deal 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
|Controllable||Not controllable||Not controllable||Not controllable||Separate||Not controllable||Not controllable|
|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 armor 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.
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.
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|I-15||I-15 WR · I-15 M-22 · I-15R · I-15bis|
|I-153||I-153 M-62 Chaika · Zhukovsky's I-153-M62 · I-153P Chaika|
|I-16||I-16 type 5 Ishak · I-16 type 10 Ishak · I-16 type 18 Ishak · I-16 type 24 Ishak · I-16 type 27 Ishak · I-16 type 28 Ishak · I-180S|
|I-185||I-185 (M-71) · I-185 (M-82)|
|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|
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|Yak-3||Yak-3 · Yak-3P · Yak-3T · Yak-3 (VK-107)|
|Yak-9||Yak-9 · Yak-9B · Golovachev's Yak-9M · Yak-9T · Yak-9K · Yak-9U · Yak-9UT · Yak-9P|
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