Lavochkin La-9 (Fritz)
Soviet Union (1946)
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The Lavochkin La-9 was a further evolution of the Lavochkin La-126 prototype.
Detailing the development and operational history of the Lavochkin La-9 (Fritz) Single-Seat Monoplane Fighter Aircraft. Entry last updated on 6/18/2017. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com
The La-9 featured a conventional arrangement with a low-wing monoplane and single-seat cockpit. The fuselage was well-streamlined and its tail-dragger undercarriage retractable (including tailwheel). Armament consisted of 4 x 23mm Nudelman-Suranov NS-23 cannons with 50 projectiles afforded each gun. The all-metal construction of the aircraft allowed engineers to save structural weight which produced increased fuel capacity and greater operational ranges. The weight-saving also allowed for the inclusion of the large-caliber 23mm cannons in the nose.
Power came from a Shvetsov ASh-82FN air-cooled radial piston engine (driving a three-blade propeller) complete with two-stage supercharged and fuel-injection for increased power. Output was 1,850 horsepower, propelling the La-9 to speeds of 430 miles per hour and ranges of 435 miles. Its service ceiling measured 35,400 feet with a rate-of-climb of 3,510 feet per minute.
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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
This entry's maximum listed speed (429mph).
Graph average of 375 miles-per-hour.
Graph showcases the Lavochkin La-9 (Fritz)'s operational range (on internal fuel) when compared to distances between major cities.