Saturday, September 14, 2013

Soviet Aces.

This is coolbert:

From a comment to the blog by Maximex:

"According to a legend LaGG-abbreviated pilot was held in the mouth for 'guaranteed! Lacquered casket' in the coming, but this type of aircraft is calling during the war was not a universal phenomenon."

"Three times Hero of the Soviet Union Ivan Ko┼żedub reached 62 victory over German aircraft flying predominantly La-fighters."

Maximex speaks of Ivan Kozhedub. Number # 1 allied [Soviet & allied} fighter pilot of the Second World War [WW2].


Ivan flying exclusively the Lavochkin series of warplanes, the La-5 and La-7.

"Marshal of Aviation Ivan Mykytovych Kozhedub . . . was a Soviet Ukrainian military aviator and a World War II fighter ace. . . . He is credited with 64 +2 (P-51) individual air victories, most of them flying the Lavochkin La-5."
. . . .

"Kozhedub holds the record for the highest number of confirmed air combat victories of any Soviet or Allied pilot (effectively the Allied "Ace of Aces") during World War II. He is regarded as the best Soviet flying ace of the war, and is associated with flying the Lavochkin La-7."

Those Lavochkin warplanes in the earliest form to include the LaGG not so superior in combat, having drawbacks, the later versions [La-5 & La-7] unqualified successes, Johannes Steinhoff having both admiration and respect for the design.

This prominent Soviet aviator also from the period of WW2 we cannot forget.

Pokryshkin. Also an impressive number of "shoot-downs", Alexander having fought most valiantly through thick of the fray on the Eastern Front.

"Alexander Ivanovich Pokryshkin . . . was a Marshal of the Soviet Air Force. He was made a Hero of the Soviet Union on three separate occasions"


That number of "kills" to attributed to Pokryshkin while flying a variety of aircraft, to include the: MiG-3, Yak-1, P-39, La-7 [?], P-63 [?].

That predominant number of "shoot-downs" awarded to Pokryshkin accomplished while flying the American P-39 Air Cobra.

The Air Cobra not a favorite of American combat pilots, the warplane not possessing a turbo-charger, the P-39 not so effective ABOVE an altitude of 8,000 feet [2,500 meters].

That Air Cobra as used by Soviet pilots when flown to maximize advantage and minimize disadvantage an effective warplane.

"Soviet pilots liked this aircraft, and found it quite competitive with the Messerschmitt Bf-109 and superior to the Focke-Wulf FW-190 at the low air combat altitudes common on the Eastern Front. Pokryshkin really enjoyed the 37mm cannon's destructive firepower, and the 2 upper nose-mounted .50 caliber machine guns, synchronized to fire through the propeller (airscrew), in addition to the pair of .30 caliber machine guns mounted in each wing, outside the propeller arc and therefore unsynchronized."

"Low air combat altitudes common on the Eastern Front". Correct, neither the Soviet or German on the Eastern Front having the high-altitude long-range bomber, aerial combat in the stratosphere a rarity!

Pilots such as Kozhedub and Pokryshkin were naturals? Combat aviators head and shoulders above the rest NOT MATTER WHAT TYPE OF FIGHTER PLANE THEY FLEW?

coolbert.

4 comments:

maximex said...

Soviet ace flew one machine with the motor plate was painted red.
I on the side of the machine name, in large letters (about 1942-1943).
This pilot field activities disrupted the Finnish Karelian Isthmus.
Drove close to the surface of the field, and cannon fire
The plane was La-5 (round nose).
Finnish pilot shot down (this pilot) the Brewster machine.

maximex said...

Soviet soldiers life its always been very cheap.

Soviet attack formations (especially the Northern Fleet) were collected from several units. This severe loss disaster strikes the item did not relate to the same unit, but the "loss of the compensation system," a result of the fighting spirit was preferred, because of the assumption, if your own loss is great, the enemy's loss is also great.

maximex said...

Soviet fleet will start in March 1944
Destroyers.
Airacobra (P - 39) 528 pcs.
Curtiss P-40 92 pcs
Hurricane 158 pcs
Spitfire of 52

Yak-1 and B-1 711 pcs
Yak-7 and B-7 797 pcs
Yak-9D and T 665

LaGG-3 294 pcs
Lag-5 / La5 1055 pcs
MiG-3 121 pcs
Other Makes 64 pieces

Pommityskoneet and others.
Fri, February 1293 pcs
DB-3F / IL-4, 543
PS 84/ Li-2 309 pcs
TB-7 / PE-8 68 pcs
Boston III / A 20 348 pcs
B-25 100
The DC-3 45 pieces
SB-2 10 pieces (sea patrol)
Other brands of 124
U-2 = Po-February 1625 pcs (Intelligence and night harassment (a lot of women pilots)
                                    U-2 Finnish nickname was nervous Saw

maximex said...

FAF planes 9 June 1944
34 pcs Bristol Blenheim MK-I and MK-IV
18 Brewster B 239 pcs
16 pcs Curtiss Hawk 75 A
4 Iljushin pieces 3F-DB (IL-4)
2 x Ilyushin DB-3M
9 pieces of Dornier Do-17 Z
1 piece Dornier Do-22 KL (water level)
5 pcs Fokker C.X.
5 pcs Fokker D. XXI
5 pcs Closter Gladiator Mk II
12 pcs Junkers Ju-88 A-4
2 pcs Lagg-3
4 x Westland Lysander Mk I
32 pcs Morane-Saulnier M. S. 406 and 410 Total
38 pcs Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 and G-6 Total
4 pcs Petjalkov Pe-2 and 3 (Total)
14 pcs Tubolev SB-2