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XyZspineZyX
07-11-2003, 01:27 PM
I'm planning to go to the excellent Flying legends airshow this weekend. Last year I saw loads of great planes and i can't wait to go again this year /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif . It was quite strange last year. They said that a Yak-3 was performing, but i'm sure it was an La-7 or another La plane. It was to do with the shape of the nose of the aircraft. Could it have been that it was fitted with a different engine, or did they make a mistake? Hmmmm, I wonder. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
07-11-2003, 01:27 PM
I'm planning to go to the excellent Flying legends airshow this weekend. Last year I saw loads of great planes and i can't wait to go again this year /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif . It was quite strange last year. They said that a Yak-3 was performing, but i'm sure it was an La-7 or another La plane. It was to do with the shape of the nose of the aircraft. Could it have been that it was fitted with a different engine, or did they make a mistake? Hmmmm, I wonder. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

To be able to fare well,
To avoid the frustration of misfortune,
That, in this world, is happiness.
-Euripides' Electra

XyZspineZyX
07-11-2003, 01:45 PM
Only similar parts between a La (any) and a Yak (any) is two wings, fuselage and a propellar.

But then again, my fiancée thinks a Yak and a La looks awfully similar. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
07-13-2003, 10:18 AM
Hi,

Just to confirm the plane type. It's a La-9. Saw it 3 weeks ago in there. Quite a nice plane!

All the best,

Jambock_Sydy
Sydney Rodrigues
Jambock Squadron CO
Sydy e-mail. (sydy@jambock.com)
Jambock Squadron HomePage (http://www.jambock.com)

XyZspineZyX
07-14-2003, 08:37 PM
There was an La-9 there of the Old Flying Machine Company and a Yak 3U

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XyZspineZyX
07-14-2003, 08:58 PM
can i come wid ya!

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XyZspineZyX
07-14-2003, 11:45 PM
AHS_VIPER wrote:
- can i come wid ya!


You must get to Duxford!!!

Same time next year /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
07-15-2003, 12:12 PM
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XyZspineZyX
07-15-2003, 12:17 PM
There is only one LA-9 flying in existence

the LA-9 was a all metal A/C & thus a few examples are still around

there are only 3 in western hands & one of these three is the flying example

this LA-9 comes from the Beijing museum where it was parked in a courtyard next to a LA-11

after 9 years of trying to purchase it , it finally was shipped to New Zealand for a restoration

is now in residence at Duxford

IMO was the finest prop fighter ever made