Lavochkin La-7 Russian Fighter 1/72 Scale Diecast Metal Model by Oxford
1:72 Scale Metal DieCast - Lavochkin La-7 – (LA7) Sergei Fedorovich Dolgushin, 156th Fighter Regiment Length: 4.75" Wingspan: 5.25”
This La-7 model is a single seat airplane. The cockpit is glue shut. It has no pilot figure included. The landing gear is modeled in the retracted position. A display stand is included.
This is really a "no-play" model or a "display-only" model. It is mostly metal and very heavy. It also has a number of antennas which look great but are very fragile. If you have small kids that like to play with your models, save yourself some frustration (and money) and wait till later to get a model like this one. The box is labeled as not suitable for children under 14.
The maker of this model, Oxford, did a good job with this model, specifically the color scheme and the markings are very crisp and clear. The panel lines and hatches are very nicely done (engraved).
The box measures at 7.5 inches by 7.5 inches by 3.25 inches.
The Lavochkin La-7 (Russian: Лавочкин Ла-7) was a piston-engined Soviet fighterdeveloped during World War II by the Lavochkin Design Bureau (OKB). It was a development and refinement of the Lavochkin La-5, and the last in a family of aircraft that had begun with the LaGG-1 in 1938. Its first flight was in early 1944 and it entered service with the Soviet Air Forces later in the year. A small batch of La-7s was given to the Czechoslovak Air Force the following year, but it was otherwise not exported. Armed with two or three 20 mm (0.79 in) cannon, it had a top speed of 661 kilometers per hour (411 mph). The La-7 was felt by its pilots to be at least the equal of any German piston-engined fighter and even shot down aMesserschmitt Me 262 jet fighter. It was phased out in 1947 by the Soviet Air Force, but served until 1950 with the Czechoslovak Air Force.