Packed with piston power
The Lavochkin La-7 held its own against German fighters, thanks to an impressive top speed of 411 mph (661 km/h) and a maximum of three 20 mm cannon placements. In 1947, the Soviet Air Force phased out the La-7, while the Czechoslovak Air Force continued flying them for three more years.
Soviet Union AF, 156 IAP CO, Lt. Col. SF Dolgushin, Code: 93, 1945
Soviet Union AF, 32 Gv. IAP, Maj. V. Orekhov, Code: 23, 1944