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Encyclopedia > Lavochkin

Lavochkin is:

  • a Soviet aircraft design bureau (design office prefix La), now extinct, named for its head designer, Semyon Lavochkin;
  • a generic name for airplanes designed by that bureau (see Semyon Lavochkin for list).

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Lavochkin (1166 words)
LaGG-3 35.4K/I-301 (Lavochkin, Gorbunov and Goudkov) - Refined LaGG-1, with palliatives introduced to cure the worst faults of the LaGG-1.
Lavochkin managed to modify the LaGG-3 to accept this engine, despite the lack of official support.
The engine intake was in the nose, the engine outlet ended after the wing, below the tail, to reduce trust losses.
Lavochkin (809 words)
Lavochkin died in 1960 at a time when the bureau had basically no projects left on its table.
Therefore a final government decree on 20 May 1954 authorised the Lavochkin and Myasishchev aircraft design bureaux to proceed in parallel with full-scale development of trisonic intercontinental cruise missiles.
Lavochkin experienced a major setback in when the payload requirement for the nuclear warhead was increased from 2,100 to 2,350 kg.
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