Easy expression of Russian's Idea and criteria of
"Fighter Ace"by Osprey Series Book by Hugh Morgan !
Iam a American Historian. I like introduce a Amateur Military Aviation Researcher,
Seoul,Korea. Dr.Young Ki MOON.
i havve been think about definition,critera and natuure of "Air Ace"1
I know, Problem solving "Air Ace" is one of the difficult problem like "Killing Ratio"!.
Most of all, I like express my Review on this Book.
Russian's idea on "Air Ace"are based on encouurage of National Patriotism and association
with practical expansion of accumulation of interest and practical invovments of Aviation
Activity. Top aces like Pokryshkin, Rechkalov and Kozhedub become famous talented peoples
and National hero. Government also offer many practical advanges including Properties.
This book represented Russian's criteria and natures with simple explanatios.
For improvement of Raising "Air Aces" are evolution and development of new, advanced,
Revolutional Fighters, improved new Tactics and well trained courageous skillful,Patriotic
Fighters who also familiar with Team Work.
MIG-3:This only be used for high altitude rrconnaissance airplane whih can not be matched with
german Bf-109,and Fw-190.
Yak-1 & 3: useful Yak-3 independently developed from Yak-1.
YaK-1-->yaK-1B-->YaK-7--.>YaK-7-37(from 20mm to 37mm Cannon)-->YaK-9T--YaK-9D(longer distance)
LaGG-3: only Air-cooling inlined engine equppied . Germany incopetend,fighters with
many engine troubles.
La-5N :Revised with ASh-82FN Air-Cooling enginned good fighter. speed became 385mph,
became better horizontal and vertical maneuver,good operational altitude,
better tight turn made superior ability of "Dogfight" with German Bf-109 and Fw-190 !
La-5-M-71 reached 421mph ! with 3-Berzen B-20-20mm Cannon.
*****Lend-Leased US.Bell P-39 Airacobra :This Fighter was classified as funny designed, obsolute
Fighter US even competent Japanese.Although,USSR pick up this bad maneuberable in
high altitude, relatively fast(386mph),heavyest armed in US(1x37MM Cannon,2X20mm
machinegns,4X7.62mm machine guns),streamlined, liquid-cooling fighters.
Becase, USSR like this type of Fighters. after remodeling, Many russian pilots preferred
P-39 than yaks.
Among 50 Russian Air Aces:
!) !st ranking COL.Kozhedu- used La-5FN and LA-7.
2) 2nd ranking Lt.COL.Rechkalov-- used P-39Q Airacobra.
3) 3rd ranking MaJ.Pokryshikin--- Mig-3 later changed to P-39 Airacobra.
4) 46th ranking MaJ.Safonov----Hurricaaine--> P-40 Warhawk.
5) 5th ranking Capt.Gulayev---P-39 Airacobra.