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[KOREAN-WAR-L:11417] Re: Russian La7, La 9 and La11
Thought it was a PO-2 that made the Inchon raid.
At 11:12 AM 2/23/2004, you wrote:
Picked up this statement reading about the LA-9..
>From 1946 the La-9 was quickly seen in the USSR and East Germany and
acquired the NATO reporting name 'Fritz'. Production amounted to 1,630
units. A UTI version rapidly followed. Examples were also operated by
Chinese and North Korean units. Although the age of the piston fighter was
in decline at the outbreak of the Korean War, the La-9 served in combat had
had some notable successes. Like opposing piston aircraft, many were turned
to ground attack and on June 17, 1953 La-9s participating in a 'Bed Check
Charlie' raid on Inchon harbour succeeded in destroying fuel tanks
containing some five million gallons of fuel.
Did the Russians, Chinese, NK utilize these planes more then our history is
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