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Sky Duels #7: "La's vs. FW's"
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And once again War Thunder presents Weekend Special - Sky Duels! This time it is  La's vs. FW's. Both La's and FW's were revolutionary aircraft of their time.

 

Sunday Special!


20th of October from 15:00 GMT to 18:00 GMT  


20th of October from 08:00 PDT to 11:00 PDT


 

+100% experience bonus for ALL planes

 

 

 


 

 

From October 19th 06:00 GMT to  October 21st 06:00 GMT (from October 18th 23:00 PDT to October 20th 23:00 PDT)

20% special discount for the folowing aircraft 20% special discount for the folowing aircraft
Lа-5, Lа-5F, Lа-5FN, Lа-7, Lа-7B-20

Fw.190A-5, Fw.190A-5/U2, Fw.190 F-8, Fw.190D-12 

 

Achievements:


While flying Lа-5, Lа-5F, Lа-5FN, Lа-7, Lа-7B-20 or Fw.190A-5, Fw.190A-5/U2, Fw.190 F-8, Fw.190D-12 

 
destroy  5 and 50 enemy aircraft in Arcade Battles

destroy  3 and 10 enemy aircraft in Historical Battles

destroy  5 aircraft in Full-Real Battles

 
 

Completing these tasks you can gain up to 100 000 Silver Lions


(you can check your progress in your Profile - Achievements)


 

Soviet fighter squadrons and their inexperienced pilots suffered terribly at the hands of the Luftwaffe in the first year of the great patriotic war in the east; with the arrival of the German JG 51 and its Fw 190s on the Stalingrad Front in September 1942 things only became worse for the hard-pressed Red Army Air Force pilots.

Soviet fighter squadrons and their inexperienced pilots suffered terribly at the hands of the Luftwaffe in the first year of the great patriotic war in the east; with the arrival of the German JG 51 and its Fw 190s on the Stalingrad Front in September 1942 things only became worse for the hard-pressed Red Army Air Force pilots. Help was on its way, however, in the form of the re-engined LaGG-3 fighter, which was fitted with a powerful air-cooled M-82 radial engine. Designated the La-5, the new fighter was capable of taking more punishment than the fragile LaGG-3, and it was also visibly faster and had a greater rate of climb. It was more difficult to fly, but the new generation of better trained pilots who were led into combat by the survivors from 1941-42 quickly found the La-5 (and, later, the improved La-7) very able aircraft. In August 1942, the new Lavochkin fighters soon found themselves up against the equally new Fw 190As of JG 51 where La-5 aircraft have proven themselves as better fighters on lower and medium altitudes - most common altitudesw on the Easter Front. The first clashes took place in November of that year, and from then on the Focke-Wulf fighter would regularly meet with its nemesis from Lavochkin.

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