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How much does 37 mm canon effects LaGG-3 flying characteristics? I says 2km/h speed. But does it effect maneuverability? And overall does it significantly reduce LaGG's performance?  

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Why don’t you jump in the LaGG and try it out?

 

Personally I don’t feel that much difference, but then again, I only ever use it for killing bombers and the occasional ground target, and as such I seldom fly it in a situation, where a marginally worse handling would matter much.

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The 37mm IMO is a bit of a gimmic. It is much better to take the 23mm as you get much more ammo. If u take the 37mm you have to be very accurate

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The 37mm IMO is a bit of a gimmic. It is much better to take the 23mm as you get much more ammo. If u take the 37mm you have to be very accurate

It’s great for bomber killing (though extremely a-historical) the first round is very accurate, but subsequent rounds in the burst are not, so I always go for a very quick tap on the trigger to let off 1 or at most 2 rounds right at convergence. My personal record is 12 He 111s in one mission (though the last couple were downed using the UBS)

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It’s great for bomber killing (though extremely a-historical) the first round is very accurate, but subsequent rounds in the burst are not, so I always go for a very quick tap on the trigger to let off 1 or at most 2 rounds right at convergence. My personal record is 12 He 111s in one mission (though the last couple were downed using the UBS)

 

I may be misunderstanding your post?

 

But Lagg-3 was used at Stalingrad with 37mm with good success against bombers

 

A Squadron,  291 IAP was sent and their operational use was  (fairly) well documented 

 

Early tests with Yak-9T were carried out in Feb 1943, it's higher speed and greater stability resulted in no further development of Lagg-3 with 37mm, although they were used operationally at least up until May 43

 

Although obviously not as common, or present in similar numbers as other aircraft, they were definitely in use as bombers killers (usually escorted by Yak-1)

 

 

Off topic but of (slight)  interest, One of top scoring pilots of Yak-9 used the T 37mm model, Vybornov with 18 victories

 

 

Cheers, Dakpilot

 

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I might have gotten this wrong, but I was under the impression, that the LaGG-3 with a 37mm in a series 29 configuration was something of an anachronism? Wasn’t the 37mm only used in numbers on 1943 LaGGs?

 

Certainly the weapons was effective against aircraft, the widespread use of the Yak-9T is testament to that.

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Later 1943 series LaGG's were equipped with NS-37, same as Yak-9T

 

1942 LaGG-3 equipped with 37mm used Sh-37 as depicted in game, these were used at Stalingrad 291 IAP and earlier in 42 at Bryansk front with 42 IAP

 

First LaGG-3 tested with Sh-37 in Aug 41 (3 aircraft, which were then immediately sent to the front lines) 

 

Early LaGG-3-37 were among the first series to receive slats which helped counter the changed CoG and heavier weight

 

It would be interesting if anyone has info on actual operational use of 23mm with LaGG-3 as this is perhaps more of an issue to many players regarding historical use

 

Cheers, Dakpilot

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Ingame at least its better to use the 23mm HE against Air Targets (at least thats how i feel it). I think its more interessting to take the 37mm AP against Tanks... but its a bit tricky :D

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It’s great for bomber killing (though extremely a-historical) the first round is very accurate, but subsequent rounds in the burst are not, so I always go for a very quick tap on the trigger to let off 1 or at most 2 rounds right at convergence. My personal record is 12 He 111s in one mission (though the last couple were downed using the UBS)

You can actually read russian memoirs/interview of a lagg 37mm pilot in Stalingrad.

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