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On the whole, the comments were favourable, and the aircraft's performance was also pleasing. 6mph (685km/h) at 18,000ft (5,500m). The main reasons why the La-5 M-71 was not put into production were the unavailability of M-71 engines in sufficient numbers and a reluctance to upset the already organised process of La-5 production. La-5UTI Another La-5 variant was the La-5UTI (Uchebno-Trenirovochny Istrebitel - training fighter) fighter trainer, which featured a second cockpit for an instructor. The starboard cannon, armoured canopy glass, armoured backrest, radio and oxygen equipment, the inert gas system and the bomb racks were removed.

To return to Yakovlev's book: 'Stalin telephoned me again in the first half of January 1942. After making inquiries about the work, he said that the State Committee for Defence had decided to convert the Siberian plant completely to Yaks and move the production of LaGG-3s to another venue. The factory was to cancel all work associated with LaGG production immediately, and set up a moving production line for the Yak-T. 'He said that Yaks and LaGGs were similar in performance, but that pilots preferred Yaks.

In contrast to Gudkov, Yakovlev was resolute and energetic in his actions. A group of designers was sent, and all the necessary drawings of the improved fighter, the Yak-78, were handed over. 21. LaGGs continued to roll off the assembly lines, but Yak-78 parts were already being stamped and cast in the component shops. 31 in Tbilisi determined the day when Semyon Lavochkin would be able to demonstrate the best qualities of his new aircraft. At this time working conditions grew much worse. The government required the first Yak-78 to be assembled in May, and this work could not be hampered.

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