no.4 of the Profile & Scale series details the Lavochkin La-7
fighter as never seen before. More than 50 La-7 examples are faithfully
documented in full-colour profile, many appearing for the first time.
Moreover, the work contains many pages of original, never previously
published 1:48 scale line drawings of the entire La-7 family. These
line drawings are the culmination of nearly 30 years' dedicated work on
the La-7, and should present the most complete, accurate and
illuminating scale work regarding the aircraft at the present time.
The book presents many production, development and detail facts about the La-7 which have hitherto been undocumented. The scale drawings and profiles are complimented by more than 35 photographs, some never before published. It is fervently hoped that at long last many hitherto confused or inaccurate details of the La-7 fighter will be clarified and rectified.
Many of the colour profiles represent examples which will be familiar to students of the La-7, albeit completed to the utmost standard of accuracy. Several profiles will doubtless be new even to experienced readers, and it is hoped these will delight both the casual reader and the serious student, equally.
A detailed summary of the aces of the profiled La-7 aircraft is included in graphical format. These pilot cards will round out a volume which should be a treasure trove of information regarding the La-7 for both modellers and students of history.
This new Profile & Scale series is designed for the modeller
hobbyist as a graphical resource for the subject aircraft. The books
are divided into two main sections, with the first containing 100
fully rendered colour profiles, each illustrating a
specific historical example in exacting detail. The accompanying
explanatory text and photographs help to clarify any points of interest
This colour artwork is complimented in the following section by dozens of superb scale line drawings which demonstrate the exact shape and dimensions of the machine to a degree never seen previously. These scale drawings cover all of the main variants and developments of the type, including detail views of important modifications and features.
The Profile & Scale series books are a treasure-trove for hobbyist and historian, alike. Those wishing to complete their own modelling project or artwork with the utmost accuracy and historical fidelity will find no better resource with which to do so. "