John R Posted May 20, 2013 Share Posted May 20, 2013 (edited) This was built from a very nice kit with very few problems. It is one of the many 'boring silver tubes' turned out by the Russians in the post war years and as such is probably of not much interest to 'mainstream' modellers but are like gold dust to sad people like me who have a fascination with these a/c. The 176 is of more significance than most as it was the first Russian a/c to achieve supersonic speed. One of the most difficult bits of the build was trying to model the special pitot tube designed to measure transonic speeds. Details of the build are on http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234939150-lavochkin-la-176-prop-jet-resin-172/ Some time ago I scratchbuilt one of these starting with an awful kit that purported to be a 176. The following picture compares the two The last picture shows the La 150, 168 and 176 from Prop & Jet plus a 174D (prototype La 15) from a rather rough plastic kit of Russian origin. John Edited May 20, 2013 by John R 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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