At the end of 1940, on the instructions of the Supreme Commander of our country Joseph Stalin, a plan for serial production of all aircraft for the next year was drawn up. And this plan during 1941 practically did not change from the point of view of types of the produced objects.
The changes affected only the quantitative indicators of aircraft. MiG-3, Yak-1 and LaGG-3 fighters were launched into serial production.
The last aircraft in the top three fighters was especially distinguished, primarily by the largest number of aircraft plants that were allocated for its production (LaGG-3 was put into production at six plants): No. 21 in Gorky, No. 23 in Leningrad, No. 31 in Taganrog, No. 165 in Dnepropetrovsk, No. 153 in Novosibirsk, No. 463 in Tallinn. The chief designer was appointed Semyon Alekseevich Lavochkin.
Why did the workers at the Gorky factory negatively perceive Lavochkin’s arrival? What weapons did you plan to install on the new fighters? Who developed the samples of promising aircraft in the country? Which aircraft became the leader in competitive selection? The historian will answer these and other questions. aviation Gennady Serov.