Lavochkin La-9

in North Korean Air Force service

Key Facts

Total Delivered: n/a
Total Still Active: 0
Total Now Stored: 0
Service Entry: n/a
Retirement: n/a
Main Role: Fighter
Origin: China


Several Lavochkin La-9s were delivered to China in 1949/50. Subsequently, La-9s were briefly used on operations in 1951. Three La-9s were claimed as shot down by USAF F-86 Sabre pilots on November 30, 1951. The Chinese-operated La-9s were finished in DPRKAF markings and insignia, although it is likely that no La-9s formally served with the North Korean air arm. However, it has also been said that La-9s replaced Yak-9s from 1951 onwards. The six USAF La-9 claims (three in 1951 and three in 1952) were possibly La-11s of the Chinese 351st FR. See also Lavochkin La-11.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes


None available at present.

More Information


  • Lavochkin’s Piston-Engined Fighters – Red Star Volume 10 (Yefim Gordon)

Other Sources

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