Manufacturer: Lavochkin

Model: unknown

Name: none

Type: Jet transport


Status: Experimental

Country: Soviet Union

Service: Soviet Air Force

Designation: Samolyet "335"


Developed from the Do 835 project, an unbuilt jet derivative of the Dornier Do 335 Pfeil, this undesignated Lavochkin was only refered to as "Samolyet 335" ("Aircraft #335") by Lavochkin engineers and pilots (rumors make it a possible candidate for the "La-16" designation but this was never circumstanciated).

The aircraft remained a prototype and Lavochkin was required to work on combat types while most jet transport programs were assigned to Tupolev.


Lavochkin's 'Aircraft 335' was an attempt to use the captured airframe of a Dornier Pfeil and turn it into a small jet transport...

I'm not 100% sure but I think the nose was snatched from a Republic Thunderjet.

For a different take on the same photo of the Pfeil, check my Fairey Arrow...

Viewers' comments:
  • Sweet. (ONI-Defense)
  • Brilliant! (Ronnie Olsthoorn)
  • Well within the realm of possiblity. (David R. Townend)
  • Pleasant aircraft, and the very true human beings on the photograph prove this is not a fake... maybe (or "may have been"). cheesy (Tophe)
  • a superlative shot. (Maverick)
  • Possibly an executive transport for Levrentiy Beria and or Stalin...  Neat concept, kind of a Russian take on the Sabreliner. Well done! (RussC)
  • Nice Jet "335"  Thumbs Up (NARSES2)
  • Nice one! (bearmatt) 

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