The Lavochkin La-7 was one of the best Russian fighters of WW2 and easily capable of holding its own against the German Bf109 and Fw190. Development started with the failure of the LaGG-3. Lavochkin modified the LaGG-3 with a Shvetsov radial engine and cured it of its worst faults. The result was the Lavochkin La-5, which proved to be one of the first Russian fighters capable of taking on the Germans. The La-7 was further refined and had a more powerful engine than the La-5. Many of the leading Russian air aces gained many of their victories in the La-7, most notably Ivan Kozhedub, who scored over 60 victories.
Eduard are a Czech based manufacturer famed for the model accessories. They have in the last few years released a successful range of kits. Their Profipacks contain a kit with several marking options, along with a Colour Zoom etch set, Canopy Mask and a full colour instruction booklet.
There are markings for 6 different planes, 4 Russian and 2 Czech.