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Lavochkin La-9 'Fritz' and La-11 'Fang'

Begemot 1/48 Lavochkin La-9 'Fritz' and La-11 'Fang' Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review June 2021 Manufacturer Begemot
Subject Lavochkin La-9 'Fritz' and La-11 'Fang' Scale 1/48
Set Number 48055 Pros Interesting marking options
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Novice

First Look

Begemot Decals is a decal company from Rostov-on-Don, Russia that offers a nice array of markings for Soviet and Russian aircraft. In this release, Begemot provides a nice selecton of post-war Lavochkin fighters that served in Soviet, Romanian, Chinese, North Korean, and Indonesian air arms. This set is designed for the Ark Models 1/48 La-9 and La-11 kits. Let's take a look:

Lavochkin La-9 'Fritz' and La-11 'Fang'

The instructions provide color profiles of each subject with color information and decal placement. 28 marking options are provided for:

  1. La-9, Soviet Air Force
  2. La-9, Romanian Air Force
  3. La-11, Soviet Air Force
  4. La-11, PLAAF
  5. La-11, North Korean Air Foce
  6. La-11, Indonesian Air Force

This set is provided on two sheets and provides several examples for each variant. In all, this decal set has 28 different examples, and as you can see, there are sufficient markings to replicate nearly all of them. This set will easily work with your favorite La-9 and La-11 kits in 1/48 scale. Pricing and availability information is not yet available, but since this set is officially released, it won't be long before you can get a set of your own.

For more information about this set and the other releases from Begemot Decals, visit their website at

My sincere thanks to Begemot Decals for this review sample!