Lydia Litvyak – 3D printable figure of a famous Soviet World War II pilot

$ 14.00

The Product includes:
· STL files
· Prusa 3MF files with complete settings
· Gcodes compatible with Original Prusa printers

CUSTOM SCALING
We understand that everyone builds aircraft models in different scales, and it is not feasible for us to create a set of models for every scale. Therefore, you can adjust the size of the model according to your requirements.
To change the scale, modify the .3MF file by either increasing or decreasing the model size in percentage. The model is provided in a 1/8 scale.

Examples of scale changes:
To change to a 1/6 scale, increase the model size by 33.3%.
To change to a 1/10 scale, decrease the model size by 20%.

3D printable figure pilot
The pilot figurine sitting in the cockpit is one of the most important components of every RC airplane. It is crucial for the overall aesthetic impression, as nothing is worse than seeing a beautifully built model airplane spoiled by an unattractive or missing pilot figurine. However, many modelers consider this small detail to be insignificant. Nevertheless, we believe that it is a misconception, and therefore, we offer a wide selection of 3D printed pilot and crew models ranging from the 1st and 2nd World War eras to the modern era of aviation.

Description

Lydia Litvyak was a Soviet fighter pilot during World War II, and the first female pilot to shoot down an enemy aircraft. She was born on August 18, 1921, in Moscow, and died on August 1, 1943, near Krasnyi Luch, Ukraine.

Litvyak began flying gliders at the age of 14 and later obtained her pilot’s license. When World War II broke out, she tried to join the military as a pilot but was initially rejected because of her gender. She eventually joined the all-female 586th Fighter Aviation Regiment of the Soviet Air Force in 1942 and quickly proved herself as a skilled pilot.

During her time in the 586th Fighter Aviation Regiment, Litvyak flew the Yakovlev Yak-1 fighter aircraft. She flew in more than 60 combat missions and is credited with shooting down at least 12 enemy aircraft, including two shared victories with other pilots.

Litvyak became known as the “White Lily of Stalingrad” and was celebrated as a hero in the Soviet Union. She was awarded the Order of the Red Banner and the Order of the Patriotic War. In addition to her combat accomplishments, Litvyak was also known for her efforts to help other pilots and her dedication to improving her own skills.

In August 1943, Litvyak was sent on a mission over Krasnyi Luch, Ukraine, and was reported missing in action. Her fate remains unclear, and there are conflicting reports about what happened to her. Some believe that she was shot down by German pilots, while others claim that she survived the crash but was captured and executed by the Germans.

Despite the uncertainty surrounding her death, Litvyak remains a symbol of female strength and bravery in the Soviet Union and around the world. In 1990, she was posthumously awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union, the highest honor that could be given to a Soviet citizen.