Yak-1. Primary fighter aircraft used during this time period, it was phasing out the inferior LaGG-3. Considered roughly equivalent to the German Bf-109.
LaGG-3. Most modern Soviet fighter at the start of the war, but inferior to the Bf-109. Still in use in some front line units, but being phased out in favor of the Yak-1 and Lend/Lease P-39 Aircobras.
Bf-109. Front line German fighter. Roughly equivalent to the Yak-1. Russians call it the “Thin Boy”.
FW-190. Top German fighter, but available only in limited numbers. Superior in just about every way imaginable to the Yak-1, and almost always flown by the Luftwaffe’s top pilots. Russians call it the “Fat Boy”.
Junkers 88, Heinkel 111 – German Medium Bombers. Prime targets for Free Hunters, but dangerous in groups.