The Soviet “heavy” fighter. Heavy in quotation marks because of its relatively light armament – only two 20mm cannons (compared to the 4 x 20mm and 2 x 15mm of the Fw 190).

Two WIP pics, taken an hour apart.

The La-7 could be a better heavy fighter, provided that it is the version with 3x B-30 cannons.

La-7: field tests (as in first production batch used in real combat conditions, facing enemy fighters) - September 1944, 3-cannon version entered mass production in Summer 1945. Looks a bit outside our timeline.