"As he found out, the La-5FN lacked the necessary power to get him off the runway. The Yak-9 would have been a solution, if he had fit in one. In the end, he ended up flying bombers for the remainder of the Great Patriotic War. He did get decorated for his taxiing skills though, which were, as his colleagues said, 'rock solid'."
Just fantasising. Great paintwork ^_^ Um, that IS a Russian pilot, right?