The iconic Messerschmitt Bf109 was one of the most famous warplanes of the Second World War era, and is arguably among the greatest combat aircraft of all time. It was one of Germany's principal fighter aircraft during the war, and was a worthy and often deadly opponent to Allied planes. It was a contemporary of the legendary Supermarine Spitfire, and like the Spitfire was one of the few high-performance front-line aircraft of its time to be produced and to fight throughout the war, from start to finish.
Messerschmitt Bf109 Manual is a companion volume to the acclaimed Haynes Supermarine Spitfire Manual and tells the Messerschmitt Bf109 story, focusing on the Bf109G version. The authors describe how to restore a 109 to flight, relate the experience of owners, pilots and engineers, and provide detailed insights into operating and servicing this legendary Luftwaffe fighter. Data boxes cover Bf109 facts and figures, plus interviews with Luftwaffe pilots and modern-day owner-pilots. Fully illustrated with a mix of specially commissioned colour and archive photographs, the Messerschmitt Bf109 Manual also includes illustrations from Luftwaffe official wartime servicing manuals, and coverage of restoration projects in the UK and overseas.
PAUL BLACKAH is co-author of the Supermarine Spitfire and Avro Lancaster Manuals. He is best-known for his work with the RAF's Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and was closely involved in the restoration to flight of the Messerschmitt Bf109G 'Black 6', the subject of this manual. He lives in Lincolnshire.
MALCOLM V. LOWE is an aviation author and historian. He is the author of more than ten aviation titles including North American P-51 Mustang (2009) and Focke-Wulf Fw190: Production Line to Frontline (2003). Malcolm is a regular contributor to the aviation press and lives in Dorset.
Author Paul Blackah is available for interview and pictures available upon request
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