From the nascent days of the Spanish Civil War to the desperate, final defence of the stricken Reich, the Messerchmitt Bf 109 was the Luftwaffeas signature fighter. From the very beginning of its combat career it came to symbolize what could be achieved with a modern monoplane fighter aircraft, instilling fear and respect into Allied pilots wherever it was encountered. 35, 000 of the ubiquitous Messerschmitts were eventually built, making it the most-produced fighter in history. This is the first Air Vanguard volume to cover the Bf 109, detailing models AaD. Featuring stunning aerial photos the title explores in depth the technical characteristics and combat performance of the early Bf 109s, including their combat debut in the Spanish Civil War, their employment in the invasion of Poland and showing how the type became one of the most famous names in aviation history.He pinned great hopes on his next commercial design, the M20, which was intended to carry ten passengers. ... Messerschmitt persevered with his civil designs, including the M21 twoseat trainer, the M22 twin-engine mail-plane, the M23 two-seat touring ... an independent company, and it continued to trade with the help of funds raised from the sale of Messerschmitta#39;s car and the purchase by Romania ofanbsp;...
|Title||:||Messerschmitt Bf 109 A–D series|
|Publisher||:||Osprey Publishing - 2015-01-20|