Prien, Jochen and Rodeike, Peter. Translated by David Johston. Dust jacket art by Jerry Crandall.
Title MESSERSCHMITT Bf 109 F, G, & K SERIES: AN ILLUSTRATED STUDY.
Publisher Schiffer, Atglen, PA, 1993, first edition.
Seller ID 24566
208 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0887404243 Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, b&w drawings/diagrams. "During its ten years as the Luftwaffe's standard fighter, the Messerschmitt Bf 109 had to adapt to keep up with the rapid pace of technological developments, and the various operational demands which were placed upon it. The result was a multiplicity of variants, and few aircraft appeared in as many variations as did the Bf 109. A significant n umber of publications have attempted to come to grips with this multiplicity. This new work stands out through its methodology, which has led to new, and different results. Supported by a large number of mostly until now unpublished photogra p h s o f the Bf 109, selected from more than 20,000, and detailed line drawings, this book offers a concise overview of the later versions of the Bf 109 based on the latest known information. This presentation is based not just on well-known pub li ca ti o ns a nd handbooks, but on unknown material as well - in particular the loss reports submitted by Luftwaffe units, as well as extensive factory and RLM records. It has been possible to gather details of more than 21,000 machines from the se rec ord s, de tai ls which have enabled the authors to correct errors present in existing publications." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor rubbing, has some small areas of minor edge wrinklin g, tiny clo sed din t/te ar on spine. Near Fine/Very Good+