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The Messerschmitt Bf 109

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The legendary German fighter is shown here in all new photographs, and on a variety of war fronts. All early to late models are covered.

Messerschmitt Bf 109

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Jagdgeschwader 3 Udet in World War II

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Jochen Prien, author of the definitive Messerschmitt Bf 109 F/G/K Series, and the extensive three volume study of JG 53, presents JG 3 in its complete history from formation to the end of World War II. This second volume presents the unit history of the "Udet" Geschwader's second Gruppe, II./JG 3, beginning with its formation in 1938 and the subsequent service of the newly formed Gruppe in the Campaign in the West from 1940-1941. Next the Gruppe's 1941 tour of duty in Russia is dealt with, followed by a short spell in the Mediterranean theatre of war, where II./JG 3 was involved in the fighting over Malta in the spring of 1942. In June 1942, the Gruppe was again shifted to the east where it took part in the advance on Stalingrad where it suffered serious losses. 1943 saw the Gruppe still in Russia until it was recalled to the Reich to see further service in the defence of Germany between August 1943 and early June 1944. After its return to the Reich and a short period of rest and re-equiping, II./JG 3 was again called upon for service in the Reichsverteidigung, this coming to an abrupt end when in November 1944 the Gruppe was separated from its parent Geschwader in order to re-equip with the new Me 262 jet fighter and become part of the first jet fighter Geschwader of the Luftwaffe, JG 7. Vol. II then takes up the history of the newly formed II./JG 3, a former bomber unit that was transformed into a fighter Gruppe at the end of 1944; this new Gruppe came too late to see significant service against the Western Allies but was transferred to the east at the beginning of 1945 in order to counter the massive Soviet offensive that overran the eastern parts of the Reich since mid-January 1945. Hopelessly outnumbered, its operations being curtailed now by a lack of fuel, the new II./JG 3 struggled on until the collapse of the Reich.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F

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Includes free decals and masking foil The second part of a monograph on the Messerschmitt Bf 109 F concentrates on the operational history of the fighter units flying this type in 1941-1942. The first part of the book constitutes a thorough insight into the combat use of Luftwaffe units of Bf 109 Fs in air warfare in North Africa, the Mediterranean and Malta, where the aircraft had no equal rivals until the arrival of Spitfire Mk Vs. The subsequent chapter features a comprehensive description of the battles against Soviet VVS from the start of Operation Barbarossa till the Summer Offensive in 1942, including the operations beyond the Polar Circle. The author uncovers the fates of particular fighter units as well as individual pilots who fought in them. Complete with 100 pages, 110 photographs, 24 sheets of technical drawings in 1:48 and 1:72 scale with specification of external changes in production-run versions of the aircraft, 9 color charts with 12 examples of camouflage schemes. About the Series Monographs focuses on an individual type of aircraft. Each monograph contains descriptions of the aircraft s origin, its variants and combat history. Each volume includes several hundred archive photographs, technical scale drawings and color profile artwork. Each book also has free extras for modelers, with decals and masking foil.

World War II Album Volume 1

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Merriam Press World War II Album WA1 (First Edition (2014) Pictorial study of the German air force's main fighter aircraft during World War II. The Messerschmitt Bf 109, interchangeably called the Me 109 (most often by Allied pilots and aircrew), was a German World War II fighter aircraft designed by Willy Messerschmitt and Robert Lusser during the early to mid-1930s. It was one of the first truly modern fighters of the era, including such features as all-metal monocoque construction, a closed canopy, a retractable landing gear, and was powered by a liquid-cooled, inverted-V12 aero engine. The Bf 109 first saw operational service during the Spanish Civil War and was still in service at the dawn of the jet age at the end of World War II, during which time it was the backbone of the Luftwaffe's fighter force. From the end of 1941 the Bf 109 was supplemented by the Focke-Wulf Fw 190. Originally conceived as an interceptor, later models were developed to fulfill multiple tasks, serving as bomber escort, fighter-bomber, day-, night-, all-weather fighter, ground-attack aircraft, and as reconnaissance aircraft. It was supplied to and operated by several states during World War II, and served with several countries for many years after the war. The Bf 109 was the most produced fighter aircraft in history, with a total of 33,984 airframes produced from 1936 up to April 1945. The Bf 109 was flown by the three top-scoring German fighter aces of World War II, who claimed 928 victories among them while flying with Jagdgeschwader 52, mainly on the Eastern Front, as well as by Hans-Joachim Marseille, the highest scoring German ace in the North African Campaign, scoring 158 victories. It was also flown by several other aces from Germany's allies, notably Finn Ilmari Juutilainen, the highest scoring non-German ace on the type with 58 victories flying the Bf 109G, and pilots from Italy, Romania, Croatia, Bulgaria and Hungary. Through constant development, the Bf 109 remained competitive with the latest Allied fighter aircraft until the end of the war. 297 B&W and color photos and line drawings. 151 B&W photos, 16 color photos.

World War II in Focus

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Merriam Press World War II In Focus Volume 1 First Edition (2014) Pictorial study of the German air force's main fighter aircraft during World War II. Brief history plus 245 B&W and color photos and line drawings. 184 B&W photos 52 color photos 9 three-view drawings

World War II Album Volume 1

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Merriam Press World War II Album WA1. Expanded Third Edition (2015). Pictorial history of the German air force's main fighter aircraft during World War II, the Messerschmitt Bf 109, interchangeably called the Me 109 (most often by Allied pilots and aircrew), was a German World War II fighter aircraft designed by Willy Messerschmitt and Robert Lusser during the early to mid-1930s. This pictorial history features over 400 illustrations of every model of this German fighter, from prototypes through the latest models serving in the last years of the war. In addition, the following illustrated articles are also included: Jagdgeschwader 27 "Afrika"; Ace of Aces, Erich Hartmann; Hermann Graf, Ninth-Ranking Experten; 75 Victories, Hans Pichler, Luftwaffe Experten. 401 photos and illustrations, 9 three-view drawings, 1 two-view drawing, 12 sideview drawings.

The Messerschmitt Bf 109 E

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The Bf 109 E "Emil" entered service in 1938. The aircraft's DB 601 engine transformed its performance, making the Messerschmitt fighter one of the most capable anywhere in the world at the time. After seeing action late in the Spanish Civil War, the Emil was Germany's premier fighter aircraft during the early years of World War II, seeing action over Poland, France and the Low Countries, Great Britain, the Balkans, and North Africa. By the time of "Operation Barbarossa" in June 1941, the Emil had been largely replaced as the Luftwaffe's main fighter aircraft by the new Bf 109 F; however, it continued in service in the fighter-bomber, reconnaissance, and fighter-training roles. The Bf 109 E was flown by all of Germany's famed early-war fighter aces, men such as Adolf Galland, Werner MÖlders, Helmut Wick, Wilhelm Balthasar, Walther Oesau, and countless others.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G K

Author : Krzysztof Janowicz
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Free decals and masking foil Second volume of the history of the Messerschmitt Bf 109 G/K which covers the history, design and development as well as technical characteristics. One of the first true modern fighters of the era, including such features as an all-metal monocoque construction, a closed canopy, and retractable landing gear, the Bf 109 was still in service at the dawn of the jet age at the end of World War II, during which it was the backbone of the German Luftwaffe fighter force. Originally conceived as an interceptor, later models were developed to fulfill multiple tasks, serving as bomber escort, fighter bomber, day-, night- all-weather fighter, bomber destroyer, ground-attack aircraft, and as reconnaissance aircraft. Through constant development, it remained competitive with the latest Allied fighter aircraft until the end of the war. Content covers: The Ostfront; Operations in Africa; Eastern Front 1943; In the defense of the Reich and Beyond the Polar Circle. About the Series Monographs focuses on an individual type of aircraft. Each monograph contains descriptions of the aircraft s origin, its variants and combat history. Each volume includes several hundred archive photographs, technical scale drawings and color profile artwork. Each book also has free extras for modelers, with decals and masking foil.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E F series

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The Messerschmitt Bf 109 was one of the truly world-class piston-engined fighters of World War II. This reputation rests largely with the E-F variants, which bore the brunt of the Luftwaffe's most important operations in World War II and shot down tens of thousands of Allied aircraft in the Battle of Britain, the Blitzkriegs across Europe and on the Eastern Front. This volume looks at the design and development history of these formidable warplanes, with a meticulous technical focus and clear, detailed illustrations to reveal why the types were so effective. It explores the long process of tweaks to the E variant, and solutions to the many initial technical problems with the F, and how this development helped Willy Messerschmitt's promising Bf 109 design mature and fulfil its potential.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 over Germany

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The Messerschmitt Bf 109 was a German World War II fighter aircraft designed by Willy Messerschmitt in the early 1930s. It was one of the first true modern fighters of the era. Having gone through its baptism of fire in the Spanish Civil War, the Bf 109 was still in service at the dawn of the jet age at the end of World War II. There were 23,500 Messerchmitt Bf-109G produced, making it the most produced model of the Bf-109. Pilots marked that some increase of speed was achieved by the installation of the higher powered engine DB-605. Part of a series of highly illustrated color reference books, featuring 44 color profiles and 2 views of the German World War II fighter aircraft, Bf 10G. Includes free decals and masking foil. About the Series: This is a series of highly illustrated books on the key machines of World War II and their combat use. Perfect for modelers and filled with color artwork profiles, each volume details the camouflage, markings, insignia, modifications and variants of the best of the war. With extra features such as decals, photo-etched brass and masking foil.

Living History Series World War II

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Spitfire II V vs Bf 109F

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With stunning artwork and detailed analysis, this volume provides a pilot's view of the dramatic clashes between these two legendary fighters, as some of the most gifted and 'big name' aces of World War II went head to head in the skies of North-West Europe. As the Battle of Britain approached its conclusion, two new versions of the famous Spitfire and Messerschmitt Bf 109 arrived on the scene. The RAF could see that the Luftwaffe were stepping down their incursions into British airspace, and went on to the offensive. The Spitfire Mark II, and increasingly the Mark V, would fly over the picturesque English channel in fighter sweeps, or to escort vulnerable Blenheim bombers – waiting for them was the Bf 109F 'Friedrich'. Yet despite the reversal of offensive and defensive dispositions, and despite the Luftwaffe deploying the bulk of their fighter strength to the Eastern Front in 1941, the Jagdflieger were able to inflict severe losses on their RAF counterparts.

Messershcmitt Bf 109s Over the Mediterranean

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Messerschmitt Bf 109 T

Author : Marek Murawski
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Free masking foil and decal sheets for modelers Lists of scores, pilot reports and portraits, color profile artworks and mapsLavishly illustrated, this book covers the combat history of the Messerschmitt Bf 109T. The Messerschmitt Bf 109 was a German World War II fighter aircraft designed by Willy Messerschmitt in the early 1930s. It was one of the first true modern fighters of the era. Having gone through its baptism of fire in the Spanish Civil War, the Bf 109 was still in service at the dawn of the jet age at the end of World War II.In the fall of 1938, the Technische Amt RLM (Technical Office of the Reichsluftfahrtministerium or State Ministry of Aviation) requested that Messerschmitt s Augsburg design bureau draw up plans for a carrier-borne version of the Bf 109E fighter, to be designated Bf 109T (the "T" standing for Trager or Carrier). The resulting aircraft were nicknamed 'Toni' by their pilots.Content includes carrier Graf Zeppelin and her aircraft; operational service, including its new role over the North Sea and comes with free masking foil and decals.About the SeriesAir Battles is a series of books focusing on World War II air battles of specific aircraft and units. Each volume contains information on the planes involved, lists of scores, pilot reports and portraits, color profile artwork and maps. REVIEWS In this book on this most interesting aircraft, the author goes through the entire process of choosing the aircraft and the various prototypes that were developed to test carrier capabilities. Then it goes into the production of the 109T and its wide and varied history with the Luftwaffe. Pretty much every sortie that resulted in either victory or loss is covered in this book. Nicely illustrated with period photos, there are also large color views of some of the planes and a number of pages of excellent plans of both prototype and production aircraft. In short, everything one would want to know about the naval 109. Modelilng Madness

Messerschmitt Bf 109 World War 2 Album

Author : Ray Merriam
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Merriam Press World War 2 Album 1 First Edition, 2015 Pictorial history of the German air force's main fighter aircraft during World War II, the Messerschmitt Bf 109, interchangeably called the Me 109 (most often by Allied pilots and aircrew), was a German World War II fighter aircraft designed by Willy Messerschmitt and Robert Lusser during the early to mid-1930s. This pictorial album features over 400 illustrations of every model of this German fighter, from prototypes through the latest models serving in the last years of the war. In addition, the following illustrated articles are also included: Jagdgeschwader 27 "Afrika" Ace of Aces: Erich Hartmann Hermann Graf: Ninth-Ranking Experten 75 Victories: Hans Pichler, Luftwaffe Experten. 401 photos and illustrations 9 three-view drawings 1 two-view drawing 12 sideview drawings

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E F series

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The Messerschmitt Bf 109 was one of the truly world class piston-engined fighters of World War II. This reputation rests largely with the E and F variants, which bore the brunt of the Luftwaffe's most important operations in World War II and shot down tens of thousands of Allied aircraft in the Battle of Britain, the Blitzkriegs across Europe and on the Eastern Front. This volume looks at the design and development history of these formidable warplanes, with a meticulous technical focus to reveal why the types were so effective. It explores the long process of tweaks to the E variant, and solutions to the many initial technical problems with the F, and how this development helped Willy Messerschmitt's promising Bf 109 design mature and fulfil its potential.

Messerschmitt Bf 109

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World War 2 In Review No 21 Messerschmitt Bf 109

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Merriam Press World War 2 In Review Series. This issue features the Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter (interchangeably called the Me 109), the Luftwaffe’s main fighter aircraft during World War II: (1) On the Cover (2) Messerschmitt Bf 109 (3) Messerschmitt Bf 109 in Color (4) Messerschmitt Bf 109 in View (5) Ace of Aces: Erich Hartmann (6) Hermann Graf: Ninth-Ranking Experten (7) 75 Victories! Hans Pichler – Luftwaffe Experten (8) Jagdgeschwader 27 “Afrika.” 401 B&W/color photos/illustrations.

MESSERSCHMITT Bf 109

Author : Chris Goss
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A retired RAF Wing Commander examines the history of Germany’s favored fighter plane during the latter years of World War II. The most iconic German aircraft of the Second World War, the Messerschmitt Bf 109 was the Luftwaffe’s principal fighter from 1939 until 1942 when the superior Focke-Wulf Fw 190 came into greater prominence. The Bf 109 served in every theatre of the war, though in this book the author examines the Tip and Run era, D-Day, and the Eastern Front. In the later years of the war, the Bf 109 fought with some success in the defense of Germany against Allied bombers. The Bf 109 was the most produced fighter aircraft in history and more aerial kills were made with this fighter than any other aircraft. Indeed, A total of 105 Bf 109 pilots were each credited with the destruction of 100 or more enemy aircraft; thirteen of these men scored more than 200 kills, while two scored more than 300. The Bf 109 was flown by the three top-scoring fighter aces of the war: Erich Hartmann, Gerhard Barkhorn, and Günther Rall. All of them flew with JG 52, a unit which exclusively flew the Bf 109 and was credited with over 10,000 victories, chiefly on the Eastern Front. The Bf 109 was also supplied to several of Germany’s allies, including Finland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, and Slovakia. In this selection of unrivalled images collected over many years, the operations of this famous aircraft in the latter part of the Second World War are portrayed and brought to life