Release on 2014-01-19 | by Marek Murawski,Jakub Plewka
The Blitzkrieg Fighter
Author: Marek Murawski,Jakub Plewka
Pubpsher: Kagero Pub
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
The latest addition to the Monographs Special Edition series is devoted to the Messerschmitt Bf 109 E. This new book gives not only a thorough insight into the development, variants, technical features and camouflage of the Emil, but also an excellent overview of the aircraft s service with the Luftwaffe. Packed with period photos, color profiles and scale drawings, this title is a perfect guide for aviation modelers.REVIEWS Absorbing anecdotes season the story. And given the book's length, the authors naturally spotlight some personalities and units more than others. But Kagero capably recaps the whole story including international use.If you're seeking compact coverage of Emil operations, this handy handbook superbly fits the bill. Dozens of photos and color plates season the visual feast. And scale drawings, selected sources and illuminating endnotes neatly wrap things up. Make it part of your Luftwaffe library.Recommended!Cybermodeler There are lots of 109 books but this one looks like a perfect reference for the modeler....highly recommended for the modeler and the historian.IPMS
An illustrated history of the evolution of the "Emil" version of Germany's most famous World War Two fighter aircraft: How the Bf 109 E changed during production from 1936 - 1941; How to recognise the different versions from the E-0 to the E-9; Documenting the engine variants which led to design changes; Introduction of fuel injection. More than 30 colour plates. Wartime photos, drawings from Technical Manuals and colour photos of the preserved aircraft.Second, expanded edition of the book: ISBN: 8373000429
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.
The Messerschmitt Bf 109 was the most prominent German fighter type of World War II – over 35,000 were built and it served in many different variants and roles throughout the course of the war. It was the true workhorse of the German Luftwaffe throughout the war and continued in front-line service with some European countries for many years afterwards. This title details the early and pre-war variants, including the Bf 109s that flew in the Spanish Civil War, Poland, France and the Battle of Britain, in a series of increasingly complex construction projects. It also details the numerous kits available of this famous fighter.
Messerschmitt Bf 109 F (Friedrich) is one of the most important versions of this famous fighter. It was powered by the same engine (DB 601E) as the preceding Bf 109 E (Emil), but the airframe design differed significantly compared to its predecessor. The plane gained a more aerodynamic profile due to the new engine cowling (the engine had its own starter, which resulted in the extension of the unit), a new, rounder propeller hub and rounded wing tips. In addition, supports were removed under horizontal stabilizers. Bf 109 F had its first flight on January 26, 1939. Two prototypes were built. Two machines in version Bf 109 D were also rebuilt for testing the new engine installations. Friedrich had new under-wing radiators, which were twice as wide and lower than those used in the previous version of the aircraft. They were equipped with a two-part flap regulating the air supply. The prolonged tests and new requirements on the fighter's armament delayed the implementation of Bf 109 F for series production. The Messerschmitt company had signed a contract with the Reich Ministry of Aviation, which specified the requirements for two variants of the fighter's weaponry: a light variant with MG151/15 in the fuselage and a heavy variant with MG FF/M in the fuselage.