Messerschmitt Bf 109 C/D in the Polish Campaign 1939 Paperback / softback
Part of the Air Battles series
Unwanted at its inception, the Bf 109 became the most widely produced, the most respected, and the most varied Luftwaffe fighter.
Over 30,000 of the nine major variants of Willy Messerschmitt's versatile aircraft were built. The prototype Bf 109V-1 was ready in August, 1935.
Like its predecessor, the Bf 108, it was a low wing, all metal construction monoplane, with flush rivets, leading edge slats, and retractable landing gear.
Its single-seat cockpit had a fully enclosed canopy.
While none of the developments were revolutionary in 1935, Messerschmitt first put them all together in the Bf 109.
Powered by a 695 HP twelve cylinder Rolls-Royce Kestrel engine, the Bf 109V-1 first flew in September of that year. When Germany attacked Poland in 1939, the Luftwaffe had almost 1000 Bf 109s in service, and this book details that first fateful aerial campaign launched in September 1939, also looking at the German Luftwaffe's most distinguished fighter's exploits. 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, colour profile artwork and maps.
Over 50 photographs feature in each book, with free extras for modellers, such as masking foil and decal sheets.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 55 pages, 58 b/w photos, 10 colour profiles, with decals
- Publisher: Kagero Oficyna Wydawnicza
- Publication Date: 15/02/2010
- Category: Second World War
- ISBN: 9788361220596