Me 109

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The Me-109 took to air in 1935, and at war's end it could still fly and fight on even terms with the best fighters produced by its opponents. Through a host of variations and modifications, the Me-109 was probably the most consistently great aircraft in aviation history.

Caractéristiques

Format 14 X 21 X 1 cm
Nbr. de pages 160
Finition Broché
Année d’édition 1968
Langue Anglais
Etat du livre Bon état
Auteur Martin Caidin
Collection / Série weapons book
Editeur Ballantine books

Description

Author:
Martin Caidin is the author of more than sixty books on astronautics and aviation, including Flying Forts!, A Torch to the Enemy, and Black Thursday. He holds a commercial multi-engine pilot's licence for land and sea planes and has flown a variety of military aircraft from four-engined bombers to supersonic fighters. He owns and flies a German ME-108, forerunner of the famous ME-109 fighters.

Resume:
The Me-109 took to air in 1935, and at war's end it could still fly and fight on even terms with the best fighters produced by its opponents. Through a host of variations and modifications, the Me-109 was probably the most consistently great aircraft in aviation history. Full of photos and fascinating text concerning the famed Messerschmidt fighter of World War II, a peerless aircraft developed by Germany that was probably the most consistently great aircraft in aviation history.
À PROPOS DE CET AUTEUR
Martin Caidin

Martin Caidin ( September 14th, 1927 - March 24th, 1997 ) was born in New York City ( New York, United States ). At the age of 15, he lived on his own in New York, where he met the astronomer Carl Sagan ( 1934 - 1996 ). 


Martin Caidin began writing fiction in 1957. His best - known novel is Cyborg, which was the basis for The Six Million Dollar Man franchise. Some other books with movie tie - ins include The Final Countdown and novels featuring adventure - archaeologist Indiana Jones : Indiana Jones and the Sky Pirates ( 1993 ) and Indiana Jones and the White Witch ( 1994 ). 


During 1961, Martin Caidin was one of the pilots of a formation flight of Boeing B - 17 Flying Fortresses across the Atlantic Ocean, likely the last such flight, from the United States to England via Canada, the Azores and Portugal. He recounted this journey in his book Everything But The Flak


Martin Caidin bought and restored to full airworthiness the oldest surviving Junkers Ju 52 aircraft ( Ju 52 / 3m, Serial No. 5489 ) which he named " Iron Annie ". He was pilot - in - command of " Iron Annie " on November 14th, 1981, when 19 people walked on one of its wings, a world record. After touring extensively among shows of vintage military aircraft, or warbirds, " Iron Annie " was sold to Lufthansa in 1984. 


Additionally, Martin Caidin wrote an aircraft manual for the Messerschmitt Bf 108, which has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration as the standard manual for the plane, and twice won the Aviation / Space Writers Association Award for the outstanding author on aviation. Martin Caidin also established a company with the purpose of promoting aeronautics to young people. 


( source : Wikipedia )

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