144 pages - 1971 - Used, mint condition
Illustrated with more than 150 photographs, this book tells the story of the Messerschmitt A.G. and its aircraft products, from the beginning to the newly established M.B.B. GmbH.
|Book cover finish
||Canvas finish, Bradel, Hardcover ( rounded spine binding )
||First edition, Dust jacket
||Used, mint condition
|Number of pages
||19 x 24 x 2 cm
||J. Richard Smith
||Ian Allan Ltd.
From an inauspicious beginning in 1926, the Bayerische Flugzeugwerke and its successor the Messerschmitt Flugzeugwerke, designed no less than 43 % of the total number of military aircraft built for Nazi Germany.
The most successful early Messerschmitt aircraft were the M 18 airliner and the M 23 light plane. These were followed by the Bf 109, one of the world's most famous aircraft, and the twin - engined Bf 110. On the more radical side, the company also built the Me 163 and Me 262, respectively the world's first operational rocket and jet propelled fighters.
This book tells the story of Messerschmitt from the Pilotus glider of 1921 to the newly established M.B.B. GmbH, currently the largest German aircraft company. Apart from the aircraft, the book describes the use of them by Lufthansa, the Luftwaffe and other air forces. ( ... )