Messerschmitt Bf 109E–F Series Book Review
|Date of Review||September 2015||Title||Messerschmitt Bf 109E–F Series|
|Author||Robert Jackson||Publisher||Osprey Publishing|
|Format||64 pages, softbound||MSRP (USD)||$18.95|
Osprey’s Messerschmitt Bf 109 E – F Series – no 23 in the publisher’s “Air Vanguard” range – recaps one of Germany’s superbly formidable piston-engine fighters during early World War II.
Author Robert Jackson dedicates the book’s first third to Bf 109 E and F design evolution and technical parameters. And he closes this portion with handy specification comparison tables.
Jackson concentrates the remaining two-thirds on the operational history of Messerschmitt E & F variants. From their debut during the “Phony War” to Malta, Bf 109s proved daunting adversaries to British counterparts – Hurricanes and Spitfires.
The author continues his study with a brief section detailing RAF assessments of a captured Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3. A selected bibliography and index complete coverage.
Nearly 50 photographs – including shots of downed Bf 109s in England – and artwork by Adam Tooby compliment contents. Need modeling ideas? Eight color profiles offer inspiration.
A decidedly recommended introduction!
My sincere thanks to Osprey Publishing for this review sample!