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Messerschmitt Bf 109E–F Series

Messerschmitt Bf 109E–F Series Book Review

By Rachel E. Veres

Date of Review December 2015 Title Messerschmitt Bf 109E–F Series
Author Robert Jackson Publisher Osprey Publishing
Published 2015 ISBN 9781472804891
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!