Graf Zeppelin's Eagles: An Operational History of the Messerschmitt Bf 109T  9781999316532

Graf Zeppelin's Eagles: An Operational History of the Messerschmitt Bf 109T

Product code 9781999316532


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Series Luftwaffe Library series 003

Publisher/Brand Chandos Publications

Author Francis L. Marshall

Format A4

No. Pages 362

Version Hardback

Language English

Category Books on aviation

Subcategory WW2 » WW2 German Aircraft

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Hundreds of photos and documents
20 colour profile drawings by Janusz Swiatlon
Scale drawings by Arild Tangerud
Detailed developmental and operational history
Detailed indexes including known losses

The history of the Bf 109 T forms a small but important part of the most famous Messerschmitt design. Seventy were built in 1941, initially as the planned fighter complement of the Graf Zeppelin. As the aircraft carrier was cancelled, the Bf 109 Ts were handed over to the Luftwaffe which put them into service in Norway. However, renewed plans to complete the Graf Zeppelin saw the Bf 109 Ts withdrawn from Norway and converted back to the carrier version. The final cancellation of the Graf Zeppelin at the beginning of 1943 saw the aircraft issued to Jagdstaffel Helgoland and given a new lease of life. At the end of the year the unit moved back to southern Norway. In mid 1944 the Bf 109 T was finally withdrawn from front-line service and the remaining aircraft transferred to training units.

This book extensively details the history and use of the Bf 109 T, and includes accounts not only by the Luftwaffe pilots who flew them but also their opponents from the RAF and the USAAF. Details are included of all known losses.

362pp, 500 photos, maps, scale drawings, 16 full colour profiles including 3-view

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