Secret Projects of the Luftwaffe - nr 2 - Blohm & Voss BV155  9781911658320

Secret Projects of the Luftwaffe - nr 2 - Blohm & Voss BV155

Product code 9781911658320

Blohm & Voss

€ 16.47

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Publisher/Brand Tempest Books

Author Dan Sharp

Format a4

No. Pages 116

Version Soft cover

Language English

Category Books on aviation

Subcategory WW2 » WW2 German Aircraft

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The story of the Messerschmitt Me 109's ultimate development, the Blohm & Voss BV 155, begins in 1942 with plans to split the Me 109 family into three branches – a standard fighter, a highaltitude fighter and a carrier-based fighter. Initially these were known as the Me 409 but later became the Me 155 A, B and C. The project was given to the French to develop, where it stalled.
But when Germany got its first taste of what the USAAF's bomber force was capable of – suffering huge damage to its war-critical industries as a result of massed raids on its factories and cities – work on the Me 155 B was recommenced as a matter of urgency. With the Me 262 consuming most of Messerschmitt's design capacity, the project was then passed on to a sub-contractor: Blohm & Voss. Richard Vogt, B&V's chief designer, quickly realised that Messerschmitt had made very little progress on the design and was forced to begin again almost from scratch. In just over a year, a prototype was built and flown – but the war ended before production could begin.
• Full development history of the extreme high-altitude Bf 109-based interceptor
• Based entirely on original research and period documents from archives around the world
• Only the second book ever written about this unique aircraft which was built and flown during WW2
• Authoritative writing from German WW2 aircraft development historian Dan Sharp
• Features rare photographs and drawings plus new profile artwork

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