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Publisher/Brand Tempest Books
Author Dan Sharp
No. Pages 116
Version Soft cover
Category Books on aviation
Subcategory 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