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Secret Projects of the Luftwaffe nr. 2 - Blohm & Voss BV155 (Tempest Books 9781911658320)

Secret Projects of the Luftwaffe nr. 2 - Blohm & Voss BV155  9781911658320
Secret Projects of the Luftwaffe nr. 2 - Blohm & Voss BV155 (Tempest Books 9781911658320)
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Category:Books on aviation
Subcategory:WW2 German Aircraft
ISBN/Box:9781911658320
Publisher/Brand:Tempest Books
Author:Dan Sharp
Format:a4
No. Pages:116
Version:Soft cover
Language:English
Availability:only 3 remaining

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Category Books on aviation, Subcategory WW2 German Aircraft, ISBN/Box 9781911658320, Publisher/Brand Tempest Books, Author Dan Sharp, Format a4, No. Pages 116, Version Soft cover, Language English

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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