Augsburg Eagle: The Story of the Messerschmitt 109 by William Green soon to be presented for sale on the special BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: MacDonald & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., 1971, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Drawings; Diagrams;
From the cover: The Augsburg Eagle was a fighting aircraft, but no ordinary warplane. It was perhaps the most famous of all single-seat fighters Messerschmitts Bf 109. From its first appearance in Spanish skies it displayed all the characteristics of the true predatory bird, and for years its rakish contours, which endowed it with an air of ruthless efficiency, were virtually symbolic of the air power of Germanys Third Reich.
By any standard it was one of the most remarkable warplanes ever conceived, and one of the few to achieve truly legendary status. It was destined to be built in larger numbers than any combat aircraft before or since; it was to achieve a record for production longevity unlikely ever to be bettered by another fighter, and it outlived in service virtually all its principal opponents of World War II.
No warplane ever had a more adventurous career than did this Eagle from Augsburg; a career traced through all its vicissitudes and drama in this profusely illustrated book. No warplane is more assured of a place in aviations metaphorical hall of fame than is the Messerschmitt Bf 109 that saw birth in Augsburg in 1934, met the first real challenge to its supremacy in the skies over Britain thirty years ago, and soldiered on in service into the late sixties.
Very Good in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 128 pages. Index. 11¼” x 8¾”.