Messerschmitt Bf109, Owners’ Workshop Manual

R1566
Haynes has continued their innovative aviation series with a 
workshop manual to cover the Messerschmitt Me 109 or Bf109 and 
its derivatives. The format follows the Haynes vehicle manuals 
and features lavish illustration.

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NAME: Messerschmitt Bf109, Owners' Workshop Manual
CLASSIFICATION: Book Reviews
FILE: R1566
DATE: 151109
AUTHOR: Paul Blackah, Malcolm V Lowe
PUBLISHER: Haynes
BINDING: Hard back
PAGES: 164
PRICE: GB £17.99
GENRE: Non fiction
SUBJECT: Messerschmit, 109, 108, vintage warbirds, WWII, Hispano Buchon, CS-199,
C-199
ISBN: 979-1-84425-642-6
IMAGE: B1566.jpg
LINKS: http://tinyurl.com/
DESCRIPTION: Haynes has continued their innovative aviation series with a
workshop manual to cover the Messerschmitt Me 109 or Bf109 and its derivatives.
The format follows the Haynes vehicle manuals and features lavish illustration.
Producing a Haynes workshop manual for vintage warplanes presents a number of
challenges because the publisher cannot buy an example and strip it down as a
practical engineering process as has been the practice in producing vehicle
workshop manuals. There are a very small number of surviving genuine Bf109
fighters and an even smaller number that have flown recently or are currently
airworthy. There are only two examples known to survive of the Czech derivatives
C-199 and CS-199 that were built after WWII for the Czech Air Force. There are a
a few more examples of the Spanish derivatives, Hispano Buchon, that combined
the Bf109 airframe with the Rolls Royce Merlin used to powered the 109's arch
enemy the Spitfire. Some of these Spanish-built aircraft have been refitted with
Daimler-Benz engines to simulate WWII Bf109 fighters. The experience with other
rare warplanes has been that wrecks and previously undiscovered aircraft do
provide the basis for restorations. There are a number of sites in the former
USSR that may yield enough material for major restorations and there are rumours
that some 109s may still await rediscovery in the Middle East. The book uses
outstanding photographs, many of which have been taken during the maintenance
and rebuilding of surviving aircraft. The manual is heavily based on Black 6
which was restored to flight in the 1990s but is no longer flown. Adaptation
work with Hispano machines is featured and there is a wealth of information
packed into the pages. There will be few individuals with deep pockets and a lot
of luck who might acquire and restore to flight a Bf 109, although warbird
restoration continues to gather strength and more of these rare aircraft are
likely to return to the air, or fragments of original aircraft may be
incorporated into what will otherwise be a new flying replica. As the practice
of returning vintage warplanes to flight has developed, new support industries
have sprung up to aid those who can afford to rebuild these survivors. This
workshop manual does not contain the information to rebuild to certified flying
condition, but it will     provide much useful information to guide restorers.
However, it will provide a valuable new insight for all aviation enthusiasts
into the engineering and operation of one of the most famous military aircraft
ever built.

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