This book covers the history of the ‘109, restoration to flight, views of owners, pilots and engineers, operating and servicing. There are data boxes covering ‘109 facts and figures, and interviews with owners and pilots. Photographs and illustrations are drawn from a variety of sources, including Luftwaffe official wartime manuals, official and private archives, restoration projects in the UK and overseas.
About the Author
Paul Blackah joined the RAF in 1976 and trained as an airframe fitter. In 1993 he was posted to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. His specialized knowledge of vintage aircraft is considered crucial to the maintenance of the aircraft in the flight. In the 1990s Paul was closely involved in the restoration to flight of the Messerschmitt Bf109F ‘Black 6’. He is co-author with Alfred Price of the Supermarine Spitfire Manual. He lives in Lincolnshire, England.