1st ed., 1975. 191 pp., frontis., numerous photo-ills., + some ills. D.j., 25 x 17cm. D.j., price-clipped o/w FINE. This fully illustrated book presents the complete story of Messerschmitt’s aircraft designs from his early glider projects to the sophisticated machines evolved in the post-World War II days. There are detailed accounts of the brilliantly successful Bf 109 and an in-depth report on the development of the Me 110 that proved a disastrous failure in the Battle of Britain yet redeemed itself as a night fighter. Other chapters describe and analyse Messerschmitt’s revolutionary rocket and jet fighter projects. The text is supplemented by detailed specifications of all the principal designs.