Baron's Combat Corner: Flying and fighting in the Messerschmitt Bf 109

Flying and fighting in the Messerschmitt Bf 109

“During the Battle of Britain, German aces Werner Molders and Adolf Galland, flying their Messerschmitt Bf 109s, learnt to adopt hit-and-run tactics against the more manoeuvrable British fighters, the Spitfire and Hurricane. They discovered that there was no point in trying to get into a dogfight with the Spitfire or Hurricane as this was to fight on their opponent’s terms.”

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