View Single Post
Old 6th July 2010, 19:37
DavidIsby DavidIsby is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 672
DavidIsby is on a distinguished road
Bf 109 in a spin - what was it like?

Being able to spin safely was an important criteria for the original Bf 109 design. One of the reasons the Bf 109 was selected for mass production over the He 112 was because it was thought it offered better spin performance.

For all this significance, I cannot recall anyone writing about what it was like to spin the Bf 109? Can anyone identify a first person account of research, test, or operational flying in which they describe what it was like to spin the Bf 109?


David Isby
author of THE DECISIVE DUEL: SPITFIRE VS 109, published by Little Brown. Visit its website at:
Reply With Quote