Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun

Jan Forsgren

Date Published :
December 2012
Publisher :
Series :
Yellow Series
Illustration :
150+ b/w photos, 120+ color photos, scale plans, 32 color profiles
No associated books available.


The Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun (German for "typhoon") was a German single-engine sports, touring and communications aircraft developed by Bayerische Flugzeugwerke (Bavarian Aircraft Works). The experience gained by Messerschmitt in developing this aircraft led to the most important German fighter of World War II, the Messerschmitt Bf 109. By the outbreak of World War II, the Bf 108 was in widespread service with the Luftwaffe as a communications and ferry aircraft. Both pre- and postwar, the Bf 108 was a popular and widely used civil light aircraft.

Profusely illustrated with photos, including a comprehensive walk-around section showing all aspects of the airframe, and diagrams from official manuals. Includes 1/72nd and 1/48th scale plans of all variants, and color profiles showing many of the colorful schemes applied to the bf 108 by its many users.

About The Author

Jan Forsgren has an MA in History and is the author of five books including two in English. He has written hundreds of aviation-related articles for various aviation magazines, including 'Aeroplane', 'The Aviation Historian' and 'FlyPast'. He has also written articles on the Air Forces in Southeast Asia that are available on For Fonthill he has written ‘Sink the Beast: the 1944 RAF Lancaster Raids’, a work on the demise of the battleship Tirpitz.


“…tons of clear photos that will provide excellent detailing information, and the color profiles will certainly provide some modeling inspiration. Whole-heartedly recommended!”


"Another essential guide that will assist you in getting significant results from any model"

- Scale Aviation Modeller International

“If there is one problem with the book, it is that there is too much good stuff here. Flipping through the pages it does not take long to find half a dozen schemes that would look good on a model. The color profiles are superb, and are backed up with photos that put the plane in context. The detail photos are clear and offer a wealth of information. The t ext does a good job of outlining the differences between the versions. If you’re at all interested in the Bf 108, this a book definitely worth having.”

- Internet Modeler

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