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Although I'd recommend having the first one of the series, this is certainly a stand alone book. Part 2 begins at Bf-109E and cites that one measure of a plane's worth is how long it can be developed and competitive.
As with Part1 1, the book is filled with excellent narrative, B&W photo graphs that show the variations, changes and developments that made each subsequent version different. The photos go beyond just the technical though and capture life as it was like servicing and maintaining these planes.
Different weaponry, engine types, line drawings explaining everything is included. Again, you hear the pilots' comments on what made these changes good or bad, or how this 1933 design was able to be upgraded for 12 years and remain a frontline competitor.
Finally, to show how ironic history is, some of the older versions of the BF-109 served with the young Israeli air force and were used in the filming of the movie Battle of Britain. (ME-109 airframes mated to Rolls Royce engines). I recommend for hobbyists and collectors alike.