Messerschmitt Me 210

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Messerschmitt Me 210 in flight.

The Messerschmitt Me 210 is a military plane. It was a fighter aircraft, but was also use as a light bomber and reconnaissance aircraft. It flew for the first time in 1939. The plane turned out to be a very poor design.[1] It was a dangerous plane to fly and had many accidents.[1] It was used by Nazi Germany's air force (Luftwaffe) during the World War II in the Mediterranean and in Russia.[1] The Me 210 was replaced by the Messerschmitt Me 410 Hornisse (Hornet). It was almost the same plane but with more powerful engines.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Jean-Denis G.G. Lepage, Aircraft of the Luftwaffe, 1935-1945: An Illustrated Guide (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 2009), p. 124
  2. Antony L. Kay;, John Richard Smith, German Aircraft of the Second World War: Including Helicopters and Missiles (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2002), p. 274

Additional references[change | change source]

  • Mondey, David (1996). Axis Aircraft of World War II. Chancellor Press, London. ISBN 1851529667.