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Messerschmitt Me 210 en Me 410 (WO 2): boeken - historie

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The Messerschmitt 210 / 410 Story

In 1938, the Reichsluftfahrtsministerium (German Air Ministry, RLM), issued a requirement for a new twin-engine heavy fighter to replace the Me 110. This type of combat aeroplane was known as Zerstörer (Destroyer). The first prototype flew in September 1939.
The Me 210 proved very difficult to fly, having numerous deficiencies. It was said to be deadlier to its crews than the enemy. Nevertheless, the Luftwaffe ordered the Me 210 into production. Operational trials began in late 1941, but it was eventually acknowledged that the aircraft had to be redesigned in order to be accepted into Luftwaffe service.

The whole Me 210 debacle proved a huge scandal. A redesigned variant, the Me 410 began to reach Luftwaffe units in mid-1943. Even if the Me 210 and Me 410 were similar in appearance, the latter had to be redesigned to avoid the extremely poor reputation of the Me 210.
The Me 410 proved a quite successful aeroplane, being used as a heavy fighter and for reconnaissance duties. Its closest Allied equivalent was the British DH 98 Mosquito.

More than 1,500 Me 210/410s were built in Germany and Hungary, with only two Me 410s surviving today.

Auteur:Jan Forsgren
Uitvoering:192 blz, 25.5 x 18 x 1.7 cm, hardcover
Illustraties:83 z/w foto's
Uitgever:Fonthill Media (GB, 2019)
EAN:9781781557310
Boek: The Messerschmitt 210 / 410 Story

The Messerschmitt 210 / 410 Story

Taal: Engels

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Me 210 / 410 Zerstörer Units (Osprey)

Intended as a progressive development of the twin-engined Bf 110 Zerstörer ('destroyer' or heavy fighter), the Me 210 first took to the air in September 1939. However, due to a lack of sufficient flight-testing before being declared service-ready, the Me 210 suffered from a less than satisfactory reputation in respect to its flight characteristics and weak undercarriage.
After enhancements were made to the fuselage and wings, and the power of the plane was increased, the Me 210 became the Me 410 in late 1942. By this stage of the war much was expected of the two types, which were forced to fly in very dangerous skies over North Africa and in the defence of the German homeland.

Both aircraft were deployed as heavy fighters, fighter-bombers, reconnaissance platforms and interceptors, seeing service with a number of different units. The Me 410 was fitted with 30 mm cannon, 21 cm underwing mortars and the colossal 5 cm BK cannon that was intended to pack a punch against the USAAF's four-engined bombers which threatened the Reich in large numbers from 1943 onwards.
In this title, supported by contemporary photography and full-colour artwork, Robert Forsyth tells the complex story of the Me 210 and 410, detailing their development and assessing their capabilities as combat aircraft.

Auteur:Robert Forsyth
Uitvoering:96 blz, 25 x 18.5 x 0.2 cm, softcover
Illustraties:80 z/w-foto's en 30 afbeeldingen in kleur
Uitgever:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2019)
Serie:Combat Aircraft
EAN:9781472829108
Boek: Me 210 / 410 Zerstörer Units (Osprey)

Me 210 / 410 Zerstörer Units

Taal: Engels

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