Messerschmitt Me 210

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Title

Messerschmitt Me 210

Description

Photo 1 is a port side ground view.
Photo 2 is a port side flying view.
Photo 3 is a port side front view.

Language

Type

Format

Three b/w photographs on an album page

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

PThomasAF20080009

Transcription

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Messerschmitt Me 210.
Designed in 1938 as a successor to the Bf 110 in order to keep Germany Ahead in the Luftwaffe’s development. The new aircraft had to be capable of performing the heavy fighter, fast reconnaisance, [sic] dive bombing & attack roles with equal facility. Powered by two DB 601A-1 engines each rated at 1500hp the Me 210V1 displayed extremely unsatisfactory handling characteristics, & suffered both directional & longitudinal instability. The tail was altered from endplate fins & rudders to large centrally mounted vertical surface. In the event the Luftwaffe regarded the aircraft as un satisfactory.

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Citation

“Messerschmitt Me 210,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 10, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23274.

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