Me 210/410 Zerstorer Units – Combat Aircraft 131

Published on
November 27, 2019
Review Author(s)
Book Author(s)
Robert Forsyth
Other Publication Information
Supported by contemporary photography and full-colour artwork.
Product / Stock #
COM 131
Company: Osprey Publishing - Website: Visit Site

This is another great book in the Osprey Combat Aircraft Series. It covers the development of the 210 and the later 410 aircraft. These were designed to replace the classic Me 110 aircraft.

It was in 1937 that the idea and development started on a replacement for the Me 110 Zerstorer (Destroyer) which itself was just entering service. The new design would have to full fill the role of Destroyer and dive bomber.

The development stages and aircraft variations are very well done including all issues with the Me 210 which was not the success Messerschmitt was hoping for. This was due to a lack of sufficient flight-testing, the Me 210 suffered from bad reputation in respect to its flight characteristics and weak undercarriage. Every detail and stages are covered in great depth. What I found very interesting is the amount of information from the different issues and production locations etc.

The book shows how many changes and problems were encounter due to politics the materials availabilities at the time. Also, how the changes from the 210 to the 410 which was a much better aircraft design,

project and so much more that I was aware of. This book is a superb source of information and pictures and I highly recommend this book.

There are lots of great images in the book which has 89 pages.

Thanks go to Osprey Publishing for providing this book to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them.


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