That hottest of Nazi fighters, the Messerschmitt Me-410, can be brought down, as is shown. Developed from famed Me-210, this craft is powered by two 1,400-hp Daimler Benz liquid-cooled engines. Firepower, concentrated in nose, consists of two cannon and four machine guns, outlets for which can be seen. Radio operator-gunner faces backwards in seat just behind pilot, with his defensive armament consisting of single machine guns in remote controlled barbettes on each side of fuselage (in manner detailed on p 235, April, 1943, Aviation).
According to Axis reports, lilies of the valley and chrysanthemums have an odor which deteriorates the flying abilities of pilots. In this case and without treason we say, "A bouquet to the Japanazis!"
The German He-177 bomber, lately used only for high altitude reconnaissance, is being modified to fire the new Henschel 293-type radio-controlled glider-bombs.
To the list of German freak planes can be added that new five-engined craft built up of two He-111 bombers and used for glider towing.
These news clips were originally published in the "Aviation Abroad" column of the April, 1944, issue of Aviation magazine, vol 43, no 4, p 215.