The Me-110 Zerstörer gets little respect because of its ill-suited use as an escort fighter during the Battle of Britain. It was only moderately effective in its original primary role as a "Convoy Destroyer" intended to break up formations of enemy bombers, or in its fallback role as a light attack bomber.
Because of its prominent role during the Blitz, though, it was relatively well-known, or at least widely recognized, among the Allies.
A few articles were published featuring the Me-110:
- "An Analysis of Captured Nazi Warplanes" [ HTML ] gives descriptions of Me-109, Me-110, Ju-88 and He-111 planes captured in England.
- A news clip in "The Aviation News" column shows the instrument panel, minus a few of the instruments.
- The "Washington Windsock" [ HTML ] column includes an early mention and description of the Me-110.
- "No Ersatz"[ HTML ], published in June, 1941, gives a quick look at the construction and key design elements of the 110, with some comparisons to the American P-38.
- "Fire Power, Range and Gun Arcs of Currently Active German Aircraft" [ PDF, 2 MiB ] shows armament and firing arcs of Do-17, Ju-88, Me-110, and He-111.
- "Fire Power Details of Nazi Planes" [ HTML ] shows armament and firing arcs for the Me-110.
- The cutaway rendering taken from Aviation's Sketchbook of Design Detail, ed 1, p 14.
- The "Have You Seen?" section for February, 1941, shows a downed Me-110 on display in a London street.
- "An Analysis of Captured Nazi Warplanes" [ HTML ] includes two photos:
- A photo of Me-110 control panel is from the "Aviation News" column, May, 1941. The same image is available as an [ HTML ] page.
- "War in the Air" [ HTML ] includes a photo of a captured Me-110 with RAF markings on the ground, seen from 3 o'clock
- Flying's "For Identification feature for May, 1942, includes a photo and three-view silhouette; photo is on the ground, three o'clock, with RAF markings.
- A sketch showing details of construction of the fuel tank.
- An exploded view of main landing gear.
- A sketch of the rear gunner's seat.
- A sketch showing the operation of the rear gunner's enclosure.
- A drawing from "Fire Power, Range and Gun Arcs of Currently Active German Aircraft" [ PDF, 2 MiB ] shows armament, firing arcs, and vulnerabilities of the Me-110.
- Two line drawings Fig 6 and Fig 7 show the firing zones.
- Detail drawing of Me-110 wing radiators.
- "Me 110 Messerschmitt" is an inflight photo from 2 o'clock low. Photo credited to USAAF. The plane pictured seems to be without markings, which makes the identification of the image as a photo somewhat questionable.