US Naval Aviation Training Division

Messerschmitt Bf 110 – World War II aeroplane

Aeroplane identification poster, 1943


A particularly unusual style of aeroplane identification poster, owing to the very arty images. Most such posters rely on very plain silhouettes, this series – and we have several in this series (click here) – have a much more arty approach to the task with shading and an interesting angle view.

A two-engined heavy fighter and fighter-bomber developed in German in the 1930s which saw service until the end of the war in 1945. It was a formidable radar-equipped night fighter with the top night-fighter ace Major Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer claiming 121 victories from 164 sorties.

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