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Messerschmitt Bf 110

The Messerschmitt Bf110 (later Me110) was a twin-engined heavy fighter in the service of the Luftwaffe during World War II. Based around the concept of the long-range Zerstörer or "Destroyer Fighter" the Bf110 enjoyed some success in the Polish and French campaigns before the Battle of Britain revealed its fatal weaknesses as a daylight fighter against single-engined aircraft. Eventually withdrawn from daylight fighting, the Bf110 enjoyed later success as a night fighter where its range, firepower and ability to mount a radar stood it in good stead.