"Crowood Aviation Series", Crowood Press, Marlborough, 1st ed., 2000. 192 pp., numerous photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 28 x 22cm. FINE +. Messerschmitt's twin-engined Zerstorer was designed as a long-range escort fighter and ground attack aeroplane. Armed with both cannon and machine guns, it was unable to compete on even terms with more agile single-engined fighters but was extremely effective when used as a ground attack aeroplane and especially as a night fighter. The author describes the development, technical details and operational use of this often-underrated aeroplane which remained in service with the Luftwaffe throughout World War II. Included are many rare photographs.