It looks like an anorexic Bear. The Russians were awfully good at "borrowing" our things. If the Bear is any indication of how this bird would have played out it would have been pretty successful, but nothing compared to the B-52.
"I had ten rockets on board, and as I wasn't particularly fond of head-on attacks, I salvoed the whole lot at him. The rockets didn't hit him but but they must have scared the bejesus out of him, for he did a steep turn to starboard... I let him have the full blast, all eight fifty-calibers. I had never seen an aircraft completely disintegrate in the air the way this Me-110 did..."
Bill Dunn, 406th Fighter Group
The area between the tail and the wing looks like it would snap off in light turbulence or a hard landing.
Good post Graeme.
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Then again, hard to know how a design like this would have developed in service.
A very interesting paper project.
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