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Messerschmitt Me-410B-1

Heavy Fighter, Light Bomber, Recce
2 (pilot and gunner)
Messerschmitt A.G, Dornier
1189*, Messerschmitt: 902, Dornier: 258 - May 1943-August 1944
14 March 1942 (A-1)
1943 (A-1)

(*) All models

High Performance bomber similar to the A-1 w/ DB 603G 1900 hp engines, and could take two 300 litre drop tanks under the wings.
The nose mounted MG 17s were replaced by two 13 mm MG 131s
Zerstörer, with the same standard guns as the B-1 and two 20 mm MG 151 cannon mounted in a WB 151A weapons container.
Zerstörer variant. The forward mounted guns were all replaced by a 50mm BK 5 cannon, supported by two 20 mm MG 151 cannon mounted in a WB 151A weapons container.
Zerstörer that appeared with a bewildering array of different combinations of guns. Sources suggest the following main versions of the B-2/U-1 and U-2.
Version with the stand armaments and two 20 mm MG 151 cannon mounted behind the bomb bay.
Version with MG 17s removed from the nose, and replaced by one of three weapons packs in the bomb bay:
B-2/U2/R2: Two 30mm Mk 108 cannon
B-2/U2/R3: Two 30mm Mk 103 cannon
B-2/U3/R5: Four 20mm MG 151 cannon
Rather more straightforward was this anti-shipping version. It was armed with one torpedo under the fuselage and a part of 30mm cannon in the weapons bay. The two forwarding firing MG 131s were removed to make room for the FuG 200 Hohentwiel search radar.
Similar to the A-1/U4 and A-2/U4, this version had a 50mm Mk 5 cannon installed, as well as a pair of 30mm cannon in the weapons bay.
Reconnaissance variant, carrying a pair of either the Rb 20/30, Rb 50/30 or Rb 75/30 cameras. The forward guns were reduced to the two MG 151s.
Torpedo bomber. It was armed with a BT-Körper (bomb-torpedo missile) mounted on the port side of the fuselage and FuG 200 Hohentwiel search radar. The B-5 was also used to test out a variety of experimental weapons systems.
Anti-shipping reconnaissance aircraft, with FuG 200 search radar, and two 30mm Mk 103 cannons mounted under the fuselage.
Proposed day and night reconnaissance versions. Neither reached production, and nor did any of the later versions.


6150 kg
? kg
10760 kg
12.4 m
16.39 m
36.20 m²
3.7 m
268,09 kg/m²

2 × 20 mm MG 151/20 (1)
2 x 350
2 × 13 mm (.51 in) MG 131 (2)
2 x 500
2 × 7.92 mm (.312 in) MG 17 (3)
2 x 1000
up to 1000 kg of disposable stores; 2 x 500 kg bomb or 1 x 1000 kg bomb
4 x 21 cm (8 in) Werfer-Granate 21 rockets

(1) firing forward, (2) firing rearward from FDSL 131/1B remote-operated fuselage barbettes, (3) firing forward
Additional Armament: 2 x 20 mm MG 151/20 cannon with 250 rpg (gun pack in the ventral weapons bay) or 1 x 50 mm (2 in) Bordkanone BK-5 with 22 rpg (under)

2 × Daimler-Benz DB 603G
supercharged inverted V12 engine, 44.52 L
2 x 1900 hp
353 hp / ton *
2420 L (internal, six wing tanks) + 2 x 300 L drop tanks under the wings

(*) with max takeoff weight

624 km/h
587 km/h
180 km/h
10000 m
47.7 m/s
1480 km, 2300 km (ferry range)

(*) vitesse de décrochage







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