Me 410 A-1/U4

From WarThunder-Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search


Arcade Realistic Simulator

Arcade Realistic Simulator

Arcade Realistic Simulator

General info

The Me 410 A-1/U4 in the garage.

The Me 410 A-1/U4 is a Rank IV German heavy fighter with a battle rating of 3.3 (AB), 3.7 (RB), and 4.0 (SB). It was in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29.

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

The Me 410 A-1/U4 is an air vehicle that performs well in two different roles. The first is bomber interception due to its large caliber 5 cm BK 5 cannon, but the poor climb rate when compared to other variants of the 410 limit its effectiveness in this mission. Granted, single-handedly shooting down heavy bombers is quite enjoyable from a pure game play perspective. The excellent armor-piercing capabilities of Me 410 A-1/U4 cannon make ground attack a viable option. However, the Hs 129B-3 with its 7.5 cm BK 7,5 cannon can deliver more punch to its target while an aircraft armed with 3.7 cm weapons can also penetrate the rear and side armor of all types of armored vehicles while having more ammunition at their disposal. For this reason, bomber interception might be a more viable option. Of course enemy fighters will be your primary concern, since the Me 410 A-1/U4 has poor climb rate and turn time, but your rear machine guns with good firing radius can provide some retribution. The heavy BK 5 cannon degrades flight performance considerably, making it hard get on your opponent's rear and use your powerful MG 151/20. The best tactic to counter enemy fighters is to retain energy and use boom-and-zoom attacks. If a friendly fighter is near, make sure to ask him for help.

Vehicle characteristics

The Me 410's instrument panel.

A main point of focus on this vehicle is the 50mm Bk5 cannon in the nose. For its size, it holds a very respectable 22 rounds of ammunition. The specialty ammunition belts consist of one "Armored target" belt loaded with APCBC-HE-T rounds, a second "Armored target" belt loaded with HVAP-T (APCR) rounds, and one "Air target" belt with Minengeschoße HEI-T rounds. However the default belt contains a one to one mix of the AP-T and HEI-T rounds, making it difficult to specialize a specific role in battle.

Tactics

Specific enemies worth noting

Counter-Tactics

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • High firepower.
  • Decent defensive armament.
  • Good dive performance.
  • Able to knock a B-17 out of the sky with as little as one 50mm shell.

Cons:

  • Worst flight performance of all Me 410 variants.
  • High-caliber cannon air target ammunition lacks versatility.
  • 50mm cannon is almost useless against fighters.

Specifications

Armaments

Offensive armaments

  • 1 x 50 mm BK 5 cannon, chin-mounted (22 rpg)
  • 2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannon, cheek-mounted (350 rpg = 700 total)

Defensive turrets

  • 2 x 13 mm MG 131 machine gun, beam turret (500 rpg = 1,000 total)

Engine & mobility

Arcade Realistic Simulator

Arcade Realistic Simulator

Arcade Realistic Simulator


Engine

Name: Daimler-Benz DB-603A 12-cylinder inline x2
  • Cooling type: Water
  • Max power: 1450 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1612 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 610 kg
Name: Daimler-Benz DB-603A 12-cylinder inline x2
  • Cooling type: Water
  • Max power: 1434 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1596 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 610 kg
Name: Daimler-Benz DB-603A 12-cylinder inline x2
  • Cooling type: Water
  • Max power: 1434 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1596 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 610 kg

Stats

Stock
  • Max speed: 562 km/h
    • at height: 6,600 m
  • Max altitude: 9,400 m
  • Turn Time: 32.6 s
  • Rate of Climb: 6.2 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 530 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: 6,600 m
  • Max altitude: 9,400 m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: 530 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 552 km/h
    • at height: 6,600 m
  • Max altitude: 9,400 m
  • Turn Time: 33.2 s
  • Rate of Climb: 7.8 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 530 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: 6,600 m
  • Max altitude: 9,400 m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: 530 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 552 km/h
    • at height: 6,600 m
  • Max altitude: 9,400 m
  • Turn Time: 33.2 s
  • Rate of Climb: 7.8 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 530 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: 6,600 m
  • Max altitude: 9,400 m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: 530 m

Performance

Warning this is still in the test phase and is probably incorrect. Take information with a grain of salt (data taken from 1.55)



0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
0
0.76
1.52
2.28
3.04
3.8
Horsepower in 1000hp
Altitude in 1000m

Supercharger Stage #1: 100%

Supercharger Stage #1: WEP



Modules and improvements

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I
II
III
IV

History of creation and combat usage

Ingame description

@var:description

Screenshots and fan art

Skins and camouflages for the Me 410A-1/U4 Thunderbolt from live.warthunder.com.

Additional information (links)

References


Horsepower graphSidebar

[expand] [collapse] Germany Aircraft [collapse] [expand]

Messerschmitt Fighters
Kurt Tank Fighters
Twin-engine Fighters
   Rank 2   
   Rank 4   
   Rank 5   
Attackers and Dive Bombers
   Rank 1   
   Rank 2   
   Rank 3   
   Rank 4   
  • Me 410 A-1/U4
   Rank 5   
Bombers
Premium & Gift aircraft
   Rank 2   
   Rank 3   
   Rank 4   
   Rank 5   


Arcade ☑ Realistic ☐
Simulator ☐

Arcade ☐ Realistic ☑
Simulator ☐

Arcade ☐ Realistic ☐
Simulator ☑


me-410a-1_u4.png

Icon-country-der.png Me 410 A-1/U4
Nation Germany
Design Family Me 410
Type Heavy Fighter
Fighting style Ground Attack
Tank Hunter

   Metric✓       Imperial   

   Metric       Imperial✓   

Characteristics
Empty Weight ~7718 kg
Empty Weight + fuel ~9468 kg
Takeoff Weight ~10000 kg
Wing Area ~36 m²
# Flap Positions 3
Number of Engines 2
Air Breaks yes
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Power per Engine 1580 hp
WEP Duration 29.91 minutes
top speed ~623.99 kph at 6600 m
Climb Rate ~10.80 m/s
Optimal climb velocity ~261.36 kph
Turn Time ~30.73 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~213.00 kg/m²
Characteristics
Empty Weight ~17015 lb
Empty Weight + fuel ~20873 lb
Takeoff Weight ~22046 lb
Wing Area ~390 ft²
# Flap Positions 3
Number of Engines 2
Air Breaks yes
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Power per Engine 1580 hp
WEP Duration 29.91 minutes
Top speed ~387.73 mph at 21654 m
Climb Rate 35.43 ft/s
Optimal climb velocity ~162.40 mph
Turn Time 30.73 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~43.63 lb/ft²
Main Weapons
1 x 50 mm BK 5 22 rpg
2 x 20 mm MG 151/20 350 rpg
2 x 13 mm MG 131 500 rpg
Limits
Max Speed limit 750 kph
Gear lmit 350 kph
Combat Flaps 480 kph
Max static +G's ~10
Max static -G's ~4
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <360 kph
Rudder <360 kph
Elevators <460 kph
Radiator >265 kph
Limits
Max Speed limit 466 mph
Gear lmit 217 mph
Combat Flaps 298 mph
Max static +G's ~10
Max static -G's ~4
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <224 mph
Rudder <224 mph
Elevators <286 mph
Radiator >165 mph
Manual Control
Mixer is not controllable
Pitch is controllable
has automatic pitch
Radiator (water) is controllable
Radiator (oil) is not controllable
Oil and water uses combined radiator control
Supercharger is not controllable
Turbocharger is not controllable
Compressor settings 1
Optimal Altitude
5300 m
17388 ft
100% Enginepower 3020 hp
WEP Enginepower 3330 hp
* Warning this is still in the test phase and can be incorrect. Take information with a grain of salt (data from 1.57 initial release)