Bf 110 F-2

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This page is about the German twin-engine fighter Bf 110 F-2. For other variants, see Bf 110 (Family).
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Bf 110 F-2
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Description

The Bf 110 F-2 is a rank II German twin-engine fighter with a battle rating of 3.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.79 "Project X".

General info

Cockpit features great side & forward visibility despite the struts. Although the tail section is obscured by the armoured backrest, the gunner will function as a good warning indicator, sometimes.

Flight performance

Max speed
at 5 400 m570 km/h
Turn time24 s
Max altitude10 000 m
Engine2 х Daimler-Benz DB-601f
TypeInline
Cooling systemWater
Take-off weight10 t

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 5,400 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 546 530 10000 25.6 26.1 7.9 7.9 444
Upgraded 595 570 22.6 24.0 17.5 10.9

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
745 320 467 438 290 ~13 ~5
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 360 < 350 < 370 > 715
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
4,900 m 1,200 hp 1,332 hp

Survivability and armour

Crew2 people
Speed of destruction
Structural745 km/h
Gear320 km/h
  • 58 mm Bulletproof glass in front of the pilot.
  • 5.5 mm Steel plate under the pilot.
  • 8.5-10.5 mm Steel plate behind the pilot.
  • 5.5-6 mm Steel plate in front and below the liquid cooling system.
  • 6 mm Steel plate around the liquid cooling system in wings.
  • 8.5-10.5 mm Steel plates in front of the cockpit
  • 6 mm Steel plate under defensive gunner.
  • 8.5 mm Steel plate in front of defensive gunner.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB1 300 → 1 662 Sl icon.png
RB2 500 → 3 197 Sl icon.png
SB2 500 → 3 197 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications10 450 Rp icon.png
23 750 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost750 Ge icon.png
Crew training11 000 Sl icon.png
Experts38 000 Sl icon.png
Aces250 Ge icon.png
Research Aces220 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
70 / 210 / 250 % Sl icon.png
124 / 124 / 124 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
Research:
420 Rp icon.png
Cost:
950 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
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Radiator
Research:
420 Rp icon.png
Cost:
950 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
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Compressor
Research:
470 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 100 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
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Wings repair
Research:
520 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 200 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
520 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 200 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
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Engine injection
Research:
680 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 500 Sl icon.png
160 Ge icon.png
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Airframe
Research:
470 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 100 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
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Cover
Research:
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Cost:
1 500 Sl icon.png
160 Ge icon.png
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mg_belt_pack
Research:
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Cost:
950 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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mg_turret_belt_pack
Research:
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Cost:
950 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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ETC 250/IXb I
Research:
420 Rp icon.png
Cost:
950 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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mg17_new_gun
Research:
470 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 100 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
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mg15_turret_new_gun
Research:
470 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 100 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
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ETC 500/IXb II
Research:
470 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 100 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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mgff_belt_pack
Research:
520 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 200 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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WB 151
Research:
520 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 200 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
ETC 1000/IXb I
Research:
520 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 200 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
Mods weapon.png
mgffm_new_gun
Research:
680 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 500 Sl icon.png
160 Ge icon.png
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mg15120_belt_pack
Research:
680 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 500 Sl icon.png
160 Ge icon.png
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EG RZ.65 modification
Research:
680 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 500 Sl icon.png
160 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Ammunition360 rounds
Fire rate560 shots/min
Ammunition4 000 rounds
Fire rate1 150 shots/min

The Bf 110 F-2 is armed with:

  • 2 x 20 mm MG FF/M cannons, nose-mounted (180 rpg = 360 total)
  • 4 x 7.92 mm MG 17 machine guns, nose-mounted (1,000 rpg = 4,000 total)

Suspended armament

Number of setups8
List of setups
Setup 112 x 50 kg SC50JA bomb
Setup 22 x 250 kg SC250JA bomb
Setup 31 x 500 kg SC500K bomb
Setup 42 x 500 kg SC500K bomb
Setup 51 x 1000 kg SC1000L2 bomb
Setup 61 x 1000 kg SC1000L2 bomb
1 x 250 kg SC250JA bomb
Setup 72 x 20 mm MG 151 cannon (secondary)
(ammunition: 200 rounds)
Setup 812 x RZ.65 rockets
Main article: MG 151 (20 mm)

The Bf 110 F-2 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 12 x 50 kg SC50JA bombs (600 kg total)
  • 2 x 250 kg SC250JA bombs (500 kg total)
  • 1 x 500 kg SC500K bomb (500 kg total)
  • 2 x 500 kg SC500K bombs (1,000 kg total)
  • 1 x 1,000 kg SC1000L2 bomb (1,000 kg total)
  • 1 x 1,000 kg SC1000L2 bomb + 1 x 250 kg SC250JA bomb (1,250 kg total)
  • 2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannons, belly-mounted (100 rpg = 200 total)
  • 12 x RZ.65 rockets

Defensive armament

Turret7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun
Ammunition750 rounds
Fire rate1050 shots/min
Main article: MG 15 (7.92 mm)

The Bf 110 F-2 is defended by:

  • 1 x 7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun, dorsal turret (750 rpg)

Usage in battles

The Bf 110 is an aircraft that can fulfil many roles in War Thunder. Experiment with strategies to make one that best suits your playing style. Bellow are some of the most common roles a Bf 110 can fulfill.

Interceptor role

The decent climb rate for the Bf 110 guarantees you'll be able to climb high enough to intercept bombers. Along with the nose mounted heavy armament and excellent survivability, it is a bomber's worst nightmare.

Strike aircraft

With access to a wide variety of bomb loads and decent enough elevator authority, the Bf 110 can change the tide of a battle. Machine guns from tanks will do little harm to the heavy fighter but this does not mean you are invulnerable from threats from the ground. Your plane is a very big target for SPAA and they can make short work of the fuselage.

In tank RB, the Bf 110 F2 is a fantastic multipurpose plane, being able to carry various bombs, additional guns, rockets or nothing, allowing it to perform both ground pounding and air superiority fighting. For ground pounding, the most recommended setup is 2x 500 kg bombs with at least 1.5 second fuse. They are loaded on the fuselage and drop one by one, meaning that with accurate aiming, you can consistently get around 2 enemy targets easily. Dive at a target at no more than 45° (its elevator cannot effectively pitch the plane up in time, resulting in a crash. You must have seen lots of Bf 110s crashing) and gather speed up around 500 kph (if too fast, cut throttle). Zoom in on the target and when it is twice as big as the mouse cursor, place the target between the cursor and the cockpit, and release the bomb. For the 1x 250 kg + 1x 1000 kg setup, the aiming is similar, but place the target closer to the cursor for the 250 kg, and for the 1000 kg, closer to the cockpit. Once all bombs are out, zoom climb towards your airfield to gain altitude advantage (the average air spawn altitude seems to be around 1000m) and keep and eye on the enemy air spawn. Once an enemy plane spawns, you must decide if it is single engined or twin engined as fast as possible. You can force a head on, as your nose mounted cannons are decently effective at this. If the opponent is single engined, avoid turning too much and remain your speed. If necessary, use your tail gun and put a stray of 7.92mm bullets into it, but remember to use armored target belt to compensate for the small caliber. You can also target ground units, especially lightly armored SPAA / light tank / SPG.

Enemies worth noting:

Yak-2 KABB: Do not think that the Bf 110 F-2 can confidently out maneuver this plane just because it is twin-engined. The Yak-2 has an amazing turn rate for a heavy fighter, thus the Bf 110 F-2 must avoid turning with it, if not dogfighting with it in general. It bears a pair of ShVAK cannons that can easily damage vital parts like engine or cooling systems. It has green camo, greatly resembling an Me 410 but with an H-tail just like the Bf 110's.

ZSD63: Though it is hard to identify specific SPAA vehicles on the ground (especially when they are shooting tracers at the plane), if a ZSD63 is identified, avoid it at all costs and do not attempt head-ons with it, ever. It can easily snap a wing off by causally putting a short burst in the Bf 110 F-2's flight path. Don't even get close to it unless the Bf 110 F-2 is equipped with a bomb that it can use. Even ground target belts on your cannons cannot effectively damage it as its hull is overall quite empty, causing your shells to do little to no damage. Some identifying features of the ZSD63 is its rather boxy and tall hull with a geometric turret sitting at the back, slightly similar to a Wirbelwind's. The firing manner is also distinctive: the sound and green tracers are very rapid, much like a buzz saw, but then it will remain silent for half a minute reloading. Note that an experienced ZSD player will hold its fire or shoot in single salvos with long halts between, making it look like that it's reloading.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Controllable
Auto control available
Controllable
Auto control available
Controllable
Auto control available
Separate Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good offensive armament
  • Wide range of payload options
  • At altitudes over 5,000 m, the engines almost doesn't overheat at all
  • Very sturdy
  • Good enough energy retention
  • Can fly with one engine

Cons:

  • Significantly slower and bulkier than any single engine fighter it flies against
  • Terrible low-altitude overheating, especially with a stock radiator
  • Big target
  • Significantly heavier feel than previous Bf-110s
  • Fragile engines and cooling systems, catches fire easily

History

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Media

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links


Bavarian Aircraft Corporation (BFW*)
Bf 109  Flegel's Bf 109 A · Bf 109 B-1 · Bf 109 E-1 · Bf 109 E-3 · Bf 109 E-4 · Bf 109 E-7/U2 · Bf 109 F-1 · Bf 109 F-2 · Bf 109 F-4 · Bf 109 F-4/trop · Bf 109 G-2/trop · Bf 109 G-6 · Bf 109 K-4 · Bf 109 G-10 · Bf 109 G-14 · Bf 109 Z
Bf 110  Bf 110 C-6 · Bf 110 C-7 · Bf 110 F-2 · Bf 110 G-2 · Bf 110 G-4
Me 410  Me 410 A-1 · Me 410 A-1/U2 · Me 410 A-1/U4 · Me 410 B-1 · Me 410 B-1/U2 · Me 410 B-2/U4 · Me 410 B-6/R3
Bombers  Me 264
Jet Fighters  Me 163 B · Me 163 B-0 · Me 262 A-1a · Me 262 A-1/U4 · Me 262 A-2a · Me 262 A-1a/U1 · Me 262 C-1a · Me 262 C-2b
Export  ▅Bf 109 E-7 · ▄Bf 109 G-14/AS · ▄Bf 109 G-2 · Bf 109 G-2 · ▄Bf 110 G-4
Captured  ▃Bf 109 F-4
  * BFW was later renamed Messerschmitt Aktiengesellschaft (AG) on 11 July 1938. All aircraft currently in production at this time retained the designation Bf while those developed after this date had the designation Me.

Germany twin-engine fighters
Messerschmitt  Bf 110 C-6 · Bf 110 C-7 · Bf 110 F-2 · Bf 110 G-2 · Bf 110 G-4 · Bf 109 Z
  Me 410 A-1 · Me 410 A-1/U2 · Me 410 A-1/U4
  Me 410 B-1 · Me 410 B-1/U2 · Me 410 B-2/U4 · Me 410 B-6/R3
Heinkel  He 219 A-7
Dornier  Do 17 Z-7 · Do 217 J-1 · Do 217 J-2 · Do 217 N-1 · Do 217 N-2
  Do 335 A-0 · Do 335 A-1 · Do 335 B-2
Focke-Wulf  Ta 154 A-1
Junkers  Ju 88 C-6 · Ju 388 J