Bf 110 G-2

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

The Bf 110 G-2 is a rank II German twin-engine fighter with a battle rating of 3.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.79 "Project X".

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 6 200 m595 km/h
Turn time24 s
Max altitude11 000 m
Engine2 х Daimler-Benz DB-605B
TypeInline
Cooling systemWater
Take-off weight9 t
Cockpit features great side & forward visibility despite the struts. Although the tail section is obscured by the armoured headrest, the gunner can function as an early warning indicator.

The Bf 110 G-2 is a textbook example of what classifies a twin-engined fighter. Positive capabilities of this aircraft include an outstanding turn time, menacing offensive armament, amazing acceleration and all-out straight-line speed. This aircraft is incredibly versatile due to the variety of offensive weapons which can be selected. Depending on the weapon loadout chosen, this twin-engine fighter can take on the roles of attacker, bomber and even bomber interceptor. Though the Bf 110 can take on fighters when the opportunity comes up or is necessary, caution must be taken as any single-engine fighter will likely out-turn the Bf 110 and manoeuvre into an attack position, effectively reversing roles.

When compared to its predecessors, the F2 and the C7, the G-2 is a noticeable upgrade in regards to both armament and flight performance. With the addition of the more powerful DB-605B engines, the G-2 has more power and responsive performance than the earlier versions. The G-2's offensive configuration consists of two 30 mm MK 108 cannons (same used on the Me 262s) and can be supplemented by two suspended 20 mm MG 151 cannons (same used on the Bf 109s) which come unlocked by default. This makes for a lethal combination and when compared to contemporaries such as the Beaufighter family of twin-engined aircraft, the G-2 clearly packs a more powerful punch.

The Bf 110 G-2 is considerably more manoeuvrable than contemporary twin-engine aircraft and if needed can outrun most, however, once the aircraft is outfitted with other than the default offensive armament and ordinance, its manoeuvrability becomes less effective and becomes an easier target for enemy aircraft.

The Bf 110 G-2 can effectively take on different roles, depending on the map played or the targets intended. Knowing the manoeuvrability challenges faced with selecting the various armament load-outs will help the G-2 pilot ensure to avoid areas of the map where they will be at a major disadvantage and ensure effective use of the ordinance on board.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 6,200 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 573 558 11000 25.1 26.0 9.9 9.9 444
Upgraded 618 595 22.9 24.0 17.2 13.1

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 + -
745 320 490 490 290 ~12 ~4
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
5,650 m 1,260 hp 1,399 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 around MK 108 guns
  • 6 mm Steel plate under defensive gunner
  • 8.5 mm Steel plate in front of the defensive gunner

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB1 460 → 1 941 Sl icon.png
RB2 600 → 3 457 Sl icon.png
SB3 250 → 4 322 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications13 800 Rp icon.png
32 500 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost860 Ge icon.png
Crew training16 000 Sl icon.png
Experts55 000 Sl icon.png
Aces320 Ge icon.png
Research Aces250 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
60 / 190 / 270 % Sl icon.png
130 / 130 / 130 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
Research:
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Cost:
1 300 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
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Radiator
Research:
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Cost:
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110 Ge icon.png
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Compressor
Research:
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Cost:
1 500 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
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Wings repair
Research:
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Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
130 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
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Cost:
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130 Ge icon.png
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Engine injection
Research:
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Cost:
2 100 Sl icon.png
180 Ge icon.png
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Airframe
Research:
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Cost:
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120 Ge icon.png
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Cover
Research:
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Cost:
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180 Ge icon.png
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mg15120_belt_pack
Research:
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Cost:
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110 Ge icon.png
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WB 151
Research:
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Cost:
1 300 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
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mg_turret_belt_pack
Research:
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Cost:
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mg15120_new_gun
Research:
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Cost:
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120 Ge icon.png
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BK 3,7 cannon
Research:
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Cost:
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120 Ge icon.png
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mg81_turret_new_gun
Research:
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Cost:
1 500 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
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mk108_belt_pack
Research:
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Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
130 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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bk37_belt_pack
Research:
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Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
130 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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ETC IXb
Research:
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Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
130 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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mk108_new_gun
Research:
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Cost:
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180 Ge icon.png
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bk37_new_gun
Research:
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Cost:
2 100 Sl icon.png
180 Ge icon.png
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R6 modification
Research:
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Cost:
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180 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Weapon 12 x 30 mm MK 108 cannon
Ammunition255 rounds
Fire rate660 shots/min
Main article: MK 108 (30 mm)

The Bf 110 G-2 is armed with:

  • 2 x 30 mm MK 108 cannons, nose-mounted (120 rpg left + 135 rpg right = 255 total)

Suspended armament

Number of setups12
List of setups
Setup 12 x 20 mm MG 151 cannon
(ammunition: 750 rounds)
Setup 22 x 20 mm MG 151 cannon
(ammunition: 750 rounds)
12 x 50 kg SC50JA bomb
Setup 32 x 20 mm MG 151 cannon
(ammunition: 750 rounds)
2 x 250 kg SC250JA bomb
Setup 42 x 20 mm MG 151 cannon
(ammunition: 750 rounds)
1 x 500 kg SC500K bomb
Setup 52 x 20 mm MG 151 cannon
(ammunition: 750 rounds)
2 x 500 kg SC500K bomb
Setup 62 x 20 mm MG 151 cannon
(ammunition: 750 rounds)
1 x 1000 kg SC1000L2 bomb
Setup 72 x 20 mm MG 151 cannon
(ammunition: 750 rounds)
1 x 1000 kg SC1000L2 bomb
1 x 250 kg SC250JA bomb
Setup 81 x 37 mm BK 3.7 cannon (secondary)
Setup 92 x 20 mm MG 151 cannon
(ammunition: 750 rounds)
2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannon (secondary)
(ammunition: 200 rounds)
Setup 102 x 20 mm MG 151 cannon
(ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x Wfr.Gr.21 rockets
Setup 112 x 20 mm MG 151 cannon
(ammunition: 750 rounds)
2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannon (secondary)
(ammunition: 200 rounds)
4 x Wfr.Gr.21 rockets
Setup 121 x 37 mm BK 3.7 cannon (secondary)
(ammunition: 66 rounds)
4 x Wfr.Gr.21 rockets

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

  • 2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannons, chin-mounted (400 rpg left + 350 rpg right = 750 total)
  • 12 x 50 kg SC50JA bombs + 2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannons, chin-mounted (400 rpg left + 350 rpg right = 750 total) (600 kg total)
  • 2 x 250 kg SC250JA bombs + 2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannons, chin-mounted (400 rpg left + 350 rpg right = 750 total) (500 kg total)
  • 1 x 500 kg SC500K bomb + 2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannons, chin-mounted (400 rpg left + 350 rpg right = 750 total) (500 kg total)
  • 2 x 500 kg SC500K bombs + 2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannons, chin-mounted (400 rpg left + 350 rpg right = 750 total) (1,000 kg total)
  • 1 x 1,000 kg SC1000L2 bomb + 2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannons, chin-mounted (400 rpg left + 350 rpg right = 750 total) (1,000 kg total)
  • 1 x 1,000 kg SC1000L2 bomb + 1 x 250 kg SC250JA bomb + 2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannons, chin-mounted (400 rpg left + 350 rpg right = 750 total) (1,250 kg total)
  • 1 x 37 mm BK 3.7 cannon, chin-mounted (66 rpg)
  • 2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannons, chin-mounted (400 rpg left + 350 rpg right = 750 total) + 2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannons, belly-mounted (100 rpg = 200 total)
  • 4 x Wfr.Gr.21 rockets + 2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannons, chin-mounted (400 rpg left + 350 rpg right = 750 total)
  • 4 x Wfr.Gr.21 rockets + 2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannons, chin-mounted (400 rpg left + 350 rpg right = 750 total) + 2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannons, belly-mounted (100 rpg = 200 total)
  • 4 x Wfr.Gr.21 rockets + 1 x 37 mm BK 3.7 cannon, chin-mounted (66 rpg)

Defensive armament

Turret2 x 7.92 mm MG 81 machine gun
Ammunition1500 rounds
Fire rate1597 shots/min
Main article: MG 81 (7.92 mm)

The Bf 110 G-2 is defended by:

  • 2 x 7.92 mm MG 81 machine guns, dorsal turret (750 rpg = 1,500 total)

Usage in battles

In tank RB, the Bf 110 G2 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 G-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 G-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 casually putting a short burst in the Bf 110 G-2's flight path. Don't even get close to it unless the Bf 110 G-2 is equipped with a bomb that it can use. Both the belts for the 30 mm Mk 108 and the shells in the add-on 37 mm BK 3.7 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:

  • Twin 30 mm Mk 108 cannons as primary armament at all times in the nose of the aircraft
  • Comes with a default twin 20 mm MG 151 secondary armament with a generous amount of ammo (375 RPG) mounted to the chin
  • Replaces the single MG 15 rear gunner turret with a twin MG 81 mount
  • Can mount an additional twin MG 151 on the belly of the aircraft for a total of 4 x MG 151's
  • A wide variety of bombs and rocket options to carry in combination with gunpods
  • Can mount a BK 3.7 cannon with either HEFI-T or HVAP-T shells (or both)
  • Fastest Bf 110 variant with the highest rate of climb
  • Like all 110's, the G2 is very sturdy and can survive a lot of punishment
  • Can suit a lot of different play styles like bomber hunting, CAS, tank destroying, or opportunistic support fighter
  • Good armor and cannons mean that this Bf 110 variant is a beast when attacking headon

Cons:

  • Mk 108 cannons require significant leading in order to secure a hit, making them unsuitable against fast-moving players
  • Still significantly slower and bulkier than any single-engine fighter it flies against
  • The second, extra 20 mm MG 151 gunpod only carries 200 rounds between them, compared to the first MG 151 gun pod with a total of 750 rounds
  • A big target and very easy to hit in a turn
  • Rear facing MG has no gun depression thus cannot aim at opponents below the Bf 110
  • In a dogfight a 110 will be picked apart by the horde of Allied seagulls

History

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See also

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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