Me 410 B-1/U2

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Me 410 B-1/U2
me-410b-1_u2.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
5.0/5.0/4.7BR
2 peopleCrew
7.5 tEmpty weight
10.7 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
10 400 mCeiling
sec31.8/31.8/30.7Turn Time
189 km/hStalling speed
2 х Daimler-Benz DB-603AEngine
InlineType
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
750 km/hStructural
350 km/hGear
Offensive armament
4 х 20 mm MG 151 cannonWeapon 1
1 200 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
2 х 13 mm MG 131 machine gunWeapon 2
1 200 roundsAmmunition
900 shots/minFire rate
Defensive armament
13 mm MG 131 machine gun2 х Turret
500 roundsAmmunition
900 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
4 х Wfr.Gr.21 rocketsSetup 1
Economy
70 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
230 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png4 576 / 5 898/7 884 / 10 162/2 310 / 2 977Repair
65 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
230 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
820 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.60 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the German twin-engine fighter Me 410 B-1/U2. For other uses, see Me 410 (Family).

Description

GarageImage Me 410 B-1 U2.jpg


The Me 410 B-1/U2 is a Rank III German twin-engine fighter with a battle rating of 4.7 (AB) and 5.0 (RB/SB). This aircraft has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.27.

General info

The Me 410's instrument panel.

Flight Performance

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

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 6,700 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
602 586 10 400 31.9 32.8 7.9 7.9 444
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 6,700 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ?  ? 10 400  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.? 444

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
750 350 480 ~10 ~4
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 360 < 360 < 460 > 265
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
5,750 m 3,120 hp 3,551 hp

Survivability and armour

  • 8 mm steel - front of cockpit (either side of the glass)
  • 5 mm steel - wings leading edge (in front of fuel tanks)
  • 8 mm steel - prop hub and gear bay
  • 9 mm steel - top and bottoms of wings (around the liquid cooling system
  • 8 mm steel - plates in the tail
  • 8 mm steel - bulkhead aft of gunner
  • 8 mm steel - between gunner and pilot
  • 12 mm steel - pilot's headrest
  • 60 mm bulletproof glass - in front of the pilot (inside aircraft)

Armaments

Offensive armament

The Me 410 B-1/U2 is armed with:

  • 2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannon, chin-mounted (250 rpg = 500 total)
  • 2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannon, cheek-mounted (350 rpg = 700 total)
  • 2 x 13 mm MG 131 machine gun, fuselage-mounted (600 rpg = 1,200 total)

Suspended armament

Main article: Wfr.Gr.21

The options available for the Me 410 B-1/U2 are:

  • Without load
  • 4 x Wfr.Gr.21 rockets

Defensive armament

Main article: MG 131 (13 mm)

The Me 410 B-1/U2 is armed with:

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

Usage in battles

This airplane is great for conquering airbases, because you can use it to approach very close to the ground and very, VERY fast up to the very last moment. This is because of the "Hornisse"'s effective airbrake. When running towards the runway, don't hesitate to put the pedal to the metal up to really shortly before touch-down, then push off the airbrake, gear and all flaps (in that order). Ignore all warning and try to touch-down with about 200-240 km/h.

It is also suitable of chasing all sorts of bombers. Due to it's heavy nose armament, taking down nearly any enemy is just a matter of seconds.

Your greatest advantage, however, is the planes' speed, certainly not it's maneuverability. Never forget that!

For this reason, always try to get into power fighting when it comes to take on with single-engined enemies. Try to stay in a group. Your defense weaponary will serve you as well as it will your allies.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
No controllable Controllable Not controllable Controllable Combined Not controllable Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator Turret 13 mm Offensive 13 mm
II Compressor Airframe New 13 mm MGs (turret) New 13 mm MGs
III Wings Repair Engine Offensive 20 mm R6 modification
IV Engine Injection Cover New 20 mm cannons

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • The ME 410's fuselage is quite durable and withstands a good punch.
  • It's defensive armament, once fully installed, is remarkably effective, especially when it comes along with a skilled crew
  • It can reach amazing high levels of speed within it's class, which is especially effective in a bomb run or when fleeing the enemy

Cons:

  • Like most twin-engine planes, the "Hornisse" is not as maneuverable as a single-engined fighter
  • When pulling her up, she loses speed extensively

History

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Media

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See also

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

External links

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  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the aircraft;
  • other literature.


Germany twin-engine fighters
Messerschmitt  Bf 110 C-7 · Bf 110 F-2 · Bf 110 G-2 · 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