Bf 110 G-4 (Italy)

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This page is about the strike aircraft Bf 110 G-4 (Italy). For other versions, see Bf 110 (Family).
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The ◐Bf 110 G-4 (Hungarian Air Force) is a premium rank III Italian strike aircraft with a battle rating of 3.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Raining Fire".

The Bf 110 G-4 is a multi-role aircraft, but is mainly used as an interceptor thanks to its radar and its armament perfect for shooting down enemy aircraft but also another role that is the CAS, in fact the Bf 110 G-4 can carry a wide variety of weapons that can be used against land and naval targets such as the 1,000 kg SC1000L2 bomb, or four Wfr.Gr.21 rockets.

General info

The Bf 110 G-4 is a fighter-interceptor and a CAS plane, with its payload it can destroy different enemies like heavy tanks, light vehicles, but also big ships, and it is very good against enemy bombers.

Flight performance

Max speed
at 6 200 m591 km/h
Turn time25 s
Max altitude10 700 m
Engine2 х Daimler-Benz DB-605B
Cooling systemWater
Take-off weight9 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 6,200 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
Stock 569 552 10700 26.2 27.2 9.3 9.3 450
Upgraded 615 591 23.8 25.0 16.5 12.5


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
745 320 467 438 290 ~12 ~5
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 360 < 350 < 370 > 715

Survivability and armour

Crew3 people
Speed of destruction
Structural0 km/h
Gear320 km/h

The Bf 110 G-4 is a very robust and resistant aircraft, like the rest of the 110 series. It can withstand hits of up to 20 mm calibre cannons without problems, obviously depending on where it is hit, for example if it is hit the engines or tanks, let's say that it will not resist much because they are critical points of the aircraft. The level of survival is also very good, the "vital" area of the aircraft is all in the middle, fuel tanks and crew. As we find 3 members, the pilot and the two gunners, a tail gunner and a gunner for the cannons positioned above the aircraft.

  • 5 mm steel underneath pilot
  • 6 mm steel underneath gunner
  • 6 mm steel above and below liquid cooling systems
  • 6 mm steel in front of engines
  • 8.5 mm steel in front of gunner (note that the gunner is rear-facing)
  • 8.5 mm steel in front of radar equipment in cockpit
  • 8.5 mm steel between radar antennae and nose-mounted cannon ammunition
  • 10.5 mm steel beside and in front of pilot's controls
  • 10.5 mm steel behind pilot's head
  • 58 mm bulletproof glass in front of pilot
  • Self-sealing fuel tanks (2 in each wing)

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
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RB3 777 Sl icon.png
SB1 986 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts115 000 Sl icon.png
Aces500 Ge icon.png
Research Aces640 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
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Talisman.png 2 × 142 / 142 / 142 % Rp icon.png
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
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Wings repair
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Engine injection
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Flamm C 250
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Flamm C 500
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WB 151
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SC 250
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R6 modification


Offensive armament

The Bf 110 G-4 (Italy) is armed with:

  • 2 x 30 mm MK 108 cannons, nose-mounted (120 rpg left + 135 rpg right = 255 total)
  • 2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannons, chin-mounted (400 rpg left + 350 rpg right = 750 total)
  • 2 x 20 mm MG FF/M cannons, Schräge Musik-style in front of gunner (240 rpg = 480 total)

The offensive armament consists of two 30 mm MK 108 and two 20 mm MG 151 cannons. The 30 mm belts contain mainly HEI-T and I rounds, which cause severe damage to enemy aircraft and open-topped ground vehicles, while the MG 151 belts are very good for destroying enemy aircraft and light vehicles.

Suspended armament

The Bf 110 G-4 (Italy) can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

1 2 3 4 5
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20 mm MG 151 cannons (200 rpg) 2*
50 kg SC50JA bombs 2 4* 4* 2
250 kg SC250JA bombs 1* 1*
500 kg SC500K bombs 1* 1*
1,000 kg SC1000L2 bombs 1*
Flam C 250 incendiary bombs 1* 1*
Flam C 500 incendiary bombs 1* 1*
Wfr.Gr.21 rockets 2 2
* Under-belly cannon pod cannot be equipped with ordnance in adjacent hardpoints
1,000 kg bomb cannot be equipped with marked ordnance on hardpoint 2
Default weapon presets
  • Without load
  • 4 x Wfr.Gr.21 rockets
  • 12 x 50 kg SC50JA bombs (600 kg total)
  • 2 x 250 kg SC250JA bombs (500 kg total)
  • 2 x 500 kg SC500K bombs (1,000 kg total)
  • 1 x 1,000 kg SC1000L2 bomb (1,000 kg total)
  • 2 x Flam C 250 incendiary bombs
  • 2 x Flam C 500 incendiary bombs
  • 2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannon (200 rpg)

One of the most convenient and effective payloads for the Bf 110 G-4 is the two 20 mm cannons and the two 500 kg bombs. The two MG 151s are super effective to fight other aircraft for example in frontal attacks or to cause serious damage to bombers. With these two additional cannons you will be able to perform an important task of air superiority, but thanks to these 20 mm you will also be able to do a great job as CAS. With the two 500 kg bombs feel free to use them as you wish, you can use them against everything, from bombing bases, to bombing ships and tanks. You can even use them to get an enemy off your tail by going low to the ground and dropping them, the 500 kg bomb is powerful enough to do critical damage to light aircraft following you.

Defensive armament

Main article: MG 81 (7.92 mm)

The Bf 110 G-4 (Italy) is defended by:

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

The defensive armament is positioned behind the pilot's cabin and consists of two 7.92 mm MG 81 machine guns with an excellent rate of fire of 1,600 rounds/min and thanks to this rate of fire you can cause extensive damage to bombers and enemy aircraft that are in the rear. The best belt to use is AP-T, with two AP-I and two AP-T rounds.

Usage in battles

Nosedive on two panthers

The Bf 110 G-4 is an excellent aircraft to perform almost any task. It can be used to defend allied bombers, or it can simply act as a support aircraft thanks to its two rear machine guns. It is an excellent aircraft to destroy ground targets and provide cover for allied tanks, but it can also be used as a heavy fighter and thus provide air superiority in a very effective way, if accompanied by some fighters. It is recommended to use it according to the needs of the team. If the squadron needs more of a CAS aircraft, the various payload options allow it to perform the task as a CAS aircraft, if bombers need cover then do not equip external payload and gain the necessary altitude to fight. It is a very versatile aircraft to play.


Main article: FuG-220

The Bf 110 G-4 is equipped with a FuG-220 search radar, located in the nose of the aircraft; a control box which is part of the radar damage model is located behind the pilot.

FuG-220 - Target Detection Radar
Max Azimuth
Scan Angle
Max Elevation
Scan Angle
5,000 m 5,000 m ±35° -55°/+20°

Manual Engine Control

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

Pros and cons


  • Powerful offensive armament, including additional 20 mm cannons
  • Has 20 mm Schräge Musik cannons
  • Great variety of payload options
    • Can carry the large 1,000 kg SC1000L2 bomb
    • Can carry powerful Wfr.Gr.21 rockets
  • Has a radar


  • Not very manoeuvrable
  • Rockets are hard to aim (they fire in an upwards arc meaning you will have to fire them at ground targets while shallow diving)
  • Extra crew member means more weight than other Bf 110s
  • Schräge Musik takes time to get used to


The Messerschmitt Bf 110 was developed, starting in the second half of the 1930s, to provide the Luftwaffe with a twin-engine heavy fighter capable of long-range deployment and capable of performing multi-role missions of fighter, tactical bomber, and close support.

The Bf 110 entered service in 1939 and 1940 with the role of air support to German ground forces, escort fighter, and tactical bomber, then around 1943 the Bf 110 continued to fight and was used as a defense aircraft and interceptor. The Bf 110 had several variants including:

The Bf 110 G-4 seen from the front

The Messerschmitt Bf 110 G entered service in May 1942 and was characterized, compared to the previous versions, by the adoption of two 1,475 hp Daimler Benz DB 605 engines capable of allowing the aircraft to reach a speed of 595 km/h. In particular the G-4 version assumed the role of heavy night fighter with the task of countering the Allied bombers' incursions in the skies over Germany. Heavily armed, thanks also to the possibility of installing a gun pod with two MK 108 30 mm cannons, and equipped with a FuG-202 radar system optimized for night hunting, it became a valid adversary of the British Lancaster bombers or the American B-17 "Flying Fortresses".

Bf 110s were withdrawn from service at the end of World War II in 1945.


The Hungarian Air Force received at least 6 Bf 110 G-4s in December 1944. These were later assigned to a night fighter squadron based at Veszprém, but not much is known about their service.


The Regia Aeronautica in July 18, 1942 requested Bf 110s from the Luftwaffe to defend Milan and northern cities from Allied bombers. But eventually it received some Bf 110 C-3s which were assigned to the 235a Squadriglia del 41°Stormo B.T., after the formation of the RSI, the Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana (ANR) received in the spring of 1944 two Bf 110 G-4/R3 assigned then to the 170a Squadriglia caccia notturna.



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*)
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