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! colspan="8" | ''Stock''
 
! colspan="8" | ''Stock''
 
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! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
 
! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
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! RB
 
! RB
 
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| ? || ? || {{Specs|ceiling}} || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ???
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|602||587|| {{Specs|ceiling}} ||31.9||32.8||7.8||7.8||444
 
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! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
 
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
 
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|-
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at ?,000 m)
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! rowspan="2" |Max altitude (meters)
 
! rowspan="2" |Max altitude (meters)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time (seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time (seconds)
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! RB
 
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| ? || ? || {{Specs|ceiling}} || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ???
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! Arrestor gear
 
! Arrestor gear
 
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! -
 
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! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
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| < ??? || < ??? || < ??? || > ???
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! WEP Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
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<!--''Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured. Describe the armour, if there is any, also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.''-->
 
<!--''Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured. Describe the armour, if there is any, also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.''-->
  
* No armour plating
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* 8 mm steel - front of cockpit (either side of glass)
* No armour glazing
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* 5 mm steel - wings leading edge (in front of fuel tanks)
* Critical components located in front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
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* 8 mm steel - prop hub and gear bay
* More fuel tanks located in wings near the fuselage
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* 9 mm steel - top and bottoms of wings (around liquid cooling system
 +
* 8 mm steel - plates in 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 pilot (inside aircraft)
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
=== Offensive armament ===
 
=== Offensive armament ===
<!--''Describe the offensive armament of the aircraft, if any. Describe how effective the cannons and machine guns are in a battle, and also what belts or drums are better to use. If there is no offensive weaponry, delete this subsection.''
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<!--''Describe the offensive armament of the aircraft, if any. Describe how effective the cannons and machine guns are in a battle, and also what belts or drums are better to use. If there is no offensive weaponry, delete this subsection.''-->
{{main|MAC 1934 (7.5 mm)}}
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{{main|MG 151/20 (20 mm)|MG 17 (7.92 mm)}}
  
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
  
* 4 x 7.5 mm [[MAC 1934 (7.5 mm)|MAC 1934]] machine guns (300 rpg = 1,200 total)
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* 2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannon, cheek-mounted (350 rpg = 700 total)
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* 2 x 7.92 mm MG 17 machine gun, cheek-mounted (1,000 rpg = 2,000 total)
<!--=== Suspended armament ===
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''Describe the aircraft's suspended armament: additional cannons under the wings, bombs, rockets and torpedoes. This section is especially important for bombers and attackers. If there is no suspended weaponry remove this subsection.''-->
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=== Suspended armament ===
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;''Main article:&nbsp;'''[[:Category:Suspended armaments|Bombs]]'''''-->
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<!--''Describe the aircraft's suspended armament: additional cannons under the wings, bombs, rockets and torpedoes. This section is especially important for bombers and attackers. If there is no suspended weaponry remove this subsection.''-->
<!--
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{{main|SC50JA (50 kg)|SC250JA (250 kg)|SC500K (500 kg)}}
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The options available for the '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' are:
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 +
* 8 x 50 kg SC50JA bombs
 +
* 2 x 250 kg SC250JA bombs
 +
* 2 x 500 kg SC500K bombs
 +
 
 
=== Defensive armament ===
 
=== Defensive armament ===
''Defensive armament with turret machine guns or cannons, crewed by gunners. Examine the number of gunners and what belts or drums are better to use. If defensive weaponry is not available remove this subsection.''
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<!--''Defensive armament with turret machine guns or cannons, crewed by gunners. Examine the number of gunners and what belts or drums are better to use. If defensive weaponry is not available remove this subsection.''-->
-->
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{{main|MG 131 (13 mm)}}
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
 +
 
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* 1 x 13 mm MG 131 machine gun, 2 x beam turret (500 rpg = 1,000 total)
 +
 
 
== Usage in the battles ==
 
== Usage in the battles ==
<!--''Describe the tactics of playing in an aircraft, the features of using vehicles in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view but give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).''-->
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<!--''Describe the tactics of playing in an aircraft, the features of using vehicles in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view but give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).''-->The Me 410 A-1 is the first variant unlocked of the Me 410 lineup of planes, succeeding the Do 217 fighter variants. Compared to Do 217, the Me 410 boasts significantly better flight performance in virtually all aspects, and performs much more like an improved BF 110 C-4. However in the large spectrum of things, this doesn't really say a lot as the Me-410 gets pitted against even faster, more nimble and better armed single-engine fighters than it's predecessors. Perhaps even more grevious of a pitfall, it's armament of 2x 7.92mm MG15 machine guns and 2x 20mm MG 151 cannons hardly outgun conventional fighters. A small but nonetheless noticeable plus is that defensive armament has a very good coverage of the entire rear of the aircraft besides the immediate area behind the tail boom.
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The Me 410 A-1, like the Do 217 and the BF 110 C-4, is completely committed to Boom and zoom tactics, and just like the predecessors, is useless at absolutely everything else. Trying to retain energy and knowing where your friends and enemies are is key to surviving in the aircraft. This also means, just like with the previous heavy fighters, that you should never commit to following a certain enemy. If an enemy is starting to turn off to the point where you need to use elevators to assist you in turning, you will be burning far too much energy and make yourself an easy prey for more nimble fighters.
  
 
===Manual Engine Control===
 
===Manual Engine Control===
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! Type  
 
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| Controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Separate || rowspan="2" | Not ontrollable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable
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| Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Controllable || rowspan="2" |Combined|| rowspan="2" | Not ontrollable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable
 
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| Radiator
 
| Radiator
 
|  
 
|  
|  
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|Offensive 7 mm
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|Turret 13 mm
 
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|-
 
| II
 
| II
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| Compressor
 
| Compressor
 
| Airframe
 
| Airframe
|  
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|New 7 mm MGs
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|New 13 mm MGs (turret)
 
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|-
 
| III
 
| III
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| Engine
 
| Engine
 
|  
 
|  
|  
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|Offensive 20 mm
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| Engine Injection
 
| Cover
 
| Cover
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|New 20 mm cannons
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* Nose-mounted armament gives a very dense cone of fire
 
* Nose-mounted armament gives a very dense cone of fire
* Can carry bombs even with stock model
 
 
* Good traverse arcs for the 13mm machine guns
 
* Good traverse arcs for the 13mm machine guns
 
* Reasonably fast for a twin-engine fighter
 
* Reasonably fast for a twin-engine fighter
 +
* Has air brake.
 +
* Larger ammo capacity than conventional fighters.
 +
* Significantly more manoeuvrable than the Do 217 fighters.
 +
* Capable of mounting a decent amount of bombs (for a fighter) by default in the internal bomb bay.
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
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* Subpar manoeuvrability; even a few bombers can out-turn it
 
* Subpar manoeuvrability; even a few bombers can out-turn it
 
* Pilot can be vulnerable in a head-on attack
 
* Pilot can be vulnerable in a head-on attack
 +
* Defensive armament cannot shoot directly behind the aircraft, leaving a very critical blindspot in the coverage.
 +
* Slow.
 +
* A sitting duck if caught in a low energy state.
 +
* Compresses easily at high speeds.
 +
* Wings rip easily at high speeds in RB/SB.
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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The Me 410 was the development of the Me 210. Which had many aerodynamic flaws that resulted in Me 210 squadrons being decimated by more nimble Hawker Typhoons. The Me 410 was re-designated so it be associated with the Me 210. This included a lengthened fuselage, more powerful Daimler-Benz DB603A engines, and larger wing surface area. Most importantly, the installation of automatic slats that greatly improves handling characteristics. Early versions of the Me 410 were designed as fast night and day bombers. But quickly fell prey to better British night fighters. In the role of a heavy fighter, the Me 410 was used to attack US day-bomber combat box formations. Equipped with 50mm BK cannons or 210mm Werfer-Granate rocket tubes. These modifications made the Me 410 rather clumsy and maneuverable. This made easy targets to the bomber's escorts, fast and agile Spitfires or P-51 Mustangs. The Me 410 often worked in co-operation with Bf-110s. In the closing stages of World War Two, many Me 410s were used as homeland defense or tactical reconnaissance.
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==

Revision as of 19:47, 18 April 2019

Me 410 A-1
me-410a-1.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
3.7/3.7/3.3BR
2 peopleCrew
10.7 tTake-off weight
3.15 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
10 400 mCeiling
2 х Daimler-Benz DB-603AEngine
InlineType
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
750 km/hStructural
350 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannonWeapon 1
700 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
2 x 7.92 mm MG 17 machine gunWeapon 2
2 000 roundsAmmunition
1 151 shots/minFire rate
Defensive armament
13 mm MG 131 machine gun2 х Turret
500 roundsAmmunition
900 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
8 x 50 kg SC50JA bombSetup 1
2 x 250 kg SC250JA bombSetup 2
2 x 500 kg SC500K bombSetup 3
Economy
26 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
100 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png3 250 / 4 173/2 470 / 3 171/1 340 / 1 720Repair
29 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
100 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
500 Ge icon.pngAces
142 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
280 % Sl icon.png200 % Sl icon.png90 % Sl icon.png
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft Me 410 A-1. For other uses, see Me 410 (Disambiguation)

Description

GarageImage Me 410 A-1.jpg


The Me 410 A-1 is a Rank III German twin-engine fighter with a battle rating of 3.3 (AB) and 3.7 (RB/SB). It was in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.27.

General info

Flight Performance

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
602 587 10 400 31.9 32.8 7.8 7.8 444
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
648 624 10 400 29.6 30.7 14.4 10.8 444

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
5,300 m 3,020 hp 3,330 hp

Survivability and armour

  • 8 mm steel - front of cockpit (either side of 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 liquid cooling system
  • 8 mm steel - plates in 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 pilot (inside aircraft)

Armaments

Offensive armament

The Me 410 A-1 is armed with:

  • 2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannon, cheek-mounted (350 rpg = 700 total)
  • 2 x 7.92 mm MG 17 machine gun, cheek-mounted (1,000 rpg = 2,000 total)

Suspended armament

The options available for the Me 410 A-1 are:

  • 8 x 50 kg SC50JA bombs
  • 2 x 250 kg SC250JA bombs
  • 2 x 500 kg SC500K bombs

Defensive armament

Main article: MG 131 (13 mm)

The Me 410 A-1 is armed with:

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

Usage in the battles

The Me 410 A-1 is the first variant unlocked of the Me 410 lineup of planes, succeeding the Do 217 fighter variants. Compared to Do 217, the Me 410 boasts significantly better flight performance in virtually all aspects, and performs much more like an improved BF 110 C-4. However in the large spectrum of things, this doesn't really say a lot as the Me-410 gets pitted against even faster, more nimble and better armed single-engine fighters than it's predecessors. Perhaps even more grevious of a pitfall, it's armament of 2x 7.92mm MG15 machine guns and 2x 20mm MG 151 cannons hardly outgun conventional fighters. A small but nonetheless noticeable plus is that defensive armament has a very good coverage of the entire rear of the aircraft besides the immediate area behind the tail boom.

The Me 410 A-1, like the Do 217 and the BF 110 C-4, is completely committed to Boom and zoom tactics, and just like the predecessors, is useless at absolutely everything else. Trying to retain energy and knowing where your friends and enemies are is key to surviving in the aircraft. This also means, just like with the previous heavy fighters, that you should never commit to following a certain enemy. If an enemy is starting to turn off to the point where you need to use elevators to assist you in turning, you will be burning far too much energy and make yourself an easy prey for more nimble fighters.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Controllable Not controllable Controllable Combined Not ontrollable Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator Offensive 7 mm Turret 13 mm
II Compressor Airframe New 7 mm MGs New 13 mm MGs (turret)
III Wings Repair Engine Offensive 20 mm
IV Engine Injection Cover New 20 mm cannons

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Nose-mounted armament gives a very dense cone of fire
  • Good traverse arcs for the 13mm machine guns
  • Reasonably fast for a twin-engine fighter
  • Has air brake.
  • Larger ammo capacity than conventional fighters.
  • Significantly more manoeuvrable than the Do 217 fighters.
  • Capable of mounting a decent amount of bombs (for a fighter) by default in the internal bomb bay.

Cons:

  • Large target for enemy aircraft
  • Subpar manoeuvrability; even a few bombers can out-turn it
  • Pilot can be vulnerable in a head-on attack
  • Defensive armament cannot shoot directly behind the aircraft, leaving a very critical blindspot in the coverage.
  • Slow.
  • A sitting duck if caught in a low energy state.
  • Compresses easily at high speeds.
  • Wings rip easily at high speeds in RB/SB.

History

The Me 410 was the development of the Me 210. Which had many aerodynamic flaws that resulted in Me 210 squadrons being decimated by more nimble Hawker Typhoons. The Me 410 was re-designated so it be associated with the Me 210. This included a lengthened fuselage, more powerful Daimler-Benz DB603A engines, and larger wing surface area. Most importantly, the installation of automatic slats that greatly improves handling characteristics. Early versions of the Me 410 were designed as fast night and day bombers. But quickly fell prey to better British night fighters. In the role of a heavy fighter, the Me 410 was used to attack US day-bomber combat box formations. Equipped with 50mm BK cannons or 210mm Werfer-Granate rocket tubes. These modifications made the Me 410 rather clumsy and maneuverable. This made easy targets to the bomber's escorts, fast and agile Spitfires or P-51 Mustangs. The Me 410 often worked in co-operation with Bf-110s. In the closing stages of World War Two, many Me 410s were used as homeland defense or tactical reconnaissance.

Media

An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.

Read 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.

Sources

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


Germany twin-engine fighters
Messerschmitt  Bf 110 C-6 · 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 · Ju 388 J