Me 410 A-1/U4

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Me 410 A-1/U4
me-410a-1_u4.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
4.0/3.7/3.3BR
2 peopleCrew
7.5 tEmpty weight
10.7 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
9 400 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
50 mm BK 5 cannonWeapon 1
22 roundsAmmunition
45 shots/minFire rate
2 х 20 mm MG 151 cannonWeapon 2
700 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
Defensive armament
13 mm MG 131 machine gun2 х Turret
500 roundsAmmunition
900 shots/minFire rate
Economy
70 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
230 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png6 816 / 9 024/4 230 / 5 600/1 970 / 2 608Repair
65 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
230 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
820 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.60 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft Me 410 A-1/U4. For other uses, see Me 410 (Disambiguation)

Description

GarageImage Me410A1U4.jpg


The Me 410 A-1/U4 is a Rank IV German heavy fighter with a battle rating of 3.3 (AB), 3.7 (RB), and 4.0 (SB). It was in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29.

The main point of focus on this vehicle is the 50 mm BK 5 (50 mm) cannon in the nose. For its size, it holds a very respectable 22 rounds of ammunition. The speciality ammunition belts consist of one "Armored target" belt loaded with APCBC-HE-T rounds, a second "Armored target" belt loaded with HVAP-T (APCR) rounds, and one "Air target" belt with minengeschoße HEI-T rounds. However, the default belt contains a one to one mix of the AP-T and HEI-T rounds, making it difficult to specialize a specific role in the battle.

General info

Flight Performance

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 6,600 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
562 552 9,400 32.6 33.2 6.2 7.8 530
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ?  ? 9,400  ??.?  ??.?  ?.?  ?.?  ?

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X 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 - Nose armor
  • 60 mm Bulletproof Glass
  • 12 mm Steel - Headrest
  • 8 mm Steel - Cockpit mid plate
  • 8 mm Steel - Rear gunner plate
  • 9 mm Steel - Rear boom armor plate
  • 9 mm Steel - Liquid cooling protective armor
  • 5 mm Steel - Wing leading edge armor
  • 8 mm Steel - Engine nacelle fore and aft plates

Armaments

Offensive armament

The Me 410 A-1/U4 is armed with:

  • 1 x 50 mm BK 5 cannon, chin-mounted (22 rpg)
  • 2 x 20 mm MG 151/20 cannon, cheek-mounted (350 rpg = 700 total)

Defensive armament

Main article: MG 131 (13 mm)

The Me 410 A-1/U4 is defended by:

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

Usage in the battles

The Me 410's instrument panel.

The Me 410 A-1/U4 is an air vehicle that performs well in two different roles. The first is bomber interception due to its large caliber 5 cm BK 5 cannon, but the poor climb rate when compared to other variants of the 410 limit its effectiveness in this mission. Granted, single-handedly shooting down heavy bombers is quite enjoyable from a pure game play perspective. The excellent armor-piercing capabilities of Me 410 A-1/U4 cannon make ground attack a viable option. However, the Hs 129B-3 with its 7.5 cm BK 7,5 cannon can deliver more punch to its target while an aircraft armed with 3.7 cm weapons can also penetrate the rear and side armor of all types of armored vehicles while having more ammunition at their disposal. For this reason, bomber interception might be a more viable option. Of course enemy fighters will be your primary concern, since the Me 410 A-1/U4 has poor climb rate and turn time, but your rear machine guns with good firing radius can provide some retribution.

The heavy BK 5 cannon degrades flight performance considerably, making it hard get on your opponent's rear and use your powerful MG 151/20. The best tactic to counter enemy fighters is to retain energy and use Boom & Zoom attacks. If a friendly fighter is near, make sure to ask him for help.

Manual Engine Control

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

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair, Radiator Turret 13 mm
II Compressor Airframe New 13 mm MGs (turret), Offensive 50 mm
III Wing Repair, Engine Offensive 20 mm
IV Engine Injection Cover New 20 mm Cannons, New 50 mm Cannons

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • High firepower.
  • Decent defensive armament.
  • Good dive performance.
  • Able to knock a B-17 out of the sky with as little as one 50 mm shell.

Cons:

  • Worst flight performance of all Me 410 variants.
  • High-caliber cannon air target ammunition lacks versatility.
  • 50 mm cannon is almost useless against fighters.

History

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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