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Revision as of 16:37, 12 June 2021

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This page is about the German strike aircraft Me 410 A-1/U4. For other uses, see Me 410 (Family).
Me 410 A-1/U4
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Me 410 A-1/U4
AB RB SB
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Description

The Me 410 A-1/U4 is a rank III German strike aircraft with a battle rating of 3.3 (AB/RB) and 4.0 (SB). It has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.27.

The main point of focus on this vehicle is the 50 mm BK 5 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

Air brakes
Allows you to dramatically reduce the flight speed by releasing special flaps
Max speed
at 6 600 m590 km/h
Turn time31 s
Max altitude9 400 m
Engine2 х Daimler-Benz DB-603A
TypeInline
Cooling systemWater
Take-off weight11 t

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

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 6,600 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 566 552 9400 32.2 33.1 7.9 7.8 530
Upgraded 613 590 29.9 31.0 14.3 10.8

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
750 350 457 428 280 ~12 ~4
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 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

Crew2 people
Speed of destruction
Structural750 km/h
Gear350 km/h
  • 8 mm Steel - Nose armour
  • 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 armour plate
  • 9 mm Steel - Liquid cooling protective armour
  • 5 mm Steel - Wing leading edge armour
  • 8 mm Steel - Engine nacelle fore and aft plates

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB1 300 → 1 723 Sl icon.png
RB2 900 → 3 845 Sl icon.png
SB2 360 → 3 129 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications29 900 Rp icon.png
65 700 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost1 200 Ge icon.png
Crew training39 000 Sl icon.png
Experts140 000 Sl icon.png
Aces590 Ge icon.png
Research Aces360 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
80 / 170 / 270 % Sl icon.png
148 / 148 / 148 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
2 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 400 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
Mods radiator.png
Radiator
Research:
2 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 400 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
Mods compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
1 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 700 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
2 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 500 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
Mods new engine.png
Engine
Research:
2 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 500 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
Mods metanol.png
Engine injection
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 300 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
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Airframe
Research:
1 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 700 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
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Cover
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 300 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
mg131_turret_belt_pack
Research:
2 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 400 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods turret gun.png
mg131_turret_new_gun
Research:
1 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 700 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
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bk5_belt_pack
Research:
1 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 700 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
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Mods ammo.png
mg15120_belt_pack
Research:
2 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 500 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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mg15120_new_gun
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 300 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
Mods weapon.png
bk5_new_gun
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 300 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Weapon 150 mm BK 5 cannon
Ammunition22 rounds
Fire rate45 shots/min
Ammunition700 rounds
Fire rate700 shots/min

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 cannons, cheek-mounted (350 rpg = 700 total)

Defensive armament

2 х Turret13 mm MG 131 machine gun
Ammunition500 rounds
Fire rate900 shots/min
Main article: MG 131 (13 mm)

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

  • 1 x 13 mm MG 131 machine gun, 2 x beam turrets (500 rpg)

Usage in 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 calibre 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 gameplay perspective. The excellent armour-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 armour of all types of armoured 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
Not controllable Controllable
Auto control available
Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Combined Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable

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-calibre cannon air targets belt lacks versatility.
  • 50 mm cannon is almost useless against fighters.
  • Inaccurate 50mm cannon
  • 50mm cannon takes time before firing a follow-up shot
  • 50mm shell rarely kills ground units in one shot

History

In-game description

The Me 410 A-1/U4 and the Me 410 A-2/U4 became the most powerful armament available in Me 410 A modifications. They provided a 50 mm Rheinmetall BK 5 cannon. This weapon was initially developed as an antitank gun, with a 21-round drum magazine and a pneumatic reloading system, and was mounted in the bomb bay. The presence of the BK 5 cannon had no discernible effect on piloting the aircraft; however, the Me.410's flight characteristics were slightly reduced due to increased aerodynamic resistance. Tests showed that an aircraft with the 50 mm BK 5 cannon was able to target T-34 and KV tanks as well as railway carriages, steam locomotives, and small waterborne vehicles. However, it turned out that the standard Revi 16 sight was not suitable for firing the new weapon, so planes armed with BK 5 cannons were fitted with ZFR 4a gun sights.

Firing practice showed that the BK 5 cannon frequently failed when firing long bursts (more than five shells). This problem was solved when a special automatic breaker limiting bursts to three rounds was introduced into the fire control circuit.

The Me 410 A never became an anti-tank aircraft; instead, the Hornets armed with the 50 mm BK 5 cannons targeted American heavy bombers. Firing tests targeting B-17 and B-24 bombers that had been forced to land in German territory showed that a hit with only one 50 mm shell was usually enough to destroy a bomber.

The principal beam, one of the most durable structural members of the aircraft, was easily destroyed with a hit from one of the shells. The bombers' fuel tanks, which were safely protected with sponge rubber from any through shots from small-calibre weapons, would detonate when hit by BK 5 cannon shells, turning large pieces of the skin and the airframe of the wing inside out. In theory, German pilots could shoot down enemy planes while remaining out of the reach of their defensive fire. But in real combat conditions it was not easy for Me 410 crews to win duels with the escort fighters, not only with the newest P-51 Mustangs but also with the P-47 Thunderbolts and the P-38 Lightnings.

50 mm BK 5 cannons were installed on Me 410 A-1/U4s on the front, replacing the 20 mm Mauser MG 151/20 cannons and 7.92 mm Rheinmetall-Borsig MG 17 machine guns. The Me 410 A-2/U4 "destroyers" ("Zerstörer") were equipped with BK 5 cannons directly at the factory and retained all of their standard armament.

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

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*)
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-1a/Jabo · Me 262 A-1a/U1 · Me 262 A-1/U4 · Me 262 A-2a · 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 109 G-6 · ▄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 strike aircraft
Messerschmitt 
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/U4 · Me 410 B-1 · Me 410 B-2/U4 · Me 410 B-6/R3
Dornier 
Do 335  Do 335 A-0 · Do 335 A-1 · Do 335 B-2
Focke-Wulf 
Fw 190  Fw 190 F-8
Heinkel 
He 219  He 219 A-7
Henschel 
Hs 129  Hs 129 B-2 · Hs 129 B-2 (Romania) · Hs 129 B-3
Junkers 
Ju 87  Ju 87 G-1 · Ju 87 G-2
  Foreign:
USSR  ▀IL-2 (1942)