Me 410 B-1

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This page is about the German twin-engine fighter Me 410 B-1. For other uses, see Me 410 (Family).


The Me 410 B-1 in the garage

The Me 410 B-1 is a Rank III German twin-engine fighter with a battle rating of 4.0 (AB/RB/SB).

General info

The Me 410's instrument panel.

Flight Performance

Max Speed
(km/h at 6,900 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
617 601 10450 31.2 32.0 7.9 7.9 500
Max Speed
(km/h at 6,900 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
Take-off run (meters)
 ?  ? 10450  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.? 500


Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flap
Max Static G
+ -
750 350 480 ~10 ~4
Optimal velocities
< 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)


Offensive armament

The Me 410 B-1 is armed with:

  • 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

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

  • Without load
  • 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 B-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

This aircraft, like its predecessors, benefits from a large supply of ammo. When performing ground attacks against soft targets, firing the machine guns separately enables a better conservation of the more relevant cannon ammo. It is recommended to use stealth ammo for the machine guns and another belt for the cannons that include tracers, as this enables the pilot to easier gauge the 20mm's trajectory.

Manual Engine Control

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


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator Offensive 13 mm Turret 13 mm
II Compressor Airframe New 13 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


  • Well armed, mounting 13 mm and 20 mm cannons.
  • Good amount of ammunition for both weapons.
  • Quite durable, well armoured.
  • Great straight-line top speed for a heavy fighter.
  • Sustains high speeds in dives.
  • Air brakes (useful for dive recovery, dog-fighting and landing).
  • Good forward visibility.
  • Stable flyer.
  • Machine guns allow less wasteful ground attack.


  • Not very maneuverable (although quite reasonable amongst heavy fighters).
  • Poor energy retention.
  • Less firepower than the (Me 410 A-1/U2).
  • Different forward-firing guns means two trajectories to know.
  • Large target.


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Germany twin-engine fighters
Messerschmitt  Bf 109 Z-1
  Me 410 A-1/U2 · Me 410 B-1/U2
Dornier  Do 17 Z-7 · Do 217 J-1 · Do 217 J-2 · Do 217 N-1 · Do 217 N-2
Focke-Wulf  Ta 154 A-1
Junkers  Ju 88 C-6 · Ju 388 J