Me 410 B-6/R3

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Me 410 B-6/R3
General characteristics
2 peopleCrew
10.7 tTake-off weight
8.12 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
9 800 mCeiling
2 х Daimler-Benz DB-603AEngine
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
750 km/hStructural
350 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 30 mm MK 103 cannonWeapon 1
240 roundsAmmunition
380 shots/minFire rate
2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannonWeapon 2
700 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
Defensive armament
13 mm MG 131 machine gun2 х Turret
450 roundsAmmunition
900 shots/minFire rate
54 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
180 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png7 300 / 9 460/5 920 / 7 672/2 210 / 2 864Repair
52 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
180 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
940 Ge icon.pngAces
166 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
330 % Sl icon.png180 % Sl icon.png110 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the German twin-engine fighter Me 410 B-6/R3. For other uses, see Me 410 (Family).


GarageImage Me 410 B-6 R3.jpg

The Me 410 B-6/R3 is a rank IV German twin-engine fighter with a battle rating of 5.3 (AB/RB/SB). This aircraft has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.27.

General info

The Me 410's instrument panel.

Flight Performance

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

Max Speed
(km/h at 6,900 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
598 582 9 800 32.2 33.2 8.1 8.1 520
Max Speed
(km/h at 6,900 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
Take-off run (meters)
644 620 9 800 29.9 31.0 14.0 10.8 520


Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flap
Max Static G
+ -
750 350 480 ~9 ~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-6/R3 is armed with:

  • 2 x 30 mm MK 103 cannon, chin-mounted (120 rpg = 240 total)
  • 2 x 20 mm MG 151/20 cannon, fuselage-mounted (350 rpg = 700 total)

Defensive armament

Main article: MG 131 (13 mm)

The Me 410 B-6/R3 is armed with:

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

Usage in battles

The Me 410 B-6/R3, unlike its predecessors, has two 30 mm cannons in addition to the regular 20 mm cannons found on any Me 410. However, the 7.92 mm machine guns have been removed from the aircraft. With the 30 mm ammunition belts modification, the 30 mm cannons combined with HVAP-T belts make short work of light pillboxes, light and medium tanks, and even heavy tanks if hit on the side or back. Due to this, your primary goal should be unlocking the (Tier III) 30 mm ammunition belts.

The "Hornisse" is most well suited for bomber hunting due to its heavy armament. The aircraft can even use BnZ tactics against other aircraft, provided there is enough altitude. If you are planning to do aerial combat, be sure to side climb, as the 410's climb rate is far from superior to the Spitfires and Bearcats you will face. It is also equipped with airbrakes, which is quite unusual for an aircraft of its size and role. As with any plane, it is inadvisable to attack a bomber by sitting on its tail. It is advisable that you key-bind the 20 mm and 30 mm cannons separately if you are going for the CAS role it is well-suited for. Binding different buttons to fire the cannons separately can conserve a lot of ammo, as you can discriminate between which calibre to use when going after heavily-armoured or lightly-armoured targets. When choosing to go for the role of an interceptor, it is important (though you do not need too) that you cue the 30 mm and 20 mm together, as it will make much more of a difference in the 1-3 seconds worth of a good deflection.


Main article: FuG 202

The Me 410 B-6/R3 is equipped with a FuG 202 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 202 - Target Detection Radar
Max Azimuth
Scan Angle
Max Elevation
Scan Angle
4,000 m 4,000 m ±30° ±30°

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 Turret 13 mm
II Compressor Airframe New 13 mm MGs (turret)
III Wings Repair Engine Offensive 30 mm Offensive 20 mm
IV Engine Injection Cover New 30 mm cannons New 20 mm cannons

Pros and cons


  • Has radar access
  • Has powerful arnament
  • Has air brakes
  • Has slats - good low speed maneuverability
  • Can fly on one engine
  • Has an air start
  • Has good flaps


  • Large target
  • Limited pilot protection, will often die in head-on
  • Rate of climb is imparing
  • Enters compressibility all too often when reaching 350 mph (563 km/h)
  • Lacks effective ground attack without 30 mm HVAP
  • No payload options
  • Below mediocre maneuverabilty, especially roll rate
  • Tends to pitch up when extending flaps, can be deadly while landing


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In-game description

"In addition to the main Me.410B modifications, a number of special-purpose variants of the Hornet were created for maritime operations. The anti-ship Me.410B-6/R3 modification was equipped with a FuG 200 Hohentwiel patrol radar system and a suspended WB 103 container with two 30 mm Rheinmetall-Borsig MK 103 cannons.

Also, several Me.410B-2/U3 planes received a FuG 200 radar, with the nose-mounted 13 mm Rheinmetall-Borsig MG 13 machine guns removed.

The Me.410B-5 maritime attack aircraft, with glide bombs (BT-Körper) as its main weapon, was to become the most significant Me.410 variation for sea operations. The bombs could only be suspended externally: two 400 kg BT 400s under the fuselage or up to six 200 kg BT 200s (two bombs under the fuselage and four under the wings). The aircraft was equipped with a FuG 200 radar and two 20 mm Mauser MG 151/20 cannons. The 13 mm Rheinmetall-Borsig MG 131 machine guns, both in the nose section and in the remote-controlled FDL 131 mobile mounts, were removed. The bomb bay was not used as a bomb bay and instead had an extra 650-litre fuel tank mounted inside. Instead of BT bombs, the Me.410B-5 could carry a 900 kg LT5b aerial torpedo, a 760 kg LT5i, or a 1,800 kg SC 1800 bomb. When a SC 1800 was included, the fuel tank was removed from the bomb bay.

Other types of anti-ship weapons were also tested on the Me.410B-5, such as the 800 kg SB 800RS bouncing bomb or the 1,000 kg SB 1000/400 bomb, with a decreased diameter designed to reduce drag. The bomb was stabilized by a braking parachute upon its being dropped.

In May 1943, the first Me.410s appeared in the front line in Tunisia. In June 1943, the Hornets took part in raids over Britain. Beginning in April 1944, they were used by the German Air Defence Force.

Although the Me.410 was superior to the Bf 110 in its performance characteristics, most of all in its speed and flight range, it was inferior as far as versatility was concerned. The Me.410's production was discontinued in September 1944. By this time, 1,160 machines were built in all versions, including bombers and scouts. It should be noted that some aircraft were redesigned Me.210s whose construction had not yet been completed."


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See also

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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