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  Messerschmitt Bf 110 - Germany
Rather than protecting the bombers under escort, the Bf 110C formations usually found that they were hard put to defend themselves, and the farcical situation developed in which single-seat Bf 109E fighters were having to afford protection to the escort fighters.
The last version, the Bf 110G, was intended for use originally as a fighter-bomber but, in view of the success of the F-4 and the increasingly heavy attacks on Germany by Allied bombers, was employed mostly as a night fighter.
It was in a Bf 110 that Rudolf Hess, Deputy Fuhrer of Germany, flew solo to Scotland on the night of May 10,1941, in the hope of negotiating peace terms with Britain, without Hitler's knowledge.
www.aviation-history.com /messerschmitt/bf110.html   (1391 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Messerschmitt Bf 110   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It was in a Bf 110 that Rudolf Hess, Deputy Fuhrer of Germany, flew solo to Scotland on the night of May 10,1941, in the hope of negotiating peace terms with Britain, without Hitler's knowledge.
Bf 110D-1/U1 Although the Bf 110D-1/R1 and Bf 110D-1/R2 were considered to be a failure, it made the Germans realise that the Zerstörer was suited for the night-fighter role.
With the failure of the Messerschmitt Me 210 series, and a shortage of Ju 88 airframes, the Luftwaffe was forced to retain the Bf 110 in front-live service primarily as a night-fighter, and in 1942 the Daimler Benz DB 605B-1 engine was installed to produce the Bf 110G series.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Messerschmitt-Bf-110   (726 words)

  
 WW2 Warbirds: the Messerschmitt Bf 110 Zerstörer - Frans Bonné
Messerschmitt improved the aerodynamic charateristics of the Bf 110 while waiting for the Daimler Benz DB 601A engines to be released.
Bf 110G-4/U5 The first type of radar installed in the Bf 110G-4 was the FuG 212 Lichtenstein C-1 equipment to produce the Bf 110G-4/U5 with a single-pole antenna array producing considerably less drag than the four-pole Matratze (mattress) array of the Bf 110F-4.
Bf 110H-4/U8 This version was fitted with a 119 Imp gal (143 US gal, 540 liter) auxiliary tank in place of the radio operator/gunner and provision under the outer wing panels for 2 × 66 or 198 Imp gal (70 or 238 US gal, 300 or 900 liter) drop tanks.
www.xs4all.nl /~fbonne/warbirds/ww2htmls/messbf110.html   (5255 words)

  
 Messerschmitt Bf 110 G-4 Nightfighter
This Messerschmitt Bf 110D-3 of 4./ZG 76 operated from Rashid, Iraq, for short period in May. Aircraft such as this were hurriedly overpainted and marked with Iraqi insignia.
With the failure of the Messerschmitt Me 210 series, and a shortage of Ju 88 airframes, the Luftwaffe was forced to retain the Bf 110 in front-live service primarily as a night-fighter, and in 1942 the Daimler Benz DB 605B-1 engine was installed to produce the Bf 110G series.
The definitive Messerschmitt Bf 110G-4, equipped first with FuG 212 and, after the introduction of ECM chaff (`Window'), with Lichtenstein SN-2 (FuG 220) radar, bore the brunt of Luftflotte Reich's night-fighter commitment in late 1943.
www.sepsy.de /lf-mebf110g-4nightfighter.htm   (1275 words)

  
 Messerschmitt Bf 110
Changes to the requirement meant that Messerschmitt was the only contender and so three prototypes were built, the first flying on 12 May 1936.
They were equipped with 910hp Daimler-Benz DB 600A engines that were very unreliable, however a speed of 314mph (505kph) was recorded during flight testing and the overall performance was considered reasonable although the prototypes were prone to some swing on both take-off and landing.
The engine's development period continued to lengthen however with consequent delays to the Bf110 programme and after Messerschmitt had completed the fourth prototype in March 1938, it switched to the Bf110B, a modified variant with two 20mm FF cannon in the nose, to supplement the four 7.92mm machineguns found in the Bf110A-0.
www.historyofwar.org /articles/weapons_bf_110_peter.html   (1237 words)

  
 Messerschmitt Bf 110G-2 airplane pictures & aircraft photos - RAF Museums
The heavy long range fighter concept was not really put to the test during the opening months of the war but events in the Battle of Britain proved it to be a mistake.
Although a highly effective fighter the Messerschmitt Bf 110 was misused as an escort fighter on daylight bomber missions which resulted in huge losses.
Although mounting losses should have resulted in its withdrawal because of the limited range and endurance of the single engined Messerschmitt Bf109Es the Germans were forced to continue using the type as a fighter escort on its daylight raids.
www.rafmuseum.org.uk /messerschmitt-bf-110g-2.htm   (216 words)

  
 Messerschmitt Bf 110 G in detail
Messerschmitt Bf 110, first envisaged in 1934 as Germany's strategic fighter - Zerstörer, was destined to serve with the Luftwaffe throughout the war, in spite of the very apparent obsolescence in the later years of the conflict.
Actually, in 1941 the production of Bf 110 was ordered terminated with the F variant, in anticipation that the new Me 210 design would replace Bf 110 in short due.
Bf 110 G was produced in a number of subversions:
www.ipmsstockholm.org /magazine/1997/07/stuff_eng_detail_bf110g.htm   (642 words)

  
 Osprey Publishing - Modelling the Messerschmitt Bf 110
The Messerschmitt Bf 110 was undoubtedly one of the most significant aircraft of World War II.
Despite suffering setbacks in the summer of 1940 at the hands of the RAF, it continued to be used effectively in other theatres and roles until the last days of the war, particularly as a night fighter against RAF Bomber Command's strategic bombing campaign over the Reich.
This title shows you how to correct and convert basic 1/48-scale kits of the Bf 110 into many different variants, using a wide selection of aftermarket detail sets, conversions, accessories and decals for both day and night fighter schemes.
www.ospreypublishing.com /title_detail.php/title=S7042   (178 words)

  
 Messerschmitt Bf 110 G-4/R3 by Jan Forsgren (Mauve 1/48)
In 2007 Eduard will release a completely new 110 in different versions, True Detail has just released a n updated and improved resin cockpit, and Lone Star Models have released their resin cockpit set for the old Fujimi 110 C/D which still is around and can be bought.
The Mauve boxing of the 110 is from the early nineties and the injection mouldings are very crisp and completely flash free.
The exhaust pipes are from the PM 110.
hsfeatures.com /features04/bf110g4r3jf_1.htm   (3119 words)

  
 High Planes 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf 110 G4/R3
The Messerschmitt Bf110 was conceived as a heavy day fighter before WW2, and saw successful service with heavy fighter units in the polish and French campaigns of 1940.
Although the Bf 110 was not a great success as a day fighter, it was quite another 'kettle of fish' when adapted as a night fighter to combat RAF Bomber Command's increasingly heavy nocturnal raids over the Reich.
With other mainstream Bf 110 G4s on the market I really could not honestly recommend this one over those considering value for money and ease of build, the High Planes version may be a little more accurate in overall shape profile, but that would be it.
www.fortunecity.com /meltingpot/portland/971/Reviews/luftwaffe/bf-110g4-r3.htm   (1162 words)

  
 Messerschmitt Bf-110
The Messerschmitt Bf-110 was designed for one mission, as a strategic fighter to accompany bombers to and from their targets, but found its greatest succes in an entirely different role, as a night-fighter.
Over England it became an escort fighter that needed its own escort, and before long the 110 was withdrewn from the Battle of Britain.
From 1942 and forward the 110 was developed into a highly effective night fighter, and in this role it ran up an impressive tally of kills against brittish bombers.
members.tripod.com /aviation_corner/110page.html   (316 words)

  
 Kent Battle of Britain Museum Events Page
John is one of the leading experts on the Messerschmitt Bf 110 and on Erprobungsgruppe 210 (a German precision fighter bomber unit).
John Vasco will be showing a 16mm colour film of the examination of a 2nd Staffel, Erprobungsgruppe 210 Messerschmitt Bf 110, by the Vultee Aircraft Corporation in America.
The Messerschmitt Bf 110 took part in the attack on Hawkinge on the 12th August 1940, which was the first major attack on the airfield, and was shot down in combat three days later.
www.kbobm.org /events.htm   (1009 words)

  
 The Messerschmitt Bf 110 in Color Profile by John Vasco and Fernando Estanislau - Schifferbooks.com
The Messerschmitt Bf 110 in Color Profile by John Vasco and Fernando Estanislau - Schifferbooks.com
This in-depth work on the Messerschmitt Bf 110 variants ‘B’ through ‘G’ provides for the first time a comprehensive set of colored line drawings showing the changes as this Luftwaffe fighter evolved.
Lesser-known sub-variants are also featured, such as the Messerschmitt 110s used in transport glider-towing duties.
www.schifferbooks.com /newschiffer/book_template.php?isbn=0764322540   (214 words)

  
 Me 110 book
This is a particularly welcome volume (to me, anyway) as reference material on the Bf 110, although not rare, is hardly thick on the ground.
The Bf 110 earned a bad reputation during the Battle of Britain where it was decimated by Spitfires and Hurricanes.
The Bf 110 outlived both its successors (the Me 210 and Me 410) on the production lines, and saw service right to the end of the war.
www.kitreview.com /reviews/bf110bookbg_1.htm   (425 words)

  
 Me / Bf 110 Fight / Bomber - Military and Civilian Aircraft
The BF 110 was classified by Germany as a fighter-bomber, though it fit the bill as the latter mostly.
The BF worked in close conjunction with the BF 109 series of fighter planes and would act as escort to the HE 111's and JU 88's on their march towards London.
The BF 110 was piloted by two individuals, one working the plane controls itself, whilst the other manning the rear-facing gun turret.
www.militaryfactory.com /aircraft/detail.asp?aircraft_id=96   (383 words)

  
 Italeri 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf 110 C3/4 Zerstorer
Despite this serious setback, the Bf 110 was to enjoy a very long and successful career where it underwent continuous upgrading and modifications, with just over 6,000 being built.
The final two roles saw the Bf 110 return to the role it was originally designed for, which was that of bomber-destroyer.
The Bf 110 was more nimble than the Ju 88, although both aircraft were so weighed down with specialised equipment and radar arrays that they became very vulnerable to RAF Mosquito intruders.
www.fortunecity.com /meltingpot/portland/971/Reviews/luftwaffe/bf-110c3.htm   (4408 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Modelling the Messerschmitt Bf 110 (Osprey Modelling): Books: Brett Green,Robert Oehler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Messerschmitt Bf 110 was undoubtedly one of the most significant aircraft of World War II, yet it was branded a failure after the Battle of Britain due to the heavy losses it suffered to the RAF.
Despite these setbacks in the summer of 1940, the Messerschmitt Bf 110 continued to be used effectively in other theatres and roles until the last days of the war, particularly as a night fighter in defence of the Reich.
The Messerschmitt Bf 110 was undoubtedly one of the most significant aircraft of World War II, yet it was branded a failure as early as the end of the Battle of Britain. Read the first page
www.amazon.co.uk /Modelling-Messerschmitt-Bf-110-Osprey/dp/1841767042   (669 words)

  
 Osprey Publishing Competition April, 2006
The Messerschmitt Bf 110 was one of the most significant aircraft of World War II.
This title details the range of options open to the modeller when building the Bf 110, including the different kits available, after market products, and the wide range of variants and colour schemes used.
On the eve of World War 2 a posting to a Bf 110 unit was considered to be the best career move available in the Luftwaffe.
www.clubhyper.com /ospreycomp_0406.htm   (310 words)

  
 Messerschmitt Bf 110 Zerstorer Fighter/Bomber   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Bf or Me110 was a heavy, twin-engined fighter, designed as a fighter-bomber, bomber-interceptor, and escort fighter.
Its use as an escort fighter during the Battle of Britain was disastrous because it was not sufficiently manoueverable in a dogfight with a Spitfire or Hurricane.
The typical nightfighter carried two 30 mm and two 20 mm cannons in the nose firing forward, two 20 mm cannons fixed in the rear cockpit firing forwards and upwards at an oblique angle of around 60 degrees and twin 7.9 mm machine guns on a flexible mounting fired rearwards by the gunner.
www.constable.ca /me110.htm   (373 words)

  
 Modelling the Messerschmitt Bf-110
The Bf-110 is the subject of this edition and covers everything the quarterscale modeler would need to produce an excellent representation of the kits involved.
The book opens with a brief historical background on the 110 and the salient features of the various subtypes.
A few pages of photos of other 110 models, bibliography and various decals and accessories rounds out a most interesting and informative book.
www.modelingmadness.com /scotts/books/mod110.htm   (397 words)

  
 Messerschmitt Bf-110 Me-110   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Bf or Me110 was a heavy, twin-engine fighter, designed as a fighter-bomber, bomber-interceptor, and escort fighter.
Its use as an escort fighter during the Battle of Britain was disastrous because it was not sufficiently maneuverable in a dogfight with a Spitfire or Hurricane.
Late in the war production rates increased as serious weaknesses with it's successors, the Bf210 and 410 were discovered.
www.einsteins-emporium.com /technology/aviation/1940-1945/aer40.htm   (161 words)

  
 German Attack on Poland - September 1939 - Polish Aviation History Page
Of these, 339 were Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighters, mostly the 109E (Emil) variant, 82 Messerschmitt Bf 110 twin-engine fighters and 258 Junkers Ju 87 Stuka dive-bombers.
Additionally, some 102 Bf 109 fighters formally assigned to the defence of the Reich were also used, though on limited scale.
Not surprisingly, combat attrition proved high for Army fighter squadrons, and by September 10 all but one Army fighter wings were moved east of Vistula, where a futile attempt to rebuild the Pursuit Brigade and charge it with the defence of Lublin area was being made.
ww2-aviation.net /polavhist/sept39.html   (2296 words)

  
 Warriors of the Night: Messerschmitt Bf110 - FlightDeck Aviators
The Messerschmitt Bf110 was the backbone of the German Luftwaffe when it came to night fighting.
Still, the Messerschmitt 110 had heavy firepower, high speed and long range.
The Messerschmitt 110s became the aerial mainstay of the German night fighting system called Helle Nachtjagd or "Illuminated Nightfighting." They were later joined by the Junkers Ju-88.
www.exn.ca /FlightDeck/Aviators/MesserschmittBf110.cfm   (309 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Messerschmitt Bf 110 Zerstorer Aces of World War 2 (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces No 25): Books: John Weal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bf 109 Defence of the Reich Aces (Aircraft of the Aces) by John Weal
Although Messerschmitt's single-engined Bf 109 has received most of the plaudits for achieving virtual air superiority over Europe in 1939-40, the exploits of the manufacturer's twin-engined Bf 110, the Ju 88 and the Me 410 Zerstörer in the first year of the war also make for very impressive reading.
Indeed, on the eve of World War 2 a posting to a Bf 110 unit was considered to be the best career move available in the Luftwaffe.
www.amazon.com /Messerschmitt-Zerstorer-World-Osprey-Aircraft/dp/1855327538   (1123 words)

  
 Messerschmitt BF-110 G-2 by Revell-Germany (Model Kit: 04530) : Hungates
The Bf 110 was one of the most versatile twin engine combat aircraft used by the German Luftwaffe in World War II, which was produced in greatest numbers.
Predominantly used as a fighter-bomber, it was also particularly successful as a night fighter, as it had been designed from the outset as a long-range twin-engine fighter with a two-man crew.
In this configuration the Bf 110 was used as a destroyer to defend the Reich against the American bomber units.
www.hungates.com /Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=100336228&Category_Code=MMilitary   (305 words)

  
 Fujimi Bf-110 C/D
The Bf 110C was the most common version of the Bf 110 during the Battle of France and the fateful Battle of England.
Rather than protecting the bombers under escort, the Bf 110C formations usually found that they were hard pressed to defend themselves.
The 110 also soldered on within the confines of German controlled airspace as a general workhorse, advanced trainer and liaison transport.
www.swannysmodels.com /Bf110cd.html   (2507 words)

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