When performing the task of escort and air superiority that they were originally designed for the
Bf-110 Zerstorers “Destroyers” were very good against Poland and the Scandinavian countries
early in WWII. But once they were put into this role during the Battle of Britain and came up
against the much faster and more agile Hurricanes and Spitfires the Bf-110 suffered tremendous
losses. They were withdrawn from this and found their calling as night fighters that inflicted large
losses on the British bombers that were un-escorted.


In January 1942 II./NJG1 transferred to Sint-Truiden/Sint-Trond Belgium at a time when the RAF
was re-evaluating the success of their operations against Germany as well as bad weather for
the first few months of the year meant the need for night fighters was at a low. In February 1942
scoreless II./NJG1 moved to Koksijde so they could take part in what would be “Operation
Cerberus”, the successful breakout from Brest to Germany of the battleships Scharnhorst and
Gneisenau and heavy cruiser Prince Eugen.

Specifications Messerschmitt Bf-110E

Role - Designed as a fighter bomber

Number Built – 865

Crew – 2

Dimensions
Wingspan – 53 ft 3 in   (16.25 m)
Length – 39 ft 7 in   (12.07 m)
Height – 13 ft 6 in   (4.13 m)

Performance
Powerplants – 2 x DB 601P 1,175 hp
Speed
Maximum – 350 mph   (562 km/h
Cruise – 217 mph   (350 km/h)
Landing – 93 mph   (150 km/h)
Maximum Rate Of Climb – 2,150 ft/min   (11 m/s)
Service Ceiling – 32,000 ft   (9,753 m)
Range – 680 miles   (1,095 km)

Weight
Empty – 10,771 lb   (4,885 kg)
Maximum – 15,269 lb   (6,925 kg)

Armament
4 x MG17
2 x MG FF
1 x MG15
Bombs
Maximum 2,204.6 lb   (1,000 kg) of bombs under the fuselage
And
4 x SC 50 or SC 70 bombs under the wings
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA1814
BF 110E-2
G9+BC, Oblt. Uellenbeck, II/NJG1 spring 1942
Die-cast metal.
Superb detailing in 1/72 scale.
Pre-painted with pad applied markings.
Fully assembled.
Supplied weapons are not permanently attached.
Crew figures
Display stand included.
Option to display model with wheels up or down.
Minimum use of plastic.
Very collectable.
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