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 They were withdrawn from this and found their calling as night fighters that inflicted large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.


Early in 1941 7./ZG 26 was posted in Sicily to protect supplies being transported from Italy to
North Africa. They were also there to destroy any Allied aircraft or shipping in the region. In late
1941 7./ZG 26 was transferred to Derna, Libya to join the rest of III Gruppe that were trying to
defeat the Allied offensive “Operation Crusader”. Aircraft used in North Africa were painted a
sand color on the top portion with national insignias, fuselage codes, white fuselage bands and
white-tipped propeller spinners.

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
HA1815
BF 110E-2 Trop
3U+OR, 7./ZG 26, Libya 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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