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Bf-110E/F

Heavy Fighter-Bomber

Messerschmitt

Bf.110E-1 Zerstorer-Stab IV.JG5 LN+KF, Finland

Bf.110E-1 Zerstorer-Stab IV.JG5 LN+KF, Finland

Since autumn of 1940 the manufacture of Bf-110C/D was reduced, two new versions of this machine - Bf-110E and Bf-110F have appeared in the spring 1941.

First of them was same Bf-110D, but with the new equipment, the improved protection of crew, the four underwing 50-kg bombs crutch, established besides a pair of standard under-fuselage 500-kg bomb crutch.

The machine was built in versions from Bf-110E up to E-3.

Modification Bf-110F which has appeared a little bit later has been designed under new engine DB-601F and made in versions of fighter F-1 and a fighter of bomber F-3 until night fighter F-4 with the early model of radar " Liechtenstein " established by it has appeared.

In total before phase-out in March, 1945 6050 airplanes Bf-110 of all models have been produced.

Specification
Crew 2
Dimensions
Wing span, m 16.2
Length, m 12.1
Height, m 4.13
Powerplant
2 X PE DB-601F, hp 1350
Weight, kg:
Empty weight 5600
Maximum takeoff weight 7500
Performance
Maximum speed, km/h 565
Time to 6000m, min 9
Service ceiling, m 11500
Service range, m 1400
Armament
2 × 20-mm cannon and 4 × 7.62-mm machine-gun in the nose,
7,62-mm machine-guns in in rear cockpit
2 + 1


Photo Description
Drawing Bf 110E/F

Bf 110E/F with the FuG 220SN-2c radar.

Bf 110E (W.Nr.3404 ? - U8+AK)

Bf 110E (W.Nr.3404 ? - U8+AK) from 2./ZG 26 during strikes against Yugoslavia. On the nose is the insignia of I/ZG 26.

The Bf 110F-2 successfully used 210mm rockets

The Bf 110F-2 successfully used 210mm rockets (Wfr.Gr. 21) against enemy bombers. This armament became standard on the next model, the Bf 110G.

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Bibliography

  • "Aviation of Luftwaffe" /Viktor Shunkov/
  • "Messerschmitt Bf 110 Zenstorer" /Sergey Kuznetsov, 2001/
  • "Encyclopedia of military engineering" /Aerospace Publising/