Airplane Bf-110G has been designed to reimburse failure of the project of machine Me-210 and has appeared in 1942 as the further development of airplane Bf-110F with more high-power engines DB-605.
The airplane was used at defense of objects in territory of Germany from strikes of enemy aircraft - as day time fighter G-1 and G-3 and night radar fighter G-4. Last version was equipped with the radar, and the armament amplified with increase of a serial number.
For a night radar fighter overall dimensions, weight and rather weak manoeuvrability of the airplane Bf-110 here were not so important.
Airplanes BF-109H-1 - H-4 were equipped with engine DB-605E, a reinforced glider and a retractable tail wheel.
To the beginning of 1944 night parts Luftwaffe have reached peak of the efficiency, in this moment on their arms was about 320 radar fighters
Bf-110, that made about 60 % of all number of the German night fighters.
|Wing span, m
|Length (with antenna of radar), m
|2 X PE DB-605B, hp
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|Maximum takeoff weight
|Maximum speed, km/h
|Rate of climb, m/min
|Service ceiling, m
|Service range, km
|2 X 30-mm cannon in the nose and 2 X 30-mm cannon under fuselage, 7.62-mm machine guns in rear cockpit
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- "Aviation of Luftwaffe" /Viktor Shunkov/
- "Messerschmitt Bf 110 Zenstorer" /Sergey Kuznetsov, 2001/
- "Encyclopedia of military engineering" /Aerospace Publising/