Specifications (Messerschmitt Me 410A-1/U2 Hornisse "Hornet") Type: Two Seat Heavy Fighter Design: Willy Messerschmitt Design Team Manufacturer: Messerschmitt AG Powerplant: Two 1,750 hp (1305 kW) Damlier-Benz DB 603A 12-cylinder inverted Vee piston engines. Performance: Maximum speed 388 mph (625 km/h) at 21,980 ft (6700 m); cruising speed 364 mph (585 km/h); service ceiling 32,810 ft (10000 m). Range: 1,050 miles (1690 km) with internal fuel. Weight: Empty equipped 16,574 lbs (7518 kg); loaded 21,276 lbs (9650 kg). Dimensions: Span 53 ft 7 3/4 in (16.35 m); length 40 ft 11 1/2 in (12.48 m); height 14 ft 0 1/2 in (4.28 m); wing area 389.67 sq ft (36.20 sq m). Armament: Four 20 mm MG 151/20 cannon and two 7.92 mm (0.31 in) MG 17 machine guns firing forward, plus two 13 mm (0.51 in) MG 131 machine guns in remotely controlled rear firing barbettes. (Supplemental Armament) Two 1,102 lbs (500 kg) bombs and external racks for two 1,102 lbs (500 kg) bombs plus two Ruestatz external packs housing 20 mm MG 151/20, 30 mm Mk 108 or Mk 103 cannons were fitted to some variants. Variants: Me 210/V1, Me 210/V3, Me 210/V4-V10, Me 210/V13, Me 210A-0, Me 210A-1, Me 210A1/U1, Me 210A-2, Me 210B, Me 210C-1a, Me 210C-1/C-2, Me 210D-1/D-1a , Me 210E-1, Me 210F-1, Me 410A-1 (light bomber), Me 410A-1/U1 (photo-reconnaissnce), Me 410A-1/U2 (heavy fighter), Me 410A-1/U4 (specialized bomber/destroyer - included a 50 mm BK 5 gun mounted below the fuselage), Me 410A-2 (heavy fighter), Me 410A-2/U1 (similiar to the Me 410A-1/U1), Me 410A-2/U2 (radar equipped night fighter), Me 410A-2/U4 (bomber/destroyer), Me 410A-3 (reconnaissance aircraft equipped with three cameras), Me 410B-1/B-2 (improved "A" series), Me 410B-3 (reconnaissance version similiar to the Me 410A-3), Me 410B-5 (torpedo and anti-shipping varient that was in the test stage when the war ended), Me 410B-6 (a specialized anti-shipping variant, built in small numbers, which was equipped with FuG 200 Hohentwiel search radar, and had an armament comprising of two 20 mm MG 151/20 cannon, two 30 mm MK 103 cannon and two 13 mm (0.51 in) MG 151 machine guns. Avionics: SN-2 Lichtenstein Radar on Me 410A-2/U-2 Night Fighter, FuG 200 Hohentwiel ASV (air/surface vessel) Radar on Me 410B-6 Anti-Shipping variant. History: First flight (Me 210V-1) 5 September 1939; (pre-production 210A-0) April 1941; final delivery (Me 210) April 1942; first flight (Me 310) 11 September 1943; (Me 410V-1) around December 1942.

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