Monday, November 17, 2014

Messerschmitt ME 410 A-1 Hornisse

Here are some images of Monogram's 1/48 scale Messerschmitt ME 410 A-1 Hornisse (Hornet) fighter bomber. The ME 210 was designed as the BF 110's successor and though resembling it in layout, it was a more refined aircraft. An interesting feature was the remote control machine guns on the side of the fuselage however the ME 210 had severe stalling and spinning problems and thus production was ceased in 1942. Lengthening the rear fuselage and the leading edge wing slats solved the ME 210's problems and led to the creation of the ME 410. This was a successful aircraft with a top speed of 388 mph and a service ceiling of almost 33,000 feet a total of 1,610 aircraft were produced before wars end.

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