Messerchmitt Bf 110 Zerstörer


Messerchmitt Bf 110C
Messerchmitt Bf 110C
The idea of developping a twin-engine two-seat long-range fighter plane appeared in several countries in the early thirties.
That new type of plane was nicknamed Zerstörer (Destroyer) in Germany, and the Bf 110 showed its efficiency during the Poland and Norway campaigns.
But its use was very disappointing in the Battle of Britain: this plane was no match against English single-engined fighters, especially the Supermarine Spitfire, and soon the Bf 110, supposed to escort bombers, ended up with its own Bf 109 escorts.

Two different Bf 110s are available in iMOL's WarBirds©.

Messerschmitt Bf 110C-4 Messerschmitt Bf 110C-4
Engine (2x) Daimler-Benz DB 601A liquid-cooled V12 (2x) 1,100 hp
Weight empty: 5,000 kg (11,023 lb) - with full load: 6,750 kg (14,880 lb)
Armament 4x 7.9mm guns and 2x 20mm cannons, plus a 7.9mm gun in the rear cockpit.
Performance Max speed: 570 km/h (354 mph) Ceiling: 10,000 m (34,450 ft)
Messerschmitt Bf 110G-2 Messerschmitt Bf 110G-2
Engine (2x) Daimler-Benz DB 605B liquid-cooled V12 (2x) 1,475 hp
Armament 2x 30mm and 2x 20mm cannons, plus two 7.9mm guns in the rear cockpit.

Stof's notes about this plane in iMOL's WarBirds

The opinions expressed below are only my own, and nothing more...
After the P-38, iMagic Online offers us at last another twin-engine fighter. This one was badly needed for early war scenarios.

Strong points:

Weak points:


Back to Stof's Plane Info Center
Back to Stof's "Virtual Flying" Page.
Send comments/suggestions to Christophe.Arribat@wanadoo.fr
Copyright ©: Christophe "stof" Arribat - last update:
(Picture from "A Summer For Heroes" [Airlife])