Messerschmitt Me 410 Hornisse

Bomber / Fighter Bomber / Reconaissance Aircraft

Messerschmitt Me 410A-1/U2 Luftwaffe (Wehrmacht) 3U+AK 420430 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Messerschmitt Me 410 Hornisse (Hornet) is a twin-engine two-seat heavy fighter and fighter bomber (destroyer) aircraft produced by the German manufacturer Messerschmitt AG.
The Me 410 is a development of the Messerschmitt Me 210.
Crew2
Propulsion2 Piston Engines
Engine ModelDaimler-Benz DB 603A
Engine Power (each)1288 kW1727 hp
Speed624 km/h337 kts
  388 mph
Service Ceiling10.000 m32.808 ft
Range1.671 km902 NM
1.038 mi.
Empty Weight7.518 kg16.574 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight9.651 kg21.277 lbs
Wing Span16,35 m53 ft 8 in
Wing Area36,2 m390 ft
Length12,48 m40 ft 11 in
Height4,28 m14 ft 1 in
First Flight14.03.1942
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1943-1944
Total Production1189
Developed fromMesserschmitt Bf 110 / Me 210
Data for (Version)Messerschmitt Me 410 A-1/U2
VariantsMe 410 A-1, A-1U1, A-1U2, A-3, B-1, B-2, B-2/U2, B2-U4, B-3

[Photo-ID: 6724] Karsten Palt 2013-05-17
Messerschmitt Me 410A-1/U2, Luftwaffe (Wehrmacht), 3U+AK, c/n 420430, Karsten Palt, 2013Messerschmitt
Me 410A-1/U2
Luftwaffe (Wehrmacht)
Reg.: 3U+AK
c/n: 420430
 
1 of 2 surviving Me 410 (together with S/N 10018)
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford [Shifnal, Shropshire]
[Photo-ID: 6725] Karsten Palt 2013-05-17
Messerschmitt Me 410A-1/U2, Luftwaffe (Wehrmacht), 3U+AK, c/n 420430, Karsten Palt, 2013Messerschmitt
Me 410A-1/U2
Luftwaffe (Wehrmacht)
Reg.: 3U+AK
c/n: 420430
 
1 of 2 surviving Me 410 (together with S/N 10018)
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford [Shifnal, Shropshire]
[Photo-ID: 6726] Karsten Palt 2013-05-17
Messerschmitt Me 410A-1/U2, Luftwaffe (Wehrmacht), 3U+AK, c/n 420430, Karsten Palt, 2013Messerschmitt
Me 410A-1/U2
Luftwaffe (Wehrmacht)
Reg.: 3U+AK
c/n: 420430
 
1 of 2 surviving Me 410 (together with S/N 10018)
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford [Shifnal, Shropshire]