Air International 1986-07
??? - Messerschmitt's Strategic Fighter: The Bf 110 /Warbirds/ (3)
Bf 110G-2 of II/ZG 1 over Italy during the summer of 1943 sporting the Wespen emblem
Bf 110G-2/R3 interceptors of 9./ZG 26, the aircraft in the foreground (3U + DT) not being fitted with the usual twin-MG 151 cannon tray beneath the fuselage. This so-called "Pulk-Zerstorer", or "Formation Destroyer", suffered costly attrition as a result of the strong defensive fire of the USAAF bomber formations that it attempted to break up.
Bf 110G-4d/R3 night fighters featuring the low-drag aerial array for the FuG 220b Lichtenstein SN-2 radar. This was the final G-series night fighter production model, some examples of which were also fitted with FuG 227 Flensburg for homing onto Monica emissions.
Bf 110G-4c/R3 с доработанным локатором "Лихтенштейн" SN-2.
В конечном счете, Bf 110 "нашел себя" как ночной истребитель. Существовало более десятка вариантов с РЛС, вооружение самолетов постоянно модифицировалось и обновлялось. На одном из них в задней кабине под углом устанавливалась хорошо зарекомендовавшая себя пушка МК 108.
A Bf 110G-4c/R3 which discarded the Lichtenstein C-1 radar with its centrally-mounted single-pole type antenna as the minimum range problem of the Lichtenstein SN-2 had been overcome. Note the higher-drag aerial array than that later adopted for the G-4d/R3.
A Bf 110G-2 (G9 + XR) of 7./NJG I operating in the diurnal bomber intercept role during the summer of 1943. It will be noted that, despite the then-contemporary night fighting finish and use by a Nachtjagdstaffel, this aircraft was a standard day fighter model.
Bf 110G-4d/R3/M2 с новой антенной локатора "Лихтенштейн" SN-2 и подфюзеляжным бомбодержателем M2
A Bf 110G-4d/R3 with lower drag SN-2 antennae and the C-1 antenna eliminated.
Bf 110G-2s of III/ZG 76 taking-off for an intercept mission against USAAF day bomber formations in the summer of 1943, one of the comparatively few Zerstorergruppen still mounted on this type at that stage of the conflict.
A Bf 110G-2/R3 day interceptor of 7.Staffel of ZG 26 operating on home defence duties in the summer of 1943 with underwing Wfr.Gr.21 mortars. It will be noted that this aircraft is not featured the definitive G-series vertical tail surfaces.
А этот Bf 110G-4 испытывали англичане
A Bf 110G-4b/R3 with the veritable forest of nose-mounted antennae resulting from the combination of Lichtenstein C-1 and SN-2.
Ночной истребитель Bf 110G-4b/R3 с радарами FuG 220 и FuG 212 ("Лихтенштейн" SN-2 и "Лихтенштейн" C-1), а также подфюзеляжным контейнером M1 с пушками MG 151/20
A Bf 110G-4b/R3 serving as a test-bed for the revised SN-2 array of the G-4d/R3. Note the Waffenwanne 151Z ventral twin-cannon tray.
Messerschmitt Bf 110G-4b/R3
Bf 110G-4c/R3
Bf 110G-2 из состава II/ZG 1 прикрывает транспортные Ju 53/3m в полете над Средиземным морем, 1943г.
Bf 110D-3 из эскадры ZG 26 сопровождают транспортные "Юнкерсы" во время эвакуации германских войск из Северной Африки на Сицилию. Май 1943 г.
Bf 110G-2s of III/ZG 26 with 66 Imp gal (300 l) drop tanks operating in the escort role for Ju 52/3m transports over the Mediterranean.
Также на Bf 110 испытывалась поворотная пусковая установка под одну ракету RZ 65, но в целом испытания оказались неудачными
A single RZ 65 rocket tube mounted to fire to port beneath the rear fuselage of a Bf 110E-2 during trials at the Tarnewitz Waffenprufplatz. This installation was not considered successful and was not, therefore, adopted in service.
A battery of 12 RZ 65 rocket tubes mounted beneath the fuselage of the Bf 110 V19 for firing trials at Tarnewitz in October 1942. Negative results led to the abandoning of this scheme, further development being dropped in April 1943.