FM-FL03 1/72 Messerschmitt Me410 A-1/A-3

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FM-FL03 1/72 Messerschmitt Me410 A-1/A-3
Product Code: FM-FL03
Brand: Fine Molds
WAS: £22.99
OUR PRICE:£19.56
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The Messerschmitt Me210 was designed as a 2 seat heavy fighter to replace the Bf110. It had two unique features, the first being a small bomb bay under the forward cockpit that could take up to 2 SC 250 or SC 500 bombs, the second feature was the defensive 13mm machine guns that were housed in remotely controlled barbettes on each side of the rear fuselage. The Me210 was not a success with major stability and handling problems.
The Me 410 was a revised version of the 210 that cured the 210's main problems. It had a lengthened fuselage, modified wings and leading edge slats which cured the handling problems, and the 410 also was fitted with the more powerful DB603 engines. The standard fixed armament was 2 MG151 20mm cannons and 2 MG 17 7.92mm machine guns in the nose, as well as the defensive guns. The bomb bay could also house further weapons in place of bombs, the most common of which would be another 2 MG151's but it could also take a BK5 50mm gun for shooting down bombers. Some also carried an additional 2 MG151's in a belly pack or a pair of Mk108 30mm cannons in the belly pack. It also had wing bomb racks that could take up to 4 SC 50 bombs or Granaten Werfers.
The A-1 model was the light bomber version and the A-3 the reconnaissance version with a camera in the bomb bay.

Fine Molds are a Japanese company with a reputation for excellent kits. The Me410 is well detailed with engraved panel lines and comes with decals for 4 Luftwaffe aircraft.

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