The German Hornet
The Me 410 B-2/U2/R4 was a heavy firepower subvariant of the Me 410 Hornet fighter-bomber. Like most German fighters at the mid to late stages of WWII, its air-to-air firepower was strengthened as per the requirement of the Luftwaffe which found that their aircrafts’ air-to-air weapons were not powerful enough. This fighter was modified to carry a gun pod with two 20mm MG 151 cannons in the bomb bay instead of bombs. Meanwhile, it could still carry WGR rockets under the wings and also kept all air-to-air weapons of the basic Me 410 version. Sometimes an external gun pod with two 20mm MG 151 cannons was carried under the belly of the Me 410 B-2/U2. Because of its strong firepower, it’s widely used by the Luftwaffe in the high altitude interception operations.
This latest MENG LS-004 1/48 Me 410 B-2/U2/R4 model is 263mm long and 340mm wide. There are rich cockpit and bomb bay details as well as two precise DB603 engines. Movable barbettes in the center of the fuselage can turn as the real ones. You have the options to build a Me 410 B-2/U2 or Me 410 B-2/U2/R4. Three different paint schemes are provided.