Striking by Night
Messerschmitt Bf 110
The twin-engine Bf 110 had mixed results as a heavy fighter-bomber. However, its nose-mounted armament, or the upward-firing cannon fitted to some versions, made it a deadly night-fighter. Radar-equipped versions became the main enemy weapon against the British night bombers.
Messerschmitt Bf 110G-4/R3 Type Night-fighter Wingspan 16.25 metres Length 12.65 metres Engines Two Daimler-Benz DB 605B-1 engines of 1,475 horsepower Armament Two 30-millimetre and two 20-millimetre cannon; two 7.92-millimetre machine-guns Crew Three