The Messerschmitt Bf.110 was one of the most enduring twin engine aircraft of WW2. Initially very successful as a day heavy fighter in support of the German 'Blitzkrieg' across the low countries in 1939/40. After the Battle of Britain the 'Zerstörer' (German for Destroyer) was still used as a day fighter in other areas of conflict, enjoying modest success in the North Africa, Eastern Front and Balkans theaters of war. Known for its adaptability, it performed well as a ground support/attack aircraft but most notably as a night fighter, a role in which it would see great success and development in.
The Durafly Bf.110 is a close to scale model of this iconic German twin engined fighter that perfectly captures the aggressive outline of the 'Zerstörer', but with the quality, ease of assembly and most importantly, the great flying characteristics Durafly is famous for. The model is finished in a scheme representative of 6./ZG 76 based in Greece during the early summer of 1941. This unit favored the aggressive shark's mouth markings, which not only looks great, but helps with orientation too. Part count is comparatively low for a model of this type and a fully detailed instruction manual is provided meaning the Bf.110 ready to go in next to no time. All electronics (PNF version only) are pre-installed including servos powerful 1350 motors, 20amp 's, nav lights and the strong metal trunnion electronic retracts. Other features include scale detailed landing struts, mechanically sequenced gear doors, dual servo rudder system, steerable tail wheel and a plastic molded gun detail. Other small accessories are provided to complete the model including glue and tools.
With a span of 1200mm, the Bf.110 is bigger than other warbirds in the range and purposely so. At this size its approximately the same scale as many of the single engine fighters from Durafly, so it will not look out of place amongst its contemporaries on the ground, or in the air. Just like other models in the range it requires just a 2200mah 3s lipo to fly on, maintaining good power and performance throughout the speed range and respectable flight times of approximately 7 minutes. It's convenient too, small enough to fit in the averaged sized car, yet big enough to give it real presence and authority in the air. At the field getting into the air is not a problem either. Thanks to the counter rotating props, steerable tail wheel and powerful set-up the Bf.110 will be off the ground straight and true in a relatively