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Me.410A-1 equipped with a modified Flak 43 37mm cannon mounted in the bomb bay. Only two examples of standard Me.410A-1s underwent this conversion. The depicted aircraft W.Nr.10241 was one of them. Upper and lower surfaces are covered with RLM 74 and 75. The plane was tested and evaluated by Erprobungskommando 25 and later was probably lent or assigned to Stab/ZG 26. According to ZG 26 losses record it was destroyed during a landing after being damaged in an fight near Plauen on May 12, 1944. Both crewman Lt.P.Kaschuba (at least one confirmed victory with E.Kdo 25) and Ofw. K.Bredemeier were killed. At that time in code was reportedly 3U + Blue 13. However, '13' appears to be black in photographs.
Germany (Nazi) | Military
Messerschmitt Me.210/Me.410 Hornisse | 3U+13 W.Nr.10241 | 13