Messerschmitt Bf-110G-2/R3 – II/ZG 76, Luftwaffe. Displayed Light Damage
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1 in stock
Hobby Master 1/72 scale HA1801: Messerschmitt Bf-110G-2/R3, 2N+EM of II/ZG 76, (2nd Group, 76 Zerstörergeschwader – Heavy Fighter wing), Defense of the Reich. Production of 2,507 pieces. Complete with box, drop tanks and rocket pods
PLEASE NOTE: Model has been on display and has imperfections, as follows:
German cross on port underside of wing is crudely repainted
Undercarriage had previously been glued in place but has been removed and replaced. One main gear open door has part of the lug missing
Glue residue in places on underside surface
No raised undercarriage doors, so model should ideally be displayed with gear down
Corgi pilot figures are permanently inserted in the model
Canopy aerial is from a Corgi Stuka
No display stand is included
Despite the above the actual model is shown in the main photo and as you can see looks superb on display, with none of the imperfections obvious in usual pose. Please do not purchase if you want a pristine original condition example.
Length 7.25 inches Wingspan 8.75 inches
In October 1943 ZG 76, II Gruppe was formed as part of the Defense of the Reich. Germany’s war industries were now the target of large formations of Allied bombers. During the raids the bombers were without fighter cover and easy prey for the 240mm rocket armed Zerstorers (Destroyers). March 16, 1944 ZG 76 Bf-110G-2s knocked down 18 B-17s but during their third pass Allied P-51s arrived and decimated the group, downing 60% of the unit. By June 1944 the Bf-110Gs were traded for Bf-109s and the Gruppe became II/JG 76.
Because of the terrible performance of the Me-210 that was supposed to replace the Bf-110, the Bf-110 was kept in production and the new “G” version was developed. This plane is a Bf-110G2/R3, R3 “Rustsatze” is a field modification. This mod replaces the usual armament of four 7.9mm machine guns with two Rheinmetall Mk.108 30mm cannons. This along with the “G” standard replacement of the 20mm cannon with two MG 151/20 20mm cannons made this a plane to be reckoned with.