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Messerschmitt Me 410 B-2 Hornisse by Teratophoneus
Messerschmitt Me 410 B-2 Hornisse
Backround :
Designed as the follow on to the bf 110 or better the flawed me 210, the messerschmitt 410 was the pinnacle of the german Zerstörer line.  The Me 410 was powered by 2 Daimler Benz Db 603 engines , the largest displacement piston aero engine of germany. Each engine developed 1750 PS, which was enough to propel the sleek me 410 to a respectable 624 kph. While this was not fast enough to protect it from fighters like teh p 51, it was considerably faster than its predecessor the me 110. The machine was developed from the me 210, the follow o desing to the bf 110 however the 210 suffered from severe flaws in its desing mainly instability which led to a number of accidents. The improvements were so many that the aircraft was given a new number to avoid  any similaritied with its flawed predecessor. The aircraft was now a bit longer the wing shape changed and the engine was the db 603 in contrast to the me 210s db 601. The cockpit was roomy and had seats for 2 , a pilot and a rear gunner/radio operator. The aircraft efensive armamnt consisted of 2 mg 131 in a FDL 131 remmote controlled  barbettes behind the cokcpit mounted on the fuselage sides. these gave the aircraft a wide area of fire. Main armament consisted in teh basic variant the A-1 in 2 7,92mm machine guns and 2 20mm mg 151 20 autocannon but subsequent variasnts caried all sorts of armament, some anti bomber variants were even fitted with 50mm autocannons . The first batch of Me 410s were directly convertedfrom me 210s, these wre designated me 410 a, all later aircraft which were completely new constructed carried the B suffix. The most commonly used weapons upgrades consisted of an additional pair of 20mm cannons bringing them to 2, fitment of a pair of the extremely powerful 30mm Mk 103 cannon or fitment of the massive BK 5 50mm autocannon for use against bombers. These weapons were placed in the aircrafts forward bomb bay-yes, thie airraft actually had a bomb bay directly beneath the cokpit. The aircraft could carry  severeal types of bombs, in fact it was so powerful that it could actually carry more ordnance than fitted in its bomb bay! The me 410 , much like the ju 88 was used  in a lot of combat scenarios, tough designed as a zerstörer, many were used as high speed bombers, its quite high speed, only marginally slower than the de havilland mosquito in factm made it much more survivable than other light or medium bombbers of the german luftwaffe and its powerful offensive and effective defensive armament mad eita good intruder as well. It was also heavily used in teh reconnasaince role, especially when air supremacy of the allies resulted in the anti bomber variants beeing retired, Me 410s surved almost exclusively and very successful as high speed recon birds. The me 410 was a heavy aircraft , and despite its powerful engines its climb rate remained poor as did its maeuverability compared to e´single engined fighters(though its rate of roll was pretty decent for an aircraft of its size). Yet its good dive  capabilities and very heavy armament could certainly make the difference in a dogfight.  Me 410s were used heavily in the defense of the reich and especially the A1 U4 variant with its massive 50mm gun was feared by allied bomber plaes as it could snipe at bombers from  a kilometer away, where the bombers defensive guns were useless. However the 50mm gun had its draw backs, it made the aircraft even more sluggish, it had a tendency to jam and only 21 rounds could be carried. On the other hand a single hit with He ammo was enough to obliterate any heavy bomber. t´There were also  anti shipping variants and coastal patrol versions built/planned, the B6 R2 for example carried the hohentwiel  FuG 200 radar. The aircraft was well liked by its pilots who liked its improved performance. However by the time it was introduced allied planes already started to gain air superiority so the me 410 never lived up to its potential. Before long range fighters like the mustang appeared the me 410 squads reigned death and destruction on the alied bomber formations, however oce esorts appeared the me 410s had a hard time, suffering severe losses at times but also inflicting terrible losses themselves on allied bombers. When it was too dangerous for 410s to operate against bombers they were used as recon planes and also as high spped night intruders where they were successfully used over britain.  Why this thing wasnt used as a night fighters still blazes my mind, the b 110 was an amazingly successful nightfighter and the improved 410 would have probably been even better, why it wasnt used in that ole I dont know.
Today only one me 410 exists

The kit: well finally I own a me 410, its my favoruite heavy fighter together with the ki 83. This 1 /72 kit comes from italeri and costs if I remeber correctly 14 bucks
Detail: Not bad but not impressive either the cokcpit is acceptable, the landing gear bay is not at all detailed but you cant see much of it anyways so it doesnt really matter. The surface detail is crisp
Quality: Good quality, the clear parts are good as is the rest of the kit
Fitting: I had no problems with the fitting everything went fine together
Decals: Nice decals , very very good in terms of quality, however I miss all the warning signs and stuff
Extrapoints: Its my favourite heavy fighter   and an absolute beauty, it has such sleek and elegant lines,  it really is an amazing aircraft, the kit comes with spinnable propellers and it can easily be upgraded, for example I took some leftover barrels from 2 mk 103s and transformed this kit of an A1 high speed bomber into a B2 Zerstörer. In itself the kit is ok but not perfect, however for its  low price this is really good
Conclusion: A nice kit also suited for beginners and a very good basse for conversiona dn further work, i cerainly liked the kit and for your money you get a very nice little model
Paracestracion falcifer by Teratophoneus
Paracestracion falcifer
Paracestracion falcifer is a prehistoruc genus of bullhead shark from germany,its generally nit that well known,I mean its a very small,pretty unimpressive shark ,maybe thats why there isnt much info tp find of it. It pretty much looked identical to todays bullhead sharks. Like these paracestracion was a bottom feeder feeding of molluscs and crustaceans.
Kentrosaurus aethiopicus by Teratophoneus
Kentrosaurus aethiopicus
Yes,I draw stegosaurs too XD
Kentrosaurus,one of the best known stegosaurs from the tendaguru formation of jurassic africa. Its a comparatively small stegosaur ,around 5 metres long. Its plates were a combination of plates and spines making it appear sort of like the dinosaur version if a porcupine.
Plotosaurus bennisoni by Teratophoneus
Plotosaurus bennisoni
Plotosaurus is a mosasaur from the late cretaceous. It was 9 metres long though a second species,P.tuckeri could grow 13 metres long. Plotosaurus was the most derived mosasaur with adaptions for fast swimming,a big tail fin,big eyes, and a more streamlined body than other mosasaurs,indicating that plotosaurus was ab extremely giid and fast swimmer.
Livyatan melvillei by Teratophoneus
Livyatan melvillei
Livyatan is a prehistoric physeteroid whale . It was a huge animal ,estimated between 13 and 17 metres long almost as big as a modern spermwhale but far more dangerous. Unlike modern spermwhales,this animal had teeth in both jaws and they were huge. It probably was an apex predator feeding off snaller whales,sharks and big fish.
the tyrannosaur project, which has taken 3 years now, is now almost finished, just one or two reworks and overworks to do and then I can finall ystart putting it all together, I am really proud of it and I hope you are just as excited about the results as I am. This will be my masterpiece , I have done so much research,I put so much energy and time into it, I hope the results will please you :D


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Robinson Kunz
Current Residence: Germany
Favourite style of art: PalaeoArt
Shell of choice: the shell of a tank?!
Skin of choice: Feathers hairs and of course scales
Favourite cartoon character: annoying orange, Kitty katswell
Personal Quote: T rex rules!

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