Messerschmitt Bf 110E-1 LN+NR at the Technikmuseum Speyer in Berlin (2012 photos)

The Bf 110 was an aircraft that had the Oberkommando der Luftwaffe with high hopes at the beginning of WW2. The premise of this aircraft was simple, a fast destroyer that could outperform its enemies and pack a punch with its cannons and machineguns, while at the same time beint able to protect the attacking bombers of the Luftwaffe

At the start of WW2, during the invasion of Poland, the Bf 110 was used in the ground attack and heavy fighter role with resounding success. During the Battle of Britain, the aircraft was shot down in quantity, because the Spitfires and Hurricanes outmaneuvered it. Later during the battle, the single engined Bf 109Es had to cover the 110s, making the initial premise of this aircraft useless.

When Operation Barbarossa started, the Bf 110 was again used as a ground attacker.

The 110 found its calling as a nightfighter, where its heavy armament made it able to shoot down the Avro Lancasters of the Royal Air Force.

These photos are of the Bf 110E-1 LN+NR exhibited in the Technikmuseum Speyer in Berlin, Germany, in 2012. You can see the light coloured camouflage of RLM 02 Grey Green, RLM 71 Dark Green, RLM 65 Light Blue, and RLM 04 Yellow wingtips that identified this plane as a member of the Eastern Front (Russia).



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