Me 410 B-1/U4 (Mk 214A)

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I would like to suggest the Me 410 B-1/U4 armed with a Mk 214A instead of Bk 5.
The Me 410 B-1/U4 was designed as both a Anti Ground and Anti Bomber plane, armed with 2x 20mm Mg 151/20 and 1x 5 cm Bk 5. The Bk 5 was a modified KwK 39 L/60 with a new muzzle brake and a hydraulic auto loader. Late war (1944ish) demad to pick up development for both 50-55mm Flaks and Aircraft guns was placed again. As such Mauser developed the improved Bk 5 (Bk 5 is both the gun which is basically the KwK 39 with new muzzle brake and no recoil guard and the auto loader each) which fired the same 50x420mmR ammo, however was lighter (490kg) and faster fireing (160rpm). While the final development gun Mk 214A didnt reach mass production, it was however test build into a Me 262 A-1/U4 (allready in game) and a Me 410.

While the Bk 5 was developed by Rheinmetall and put into mass production and mounted in Me 410 for ground and anti bomber runs. It was found that the gun of 50-55mm would be most ideal to fight off the ever heavyer enemy bomber attacks. Along that Mauser developed the Mk 214, however the gun was unreliable and overcomplicated and heavyer, resulting in the simplefied and more reliable as well as ligher Mk 214A, which was ready for production for both as plane armarment and AA gun, however it came too late as in Januar 1945 this was build into 1x Me 262, while the war ended in April 1945, resulting in not much action the gun saw.

In game it would play the same as the allready in game Me 410 B-1/U4, however be 14kg lighter and have more than tripple the fire rate (50 → 160 rpm). And would offer an improved gameplay and show the developmental improvement of german Aircraft armarments. It could also have the Zfl in the windscreen as shown in the picture 2.

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This was titled to be the Mk 214A however externally the Bk 5 and Mk 214A look identical)

The Me 410 B-1/U4
1x 50 mm Mk 214A 22 rounds 160 rpm
2x 20 mm Mg 151/20 350 rpg 700 rpm
2x 13 mm Mg 131 (Defencive)
For more Info on these guns and ammo click here to see my informal Post about WW2 German Aircraft Guns and Ammo 7,92mm-88mm

Performance of the plane:
Max speed
at 6 750 m600 km/h
Turn time30 s
Max altitude10 250 m
Engine2 х Daimler-Benz DB-603A
Cooling system Water
Take-off weight 11 t

Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ X

Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
750 350 457 428 280 ~12 ~4

Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 360 < 360 < 460 > 265

Handbuch der Flugzeugbordwaffenmunition 1936-1945
Me 410 Manual
Warthunder Wiki

Mauser - Ziel 2/24 Visit to Mauser Werke AG

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