As you may already know, the Me 410 has been announced as a Axis plane for the upcoming Normandy expansion. This has brought a lot of excitement for me as a fan of multirole planes.
The Me 410 was a refined version of the 210. It was fast despite of its size, capable of a huge variety of loadouts and a good heavy figther. We don't know yet what version the team will develop but we can get a glimpse of what it was capable of carrying.
Two versions were availible at the BoN timeframe, the A version and the B version. Both having a -1 bomber version and a -2 heavy figther variant. The main difference between the A and B was the weapons and the engine changes but I don't know if these made it to the front. (DB 603A and AA vs DB 603G)
The A version carried Mg 17s alongside 20mm cannons and the B version, used the 13mm, Mg 131 alongside the same cannons too.
The normal version had an internal bay capable of carrying bombs so I am almost sure we will be able to do that. The good thing will be the Umrüst-Bausätze for both A and B versions.
These small modifications added a lot of variety to the plane capabilites:
-> The U1 carried cameras for recce. This can be interesting for Marshal if it has some use
-> The U2 carried two more 20mm cannons under the nose, giving it more punching power
-> The U4 is probably the most well know as it carried a 50mm gun under the nose, similar to the Pz III 50mm gun.
It is not only about the changes outside the airframe but rather in the inside too. With the bombing version, a Stuvi was usually carried (iirc) wich was a great tool for dive bombing. For the U4 version, there were also different sights like the ZFR 4. This could be another great mod when carrying the U4 version as we could use the sight like we do in Tanks.
There is also more details in the web. I am sorry if I couldn't get the details or some information is wrong. There are also the rockets and I am sure that this plane will be an interesting and futhermore a tough piece for the devs to make with such variety of loadouts.
What do you guys think of?
Let's get ready!