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Question about Bf 110 | Boost

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Hello

 

One question what i have not been able to find answer for is:

 

Why Bf 110 G models did not have boost like MW50/GM-1 for the planes in later years of wartime.

Also in my understanding Me 410 did have boost in later models.

 

So my question is about Bf 110 because they could have even retrofitted this feature if they would have wanted.

Plane itself was quite expensive and i don't see reason why it was not improved this way like most german other fighters.

 

What i think it would have given better survival against allied strategic bombing campaign and in night fighter operations.

 

If someone knows the facts about this i would really want to know. :)

 

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In 1944, both types production was discontinued due to concentration on the Jägernotprogramm.

 

They were outdated and inefficient. The good effectiveness of the 110 as a Schlachtflieger/Jabo you see ingame was not there historically:

- vulnerability to ubiqitious MG / light AA / Flak

- high production cost

- high fuel consumption

(the latter two compared to the Ju87 / Fw190 Schlachtflieger).

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Just found out there was GM-1 on Bf 110

 

 

The "Bf 110G-2/R2" was a Bf 110G-2 with a nitrous-oxide engine power boost scheme. It was hefty, and so some armor protection and the rear guns were deleted.

The "Bf 110G-2/R5" featured the 37-millimeter cannon, the MK 108 cannon, and nitrous-oxide power boost.

 

Source: https://www.airvectors.net/avbf110.html

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"U7

GM 1 nitrous oxide power boost.

This could increase the power of the engines by 300 hp for up to 19 minutes, but it reduced the normal performance of the aircraft, and required the removal of the rear firing machine guns and was rarely used. Also known as the R2 kit."

http://www.maquetland.com/article-1043-allemagne-messerschmitt-bf-110-english-version-

 

so no wonder they didnt bather with it

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Because it did not need it. 

 

Oh wait, you are after facts ...

There's a chance my answer is not the correct one then... 

:o: :crazy:

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