Me110 Night Fighter - Scale control line twin night fighter, for two .15-.19 engines. July 1980 MAN.
Quote: - "A standoff-scale control line model of a unique and interesting aircraft. The full-size Messerschmitt Bf110 has so captured my inieresi thai this model is the third Bf110 I have built, in varying sizes, and all have been very interesting and successful projects. The Messerschmitt Bf110 was one of the first attempts to develop a true strategic fighter with long range and heavy fire power Designed originally to clear the sky of enemy fighters, the Zerstorer, or 'destroyer' failed in its task during the Battle of Britain, but went on to become the most successful night-fighter in the world, with more nocturnal victories than any other airplane. The twin-engined, two-seater Messerschmitt Bf110 became a destroyer of bombers instead of fighters.
Our model is a 3/4in standoff scale replica of one of the Messerschmitts flown by famous German night-fighter ace Werner Streib when he led Gruppe 1 of Nachtjagdgeschwader No.1 in 1941. Engines from .15 to .I9cu in displacement can be used; if funds are short and you have two similar but not identical engines, it is possible to fly the model with a .15 and a .19. Mount the larger or more powerful engine in the inboard nacelle and throttle the engines to equalize power if necessary. The prototype model is powered with two Fox .15 engines.
Our model is not difficult to build; no complex structure or planking is necessary, and the cockpit canopy can be made from a flat sheet of plastic in one piece! Because it is impossible to enclose the engine cylinders, we elected to use horizontally mounted engines to make the powerplants as obscure as possible in profile..."
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