Bf-110 and ZG 26 “Horst Wessel” in the invasion of Crete

The Messerschmidt Bf 110 started life as a heavy fighter, but was outclassed by its contemporaries and lighter opponents. It soldiered on to the end  of the war in a fighter bomber/ground attack role and found its eventual niche as a night fighter.

The Revell kit shows its age – everything fits badly and the nose profile is far  too thin, to the point that it does not look like a 110. Even my shabby modification with melted plastic sprue is an improvement. National markings are hand painted as usual, and I tell myself that their unevenness draws the eye away from the failings of the kit.

ZG 26 “Horst Wessel” was prominent in the invasion of CRETE. My colour scheme is from 1940, and would probably have been modified a bit by the time of the invasion. It is close enough.

Bf 110 ZG26 "Horst Wessel"

Messerschmitt Bf 110 D by Robert Wasik used without permission



Filed under 15mm Miniatures Wargames, Air Forces, CRETE, German Airforce, Modelling, Western Desert, WWII

4 responses to “Bf-110 and ZG 26 “Horst Wessel” in the invasion of Crete

  1. Like it! Always liked 110s, but only ever built the Airfix one (a very long time ago)! 🙂

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  2. That is a great example of the WW2 workhorse.



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