Bristol Beaufighter

Bristol Beaufighter

The Bristol Beaufighter was intended as a interim measure long rage heavy fighter until the Westland Whirlwind problems could be overcome. With the speed of a Hawker Hurricane, the Beaufighter entered service in the fall of 1940 as a disappointing day fighter. But it’s potential as a heavily armed night fighter was recognized even before airborne radar was available. With the advent of the first airborne radar, the Beaufighter became Br’s foremost night fighter until displaced by the de Hav

The Bristol Beaufighter was intended as a interim measure long rage heavy fighter until the Westland Whirlwind problems could be overcome. With the speed of a Hawker Hurricane, the Beaufighter entered service in the fall of 1940 as a disappointing day fighter. But it’s potential as a heavily armed night fighter was recognized even before airborne radar was available. With the advent of the first airborne radar, the Beaufighter became Br’s foremost night fighter until displaced by the de Hav

Bristol Beaufighter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bristol Beaufighter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bristol Beaufighter T.F.X (CASM-25448)

Bristol Beaufighter T.F.X (CASM-25448)

Bristol Beaufighter Mk X vs Focke Wulf Fw 190A-8, by Adam Tooby

Bristol Beaufighter Mk X vs Focke Wulf Fw 190A-8, by Adam Tooby

Bristol Beaufighter X of No.19 Squadron, SAAF, attacking the German-occupied town of Žužemberk, Slovenia

Bristol Beaufighter X of No.19 Squadron, SAAF, attacking the German-occupied town of Žužemberk, Slovenia

RAF Bristol Beaufighter.Beaufighter was another of those great all around aircraft that did very well with just about any role it was used in.Here used in anti shipping role.Late war several specialised anti shipping squadrons were established principally in Scotland, but also in northern England. They terrorised enemy shipping in the North Sea, Noeweigian coastal waters & the Baltic.

RAF Bristol Beaufighter.Beaufighter was another of those great all around aircraft that did very well with just about any role it was used in.Here used in anti shipping role.Late war several specialised anti shipping squadrons were established principally in Scotland, but also in northern England. They terrorised enemy shipping in the North Sea, Noeweigian coastal waters & the Baltic.

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'Whispering Death' WWII Plane Found: Remains Of Bristol Beaufighter Aircraft Uncovered In Italy - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/whispering-death-wwii-plane-found-remains-of-bristol-beaufighter-aircraft-uncovered-in-italy.html

'Whispering Death' WWII Plane Found: Remains Of Bristol Beaufighter Aircraft Uncovered In Italy - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/whispering-death-wwii-plane-found-remains-of-bristol-beaufighter-aircraft-uncovered-in-italy.html

Bristol Beaufighter - Bristol Beaufighter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bristol Beaufighter - Bristol Beaufighter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Beaufighter Mk IF aircraft of No. 29 Squadron RAF in flight, circa 1941-1943; seen in US Navy publication US Navy Naval Aviation News dated 15 Dec 1943

[Photo] Beaufighter Mk IF aircraft of No. 29 Squadron RAF in flight, circa 1941-1943; seen in US Navy publication US Navy Naval Aviation News dated 15 Dec 1943

Beaufighter Mk IF aircraft of No. 29 Squadron RAF in flight, circa 1941-1943; seen in US Navy publication US Navy Naval Aviation News dated 15 Dec 1943

Bristol Beaufighter | Free Czechoslovak Air Force

Bristol Beaufighter

Bristol Beaufighter | Free Czechoslovak Air Force

AUG 23 1941 Night fighter interception over the North Sea Bristol Beaufighter in flight A Bristol Beaufighter pictured later in the war when equipped with rockets - mainly used in an anti shipping role.

AUG 23 1941 Night fighter interception over the North Sea Bristol Beaufighter in flight A Bristol Beaufighter pictured later in the war when equipped with rockets - mainly used in an anti shipping role.

Bristol Beaufighter Photo by ScotRanger | Photobucket

Bristol Beaufighter Photo by ScotRanger | Photobucket

Bristol Beaufighter. This picture really shows the odd proportions. The engines actually extend forward of the fuselage.

Bristol Beaufighter. This picture really shows the odd proportions. The engines actually extend forward of the fuselage.

Bristol Beaufighter’s from 19-th South African Squadron firing rockets at a German position in Žužemberk yogoslavia 1945.

Bristol Beaufighter’s from 19-th South African Squadron firing rockets at a German position in Žužemberk yogoslavia 1945.

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