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Offline NEARY

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Bristol Beaufighter
« on: December 31, 2008, 10:35:55 PM »
I think that the beaufighter should be added.

It was a very important aircraft in the war in Europe, and was also used much in the pacific campaign in the Royal Australian Air Force where it was nick named by the Japanese " Whispering Death"

here is some basic information on it :

First Flight: July 17, 1939

It was powered by 2 x bristol 1770 Horsepower Hercules XVII 14-cylinder air-cooled radials.

Armament: 4 x 20mm cannons and 6 x .303 MG's, Had 1 .303 dorsal gunner position. 1 x 1600lbs or 1 x 2127 lbs torpedo + 2 x 500lbs bombs and 8 x 3" rockets.

Max speed: 318 mph
Ceiling: 15,000 ft
range: 1470mph
climb rate: 5,000ft in 3 minutes 30 seconds

btw i didn't copy and paste any of this ;)

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2009, 01:56:31 AM »
+1   :aok
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2009, 03:40:55 AM »
     Ever wonder why only the bad guys nicknamed Allied aircraft with those cool "Death" names,
Whistling Death, Whispering Death, etc?   :uhoh

     
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2009, 09:47:11 AM »
Two thumbs up! :aok :aok
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2009, 10:04:20 AM »
     Ever wonder why only the bad guys nicknamed Allied aircraft with those cool "Death" names,
Whistling Death, Whispering Death, etc?   :uhoh

     
Because they didn't.  It was made up by the Allied media.  Sounds cool, but doesn't check out when actually followed up on.
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2009, 11:47:12 AM »
Thought I replied to this but I guess not  :rolleyes:

We'll get the Beau Fighter eventually i'm sure  :aok
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2009, 11:58:32 AM »
410 should come first. Becuase it is sexier than the beuafighter
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2009, 12:33:35 PM »
I like the Beau fighter because we share the same name. My last name starts with Beau. It means handsome, pretty, or beautiful in Frech (has many meanings along that line)
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2009, 12:58:49 PM »
I like the Beau fighter because we share the same name. My last name starts with Beau. It means handsome, pretty, or beautiful in Frech (has many meanings along that line)

its may be handsome and pretty.

But the 410 is just down right sexi.

Metaphor:

Jennifer Anniston Pretty

Marissa Miller down right sexi <---410 w000000t
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2009, 09:36:57 PM »


I'd say this plane has some sex appeal, I like it  :aok
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2009, 09:45:12 PM »
The Beau fought from 40-45 and did it down and dirty on the deck in the ETO, PTO, MTO and CBI.  I've been reading all I can find on the Beau lately and I'm amazed at the war it fought.  wave top and right above the trees was the norm.  I'd give up my 38G for a Beau
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2009, 09:49:51 PM »
I still like my metaphor  :D
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2009, 10:20:44 PM »
I'd give up my 38G for a Beau

I'd fly it just because we have the same name but Corky...that's going a bit far  :O

I belive that the shortened nose it has (allowing engines to be closer) would make it a nimble fighter. The germans did this with the 410.

I can't wait for it to be added  :)
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2009, 08:21:18 AM »
Because they didn't.  It was made up by the Allied media.  Sounds cool, but doesn't check out when actually followed up on.

     Apparently I need to turn up the sarcasm  :D
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2009, 09:39:12 AM »
410 should come first. Becuase it is sexier than the beuafighter

Both are sexy, put the mossi in it too.


Get the beau and it would be another great addition to BoB, Philippines and Burma events. 
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