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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #105 on: February 02, 2009, 11:06:14 PM »
The more I read the more interesting it gets.  Amazing bunch those Beau crews.

Just clarifying it for myself as I type.

VIF was the fighter version of the VI.  It had the 4 20mms and 6 303s and could carry bombs.
VIC was the strike version of the VI and it didn't have the 303s but fuel added instead and could carry rockets or bombs

TFX was the torp carrying version although the X also could carry bombs or rockets.  It generally did not have the 303s but carried extra fuel.  They carried one weapon at a time as in a RockBeau would have the 8 rocket rails, a TorBeau would carry the torpedo, or the X could carry a pair of 500 pounders.  All of this was along with the standard 4 20mm cannons.

Generally the fighter versions of the Beau didn't carry the dorsal 'scare' gun for the observer.  It was standard on the strike versions of the Beau.  That's not to say you can't find photos of observer mgs on VIs or no observer mg on an X but on the whole that's about how it appears to have been set up.

Nice image of a "RockBeau" 


And a nice one of a "TorBeau"
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #106 on: February 03, 2009, 04:21:18 PM »
dang it guys all these pictures and videos are really getting my hopes up for this plane, CUT IT OUT!  :cry
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #107 on: February 03, 2009, 06:06:03 PM »
wow???

So you can get the 4 x 20mm without the peashooters..... :O

Me want NOW :rock :D :aok

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #108 on: February 03, 2009, 07:11:30 PM »
dang it guys all these pictures and videos are really getting my hopes up for this plane, CUT IT OUT!  :cry


I'd really like to see it too. First off it really belongs here. The plane was flown by many air forces in its service life and has a fascinating history.

I just wish we got some night time flying in, at least in one arena. A lot happened at night in WW-ll and it would be a good thing for the game to reflect that. We already have a fair amount of night active planes and the Beau would be a great addition.
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #110 on: February 04, 2009, 10:27:21 AM »
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Ah, the Beaufighter... two engines followed closely by an airplane...  :D
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #111 on: February 04, 2009, 11:16:09 AM »
two engines followed closely by an airplane...  :D

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #112 on: February 07, 2009, 01:26:42 AM »
:aok +1

Ah, the Beaufighter... two engines followed closely by an airplane...  :D

Funny that you mention that :)

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Nice recent book on 417 NFS USAAF that I found.  "Beaufighters in the Night-417 Night Fighter Squadron" by Braxton Eisel.  They flew Beaus in the MTO from 43 until the end of the war.
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #113 on: February 07, 2009, 08:54:15 AM »
hmm the Beau and He111 would be a nice matched set to add :)


edit: in that last pic of "Fluff", the rh engine appears to be called Andy :huh
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #114 on: February 08, 2009, 12:25:44 AM »
And of course, why I really like the Beau, is you can break them and walk away :)

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #115 on: February 08, 2009, 11:03:09 PM »
hmm the Beau and He111 would be a nice matched set to add :)


edit: in that last pic of "Fluff", the rh engine appears to be called Andy :huh

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #116 on: February 10, 2009, 11:01:36 AM »
Just watched a film of Ju88s attacking a Convoy until....  History Channel.........two Beaufighters appeared.  the Ju88s made an exit stage left.  They didn't wish to tango with the Beaus.

One Ju88 appeared to be trailing fuel after a small encounter with one of the Beaus.  Good stuff.

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #117 on: February 10, 2009, 11:36:49 AM »
A Buffalo, a Beau and the 111.....................  WOW, that would be a GREAT update!

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #118 on: February 11, 2009, 10:41:03 PM »
Just because

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #119 on: February 12, 2009, 03:34:54 AM »
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