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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #120 on: February 12, 2009, 08:47:25 AM »
It looks like the 20mm are removed on that one??

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #121 on: February 12, 2009, 09:55:56 AM »
More likely the gun ports had fabric doped over them to reduce drag until the guns were fired.

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #122 on: February 12, 2009, 11:31:01 AM »
Thanks, that makes sense...

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #123 on: February 14, 2009, 12:45:23 AM »
A nice Aussie DAP Mk 21 Beau
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #124 on: February 14, 2009, 12:09:50 PM »
A little DAP will do you. :aok

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #125 on: February 14, 2009, 07:18:39 PM »
Nice pics. It was a menacing looking bugger wasnt it? So ugly it was beautiful. Just imagine being some poor Jap on a freighter and seeing about 6 of these things screaming in on you?

Computer graphics is getting to the point where we should be seeing even greater flight scenes in war movies. I'd love to see the Beau starring in a few of them. I was watching Letters from Iwo the other night and the corsair scenes looked pretty darn good.
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #126 on: February 14, 2009, 07:40:58 PM »

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #127 on: February 14, 2009, 11:39:31 PM »
Watched that latest "MUMMY" movie the other day..
Had a BeauFighter in it.. Thought that was interesting...

Except for torp carrying, I don't think it would be much
better than an A20G.. Just won't carry an equal payload..

In the MA's it would be easy meat for the 5in gunners
when trying to drop torps.. And ya only get 1 plane...

A20G's greatest feature is the 8x500lber bombload..
Makes it a heavy hitter.. Rockets just ain't the same...

But, the cannons would make it far superior to the
EW Boston.. It would also be great for scenarios..

Don't get me wrong, I love the plane... VERY COOL!!
But I'd never swap an A20 for it... NO WAY!!!

Hope we get it anyway, always liked'em...

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #128 on: February 15, 2009, 12:59:40 AM »
I saw the tailer for the MUMMY with the beau in it.. So I insisted on going to see the movie, just to see the plane. Interesting.
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #129 on: February 15, 2009, 09:40:06 AM »
The DAP MkXXI had 50 cals in place of the 303s.  Devastating firpower.
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #130 on: February 15, 2009, 10:35:14 AM »
Comparing the "Bo" to the A20 is like comparing a Corvette to a Chevelle, they are two very different beast.

The Beaufighter should be compared to the Mossie, Bf110, or even a hvy Jug.  But NOT the A20.

The A20 could be compared to the Boston, Ju-88, B25H, etc.
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #131 on: February 15, 2009, 10:57:19 AM »
Watched that latest "MUMMY" movie the other day..
Had a BeauFighter in it.. Thought that was interesting...

Except for torp carrying, I don't think it would be much
better than an A20G.. Just won't carry an equal payload..

In the MA's it would be easy meat for the 5in gunners
when trying to drop torps.. And ya only get 1 plane...

A20G's greatest feature is the 8x500lber bombload..
Makes it a heavy hitter.. Rockets just ain't the same...

But, the cannons would make it far superior to the
EW Boston.. It would also be great for scenarios..

Don't get me wrong, I love the plane... VERY COOL!!
But I'd never swap an A20 for it... NO WAY!!!

Hope we get it anyway, always liked'em...

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If they ever give us Ord perk selection your A20/Boston would have rockets & torpedo's they did carry both. Plus in this game a lot of the vehicles tend to get used in many other rolls that they never did in real life. So the Beau will have its place.

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #132 on: February 15, 2009, 12:26:08 PM »
Comparing the "Bo" to the A20 is like comparing a Corvette to a Chevelle, they are two very different beast.

The Beaufighter should be compared to the Mossie, Bf110, or even a hvy Jug.  But NOT the A20.

The A20 could be compared to the Boston, Ju-88, B25H, etc.

The big difference is the ability to carry speed, the A-20 is very capable vs all the above in a dogfight with the exception of both total E and control surface authority/stress at speeds above 350 or so. The Beau will be a vast improvement on the A-20 in that regard...

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #133 on: February 15, 2009, 07:00:53 PM »
We dont use attack planes like we should in AH. When I first joined many of the Rook squads would fly Mossies, or A-20s, heavy into targets and they were very effective when used in squadron strength. I began to see why Brit/Aussie attack formations did so well in WW-ll when they flew using such tactics. Airplanes like the Mossie and Beau not only had the punch but also the maneuverability to support each other when enemies attacked them. And best of all? They had the range to make strikes in the vast pacific, or even into Europe and the sea lanes when Britain stood alone.

Against the Japs they almost always had surprise because the Japanese high command went to war without good radar. But even in the game you see the bloodlines that made these 2 engined attackers so worthwhile. They should be flown more and its unfortunate more and more this has become a furball/fighter game.
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #134 on: February 17, 2009, 07:16:28 PM »
Well.......when the Beau arrives I will be parking the Jug for awhile.

I have an idea.  We in Aces High form a Beaufighter Squadron.  Players from all sides welcomed.

We get together on specified nights and search and destroy.  Don't drop from your regular squadron

just get the Beaus together.  To repeat a cliche.....it would be AWESOME.
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