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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2009, 02:40:49 PM »
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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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2009, 12:10:57 AM »
It wouldn't be uber, but it carried a lot of firepower and was there in all theaters.  Can't believe that a little run to Norway with Mustang escort wouldn't be kinda fun :)

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2009, 12:41:47 AM »
It would be a great addition to the game covers all arenas bombs,rockets,torpedo, cannon with 303's or my favourite DAP-MK-21 cannons & 50 Cal's. For the skinners almost every colour of the rainbow is available(militarily speaking of course)

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2009, 04:57:55 AM »
Yep, beautiful plane. I would also like the verson with the merlin engines installed also. But I will take what i can get. Deffently Yes on this plane!



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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2009, 08:51:05 AM »
The Beau would be better added to help the balance - the Bf110 is a cracking ground attack as it is, as is the Il-2, so a Brit version would be useful. Also it was a significant plane - unfortunately so were the Wellington and Halifax (not ground attack though), but they simply don't have the same sex appeal as the Beau or the 410. So 'sex' appeal is a prime consideration.

I vote for both.
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2009, 11:57:38 AM »
The Beau would be better added to help the balance - the Bf110 is a cracking ground attack as it is, as is the Il-2, so a Brit version would be useful.
Erm, Mossie?

Not that I am against the Beaufighter being added, but from a grand attack viewpoint it won't really be much different in hitting capability than the Mossie.
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2009, 12:07:22 PM »
Erm, Mossie?

Not that I am against the Beaufighter being added, but from a grand attack viewpoint it won't really be much different in hitting capability than the Mossie.

Yup, i think the uniqueness of the Beaufighter will be the torp carrying capacity, depending on which version was added.  In AH there is no decent attack aircraft able to drop a torp and fight its way home.

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2009, 02:29:20 PM »
Add the beaufighter and based upon performance assign appropriate eny value to it.
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2009, 05:14:14 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsUdbzQCm_Y

here's a link to youtube video clip of a beaufighter
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2009, 05:55:47 PM »
Real nice footage, Beau pilots were a brave bunch  :aok
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2009, 06:26:26 PM »
My dad had an old paperback, I think it was called "Torpedo Bomber", that was all about the Beau in the Med and along the channel. They really did a lot of work that you rarely hear about, and some of the stories that come out of their service is just incredible.
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2009, 06:50:55 PM »
they certainly earned their money..there's a bunch more video clips of the beau in action. You could say the real noe guys...
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #27 on: January 04, 2009, 01:12:36 AM »
My dad had an old paperback, I think it was called "Torpedo Bomber", that was all about the Beau in the Med and along the channel. They really did a lot of work that you rarely hear about, and some of the stories that come out of their service is just incredible.

I am pretty sure that was the Beaufort - good book!  The Beaufort was the aircraft the Beaufighter was developed from.  It was a very successful torpedo bomber in its own right.



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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #28 on: January 04, 2009, 01:40:25 AM »
I thought it was the Beaufighter, since it shows photos of them doing rocket strikes off the dutch coast and the frisians and talks about them strafing Italian shipping in the Med. Maybe its both?
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #29 on: January 04, 2009, 02:24:17 AM »
I thought it was the Beaufighter, since it shows photos of them doing rocket strikes off the dutch coast and the frisians and talks about them strafing Italian shipping in the Med. Maybe its both?

Possibly, quite likely that i am thinking of a different book too! I remember reading part of one which was about Beaufort ops against axis shipping resupplying N Africa, i thought it was called 'Torpedo Bomber'.
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