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Offline Hajo

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #60 on: January 25, 2009, 09:42:06 AM »
Just give us the beaufighter HTC.  I don't care if it's the MkIFC, MkXXI, or MkX.

Dan I found that I could get Nevilles book.  Apparently he has a website that sells them.  Only 300 I believe were printed.

Price ~60 Australian.

BTW HTC does have the info to model the MkXXI.  Not the flight model yet...just the exterior.  Think only difference between X and XXI was autopilot bubble on nose.
OH!...one other difference the MkXXI could/did carry 4 X 50 cals instead of the 6X303s.

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #61 on: January 25, 2009, 09:07:06 PM »
Just give us the beaufighter HTC.  I don't care if it's the MkIFC, MkXXI, or MkX.

Dan I found that I could get Nevilles book.  Apparently he has a website that sells them.  Only 300 I believe were printed.

Price ~60 Australian.

BTW HTC does have the info to model the MkXXI.  Not the flight model yet...just the exterior.  Think only difference between X and XXI was autopilot bubble on nose.
OH!...one other difference the MkXXI could/did carry 4 X 50 cals instead of the 6X303s.

Hajo

The book is well worth it Hajo.  I got mine via Neville.  His work is fantastic on the Beau.
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #62 on: January 25, 2009, 09:48:56 PM »
Dan thanks.  I'll save my pennies.  I just received two more books.  I've got to save for the next one.

Hope he still has some available then.
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #63 on: January 28, 2009, 12:07:28 AM »
Just to keep the Beau in focus :)

TFX lugging a couple of 500 pounders


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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #64 on: January 28, 2009, 12:20:01 AM »
Did they never fit guns in its nose?  Not enough space?
nm.. theyre right there, on its underside.
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #65 on: January 28, 2009, 07:25:00 AM »
< This is one Prawn that will make it his business to see the Beaufighter gain a reputation as a capable dogfighter.  :salute
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #66 on: January 28, 2009, 07:43:39 AM »
definately worth adding,    :aok
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #67 on: January 28, 2009, 09:28:46 AM »
was chatting to snaphook the other day about the Beau, how do we think it would be like to fly compared to the A20?

A20G
16,000lb dry
3,200hp
330mph
1,700fpm
40lb/ft2 wingload

Beau TFX
15,500lb dry
3,200hp
320mph
1,600fpm
32lb/ft2 wingload
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #68 on: January 28, 2009, 12:11:01 PM »
To keep the Beau in the eye of HTC here are some nice drawings and pictures from the Pilots Manual of the Beau II with Merlins.









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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #69 on: January 28, 2009, 02:20:22 PM »
nice :aok

visibilty doesnt look great though :uhoh
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #70 on: January 28, 2009, 08:37:43 PM »
nice :aok

visibilty doesnt look great though :uhoh
I think it will be a plane with a f3 option for sure.

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #71 on: January 28, 2009, 08:50:13 PM »
Was trying to figure out pilot's head position... Where's the gunsight?
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #72 on: January 28, 2009, 10:05:30 PM »
Anybody have an links to material on the Beaus service with night fighter squadrons during the blitz?

Specifically Im looking for kill tallys on specific German aircraft during night time hours. Thanx. Even better would be a inclusive record of Beau night time squadron Ops during the entire war in Europe.
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #73 on: January 28, 2009, 10:19:41 PM »
Moot the pictures I posted of the Beaus Cockpit in the DFC forum shows the gunsight.

Richyo....Dan most assuredly would have the info you are looking for.

Also it would be a travesty to put an F3 view on the Beaufighter.  HTC will figure something out.

I will use the Beaufighter at lot.  It can have escorts you know...and it is greatly needed in our special events.

It is to important of an aircraft to to be omitted in a WWII flight sim. It saw service in every theater of the war.
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #74 on: January 28, 2009, 11:08:50 PM »
So the gunsight's just omitted on Fig.1. Thanks.
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