Bristol Beaufighter

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Bristol Beaufighter

Post by georgetanksherman » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:30 pm

I am not good at posting pictures, so I will just post the web page. while researching Canadian Squadrons, I came across this, what I call an unusual photo of a Bristol Beaufighter, which appears to have an upper turret. This is a new one on me, and just was wondering if this is/was a one off version, if any one knows, this is the one and only that I have come acrosswould love to find out. It's on the WW II Forum, third picture down, The web page is:

http://ww2f.com/threads/rcaf-406th-sqdn ... ter.51593/

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter

Post by Temujin » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:08 pm

I’ll post the photo for you George
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter

Post by Temujin » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:14 pm

Beaufighter Mk V
the Vs had a Boulton Paul turret with four 0.303 in (7.7 mm) machine guns mounted aft of the cockpit supplanting one pair of cannons and the wing-mounted machine guns. Only two (Merlin-engined) Mk Vs were built. When tested by the A&AEE, R2274 was capable of 302 mph at 19,000 ft.
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter

Post by Temujin » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:17 pm

Production Figures
Mk IF: 557
Mk IC: 397
Mk IIF: 450
Mk V: 2
Mk VI: 1,830
Mk X: 2,205
Mk XI: 163
Total: 5,562 (Britain)

Mk 21 (Australia): 364

http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/we ... iants.html

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter

Post by georgetanksherman » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:18 pm

Hey Temujin, Thanks for posting the picture, also "Thank You" as always for posting the info, I originally thought it was a wind up, but then there were a bunch of One-off's to see how they would work, so I thought I would ask if anyone knew anything about it ! Might have been a nice surprise for an attacking enemy aircraft that was not paying attention !

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