Thursday, 13 March 2008

Bristol Beaufighter



Combat damaged by German bullets, but they got it home and it fought again.

The Bristol Type 156 Beaufighter was used as a long-range fighter, fighter-bomber, night fighter, and anti shipping torpedo bomber.
5,928 were built between 1940-46 and it saw combat sevice the world over, used by the RAF, USAF and RAAF-in fact the Aussies didn't retire the Beau, as it was affectinately known until 1960!





2 comments:

jeg43 said...

My favorite twin! Can you supply any more info on photo #2 - model, date, squadron, etc.?

ROYAL AIR FARCE said...

Hi Jeg!

Sorry, no confirmed intel on sqaudron (any other readers know?)

but more Beau info availiable at:-

FYI:-
photo from here

http://www.historyofwar.org/scripts/fluffy/fcp.pl?words=Bristol+Beaufighter+&submit=Site+Search&d=/weapons_beaufighter_history.html

Beau sqaudrons list

http://www.historyofwar.org/scripts/fluffy/fcp.pl?words=Bristol+Beaufighter+&submit=Site+Search&d=/weapons_beaufighter_squadrons.html