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Bristol Beaufort and Beaufreighter
« on: June 02, 2012, 02:07:35 AM »
Can you suggest roles for these over powered birds?




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Re: Bristol Beaufort and Beaufreighter
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2012, 05:34:39 AM »
Interesting...
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Re: Bristol Beaufort and Beaufreighter
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2012, 06:55:53 AM »
make the engines Alfa Romeos & it wouldn't be over-powered -- for the Italian AF, of course ;D


Here's my Beaufort Mk.III with Merlins (actually suggested as a Taurus replacement).

easy to build using the HighPlanes Beaufort & Beaufighter Mk.II wings.

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Re: Bristol Beaufort and Beaufreighter
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2012, 01:36:16 PM »
make the engines Alfa Romeos & it wouldn't be over-powered -- for the Italian AF, of course ;D


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Re: Bristol Beaufort and Beaufreighter
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2012, 02:37:33 AM »
Lowering wing, more adequate for cargo
« Last Edit: June 06, 2012, 02:39:39 AM by ysi_maniac »

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Re: Bristol Beaufort and Beaufreighter
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2012, 03:52:23 AM »
Lowering wing ...

Harkening back to the Bristol Type 142 'Britain First'  ;)
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Re: Bristol Beaufort and Beaufreighter
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2012, 04:00:56 AM »
Some real world Beaufreighter images:



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Re: Bristol Beaufort and Beaufreighter
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2021, 12:20:10 PM »
What if Bristol managed to produce a 4 engined heavy bomber based on Beaufort?

The BEAUFORTRESS.


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Re: Bristol Beaufort and Beaufreighter
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2021, 03:01:29 PM »
What if Bristol managed to produce a 4 engined heavy bomber based on Beaufort?

The BEAUFORTRESS.



Nice one ysi_maniac, a simple scaling up derivative - alas with two additional engines 🤔👍

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Re: Bristol Beaufort and Beaufreighter
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2021, 05:56:47 PM »
Yes. Nice work!
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Re: Bristol Beaufort and Beaufreighter
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2021, 05:10:55 AM »
Whoa. I wouldn't mind one of those!
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Re: Bristol Beaufort and Beaufreighter
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2021, 10:39:43 PM »
Beaufreighter Modelled in 1/72nd:

beaufreighter-04 by David Freeman, on Flickr

beaufreighter-01 by David Freeman, on Flickr

beaufreighter-03 by David Freeman, on Flickr
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Re: Bristol Beaufort and Beaufreighter
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2021, 02:00:51 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Bristol Beaufort and Beaufreighter
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2023, 07:35:03 AM »
Designed to a 1935 specification, the Beaufort was initially referred to as the "Super-Blenheim".

A prototype was ordered by the Air Ministry in 1937 with Bristol Perseus engines, quickly changed to Bristol Taurus types & first flying on 15 Oct, 1938.  It entered RAF service in November 1939 but by May 1940 the trouble-some Taurus engines led aircrews to threaten mutiny.  The search for better engines initially settled on the Rolls-Royce Merlin & (without permission) Bristol made several dozen sets of engine-frames to mount these in the Beaufort making it the Beaufort MkII.

As the Merlin was needed for Spitfires, Lancasters etc, the decision to use the Pratt&Whitney R-1800 radial as already used in the Australian-built DAP Beaufort Mk.VII was made.  The British installation was slightly different to the Aussie version (air intakes etc).

The RAF designated the P&W engined Beaufort the MK.II. so Bristol re-designated their Merlin Beaufort the MK.III.  Bristol's unauthorised Merlin mounts were then used in the Beaufighter II.

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Re: Bristol Beaufort and Beaufreighter
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2023, 01:03:18 AM »
I wonder...post war turboprop conversion...
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Re: Bristol Beaufort and Beaufreighter
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2023, 04:45:07 AM »
I wonder...post war turboprop conversion...

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Re: Bristol Beaufort and Beaufreighter
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2023, 12:06:15 AM »
I wonder...post war turboprop conversion...

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Re: Bristol Beaufort and Beaufreighter
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2023, 12:44:14 AM »
Brings to mind an age old question.   Which is more effective brain protection; aluminum or tin foil ?
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Re: Bristol Beaufort and Beaufreighter
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2023, 01:10:43 AM »
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Re: Bristol Beaufort and Beaufreighter
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2023, 07:35:33 AM »
I do prefer the glass nose of the Mk.1 Blenheim (with Hercules engines).

& as Turkey was the last operator of the Beaufort .... a Turbo-prop ...

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Re: Bristol Beaufort and Beaufreighter
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2023, 12:28:16 PM »
I'm a fan of the "long-nose" Blenheim Mk.IV's. :D
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Re: Bristol Beaufort and Beaufreighter
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2023, 04:03:06 AM »
Unarmed Beaufort ready to perform tasks like liason, medevac, and similar.


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Re: Bristol Beaufort and Beaufreighter
« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2023, 02:52:59 PM »
Single seat fighter torpedo bomber Beaufort


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Re: Bristol Beaufort and Beaufreighter
« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2023, 01:45:07 AM »
Interesting
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Re: Bristol Beaufort and Beaufreighter
« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2023, 02:23:37 AM »


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