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Bristol Beaufighter
« on: January 15, 2012, 08:38:19 AM »
Post war Fjord Defense Bristol Beaufighter:

Rear position removed, faired over.   Horizontal tailplane flattened and enlarged.   Twin vertical tails much like that of the Buckmaster, Brigand, and Buckingham.    An anti shipping missile would be slung underneath the fuselage, slightly to the left of midline if in Norway, to the right if used by the U.K.     Black and white Norse pattern on tail as a squadron marking, winter setting.   

Note:  If it were used by the US Navy and stationed at Whidby Island, it would have to be the Bristol Bellingham-America.   Sorry...Everett, Snohomish,Marysville, or Cle Elum just don't quite work with the word 'Bristol'.     As to a Bristol Chehalis....we might be able to work something out there.    :) >:D >:D   To be fair to my neighbors to the North, if it were based in Portland, it would have to be the Bristol Brewer and rather than weapons, have containers for all the artisan, hand crafted ferment and have a Greenpeace sticker on a window.     


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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2012, 09:36:39 AM »
Vietnam era COIN platform serving with RAAF in support of Australian Forces...maybe upgraded with turboprops...

Alternately, A RAAF Beaufighter Mk21 serving with RAAF Forces as Night Intruder in Korea...

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2012, 10:11:10 AM »
Serving to guard and protect the sea-lanes to a major USN base, the Bristol Bremerton (sic)?

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2012, 12:07:34 PM »
The Bellingham and the Bremerton.   I like that.    I'm not sure Bristol could turn the basic Beaufighter platform into a high-end executive transport for a CEO and CFO,  but if they did it would have to be the Bellevue.   

One of them would have to have a camouflage pattern in Digital Moss or Digital Espresso wouldn't you think?   

A hunter/killer duo perhaps?   I'm not sure the Soviet empire would approve of the great capitalistic Seattlisms known as Boeing, Starbucks, Microsoft, and Costco and could potentially have had some sort of potential naval concern.       
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2012, 12:53:35 PM »
Possible Mk.22s:



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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2012, 01:35:11 PM »
Possible Mk.22s

Both subjects are appealing and now I wonder what a Merlin, Packard, or Griffon powered Beaufighter might look like.
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2012, 02:11:23 PM »
A Merlin powered Beaufighter would look like a Mk II or Mk IIF I suspect.

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2012, 12:08:08 AM »
Possible Mk.22s

Both subjects are appealing and now I wonder what a Merlin, Packard, or Griffon powered Beaufighter might look like.

There's photos in the Squadron book Beaufighter in Action, of Merlin and Griffon flying test beds. Also there's a couple of pics of the Australian R-2800 conversion which looks very nice as it had a much enhanced streamlined nacelles

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2012, 03:50:01 AM »
There's photos in the Squadron book Beaufighter in Action, of Merlin and Griffon flying test beds. Also there's a couple of pics of the Australian R-2800 conversion which looks very nice as it had a much enhanced streamlined nacelles


I assume this is the one you are referring to:




They were actually Wright GR-2600 Cyclone engines.  The trial was done since there was a concern that there might be a shortage of supply of standard Bristol Hercules.

You are correct about the changed nacelles - you can compare the changed ones to the standard ones on the other aircraft in the same photos.

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2012, 04:03:45 AM »
Those are the ones Greg, forgot that it was the R-2600 though.  I think the nacelle shape really enhances the Beaufighters looks.

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2012, 04:06:35 AM »
I think the nacelle shape really enhances the Beaufighters looks.

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2012, 07:05:02 AM »
Note the flat horizontal tailplane.   
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2012, 09:59:57 AM »
I have always dreamed of a Beaufighter with a B-57 canopy and nose
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2012, 05:36:10 PM »
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2012, 05:36:31 PM »
I have always dreamed of a Beaufighter with a B-57 canopy and nose

That could be interesting.
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2012, 09:10:27 AM »
Some ideas about Beaufighter with tricycle uc

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2012, 05:16:14 AM »
Some of these Beau variants have a strong resemblance to the Ta-154 Moskito ! And there was a Moskito with a single seat and bubble hood in planning.

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2012, 08:37:41 AM »
^^^^^
This is an idea to work on.

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2012, 07:51:35 AM »
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2012, 08:55:11 AM »
Sweet. As well as all of your other designs.
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2012, 12:53:29 PM »
Bristol Speedfighter, still a work in progress, need to change the tailplane for a Mk VI.



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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2012, 12:56:11 PM »
Or maybe Napier Sabres...with annular cowlings!
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #23 on: July 22, 2012, 11:16:45 PM »
Or Griffon engines installed as on the first Fury prototype.

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2012, 09:57:42 AM »
Very cool, Jose.
l wouldn't worry about doing a version with dihedral tailplane, as 
that was added to increase stability, which it did to the detriment
of manouverability. The change made Coastal Command happy, but
the nightfighter boys preferred the flat tailplane, which would also be
preferable for a Speed version due to lower drag than the dihedral
version.

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