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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #125 on: September 30, 2020, 04:02:24 PM »
Certainly was



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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #126 on: September 30, 2020, 09:43:05 PM »
I think they should have installed a 20mm in each wing instead of the .303's     >:D

That would've made a pretty good tank buster I think ---

The gondola idea would be good for the 6pdr used in the Mosquito ----
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #127 on: October 01, 2020, 05:07:24 AM »
I was definitely thinking an external fairing...maybe akin to that carried by some Hs129s and Ju88s.

I like the idea of the adoption of the rugged Beaufighter adapted to an RAF Hs129-type anti-tank/ground attack platform - adding additional frontal armour, bullet proof windscreen, and of course a gondola with a Vickers Class "S" 40 mm cannon, instead of the Hurricane MkIID....

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The Beaufighter was actually tested with a pair of 40mm's, installed in the fuselage in leu of the 20mm's.

Thank you kitnut617, I wasn't aware 😯

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #128 on: October 01, 2020, 05:09:14 AM »
Certainly was




Thank you dadlamassu
Do we know what the trials derived?
Would be interesting to have seen footage of it firing those 40mm cannons.

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #129 on: October 02, 2020, 02:07:19 AM »
There is more info on the 40mm armed Beaufighter earlier in this entire thread.

Whilst looking into it further, I cam across the following.  Whilst not real any new info, the combined pictures of a twinned tailed Beaufighter, 40mm cannon armed Beau' plus those big round engines got me thinking - combine them all and get a WW2 "A-10" ;)


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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #130 on: October 02, 2020, 02:18:06 AM »
Another shot of the twin fins:

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #131 on: October 02, 2020, 02:52:04 AM »
Hmm, a long strake on the port side, don't see one on the starboard side though --- interesting.

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #132 on: October 02, 2020, 03:09:55 AM »
And it's available in guess which scale? The best scale!



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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #133 on: October 02, 2020, 03:11:50 AM »
Must I tell you again Carl!!!
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #134 on: October 02, 2020, 03:13:52 AM »
I'm a slow learner. All my reports cards had that note on it.
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #135 on: October 02, 2020, 04:57:44 AM »
I'm a slow learner. All my reports cards had that note on it.

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #136 on: October 11, 2020, 02:54:56 AM »
Some more photos of the real world R2600 conversion:



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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #137 on: October 11, 2020, 03:42:41 AM »
What was the performance figures for that version Greg, did the streamlined nacelles help it ?

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #138 on: October 12, 2020, 01:11:27 AM »
From what I have been able to find the Wright Cyclone GR-2600 radial engined powered version had much the same performance in terms of speed but that the engines were apparently noisier and didnít handle as well.
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #139 on: November 07, 2020, 04:24:38 AM »
I think they should have installed a 20mm in each wing instead of the .303's     >:D

That would've made a pretty good tank buster I think ---

The gondola idea would be good for the 6pdr used in the Mosquito ----

Australian-built Beaus had 2x.50 guns in each wing.


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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #140 on: November 07, 2020, 04:31:10 AM »
Another view of A19-2





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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #141 on: November 08, 2020, 01:34:24 AM »
Errr...see page 1 of the thread.
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #142 on: December 27, 2020, 03:54:30 AM »
Errr...see page 1 of the thread.



Ah! My old abused brain forgot that photo from over 8.5 years ago.


Oh well!




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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #143 on: October 11, 2021, 04:58:11 AM »
I know people that considers this a heresy.  ;) :D


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Re: Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #144 on: October 16, 2021, 01:16:51 PM »