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beaufighter night fighter General characteristics Crew: 2: pilot, observer Length: 41 ft 4 in (12.6 m) Wingspan: 57 ft 10 in (17.65 m) Height: 15 ft 10 in (4.84 m) Wing area: 503 ft²[15] (46,73 m²) Empty weight: 15,592 lb (7,072 kg) Max takeoff weight: 25,400 lb (11,521 kg) Powerplant: 2 × Bristol Hercules 14-cylinder radial engines, 1,600 hp (1,200 kW) each Performance Maximum speed: 320 mph (280 kn, 515 km/h) at 10,000 ft (3,050 m) Range: 1,750 mi (1,520 nmi, 2,816 km) Service ceiling: 19,000 ft (5,795 m) without torpedo Rate of climb: 1,600 ft/min (8.2 m/s) without torpedo Armament 4 × 20 mm Hispano Mk III cannon (60 rpg) in nose Fighter Command 4 × .303 in (7.7 mm) Browning machine guns (outer starboard wing) 2 × .303 in (7.7 mm) machine gun (outer port wing) 8 × RP-3 "60 lb" (27 kg) rockets or 2× 1,000 lb (450 kg) bombs Coastal Command 1 × manually operated Vickers GO or .303 in (7.7 mm) Browning for observer

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johnbr, Oct 15, 2011