Beaufighter Target Tug pics.

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  1. Airframes

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    Here you go Daniel, thought I'd post them here rather than the Aviation Pictures section. These are all T10's (which were mainly converted TX torpedo bombers), with the exception of the one on the ground where the winch is visible on the starboard side. That one's the prototype TT. I've got loads more on other Beaus if you need them, including cutaways of Mk1 and MkVI, but the latter are a bit big to scan for posting.
     

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    Cool stuff Terry.:D THX for posting.
     
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    Much appreciated Terry

    Will be of good use

    Really looking forward to making it now:D
     
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    Top pics Terry, thanks mate!:D
     
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    Terry top work mate :)
     
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    Top notch old fruit..! 8) :thumbleft:
     
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    Anyone know what the small prop on the side of the fuselage in the third pic is for?
     
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    i think thats the winch for the tow cable
     
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    I thought the same.
     
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    Yes it is. Eric, they are all Target Tug Beaufighters, the third one being the prototype. The 'prop' helped to stream out the drogue cable from the winch, and/or vice versa.
     
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    Cool, thanks guys.
     
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    Shut up Lucky, your damn avatar is so distracting I can't think straight.

    Why the reduced vertical fin and then the addition of the long vertical strake. Anyone know?
     
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    Great pics Terry. Love the Beau :cool:
     
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    Matt, the fin strake was added part way through the Beau series, in order to increase lateral stability and, I believe, improve handling in turns. Some earlier Marks had it retro-fitted. As far as I know, the fin dimensions remained the same, it's just that the strake makes it look smaller, but I'd have to check on that.
     
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    nice pics but the beau wouldn't be my plane of choose if it where a ship attack I would go with SB2C or TBM.
     
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    Thanks airframes. Never had seen it before and assumed that it was added for lateral stability related to towing. Just couldn't figure out what about the towing mission resulting in the need for greater lateral stability. Larger rudder...maybe.
     
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    It was added BEFORE the aircraft were converted to TT's Matt. Production/ service aircraft had them too.
     
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