Beaufighter

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  1. horseUSA

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    I am looking for Pilots or ground crew who flew or worked on the Bristol Beaufighter in any of the theaters of operation in WW2 .
    Please contact me at '[email protected]' :D
     
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    thought i'd give this thread some credabilty by posting here...............
     
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    hmmmmmm, good call
     
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    you're arival chnaged al that though...........
     
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    that was cheap :cry: look, you've upset me now :cry: :cry: :cry:
     
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    very sorry...............
     
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    you better be ;)
     
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    oh i am forever in your debt......................
     
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    brilliant! ill hold you to that
     
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    you failed to pick up the note of sarcasm.............
     
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    I really like Beaufighters....can't say I know alot about them, they were the Mosquito's predessor at Nightfighting...I know a few Aussies and Kiwi pilots flew them, perhaps I can ask around down here for you....
     
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    I know there were a dozen Aussie Beau's involved in the Battle of Bismarck Sea but I'm not sure how effective they really were.
     
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    the beau was basically a huge fighter/naval strike/ground strike, it was big, beefy, heavily armed and fast for what it was.....................
     
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    i quite like the beau
     
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    Yeah, they certainly had awesome firepower, and appear to have been used in most fronts throughout the War, a true 'heavy fighter-bomber'...gotta look more into them, I've really only read about their early Nightfighter role, but they had extensive Coastal Strike service, even down here in the Pacific War....
     
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    They did see a lot of use as a fighter-bomber and anti-ship aircraft in the hands of the RAAF. I don't know for sure how much success they had against the Japanese air-to-air, but they were one of the few British aircraft of the time that really had the range needed for Pacific fighting.
     
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    which is one of the things that make it unique as a fighter (ignoring the fact it's a twin).............
     
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