Beaufighter

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  1. Clave

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    #1 Clave, Nov 26, 2010
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    The Bristol Beaufighter heavy fighter entered service in 1939 and proved itself to be a versatile combat aircraft in the night-fighter, anti-shipping, and torpedo bomber roles.

    12 countries used the Beaufighter which saw combat in Europe, the Mediterranean, the Pacific, and South-East Asia as well as the Greek Civil War.

    The Beaufighter was armed with 6 x 7.7mm machine guns, and 4 x 20mm cannon in the fighter role, with various combinations of guns, bombs, and rockets used by the other versions.

    This is what I have done so far:

    Beaufighter Mk IC 31 Squadron RAAF 1943.

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    Beaufighter Mk IC of 236 Squadron RAF 1942.

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    Beaufighter Mk IC of 252 Squadron RAF 1942.

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    Beaufighter Mk IF of 25 Squadron RAF 1940.

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    Beaufighter Mk IF of 29 Squadron RAF 1940.

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    Beaufighter Mk IF of 604 Squadron RAF 1940.

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    Beaufighter Mk VI of 68 Squadron RAF 1942.

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    Beaufighter Mk VI of 272 Squadron RAF 1942.

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    Beaufighter Mk VIF of the Dominican Republic Air Force 1948.

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    Very nice Clave!
     
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    Awesome! Looking forward to seeing more.
     
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    Man, I love Your work=D>.
     
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    Thanks guys - there will be more to come... :)
     
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    #8 Clave, Dec 6, 2010
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    Another three:

    Beaufighter Mk VIF of the 415th Night Fighter Squadron USAAF 1944.

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    Beaufighter Mk X of the 404 Squadron RCAF 1944.

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    Beaufighter Mk X of the Israeli Defence Force 1948.

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    NB: This is speculative based on information found which suggests that the Israeli Beaufighters were not desert camo but brown/green with grey undersides. The DF loop I believe to be correct based on a pre-flight picture before they were secretly flown from Haddenham, Buckinghamshire, England to Israel in direct contravention of the arms embargo...
     
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    Good stuff!
     
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    Most excellent work sir!!:thumbright: :cool:
     
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    New additions!

    Beaufighter Mk IIF of 456 Squadron RAAF 1942.

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    Beaufighter Mk IIF of 54 OTU 1941.

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    Beaufighter Mk IIF of 307 (Polish) Squadron RAF 1942.

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    Beaufighter Mk IIF of 488 Squadron RNZAF 1942.

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    Beaufighter Mk X of 30 Squadron RAAF 1944.

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    Beaufighter Mk X of 144 Squadron RAF 1944.

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    Beaufighter TF Mk X of 45 Squadron RAF 1949.

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    Beaufighter TF Mk X of 16 Squadron SAAF 1945.

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    Beaufighter TF Mk X of the Turkish Air Force 1947.

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    Nice work Clave!
     
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    As always sir, EXCELLENT WORK!!!!!!!!!:thumbright: :cool:
     
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    Most excellent!
     
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    Fantastic profiles, Clave! May I ask what photo you based your profile of the 488 Sqn Beau on please? I have an interest in that squadron but have never seen any pics of their Beaufighter IIs before.

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    Ian
     
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