Bristol Blenheim IV question

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  1. gbr-22

    gbr-22 Active Member

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    Hi! I'd like to know which ww2 2-engine bomber looked almost identical to the Bristol Blenheim. I refer to the length, wing span,engine layout and rudder shape. Sounds a bit strange but I'd like your help.
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    Panagiotis.
     
  2. GrauGeist

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    The Beaufighter looked really close to the Blenheim and was very close in dimensions
     
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    Bristol Bolingbroke was almost identical.

    Bristol Beaufort looked similar.
     
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    The Junkers 88A was about 10% bigger in all dimensions than the short nosed Blenheim I but several times the two aircraft were misidentified and quite a few Blenheim Is got shot down by the RAF.

    Hamdley Page Hampdens and Dornier 17s were also often mixed up.

    The only aircraft I can think of that looked similar to the long nosed MkIV was the Tupolev SB.
     
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    I was going to say JU-88
     
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    Out of curiosity, any particular theatre?
     
  7. GrauGeist

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    Actually, the Ki-45 looked a great deal like the Blenheim.

    Perhaps not in regards to the nose, but the KI-45 had very close dimensions and a similar profile (including radial engines) and could be easily mistaken during an attack or an aerial battle.
     
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