GB-58 1/48 Beaufighter Mk. IF - Night Fighters all Eras

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Donivanp

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Category : intermediate
Scale : 1/48
Manufacturer / Model : Revell Bristol Beaufighter IF Nightfighter
Extras: Eduard LooK IP and seatbelts

Developed from the Beaufort at the request of the British Air Ministry as a fighter variant the Beaufighter used the Hercules engine over the problematic Taurus powerplant used on the Beaufort, Wings undercarriage and tail were also adapted forward to a new fuselage.

As such the Beaufighter proved to be an ideal candidate for the early Mk IV airborne radar systems. Twin engines and large enough to house the large bulky early electronics and armed with four 20mm Hispano cannon. The Mk IF (F for fighter) as the Beaufighter would prove to be much more than just a fighter version of the Beaufort, was transitioned to a night fighter. Painted in "Special Night" paint scheme, (I have yet to truly identify what that is, except an especially flat black paint), the aircraft was adapted to the night fighter roll with No. 25 Squadron being the first to operate the new aircraft. The first "in squadron service" night operation was by Flt Lt John Cunningham of No. 604 squadron the night of 19/20 November shooting down a Ju 88.

The Beaufighters continued night operations until well into 1944 when the Mosquito took over such operations.

Using Revell's 1/48th Beaufighter Mk. IF and only adding the Eduard LooK IP and seatbelts.
 
The kit

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Issue No. 1, RAF interior Green, I only have two to test from Vallejo and Tamiya. Vallejo is called Pail green and Tamiya XF-71 IJN Interior green. I shot a test coat of both and decided on the Tamiya. I'm open to suggestions from all you British chaps!!! Well and others too....

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Who said it was Chaos in here?
 
i think Vallejo interior grey green for raf types is this one

 
i think Vallejo interior grey green for raf types is this one

Thank you good sir who jumps out of perfectly good aeroplanes
 

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