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Bristol Beaufighters attack Italian aerodromo.

Beaufighter - Raid on Borizo - Tribute to 272 Squadron by Ivan Berryman.

On 10 May 1940, when the German offensive in the west began, only GB I/23 at Istres was still fully equipped with the Bloch 210, while GB I/21 and GB II/21 were in the process of converting away from the type, and still had enough of the older aircraft to take it into combat. GB I/23 was the first into action, using their aircraft on night operations against the advancing German columns in Belgium and France, before being withdrawn on 1 June to convert to the LeO 451.

On 10 May 1940, when the German offensive in the west began, only GB I/23 at Istres was still fully equipped with the Bloch 210, while GB I/21 and GB II/21 were in the process of converting away from the type, and still had enough of the older aircraft to take it into combat. GB I/23 was the first into action, using their aircraft on night operations against the advancing German columns in Belgium and France, before being withdrawn on 1 June to convert to the LeO 451.

Bristol Beaufighter Mk.X - 144 Dywizjon RAF (1944)

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 th.

Beaufighters attacking E-boats by Gary Eason - Six Bristol Beaufighters from No 236 Squadron, part of RAF Coastal Command's North Coates Strike Wing, strafing Kriegsmarine e-boats (schnellboot in German) along the French coast in June 1944.

Beaufighters attacking E-boats by Gary Eason - Six Bristol Beaufighters from No 236 Squadron, part of RAF Coastal Command's North Coates Strike Wing, strafing Kriegsmarine e-boats (schnellboot in German) along the French coast in June

1939-46 Bristol 'Type 156' Beaufighter. RAF, RCAF, RAAF - Heavy fighter / strike aircraft. Engine: 2 x Hercules, 14 cyl, radial engine (1600 hp / 1200kW). Armament: 4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk II cannon in nose, 1 x .303 Browning for observer. External Loads: 2 x 250 lb bombs or 1 x British 18 in torpedo or 1 x Mark 13 torpedo or 8 x RP-3 '60 lb' (27 kg) rockets (underwing). Max Speed: 320 mph (280 kn, 515 km/h @ 10000 ft / 3050 m)

1939-46 Bristol 'Type 156' Beaufighter. RAF, RCAF, RAAF - Heavy fighter / strike aircraft. Engine: 2 x Hercules, 14 cyl, radial engine (1600 hp / 1200kW). Armament: 4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk II cannon in nose, 1 x .303 Browning for observer. External Loads: 2 x 250 lb bombs or 1 x British 18 in torpedo or 1 x Mark 13 torpedo or 8 x RP-3 '60 lb' (27 kg) rockets (underwing). Max Speed: 320 mph (280 kn, 515 km/h @ 10000 ft / 3050 m)

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