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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)

A page dedicated to the Bristol Beaufighter, World War 2 double engine British fighter bomber.

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.

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" This cutaway poster partially reads, "Powered by two Bristol "Hercules III" radial motors producing a total of 2800 h., the Bristol 'Beaufighte

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)

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)

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)

RAF gun camera image of a German V-1 flying bomb moments before it was destroyed by anti-aircraft fire. (Imperial War Museum)

C A German Fiesler Fi 103 flying-bomb in flight as seen by the gun camera of an intercepting RAF fighter aircraft moments before the fighter destroyed the by cannon fire

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