Are there any flying Bristol Beaufighters?

Are there any flying Bristol Beaufighters?

The brutish Bristol Beaufighter is a rare beast these days, with just a handful of complete survivors, and none currently in airworthy condition. The biggest problem with getting a Beau’ flying again, outside of their rarity of course, is sourcing rebuildable examples of the correct series Bristol Hercules engines.

Are there any flying Beaufighters?

Few aircraft survive today; a Mk X is on static display at the RAF Museum, Hendon, a Mk 1 at the USAF Museum at Dayton, Ohio, and two Mk XXI aircraft at museums in Australia. It is reported that work is currently under way on a privately owned machine in the UK with a view to restoring it to flying condition.

What was the armament on a Bristol Beaufighter?


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Bristol Bristol Beaufighter Mk. I
Capacity and armament Two crew, four 20 mm Hispano cannon, six 0.303 Browning guns, optional carriage of one 1,760 lb 18 inch torpedo, eight 60 lb rockets, or four 500 lb bombs.
Maximum Speed 320 mph
Endurance / Range 1,500 to 1,750 miles with additional wing tanks

How Fast Is Bristol Beaufighter?

320 mph
Bristol Beaufighter/Top speed

Was the Bristol Beaufighter any good?

The Beaufighter proved to be an effective night fighter, which came into service with the Royal Air Force (RAF) during the Battle of Britain, its large size allowing it to carry heavy armament and early airborne interception radar without major performance penalties.

Who built the Beaufighter?

Bristol Aeroplane Company
Avions Fairey
Bristol Beaufighter/Manufacturers

Did the Beaufighter have radar?

Was the Beaufighter any good?

Where was the Beaufighter built?

DAP Mk 21 Beaufighter A8-328 The Bristol Beaufighter was designed and built in England as a development of the Beaufort bomber, and initially saw service as a night fighter. English built aircraft were delivered to the RAAF for service in the Pacific with No. 22, 30, 31 and 93 Squadrons operating this variant.