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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Beaufighter







Here are some images of Tamiya's 1/48 scale Bristol Beaufighter. First flown in 1939 the Beaufighter was born out of the need for a heavy fighter and thus this aircraft was based off the wings, tail unit and landing gear of the Bristol Beaufort married to a new fuselage and two Hercules engines. The Beaufighter had a top speed of 323 mph, a service ceiling of 29,000 feet and a range of 1,500 miles. I also notice that the stabilizers on some Beaufighters have an upward point while others don't. I have no idea why this is.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

early beaufighters had flat tailplanes, as per the original design. It was found angling them upward increases stability in flight, so from the Mk VI onward they had an upward angle to them.

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks for the information.Good to know.