Bristol Beaufighter (Type 156)

Mk 1

Mk V

Mk X

Beaufighter Mk IC

Mk IIF

 

Type

Torpedo plane and night fighter

Armament

Mk X - 4 x 20mm Hispano cannons
1 x 0303in 7,7mm Vickers K MG
1 x 728kg torpedoe/2 x 454kg bomb load

Engine

Mk X - 2 x 1770hp Bristol Hercules XVII 14-cyl radial engine

Weight

Mk X - Empty 7100kg - Max take-off 11530kg

Crew

2

Speed

512km/h

Year of construction

1939-1945

Quantity

All models - 5928 ex

User

UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and USA

Manufacturer

Bristol Aeroplane Company, Filton and Weston-Super-Mare and Department of Aircraft Production (Aus)