Specifications for the
Focus Model: Bristol Beaufighter VIF
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Manufacturer: The Bristol Company - UK
Initial Year of Service: 1939
Length: 41.34ft (12.6m)
Width: 57.91ft (17.65m)
Height: 15.88ft (4.84m)
Weight (Empty): 14,619lbs (6,631kg)
Weight (MTOW): 21,627lbs (9,810kg)
Powerplant: 2 x Bristol Hercules VI 14-cylinder air-cooled sleeve radials generating 1,635hp.
Maximum Speed: 333mph (536kmh; 289kts)
Maximum Range: 1,479miles (2,381km)
Service Ceiling: 26,519ft (8,083m; 5.0miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 1,923 feet per minute (586m/min)
4 x 20mm cannons in under nose position
6 x 7.62mm machine guns in wings
Type 156 - Based on the Type 152 Beaufort torpedo bomber with new fuselage and Hercules powerplants.
R2052 - Prototype Model Designation of which foursuch examples produced.
Mk IF - Initial production models fitted with Hercules XI radials and nose radar; 4 x 20mm cannon armament (nose) plus 6 x 7.7 machine guns (wing); 553 such models produced.
Mk IIF - Fitted with Rolls-Royce Merlin XX inline engines generating 1,280hp each; 597 produced.
Mk VIF - Fitted with either Hercules VI or XVI powerplants; redesigned nose with improved radar system.
Mk IC - Anti-Ship Model Designation of which 397 produced.
Mk III - Experimental Aircraft
Mk IV - Experimental Aircraft
Mk V - Experimental Aircraft
Mk VIC - Anti-Ship Model Torpedo Carrier of which 693 were produced.
Mk VI (ITF) - "Interim Torpedo Fighter"; fitted with 8 x rockets in place of 6 x 7.7mm machine guns in wings; 60 such produced.
TF.Mk X - Fitted with search radar; provision for torpedo, bombs and rockets; 2,205 produced.
TF.Mk XI - Similar to TF.Mk X models; 163 produced.
TF.Mk 21 - Australian-produced variant based on the TF.Mk X British model; 364 such produced.
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