Aircraft Photo of RD253 | Bristol 156 Beaufighter TF10 | UK - Air Force | #52971
Registration / Serial:RD253
Aircraft Original Type:Bristol 156 Beaufighter
Aircraft Generic Type:Bristol 156 Beaufighter
Aircraft Version:Bristol 156 Beaufighter TF10
C/n (msn):[ RD253 ]
Operator Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Hendon (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:None
Collection:RAF Museum Hendon / London
Photo Date:28 December 2012
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 52971
Photo Comment

Even just building Aifix models of the beaufighter as a kid I thought the type was menacing. Those huge engines meant it could carry a formidable armament turning the type into a very effective night-fighter or ground-attack aircraft. In total 5562 Beaufighters were built serving with 52 operational RAF Squadrons, indeed the last flight was not until 1960 at RAF Seletar. Although displayed with D-day stripes this airframe never flew with the RAF, rather served with the Portuguese Navy as BF-13.

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