Bristol Beaufighter T.F.Mk.X, 236th Squadron, Coastal Command (Matchbox)

TYPE: Fighter-bomber, Anti-shipping attack aircraft


POWER PLANT: Two Bristol Hercules XVII, rated at 1,735 hp each

PERFORMANCE: 320 mph at 10,000 ft

COMMENT: The Bristol Beaufighter  T.F.Mk.X was the final major production variant and was mainly used as an anti-shipping attack aircraft. There were several important modifications introduced, in particular the A.I.Mk.VIII radar in a “timble” nose and a large dorsal fin for better longitudinal stability when flying with torpedoes. Among the total production of 5,562 Beaufighters been built 2,231 were T.F.Mk.X.