Bristol Beaufighter T.F. Mk.X, 254th Squadron, Coastal Command (Hasegawa)

TYPE: Fighter, Fighter.bomber, Torpedo-bomber


POWER PLANT: Two Bristol Hercules XVII, rated at  1,725 hp

PERFORMANCE: 305 mph at sea level, 320 mph at 10,000 ft

COMMENT: The Bristol Beaufighter T.F.Mk.X was an extremely successful fighter-bomber, both in service in Europe as well as in the Pacific area. The Japanese called it “Whispering death”. The suffix “T” stands for torpedo but nevertheless the aircraft was used for all combat duties. Its successor after WW II became the Bristol Brigand.