HA2312 Bristol Beaufighter TF Mk.X Torpil-Bombardiman-105. Torpil Grubu/1.BI. TH

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The Bristol Beaufighter was designed as a two-seat long-range fighter. To speed up
production many parts of the older Bristol Beaufort were used. The tail, landing gear and
wings of the Beaufort were transplanted to the Beaufighter and most units were equipped
with airborne radar located in the nose for night-fighting. The Mk. IF was the initial
production and fitted with four 20 mm cannons in the nose along with six 7.7 mm machine
guns in the wings. The Beaufighter TF Mk.X was the last major version with 2,231 built.
In 1944 the Turkish Air Force received approximately nine Bristol Beaufighter TF MK.X
aircraft that had been taken directly from front-line units. In 1946 they added another 23 of
these aircraft that were destined to replace their Bristol Beauforts and Blenheims that had
been used for anti-shipping. This #11 Beaufighter TF MK.X has the Turkish Air Force serial
6111 and was ex-RAF RD492. It was delivered in June 1947 and was assigned to Torpil-
Bomardiman 105, Torpil Grubu 1.Bl. This aircraft was withdrawn from service in Bristol Beaufighter was designed as a two-seat long-range fighter. To speed up
production many parts of the older Bristol Beaufort were used. The tail, landing gear and
wings of the Beaufort were transplanted to the Beaufighter and most units were
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