Bristol 152 Beaufort

Torpedo Bomber

Bristol Beaufort Mk.VIII © Simon Thomas
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The Bristol Beaufort is a twin-engined torpedo bomber and reconnaissance aircraft produced by the British manufacturer Bristol Aeroplane Company.
The Bristol Beaufort is a development of the Bristol Blenheim. The Beafort was also license-built by the Australian Department of Aircraft Production (DAP) as a reconnaissance and transport aircraft.
Propulsion2 Radial Engines
Engine ModelBristol Taurus VI
Engine Power (each)843 kW1130 hp
Speed420 km/h227 kts
  261 mph
Service Ceiling5.029 m16.500 ft
Range2.574 km1.390 NM
1.600 mi.
Empty Weight5.945 kg13.106 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight9.629 kg21.228 lbs
Wing Span17,63 m57 ft 10 in
Wing Area46,7 m503 ft
Length13,59 m44 ft 7 in
Height3,78 m12 ft 5 in
First Flight15.10.1938
Production Statusout of production
Total Production2080
Developed fromBristol Blenheim
Data for (Version)Beaufort Mk1

[Photo-ID: 1197] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Bristol Beaufort Mk.VIII, Royal Air Force, DD931, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2008Bristol
Beaufort Mk.VIII
Royal Air Force
Reg.: DD931
Composite Aircraft, Australian built components
Royal Air Force Museum [London-Hendon]