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neural_dream
09-11-2005, 04:19 PM
This is the 11th post in a series of topics on the Revised Cockpit Reference Guide that i am working on. It will contain all planes this time blah blah blah ...
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Bristol Beaufighter Mk.21 (`44)
The Beaufighter was based on the earlier Bristol Beaufort torpedo-bomber and was initially called Beaufort Fighter. Production started in December 1940. Most variants were used for the night defence of Britain and some others as torpedo-bombers. The total British-built Beaufighters produced were around 5500. The Mk21 is the Australian licence-built version of the British MkX (a total of 364 were built).
Maximum speed: 485km/h at sea level and 515km/h at 4700m. Service Ceiling: 8000m.
Tips:
¦ In-game the Beaufighter has a major disadvantage: zero rearward visibility and the rear crewman doesn't help.
¦ It starts disintegrating at 760km/h.
Armament:
Beaufighter Mk21: wings - 4x12.7mm Browning .50 (350rpg/30sec), nose - 4x20mm Hispano MkI (125rpg/13sec).
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neural_dream
09-11-2005, 04:19 PM
This is the 11th post in a series of topics on the Revised Cockpit Reference Guide that i am working on. It will contain all planes this time blah blah blah ...
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Bristol Beaufighter Mk.21 (`44)
The Beaufighter was based on the earlier Bristol Beaufort torpedo-bomber and was initially called Beaufort Fighter. Production started in December 1940. Most variants were used for the night defence of Britain and some others as torpedo-bombers. The total British-built Beaufighters produced were around 5500. The Mk21 is the Australian licence-built version of the British MkX (a total of 364 were built).
Maximum speed: 485km/h at sea level and 515km/h at 4700m. Service Ceiling: 8000m.
Tips:
¦ In-game the Beaufighter has a major disadvantage: zero rearward visibility and the rear crewman doesn't help.
¦ It starts disintegrating at 760km/h.
Armament:
Beaufighter Mk21: wings - 4x12.7mm Browning .50 (350rpg/30sec), nose - 4x20mm Hispano MkI (125rpg/13sec).
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neural_dream
09-11-2005, 04:21 PM
The Beaufighter is a plane i haven't flown a lot. So, i need your tips http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif.

Next the Sturmoviks.

The previous posts:

10. Me262,163,He162,Go229: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/5111042653
9. P11c, IAR80,81: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=2...801042653 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=2...801042653)
8. P40, P39, P63: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m...341014153
7. Bf109, Bf110: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/5031062053
6. Ki84, Ki100: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/9451054943
5. I16, I153, I185: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/2921071943
4. Stukas,He111: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/3011097843
3. La5,La7: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/9311023843
2. CR42,G50: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/5971000843
1. Ki43,61: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/7311047743

HotelBushranger
09-12-2005, 03:22 AM
A Beau can outran almost all Japanese fighter aircraft: this was used to great success by RAAF Beau crews: get in, dump your ordnance and get out. They are even more deadly when used in pairs or within a team, drag and bag method would be very seccessful (IMO). Can take out anything in a headon with 4 .50s and 4 20's. Very durable, very nice on the controls, quite manouverable for a twin engine.

That's about it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

neural_dream
09-12-2005, 08:18 AM
Cheers, that's good stuff. I am not very sure about that speed advantage though. The Japanese planes are quite slow, but i don't think they 'd have trouble to catch a Beaufighter flying at 480-500km/h. Would they? My impression is that they will catch it but they will have to try a lot to down it due to its impressive sturdiness.
still, that's only my impression, and that's why i need your tips http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

HotelBushranger
09-13-2005, 06:10 AM
No mate, I'm sure the Beau had a big speed advantage over the Japanese-it is a very aerodynamically smooth aircraft. For example, I was in my Beau online, outrunning an A6M5 all across the map, he was never able to catch me.

neural_dream
09-13-2005, 07:44 PM
actually yes you are right. Except Ki84 and Ki100 the rest can't catch the Beaufighter at sea level.

HotelBushranger
09-14-2005, 03:14 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif No worries

SnapdLikeAMutha
09-22-2005, 05:17 PM
Beau is fast at low level and engines will run flat out for a long time before they start to overheat. It's suprisingly good fun chucking a big aircraft like that about when you're RIGHT on the deck (~20m) being chased by a KI-43 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

nakamura_kenji
09-22-2005, 05:26 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by neural_dream:
actually yes you are right. Except Ki84 and Ki100 the rest can't catch the Beaufighter at sea level. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

ki-61 can when do speed test ki-61-I-ko i get 500kph/310mph at sealevel ^_^

HotelBushranger
09-23-2005, 01:52 AM
We'll see how that compares to a combat situation http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif