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Beaufort on the Airfield at Filton

Beaufort on the Airfield at Filton

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G1072. Completed Beaufort Fighter/Bomber on the airfield at Filton. Because of engine problems and the fact that from June to August 1940 the Beaufort was grounded, a decision to use the American Wasp engine was taken. This became the Beaufort II and was flown in November of that year. It became popular with flight crews but difficulties in obtaining a good supply of engines meant that after 165 machines were built the Mk II ceased production.
PublisherBristol Aeroplane Company Ltd
ContributorRolls-Royce
Creatorcorporatename - Bristol Aeroplane Company
Datecreation - C1940
TypePhotographic prints - Black & White
Formatdimension.H - 220 mm
dimension.W - 240 mm
IdentifierT152/23
SourceRolls Royce plc
LanguageEN
Relation
Coverageperiod - C1940
RightsRights as agreed and detailed in signed agreement. Bristol Aeroplane Company/Rolls-Royce