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Beaufighter TF.Mk X RAF No.144 Sqn, RAF Banff, Scotland 

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Hobby Master 1:72 HA2316
Beaufighter TF.Mk X RAF No.144 Sqn, RAF Banff, Scotland
Scale:
1:72
Length:
7"
Width:
9.75"
Composition:
Diecast
SKU:
HM-HA2316


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Historical:

In 1919 No. 144 Squadron was disbanded after a brief period of action. In January 1937 the No. 144 Squadron was re-established and equipped with Handley Page Hampdens. In 1943 the 144th received the Bristol Beaufighter that was much more suited to the task of torpedo bomber. In June 1943 the squadron moved to Algeria to operate in the Mediterranean. Three months later the 144th returned to Great Britain. In September 1944, 144 Squadron moved to RAF Banff for anti-shipping attacks near Norway and were disbanded in May 1945.

The Bristol Type 156 Beaufighter (often referred to simply as the "Beau") is a multi-role aircraft developed during the Second World War by the Bristol Aeroplane Company in the United Kingdom (UK). It was originally conceived as a heavy fighter variant of the Bristol Beaufort bomber. Upon its entry to service, the Beaufighter proved to be well suited to the night fighter role, for which the Royal Air Force (RAF) initially deployed the type during the height of the Battle of Britain, in part due to its large size allowing it to accommodate both heavy armaments and early airborne interception radar without major performance penalties. As its wartime service continued, the Beaufighter was used in many different roles; receiving the nicknames Rockbeau for its use as a rocket-armed ground attack aircraft, and Torbeau in its role as a torpedo bomber against Axis shipping, in which it came to replace the Beaufort which had preceded it. In later operations, it served mainly as a maritime strike/ground attack aircraft, RAF Coastal Command having operated the largest number of Beaufighters amongst all other commands at one point. The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) also made extensive use of the type in the maritime anti-shipping role, such as during the Battle of the Bismarck Sea.

Info: Bristol Beaufighter TF.Mk X Diecast Model RAF No.144 Sqn, NE831, RAF Banff, Scotland, February 1945


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