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An Australian documentary about the Bristol Beaufighter serving in the South West Pacific during WWII...

 

Interesting for an American to see something like this, as most documentaries I see are either American, or British....

 

 

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Thanks for the link. I'll definitely give this a watch. 

 

IIRC one of these had a brief cameo in Dunkirk. 

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The Beaufighter wasn't put into service until July 1940, but Dunkirk was in May/June that year, so that would have been inaccurate.

Maybe a Blenheim?  

It's the same overall shape, but slightly shorter, has a turret on top and generally flew like a sitting duck...   

(Slow... )   

 

Longer but not really faster is a Beaufort Torpedo bomber.

 

They got it right on the third try...  

(Bristol Hercules engines instead of the weaker Taurus, and 4 x 20mm cannons. )

 

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14 minutes ago, Gadgetman! said:

The Beaufighter wasn't put into service until July 1940, but Dunkirk was in May/June that year, so that would have been inaccurate.

Maybe a Blenheim?  

It's the same overall shape, but slightly shorter, has a turret on top and generally flew like a sitting duck...   

(Slow... )   

 

Longer but not really faster is a Beaufort Torpedo bomber.

 

They got it right on the third try...  

(Bristol Hercules engines instead of the weaker Taurus, and 4 x 20mm cannons. )

 

Thanks for the information. I honestly don't know what it was in Dunkirk. I know it has the same basic shape and outline. They don't specifically state what model, it's in a scene where it comes over the yacht headed to Dunkirk and the captain just states, "It's one of ours." Or similar. 

 

I'll be the first to admit that I don't know all there is to know about warbirds. Even about the ones I know some about.

 

I'm not one of those people who insists on movies being 110% accurate. Unless it's a documentary. Particularly like Dunkirk where they are using practical effects instead of CGI, because I know it's getting harder and harder to find some of the original equipment. 

 

Also, this thread has made my day better. 

 

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