The Bristol Beaufort was a torpedo bomber developed from the earlier Bristol Blenheim bomber. The aircraft was well known for being under powered and so plans were developed to fit the aircraft with Rolls-Royce Merlin engines in place of the original Bristol Taurus. Known as the Beaufort Mk.III the project fell by the wayside when more capable American aircraft became available to the RAF under Lend-Lease.
To make these profiles I added the nacelles from the Merlin-powered Bristol Beaufighter to the Beaufort and enlarged the tail slightly.
In RAF service in the Middle and Far East
Giving something back to the Americans.
The original Beaufort saw extensive service with ANZAC forces thanks to production being undertaken in Australia.
Helping out “Uncle Joe.”
Captured by the Japanese (markings based on a captured Hurricane)
On two different sides of Italy
Post-war service with the Yugoslavian Air Force
Helping to rebuild the French Armée de l’Air.
In Portuguese service.
Working in civvy street for BOAC.