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Bristol Beaufighter TF.Mk.X Torpil-Bombardiman-105. Torpil Grubu/1.BI.,THvKv No.6111 (ex-RAF RD492), Delivery date : June, 1947
General Background
The Bristol Beaufighter was developed in about 8 months by using sections from the earlier designed Bristol Beaufort. It was given more powerful engines and a variety of modifications making the aircraft capable of many tasks. It was a night fighter, fighter bomber and torpedo bomber performing anti-shipping duty as well as ground attack and long range interdiction. The different variants, 14 in all, were capable of carrying bombs, torpedoes, rockets, canons and machine guns. The Beaufighter was operated by 11 countries.
The Aircraft
In 1944 the Turkish Air Force received approximately nine Bristol Beaufighter TF MK.X aircraft that had been taken directly from front-line units. In 1946 they added another 23 of these aircraft that were destined to replace their Bristol Beauforts and Blenheims that had been used for anti-shipping. This #11 Beaufighter TF MK.X has the Turkish Air Force serial 6111 and was ex-RAF RD492. It was delivered in June 1947 and was assigned to Torpil- Bomardiman 105, Torpil Grubu 1.Bl. This aircraft was withdrawn from service in 1951.
Specifications :
Wing span: 57 ft. 10 in. (17.64 m)
Length: 41 ft. 4 in. (12.59 m)
Height 15 ft. 10 in. (4.84 m)
Empty: 15,592 lb (7,072 kg)
Maximum: 25,400 lb. (11,521 kg)
Disposable Load: 9,808 lb. (4,448 kg)
Powerplant: 2 x Bristol Hercules XVII fourteen-cylinder two-row sleeve-valve radial engines
rated @ 1,725 hp (1,286 kw) @ 2,900 rpm for take-off
rated @ 1,395 hp (1,040 kw) @ 2,400 rpm at 1,500 ft. (457 m)
Maximum Speed: @ sea-level - 320 mph (514 km/h)
Service Ceiling: 19,000 ft. (5,791 m) (without torpedo)
with torpedo and normal fuel: 1,400 miles (2,253 km)
with torpedo and long-range tanks: 1,750 miles (2,816 km)
Armament: 4 x 20-mm. Hispano cannon in the fuselage nose
6 x 0.303-in. machine-guns in the wings
1 x 0.303-in Vickers "K" or 1 x Browning gun in the dorsal position
1 x 18-in. torpedo under fuselage
8 x rocket projectiles instead of wing guns