Reportedly dubbed “Whispering Death” by Japanese ground forces due to its quiet engines (courtesy of engine sleeve valves), fast and powerful Bristol Beaufighter heavy fighters were flown by Allied pilots to strike Axis shipping and ground targets in the European, North African, Mediterranean and South West Pacific theatres of World War Two. I can picture… Read More The Survivors: Bristol Beaufighter – The “Whispering Death” of the Pacific and Beyond!
During World War Two the Australian Department of Aircraft Production (DAP) licence built 700 Bristol Beaufort torpedo bombers for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). They conducted maritime patrol, anti-shipping, maritime reconnaissance, bombing and training duties in Australia and the South West Pacific theatre. The Beaufort’s were constructed at the main DAP factories in Fishermens… Read More The Survivors: Restoring a RAAF DAP (Bristol) Beaufort Torpedo Bomber
Welcome to a spin off of my Aces Flying High aviation blog. The Survivors is all about rare aircraft that I have seen at air shows and museums around the world, that are some of the last (if not the last) survivors of those that once rolled off the production line. The focus is primarily… Read More The Journey Begins