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Tamiya 1/48 Bristol Beaufighter TF.Mk.X

Tamiya 1/48 Bristol Beaufighter TF.Mk.X KITS AIR MILITARY WWII 48

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Tamiya 1/48 Bristol Beaufighter TF.Mk.X KITS AIR MILITARY WWII 48

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$39.99

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Product Code:
T61067

Brand:
TAMIYA

Description

Making use of its sturdy construction and ample weaponry, the RAF's multipurpose Bristol Beaufighter fulfilled a wide variety of duties throughout World War II. At first, these planes showed their effectiveness as night interceptors, until that duty was passed on to the faster Mosquito. The Beaufighter's main role became ground attack and anti-shipping strike.

The next generation of the Beau, the TF.Mk.X, used a 1770hp Hercules XVI engine and heightened anti-ship attack capabilities. Its deadly arsenal consisted on one eighteen-inch torpedo or two 500 lbs bombs, plus eight rocket projectiles. The nose of the plane housed a special navigation system as well as an Al Mk.8 radar for surface and submarine detection. Starting in early 1944, the TF.Mk.Xs were deployed to Coastal Squadrons 144, 235 and 404. In a typical anti-ship attack, the rocket equipped Beaus would first approach the enemies ships at low altitude, firing their rockets. The torpedo equipped Beaus would then follow up, launching their torpedoes at the weak spots of the damaged vessels.

In the Normandy Invasion, the Coastal Squadrons moved their bases to the south of England. From there, the Mk.Xs attacked and sunk many German destroyers and torpedo boats. In March 1945, in the span of only forty-eight hours, Squadrons 236 and 254, flying Mk.Xs, located and destroyed 5 U-boats.

 

Recommended paints for this kit:

  • X-10 - 10ml Gun Metal
  • X-11 - 10ml Chrome Silver
  • X-12 - 10ml Gold Leaf
  • X-18 - 10ml Semi Gloss Black
  • X-25 - 10ml Clear Green
  • X-27 - 10ml Clear Red
  • X-7 - 10ml Red
  • XF-1 - 10ml Flat Black
  • XF-10 - 10ml Flat Brown
  • XF-15 - 10ml Flat Flesh
  • XF-19 - 10ml Sky Grey
  • XF-2 - 10ml Flat White
  • XF-21 - 10ml Sky
  • XF-27 - 10ml Black Green
  • XF-49 - 10ml Khaki
  • XF-50 - 10ml Field Blue
  • XF-52 - 10ml Flat Earth
  • XF-64 - 10ml Red Brown
  • XF-65 - 10ml Field Grey
 

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