Entering service at the end of the Battle of Britain, the pugnacious Bristol Beaufighter was deployed in numbers by Fighter Command just in time for the start of the Luftwaffes night Blitz on Britain. Flown by specialized night fighter squadrons several of them elite pre-war Auxiliary Air Force units it was the first night fighter to be equipped with an airborne radar as standard. Thus equipped, it combined the ability to see the enemy at night with the devastating hitting power of four cannon and six machine guns. This book covers the exploits of the men who made ace in the Beaufighter and includes stunning original artwork together with first hand accounts of the action.
UK-based night fighter operations the Blitz UK-based Coastal fighter ops UK-based bomber support ops Malta-based night fighter ops 19412 Desert-based fighter ops North African ie Op Torch nightfighter ops Mediterranean & Italian-based nightfighter & coastal fighter ops USAAF nightfighter ops in North Africa and the Mediterranean Indian-based nightfighter ops Burma offensive fighter ops RAAF ops in New Guinea & Dutch East Indies Appendices