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Beaufighter Aces of World War 2

Beaufighter Aces of World War 2
by Osprey
Author: Andrew Thomas
Publish Year: 2005
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 7.5x9.5x.3"
Restockable: No
Mfg. part #: OSPACE065
Type: Softcover
Series: ACE65


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 Luftwaffe’s 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 1941–2
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