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Arm_slinger
10-03-2004, 10:02 AM
Thought i'd start a thread to share info about this lovely beast http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Oh and you thought the Hurri 20mm's were good, the beau ones have 240 RPG!!!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://www.ipmsstockholm.org/magazine/1998/11/stuff_eng_profile_beau2.htm

http://www.military.cz/british/air/war/fighter/beaufighter/beaufighter_en.htm

http://www.military.cz/british/air/war/fighter/beaufighter/history.htm

http://www.xs4all.nl/~fbonne/warbirds/ww2htmls/brisbeaufight.html#brisbeaufight0

http://www.burmabeaufighters.com/pages/beaufighters.php

Enjoy http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Arm_slinger
10-03-2004, 10:02 AM
Thought i'd start a thread to share info about this lovely beast http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Oh and you thought the Hurri 20mm's were good, the beau ones have 240 RPG!!!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://www.ipmsstockholm.org/magazine/1998/11/stuff_eng_profile_beau2.htm

http://www.military.cz/british/air/war/fighter/beaufighter/beaufighter_en.htm

http://www.military.cz/british/air/war/fighter/beaufighter/history.htm

http://www.xs4all.nl/~fbonne/warbirds/ww2htmls/brisbeaufight.html#brisbeaufight0

http://www.burmabeaufighters.com/pages/beaufighters.php

Enjoy http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

VW-IceFire
10-03-2004, 10:09 AM
Yeesh...240 rpg?!?

Thats more than the 200 rpg on the Tempest V or the 160 on the Typhoon. Something like 25 seconds of fire time in my estimation...thats alot of firepower.

How much do the .303's have?

Arm_slinger
10-03-2004, 10:33 AM
1000 rpg http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
Oh btw in later versions the aammo amount was increased to 283 rpg http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Its a kick **** version of the 110 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Snootles
10-03-2004, 10:57 AM
The Beau is going to be real neat, but it would be even neater if there were some flyable night-fighter versions with intercept radar.

I've always wanted to fly a night patrol mission with old 1940's radar. I don't know if I'll ever get that chance...

Arm_slinger
10-03-2004, 10:58 AM
Cockpit references as well. For use in getting the AI Beaus flyable if possible http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://ipmslondon.tripod.com/referencearticles/id8.html

The Beau being restored to flyable condition here in England
http://www.fighter-collection.com/beaufighter/

http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/beau21referecebg_1.htm

Daiichidoku
10-03-2004, 01:41 PM
http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0RwAdAwQWtSITEkntNrJVPLUPr3t7qVVpfHtWRkourx2OlWzRF ijI6NwtCXVLO5XF0xSp90OSpqZ9J6ahODwHox1ys4nzOCGhDAS 8XO5jDkM/beau.jpg?dc=4675491712737058246

http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0SAARAzYWujFbmv31Ud4l3pSYcoj*5X!SnGg5BsUBSAi0QvE4G fvB!mzRHCkr18yO6K24CA47tLzpYheYBZ5mQOc6ztJmgNYiuOI uDnUKSCxlAAAAynKNAg/beau2.jpg?dc=4675491712738796913

VW-IceFire
10-03-2004, 02:42 PM
Can I carry both rocket and torpedo armament at the same time?

If so, thats a heck of a strike package. The AI won't take advantage of this but you can theoretically skim the waves, drop your torpedo and then launch your salvo of rockets at the target ship (providing its going to need alot of pounding) so that when the torpedo hits the ship is already crippled...

Thats alot of firepower...I can see what I'm going to be doing http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

WOLFMondo
10-03-2004, 03:28 PM
BnZ zero's in it?http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Gonna be blowing up allot of ships me thinks.

Arm_slinger
10-03-2004, 03:44 PM
Yes you can Ice, and thats exactly what they did http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Oh boy its going to be fun piloting a Beau http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

EDIT: no sorry. In the Mk 21 apparantly the torpedo racks were taken off. Just bombs and rockets now. Dissapointed but it's still a beau so i can live http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

One13
10-04-2004, 11:50 AM
I wonder if they are going to mdel the different types of rocket warhead? Against unarmoured ships they would fire rockets with solid shot warheads.
If fired just in front of the target the rocket would level off and penetrate the ships hull under water.
It would be interesting if they manged to model that.

Burnin_777_AVG
10-04-2004, 09:42 PM
The Beaufighter Mk. 21 is already flyable. More Mk.s should follow.

BV

ELEM
10-05-2004, 04:29 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Burnin_777_AVG:
The Beaufighter Mk. 21 is already flyable. More Mk.s should follow.

BV <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

That news alone makes PF worth buying!

And when I get it I'm going to be a...

"Proper Beau Selecta"!! (For UK readers only)

RAC_Pips
10-05-2004, 06:22 AM
The two main Beaufighter units in the Pacific were 30 and 31 Squadron, RAAF.

30 Squadron's operational area was New Guinea and the Solomons. It was based at Jackson Field, Port Moresby.

31 Squadron operated out of Coomalie Creek, Darwin, across the sea to Timor, Indonesia, Sumatra and the Dutch East Indies.

Both Squadrons were often intercepted by IJAAF and IJNAF aircraft. If the enemy aircraft were either A6M Zero's or Ki-43 Hayabusa (the two main protagonists) then the standard evasive tactic was to drop to zero feet and simply outrun the fighters - the Beaufighter being much faster at sea level. If the enemy aircraft were of any other type the Beaufighters would attack.

WOLFMondo
10-05-2004, 06:49 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ELEM:
That news alone makes PF worth buying!

And when I get it I'm going to be a...

"Proper Beau Selecta"!! (For UK readers only) <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif lmfao!