The Bristol Beaufighter was the first of the British 'Heavy' Fighters of the war. It's all aluminum body and robust construction made it very durable, and the four 20mm cannon located in the belly and six .303 machineguns in the wings gave it the heaviest armament of any Allied Fighter of the war. The Bristol Hercules engines which powered it gave it excellent speed at low altitudes, although performance up higher was less imposing.
* Please Note: The engine cowl flaps are not animated on this aircraft. Further code changes are required to allow more than 255 moving parts on CLIFFS OF DOVER aircraft. Opening and closing the controls will cool the engine.
The Beaufighter has 4 fuel tanks. 2 Tanks in each wing referred to as 'Inner' and 'Outer' tanks. Fuel quantity gauges are located on the right rear cockpit wall for the right wing tanks and on the left forward cockpit wall for the left wing tanks. Two gauges are present to indicate the fuel remaining in outer and inner tanks. The pilot selects the tank to be used by each engine by turning the Rotary Fuel Cocks located on the left side cockpit wall.
For normal operations, mixture for both engines is set to “AutoRich” or “Normal”, Fully to the rear. (ingame: 100%-110%)
In AutoRich/Normal setting the carburetor automatically compensates for changes in altitude.
Pilots may use AutoLean/Weak mixture when they need to economize on fuel consumption. The mixture lever is placed in the fully forward position.
Please note: AutoLean/Weak mixture setting may only be used when engine rpm is at 2400 or below and engine boost is at +0 boost or below. It is never used for engine start, takeoff, climb or combat conditions.
The Beaufighter is powered by two Bristol Hercules air cooled Radial engines which develop approximately 1600 sHp each. The engines are equipped with manually operated two speed superchargers which have an 'M' or low gear, (Ingame: 0% on the 'Compressor') and an 'S' or high gear. (Ingame: 100% on the 'Compressor')
At Climb Settings or +2.5 boost/2400 rpm - Gear change altitude: 7800 ft
At Combat Settings or +6.5 boost/2800 rpm - Gear change altitude: 6300 ft
Maximum allowable Dive Speed: 410 mph
Maximum allowable Undercarriage deployment speed: 190 mph
|Max Oil Temp||90C|