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Hobby Master Bristol Beaufighter 254 Squadron RAF 1944 1/72 HA2311

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 Hobby Master Bristol Beaufighter TF Mk X  254 Squadron RAF Coastal Command 1944  1/72  Scale. Diecast metal and plastic parts. HA2311

The Bristol Beaufighter was developed in about 8 months by using sections from the earlier designed Bristol Beaufort. It was given more powerful engines and a variety of modifications making the aircraft capable of many tasks. It was a night fighter, fighter bomber and torpedo bomber performing anti-shipping duty as well as ground attack and long range interdiction. The different variants, 14 in all, were capable of carrying bombs, torpedoes, rockets, canons and machine guns. The Beaufighter was operated by 11 countries.

No 254 Squadron was formed in May 1918 and disbanded on February 22, 1919. No. 254 was reformed on October 30, 1939 at Stradishall flying Blenheims to protect shipping. In 1940 the squadron was transferred from Fighter to Coastal Command and began reconnaissance missions as well as defensive tasks. In June 1942 the squadron converted to the Bristol Beaufighter and joined the strike wing at North Coates for the duration. On October 1st, 1946 the 254 was renumbered 42 Squadron. Aircraft QM-F RD351 was one of 500 manufactured at Old Mixon Shadow Factory, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.

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