The torpedo carrying Beaufighters take enemy shipping by surprise

Object Title

The torpedo carrying Beaufighters take enemy shipping by surprise

The torpedo carrying Beaufighters take enemy shipping by surprise

Date

1943

Reference

BEN 90

Level

Item

Scope and Content

Beaufighters carrying a torpedo underneath their fuselage are now operating with Coastal Command with much success in attacks against enemy shipping. Besides its "tin fish" the Beaufighter is armed with four cannon. Pilots of these aircraft say they have the speed, accuracy and fighting power, coupled with the essential range, to hit enemy shipping where they least expect it. Photo shows: Two pilots having a talk on the wings of a Beaufighter, which has been loaded with its torpedo for a flight. Picture issued 1943.

Numbered CH.9763 (WP).

Extent

1 photograph

Access Conditions

Open access

Reproduction Conditions

Crown Copyright

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