Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

greeneg

Bristol Beaufighter Wow!

Recommended Posts

Thank you Dave Garwood for the outstanding Bristol Beaufighter. What a fabulous piece of freeware -- fun to fly, amazing to look at, and a rare and unusual aircraft for flightsim.One of the few surviving examples is here in Ottawa at the Canada Aviation Museum so I've always been intrigued by this bird.(beaufsx.zip in the library)You've made my day.BlairCYOW

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Help AVSIM continue to serve you!
Please donate today!

It indeed is a fun plane to fly. I had a friend of mine turn me onto this plane about two days ago or so, and surprisingly it handles well and is decently fast for a prop plane. And due to the same guy that turned me on to this plane it has an amazing history behind it, so read up especially you guys who like to 'know' about your planes before you fly them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, Incredible! Nice work!!This makes me feel like making a Mission for this beauty. I guess I will need to read up on some history. I don't know a lot about the Bristol.Gunner

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

>Wow, Incredible! Nice work!!>>This makes me feel like making a Mission for this beauty. I>guess I will need to read up on some history. I don't know a>lot about the Bristol.>>GunnerI'd take some of that!:-jumpy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Read up on the history of some of the famous fighter jocks that flew that plane. In particular one from Britain named Douglas Bader, a friend of mine pointed him out to me and he was an amazing man. Some of the things he did where absolutely crazy, amazing, daring, and down right stupid he was an old #### with daring like no other. Read up he is what you imagine when you see 'ACE' on the screen.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry, Bader flew Hurricanes during the Second War until he was shot down and captured by the Germans.The most famous Beaufighter pilot that I can think of was John "Cat's Eyes" Cunningham, a renowned night fighter pilot who I believe won the VC during the War. He was later Chief Test Pilot for DeHavilland's.Ed GreenKCLT


http://www.oncourse-software.co.uk/forum_images/fdc_beta.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

With what I was referring was,"In March 1941, Bader, now a wing commander, left 242 Squadron and took over the "Tangmere Wing." Consisting of three Spitfire Squadrons - 145, 610 and 616 - plus a Beaufighter squadron, the wing began a series of air attacks against targets in northern France and the Low Countries."Anywho......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quite true, Bader was the Commander of the Tangmere Wing, but he was not known for being a Beaufighter Pilot, but for his exploits with the Hurricane and his leadership. Bader had lost both his legs in a crash early in his career and his autobiography, " Reach for the Sky" is still a wonderful read.Ed GreenKCLT


http://www.oncourse-software.co.uk/forum_images/fdc_beta.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Totally agree !This is one very nicely made aircraft and has the sounds to match !Lovely VC for those who would like one more twin in their hangar..Once you move the throttle all the way forward, you'll be hooked :-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree.It's a plane I just jump in and have a ball!Paul

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I did a search for that and got nothing!Can you guys post a 'url' please?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This looks like an excellent aircraft but I haven't been able to get the aircraft to load properly on my FSX. I am running FSX SP1 on Windows XP home. I've downloaded the Beaufighter file three times, once from this site and twice from another, but with the same results each time. When ever I select the Beaufighter from the FSX 'Aircraft Selection Panel, all that appears is a partially formed 'skeletonized' model. I've tried several uninstalls/re-installs but with no luck.I would like to ask if anyone else has ever seen this before or knows of a fix? This is the first and only aircraft on my FSX that I have ever seen do this. Thanks...pintoguy@telus.net

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No solution from me. Pinto, but I did install the aircraft many months ago, and had several enjoyable sorties with it. The Beau used to be a favourite aircraft of mine when I was a kid. I had no issues whatsoever, XP SP2, FSX SP1 and 2. In fact you'll find the sound is very different - it's an excellent rendition of the old Hercules engines. Cheers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
No solution from me. Pinto, but I did install the aircraft many months ago, and had several enjoyable sorties with it. The Beau used to be a favourite aircraft of mine when I was a kid. I had no issues whatsoever, XP SP2, FSX SP1 and 2. In fact you'll find the sound is very different - it's an excellent rendition of the old Hercules engines. Cheers
Well, if nothing else, you've encouraged me to work a little harder at finding a way to get this beauty airborne!!! :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sorry, Bader flew Hurricanes during the Second War until he was shot down and captured by the Germans.The most famous Beaufighter pilot that I can think of was John "Cat's Eyes" Cunningham, a renowned night fighter pilot who I believe won the VC during the War. He was later Chief Test Pilot for DeHavilland's.Ed GreenKCLT
http://www.oncourse-software.co.uk/forum_images/fdc_beta.jpg
Not quite right. Bader flew Spitfires as well, with No.222 Sqn and later on as Tangmere Wing Leader. And of course he was shot down (or as he maintained, collided with a Bf 109..) in a Spitfire.And Cunningham was not awarded the VC.IanEGLL

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I would like to ask if anyone else has ever seen this before or knows of a fix? This is the first and only aircraft on my FSX that I have ever seen do this. Thanks...pintoguy@telus.net
Okay, the problem was fixed by downloading and installing SP1. I had assumed that my version of FSX came with SP1. I was wrong. It's a rather shameful admission but if it helps out another 'newbie' then I'll live with the embarrassment... :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Blair for pointing this out and thanks Dave Garwood for an excellent plane. I looove the 3D gauges and the sounds by Lawdog are excellent as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As a boost to civilian moral during the Blitz, Cunningham's successes in shooting down bombers at night were widely publicised.These were attributed to his exceptional eyesight.In fact of course the Beaufighter was the first aircraft to be fitted with radar, which had to be kept secret!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaufighter

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites