The Bristol Type 156 Beaufighter, often referred to as simply the Beau, was a British long-range heavy fighter modification of the Bristol Aeroplane early design Beaufort torpedo bomber. The Beaufighter name is a portmanteau of “Beaufort” and “fighters“.
Unlike the Beaufort, the Beaufighter had a long career and has been in almost every theater of war during World War II, first as a night fighter, then as a fighter-bomber, and finally replaced the sea Beaufort as a torpedo bomber. A variant has been in Australia by the Department of Aircraft Production built and was known in Australia as DAP Beaufighter. Buy Flight Simulator