Title: Whispering Death – A History of the RAAF’s Beaufighter Squadrons
Author: Parnell, Neville
Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 1980
Cover: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket – 128 pages
Comments: The history of the RAAF Beaufighter Squadrons (30, 31, 92 Squadrons, 77 Wing, 93 Training Squadron, 5 OTU). Some shelf wear to board edges, 2cm tear to dust jacket at back and some highlighting to some of the aircrew names.
1. Aircrew – includes aircrew names and some details
2. Aircraft Serials & History
The Bristol Type 156 Beaufighter, often referred to as simply the Beau, was a British long-range heavy fighter modification of the Bristol Aeroplane Company’s earlier Beaufort torpedo bomber design. The name Beaufighter is a portmanteau of “Beaufort” and “fighter”.
Unlike the Beaufort, the Beaufighter had a long career and served in almost all theatres of war in the Second World War, first as a night fighter, then as a fighter bomber and eventually replacing the Beaufort as a torpedo bomber. A variant was built in Australia by the Department of Aircraft Production (DAP) and was known in Australia as the DAP Beaufighter.