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Universal Bomb Carrier on Beaufighter

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I would like to model a Beaufighter in 1/72 with the bomb carrier - but no bombs - under the fuselage. I have the plans in Airfix magazine that were drawn by @Terry @ Aviaeology but they don't show clearly the mounting arrangement. I know there is a Hasegawa kit that includes bombs but the mounting is simplified to a point just short of complete fiction.

 

Does anyone have a clear photo or drawing I can use to make something that looks vaguely right please?

 

Another slight problem is that the Aviaeology sheet for the Beaufighter does not include the aircraft I want to build - LZ295 'Z'. Does anyone know a source of Beaufighter size red with yellow outline code letters? If not it gets added to the list of decals I need to print myself one day/year/decade (delete as appropriate).

 

TIA,

Ross

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I have found this:

 

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 I've been through all my Beaufighter refs but there doesn't seem to be much out there for pictures and drawings of this bomb rack.

 

 

Chris

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Is it just me or do the Mk.III UBC’s under the Beau look similar, if not the same, to the Mk.III bomb carrier used under the fuselage of some marks (Mk.V comes to mind) of the Spitfire?

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Methinks a Mk.III bomb carrier is the same whatever aircraft it is on.  Just not always visible.

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2 hours ago, Graham Boak said:

Methinks a Mk.III bomb carrier is the same whatever aircraft it is on.  Just not always visible.

The clue is in its name  "Universal bomb carrier!"

 

Selwyn

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