The first production Beaufighter Mark IIF night fighter, fitted with dihedral tailplanes and equipped with AI Mark IV radar, in flight. This aircraft served with No. as in this photo some were fitted with Merlins engines.
The Bristol Type 156 Beaufighter was a long-range, fighter which attracted interest. The prototype, with Hercules powerplant first flew on 17 July 1939 and as the Fighter Command Mark IF night fighter version joined 25 Sqn in September