Classic British Flight Sim Release Beaufighter

Bristol Beafighter

There are some groups in the flightsim world that everyone knows about, but tend to remain in the background. Today it’s time to bring one of those groups out into the limelight! Classic British Flight Sim has recently released an excellent freeware Bristol Beaufighter for FSX. Let’s take a look at this truly classic WW2 fighter / torpedo bomber – and a silhouette almost as memorable as the elliptical wings of the Spitfire…

Dropping torpedoThis model has been lovingly and painstakingly made by Dave Garwood, with crew figures by Rick Piper. Both well known for their many classic British planes made for the flight simulator. What really makes this beautiful warbird stand out, is the fact that it can drop torpedoes or fire rockets! This is something new for many FSX users and adds “immersion” for all would be air aces. Certainly this plane is going to be enjoyed by many.

CBFS is a group of enthusiasts who share their passion and love of all classic British aeroplanes of years gone by. You can find them here. They have been making free addon aircraft for the MS Flight Simulator since 2001 and have made many planes for FS9 and older versions. With the advent of FSX they have started producing such excellent addons as the DeHavilland Chipmunk, Dragon Rapide and now the Beaufighter.

Beau CockpitIf you share this passion, then pay them a visit. To download the Beaufighter, you do have to be a member of the CBFS Forum, but as this is also free, you’ll be joining a great crowd of people with a genuine love for some real classic planes. This model unpacks into ten variations on your hard disk and Dave gives clear instructions how to set her up for rocket attacks or torpedo missions.

The screenshots shown here are copyright (c) of Dave Garwood – thanks Dave!

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Alan Hon
Friday, July 18, 2008 20:46

We are so blessed in the flightsim community to have people who are true artists. This aircraft by Dave Garwood is a joy to look at and a delight to fly.
Thanks so very much

Monday, June 2, 2008 23:41

This plane is an excellent example of Dave’s work!