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    Misterious Beaufighter-Cockpit Element

    Hello everybody,

    in the cockpit of the beaufighter, right hand site,
    is a unknown element, I can not identify. At the
    frame near the side window.

    It´s huge, black and has the shape of a propeller pitch.
    (it´s defenetly not a reserve! ), on top of it, is a little silver
    dose...

    what the hell is that? on different monochrome pictures from that time it looks
    like some rubber-tube... maybe a part of the oxygen system?
    No other ingame-cockpit has this element...

    You know, these little fu...... details. They woun`t let you sleep...

    Thanks for your comment...

    FG28_Dostal WS-P

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    Re: Misterious Beaufighter-Cockpit Element

    An spare propeller blade.

    The navigator is trained for walk over wing and change the blade in flight if need, like this guy change tire on moving car.

    https://youtu.be/6lP1I2bvg_Y?t=69

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    Re: Misterious Beaufighter-Cockpit Element

    that is, what luftwaffe and abwehr think

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    Re: Misterious Beaufighter-Cockpit Element

    Dostal the piece of equipment you are talking about, I believe, is the large Black item with a silver top on the starboard side of the cockpit?

    This is called a "Sanitary Bottle" and is shown in a diagram in the AP1721A 'Beaufighter Pilots Notes'.

    As its description suggests it is for the crew to use should they need a comfort break on long flights.

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    Re: Misterious Beaufighter-Cockpit Element

    no more excuses....
    no need for afk anymore..



    on sanitary bottle for two, no sight in the back..
    but what a gunship!!
    Last edited by Dostal; Feb-26-2019 at 13:54.

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    Re: Misterious Beaufighter-Cockpit Element

    Quote Originally Posted by ATAG_Vampire View Post
    ..... it is for the crew to use should they need a comfort break on long flights......
    I thought that was called a stewardess......



    Oh lighten up.... just kidding! I'm not a nasty, sexist etc, etc.....
    Just a bit of humour..... honest....

    Sheesh, we always have to be so politically correct any more....

    The spirit of Benny Hill put me up to this.....

    Remember Airplane? Hee hee....


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    Last edited by farley; Feb-26-2019 at 21:18.
    "If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down"......

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    Re: Misterious Beaufighter-Cockpit Element

    我不明白。

    问候

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