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It was supposed to be a fighter bomber but it was too slow and crap payload capacity, also not very manoeuvrable.
I stand corrected. I believe it was dropped from service as the two front nacelle gunners had no way of safely exiting in an emergency.
 

andyBeaker

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I stand corrected. I believe it was dropped from service as the two front nacelle gunners had no way of safely exiting in an emergency.
I watched a sad programme last night about a Beaufort that crashed and killed the three occupants in Ireland. They were testing whether injured crew could be safely ejected from the aircraft on a parachute, unfortunately the parachute snagged on the aircraf, deployed and you can guess the rest. two crew 22, the other 31.
 

Cougar377

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I stand corrected. I believe it was dropped from service as the two front nacelle gunners had no way of safely exiting in an emergency.
Shame they didn't consider that with the Vulcan. Crew survivability was pretty bleak if you didn't have a bang seat.
 
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