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It defended the city during the francoprussian war in the 1800s and was later used as a prison and place of execution during the german occupation of ww2. It was one of the largest aircraft operational during world war ii and featured state of the art technology. By the end of 1941 the army air forces had grown substantially but had a long way to go. The mainplane is a two spar stressed skin cantilever structure tapered in chord and thickness. Buy air force collectable wwii military patches and get the best deals at the lowest prices on ebay. The design is of a flying falcon on an ultramarine back ground with the army air force star above. The insignia of the squadron is seen on the side of the aircraft. The aircraft that became the beaufort was the third bristol aircraft submitted to these specifications.
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