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BRISTOL BEAUFIGHTER

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18 m Visibility
21 °C - m

Bristol Beaufighter was a multi-role bomber that was used by both the RAF and the Royal Australian Air Force. It proved a very effective weapon against ships. The Bristol Beaufighter crashed due to mechanical problems. The crash damaged the plane considerably. The wreck lies upside down at 37meters deep, with only the wings, landing gear and part of the fuselage still intact. You dive back in time, a dramatic moment in the Second World War: March 17, 1943.

Particulars

Type: (Torpedo) bomber / fighter. Class: Bristol Beaufighter. Weight: 7082 kg. Length: 12.70 m. Height: 4.82 m. Wingspan: 17,63 m. Wing area: 46,73 m². Top speed: 512km p. hours. Range: 2366km. Builder: Bristol Aeroplane Company. First flight: July 17, 1939. Crew: 2. Lowest point: 37m guns:. 4x forward facing 20mm cannons, 6 x front-facing 7.mm machine guns: 1 x 7.7 mm machine gun on the hull. Bombs: 1 x 726 kg or 965 kg torpedo, 2 x 227 kg bombs, 8 x 76.2 mm rockets.

Warnings

Watch your fin stroke. Swirling sand can severely limit visibility here.

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BRISTOL BEAUFIGHTER Features

Nicknames
Bristol Beaufighter, Sliema, Malta
Address
n.v.t. N/A
Parking
At boat charter
Distance
900 m.
Suitable for
Groups, night diving, underwater photography, wreck divers
Permit
N.v.t.
Access
Free access, by shot line or anchor line
Facilities
None
Water
Salt
Tide
N.v.t.
Kind of dive
Boat dive / wreck dive, deep dive (30m+)
Current
Limited / variable
Visibility
8 - 20 m.
Average visibility
15 m.
Depth
38 m.
Bottom
zand
Life
Stingray, common hermit crab, crab , mediterranean moray or roman eel, mediterranean damselfish
Other recreation
None
Emergency
112

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