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.
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.
Watch your fin stroke. Swirling sand can severely limit visibility here.
BRISTOL BEAUFIGHTER Features
- Bristol Beaufighter, Sliema, Malta
- n.v.t. N/A
- At boat charter
- 900 m.
- Suitable for
- Groups, night diving, underwater photography, wreck divers
- Free access, by shot line or anchor line
- Kind of dive
- Boat dive / wreck dive, deep dive (30m+)
- Limited / variable
- 8 - 20 m.
- Average visibility
- 15 m.
- 38 m.
- Stingray, common hermit crab, crab , mediterranean moray or roman eel, mediterranean damselfish
- Other recreation