Ian Allan, 2nd imp., 1990. 80 pp., frontis., cold., ills., + numerous b&w photo-ills., + maps. Pict. boards; 29 x 22cm. Nr.FINE. Designed as a torpedo-bomber and used more often as an ordinary bomber, the Beaufort flew more hours on training than on operations, lost more of its numbers by accident than by enemy action, and did more operational sorties in a close support role than on anti-shipping work. Used in the U.K. in the early war years, there followed a time, in mid-1942, when the Beaufort was operational only in the Middle East – and after 1943 it was operational only in the Far East. This meant that the sphere of Beaufort operations shifted eastward as the war progressed. Here is a history of the Beaufort during the Second World War.