The Beaufighter

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I have just started reading 'Beaufighter Boys' by Graham Pitchfork, and I have learned something interesting. The chapter one intro says: "With its massive ROTARY engines thrusting forward of the cockpit, the Beaufighter's sturdy profile portrayed a sense of power and aggression". I always thought that the Beaufighter was powered by Bristol Hercules RADIAL engines. Is this a typo? Or have I learned something new? Richard
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It's a typo...
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Hi All, Wouldn't it be a fair comment is RADIALthe crank rotates inside the engine and ROTARY the engine rotates around the crank ? Geoff.

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Proof readers again!