Photo-3 Beaufighter

When damage to an aircraft was determined to be too severe, it was "written-off”. 

Re-usable parts were stripped for use on other Beaufighters. 

(Photo-Kendall Collection

Photo-4 Beaufighter

Maintenance and repair facilities in the desert were typically primitive. Here, a tail wheel assembly is being repaired. 

The small squares visible on the fuselage and tail may be indicative of field-repair patches covering the hole. 

They were usually made from doped fabric pasted over the damage). 

(Photo-Kendall Collection)

Photo-5 Beaufighter

An aircraft mechanic works on the tail wheel retraction assembly 

(another view of the scene in the previous photograph). 

(Photo-Kendall Collection)


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