DAP Beaufort A9-141

Manufacturing the DAP Beaufort

Manufacturing the DAP Beaufort

The Australian Made Beaufort Bomber

During the Second World War, the manufacturing capabilities of Australia's largest companies were tuned to building components and assembling items for the defence of Australia and our Allies. Some 600 companies contributed to the manufacturing and assembly of the DAP Beaufort for the Royal Australian Air Force.

DAP Beaufort Manufacturing in Australia

Beaufort Bomber components were made in these locations

State Rail Workshops - Newport, Victoria

  • Rear fuselage, Tail plane, Elevators, Fin, Rudder

State Rail Workshops - Chullora, New South Wales

  • Front Fuselage, Stern frame, Undercarriage, Nacelle structure, Observer's screen and Pilot's top structure (Glass and frame)

State Rail Workshops - Islington, South Australia

  • Centre main plane, Port and starboard main planes, Bomb cell floor

National Motor Springs - New South Wales

  • Oleo Legs

Department of Aircraft Production (run by General Motors Holden) - Fisherman's Bend, Victoria

  • Centre main planes, Final asembly of aircraft

Department of Aircraft Production (run by General Motors Holden) - Mascot, New South Wales

  • Final assembly of aircraft

Department of Aircraft Production (run by General Motors Holden) - Mascot, New South Wales

  • Final assembly of aircraft

General Motors Holden - Woodville, South Australia

  • Wing leading and trailing edges, Wing tank doors, Wing ribs, Wing tips, Tail assembly, Flaps

General Motors Holden - Fairfield, Victoria

  • Gun Turret

Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation - Lidcombe, New South Wales

  • Pratt & Whitney R-1830 "Twin-Wasp" engines (2-stage)

De Havilland Australia - Sydney, New South Wales

  • Curtiss-Electric propellers

Contributors to the Production of the DAP Beaufort

A number of Companies and People were involved

Download Information on Manufacturing the Beaufort

  • Beaufort Workshops and Annexes
  • Subcontractors engaged on production of the Beaufort details & assemblies
  • Department of Aircraft Production - Servicing Contractors
  • Employees engaged in Aircraft work by NSW Firms (Feburary 1942)
Beaufort Manufacturing
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