The "Beau" was the first effective British Night-Fighter - illustrated above as flown by the first and highest-scoring night ace John 'Cats Eyes' Cunningham. I read a biography of him as a pre-teen.
It was actually radar, plus superlative skill - including from his radio/radar-operator Jimmy Rawnsley, that explained Cunningham's success (DSO and two bars; DFC and bar etc.).
But since radar was secret, his achievements were attributed to superlative night-vision ("cats-eyes") from eating plenty of carrots (i.e. Vitamin A)!
The Bristol Beaufighter has always been a favourite of mine since I made it as an Airfix kit.
Not my model - long since lost and destroyed! The above lacks the blobs of cement 'melted' all over the body and especially the 'glass' - and I was always too impatient and cheapskate (not enough colours) to paint them properly.
I also attempted to include All of the armament options provided - bombs of various sizes, rockets, torpedoes... whatever - were all glued direct onto the wings and fuselage as necessary to cram them all in; and often I applied All the optional transfers ('decals').
I liked the Beaufighter mainly for its rugged looks, its multi-purpose functionality, and the heaviness of its firepower (probably the greatest firepower of its era: (Often with 4 X 20mm Hispano cannon under the nose - the Hispano being probably the best aircraft cannon of WWII - plus six .303 machine guns in the wings).
And because it came from the Bristol company; and I lived not far from Bristol.
Greg - of Greg's Airplanes and Automobiles - has done an excellent video on the Beau, which he called the most under-rated aircraft of WWII.