Boulton Paul Defiant Mk1 1:48

Boulton Paul Defiant Mk1 1:48

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Boulton Paul Defiant Mk1 1:48

£20.99

Item Code: A05128

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With its powered dorsal mounted turret, the Boulton Paul Defiant was one of the most interesting fighter aircraft to see service during the Second World War.  Originally designed to attack massed formations of enemy bombers, the additional weight of the turret and lack of forward firing defensive armament quickly dictated that the Defiant was better suited to night fighter operations.

Although it is generally accepted that the Boulton Paul Defiant proved to be a failure as a day fighter, it did enjoy some early successes in combat with the Luftwaffe.  During operations to cover the evacuation of the Dunkirk beaches, RAF Defiants claimed an impressive 37 Luftwaffe aircraft destroyed, without suffering any losses of their own.  

Further successes followed, but Luftwaffe fighter pilots soon learned how best to combat the British turret fighter.  During the early stages of the Battle of Britain, Defiant Squadrons suffered terrible losses at the hands of Luftwaffe Me 109s and were withdrawn from daylight operations.  As a night fighter, the Defiant proved to be much more effective, and during the winter Blitz (1940-41), the Defiant shot down more enemy aircraft than any other RAF night fighter.

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y Technical Specification & Detail

Scale 1:48
Skill 2
Flying Hours 2
Number of Parts 113
Dimensions (mm) L225 x W250
Age Suitability 8+

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Does this come with a pilot figure

Posted by Oli Kerslake on 17th Nov 2017

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What are the two vertical "posts" on the underside of the Boulton Paul Defiant, one in front of the tail , the other beneath the cockpit area ?

Posted by Michael DAVIES on 4th Sep 2016

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sssss 5
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A perfect project

A pleasure to build and paint. Excellent quality all round, with very fine details all moulded perfectly. Transfers also perfect

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sssss 5
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good build

my first 1/48 build cannot believe how far the detail has come after being out of modeling for a number of years, after trying to put all the things into practice that i read in the airfix mag found it a great build and well pleased with my effort, only problems i had was the fitting of the canopy and landing lights great kit from airfix next project is the hurricane 1/48

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BOULTON PAUL DEFIANT MK.1

this aircraft was an easy and quick one to do (two days). the fuselage goes together well, the windows don't quite fit but a bit of filler underneath will solve this. sorry for bad spelling

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