Boulton Paul Defiant Mk1 1:48

Boulton Paul Defiant Mk1 1:48


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Boulton Paul Defiant Mk1 1:48


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stages of the Battle of Britain, Defiant Squadrons suffered terrible losses at the hands of Luftwaffe Me 109s and were withdrawn from daylight operations.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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Scale 1:48
Skill 2
Flying Hours 2
Number of Parts 113
Dimensions (mm) L225 x W250
Age Suitability 8+

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I have almost finished this great model, What I would like to know is before I fit the lights port & starboard do they need painting? The parts numbers are E2x2lights these fit into centre of wings and parts E5&E6 on the tips of the wings,E5&E6 are red&green I am presuming?Would the other two be white?or left clear?

Posted by Bluebead on 2nd Jan 2017


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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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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Humbrol Enamel paints for the kit's primary decal scheme. Please note - Humbrol products can only be shipped to UK

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