Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I

Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I

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Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I

$12.99

Item Code: A02069

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The Boulton-Paul Defiant was the only ‘turret fighter’ to enter service with the RAF. The Defiant used the philosophy that a fighter aircraft, armed solely with a turret bristling with machine guns would be able to enter a bomber stream causing havoc and the turret would also enable it to defend itself from enemy fighters.

During its first few engagements during the Battle of Britain in 1940, enemy pilots were taken by surprise and the Defiant fared well but soon the Luftwaffe pilots worked out its weaknesses, especially the lack of forward firing guns and the Defiant was soon relegated to night fighting duties were it fared better.

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y Technical Specification & Detail

Dimensions 12.6 x 4.5 x 23
Scale 1:72
Skill 1
Flying Hours 1
Number of Parts 70
Dimensions (mm) L150 X W166
Age Suitability 8+

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Paint it black!

The all-black night fighter colour scheme is simple to paint and really makes the aircraft stand out among its camouflaged contemporaries. The build is pretty straight-forward; the gun turret was easier than expected after reading some of the reviews on here. The only real challenge are some of the smaller decals which go on the underside of the wings.

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Something different

I purchased this kit because I fancied the all black night fighter look. The kit goes together really well. The gun turret fit being the biggest challenge. All in all I would recommend this to everybody looks great against my other fighters if the same scale

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Boulton Paul Defiant

Great build. Very easy to do when you choose the night raid version. The turrets are very fiddly and I broke one by accident. The decals really put the plane together, recommend for beginners.

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Humbrol Enamel paints for the kit's primary decal scheme.

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