Boulton Paul Defiant Mk1 Scale 1:48


The Paul Boulton Defiant holds a unique place in Bitish aviation history as the only 'turret fighter' to enter service with the RAF.  A contemporary of the only other turret fighter,  Royal Navy's Blackburn Roc, 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.  However, despite the sleek lines of the aircraft and its powerful Merlin engine, the Defiant proved to be a failure in the role of daylight interceptor.  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 which meant head-on attacks from enemy fighters were often fatal.  The defiant was soon relegated to night fighting duties where it fared better, before being eventually re-assigned to Air Sea Rescue work and trainning duties 

. Length 225 mm  Width  250 mm 

. number of parts 113 

. skill 2 

. Suitabilty Age 8+ 

. Supplied unassembled and unpainted.  Hobby tools, glue & paints are needed to complete 

paint colours (not included ) A B 11, 24, 29, 30, 33, 53, 56, 78, 

A 34, 90,

these can also be purchased online - or contact us for any colours not currently available as online purchase.

Boulton Paul Defiant Mk1 Scale 1:48
Paints not included but we can supply.
NZ$ 65.00
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