BNIB AIRFIX A55213 Medium Starter Set – Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I Kit

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A55213 Medium Starter Set – Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I  Kit

Brand new item from our new Yorkshire shop

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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