Plastic construction kit which requires assembly and painting
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.
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stages of the Battle of Britain, Defiant Squadrons suffered terrible losses at the hands of Luftwaffe Me 109s and were withdrawn from daylight operations.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
- Scale: 1/48
- Wingspan: 250mm
- Length: 225mm
- Parts: 113
- New Tooling
1) 264 Squadron, Martlesham Heath, Suffolk, England, July 1940
2) II (Army Cooperation) Squadron, Royal Air Force Hatfield Woodhouse, South Yorkshire, England, September 1940.
Paints, glue and tools for assembly