1/72 Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I

by Airfix
$12.51 USD $13.90 USD

Description

This is an injection-plastic aircraft model kit.

From the manufacturer:

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 that 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, where it fared better.

Completed model measures 150mm long and 166mm wide.

Details

Code: ARF02069
Release Date: Jan 2016
Item Size/Weight: 23.0cm x 12.5cm x 4.1cm / 130g
Manufacturer: Airfix

Assembly Guide