The Boulton Paul Defiant was a British fighter aircraft and bomber interceptor used early in the Second World War. The Defiant was designed and built by Boulton Paul Aircraft as a "turret fighter" and served with the Royal Air Force (RAF). Contemporary with the Royal Navy's Blackburn Roc, the concept of a turret fighter was somewhat similar to the First World War-era Bristol Fighter. In practice, the Defiant was found to be vulnerable to the Luftwaffe's more agile, single-seat Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighters; crucially, the Defiant did not have any forward-firing guns.
It was later used successfully in the night fighter role, before it was phased out of combat service in favour of the Bristol Beaufighter and de Havilland Mosquito. The Defiant finally found use in gunnery training, target towing, ECM and air-sea rescue. Among RAF pilots, it had the irreverent nickname "Daffy."
- Length: 35 ft 4 in (10.77 m)
- Wingspan: 39 ft 4 in (11.99 m)
- Maximum speed: 304 mph (264 kn, 489 km/h)
Our 1:15 scale kit was designed by Dave
Collins for CD-ROM brushless power. The kit is
easy to build because it's constructed with
an integral battery box and motor mount that
becomes a part of the model's structure.
The wing is a simple, fully-sheeted
Our Defiant kit is a short kit
- all laser-cut wood parts needed to build
- fuselage and cowl formers
- wing ribs and spars
- fin and rudder
- stabilizer and elevator
- laser-cut and etched lower skins for
- custom vacuum-formed clear plastic
- custom vacuum-formed cowl
- construction manual
You can download decals directly from this
page in a PDF:
- Defiant Mk.I, TW-H (L7036), 141 Sqn, RAF
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