Trumpeter Aircraft 1/48 F1 Boulton Paul Defiant Aircraft Kit
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The Boulton Paul Defiant was a British interceptor aircraft that served with the Royal Air Force (RAF) during the Second World War. The Defiant was designed and built by Boulton Paul Aircraft as a "turret fighter", without any forward-firing guns. It was a contemporary of the Royal Navy's Blackburn Roc. The concept of a turret fighter related directly to the successful First World War-era Bristol F.2 Fighter.
In practice, the Defiant was found to be reasonably effective as a bomber–destroyer, but vulnerable to the Luftwaffe's more agile, single-seat Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighters. Lack of forward armament proved to be a major weakness in daylight combat and its potential was only realized when it switched to night combat.
- Engraved panel lines, detailed cockpit and gunner station, fuselage interior, optional position turret, Browning machine guns, single piece propeller with separate spinner, separate (trailing edge flaps, elevators and rudder), detailed wheel wells and optional undercarriage, optional canopy, turret canopy, landing lights and other glazing's, photoetch accents.
- Decals and 4-view color painting guide for 2 aircraft - includes stencil data and instrument panel.