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. Humbrol Enamel paints for the kit’s primary decal scheme (Paints not Included): Shade 24- Trainer Yellow AA0264 Shade 29- Dark Earth AA0312 Shade 30- Dark Green AA0326 Shade 33- Black AA0360 Shade 53- Gunmetal AA0583 Shade 56- Aluminum AA0610 Shade 61- Flesh AA0669 Shade 72- Khaki Drill AA0792 Shade 78- Cockpit Green AA0864 Shade 85- Coal Black AA0936 Shade 90- Beige Green AA0998 Shade 96- RAF Blue A1064.
- 1:72nd Plastic Model Kits
- Skill Level 1
- Number of parts: 70
- Construction and painting required: yes, glue and paints need to be purchased separately