Airfix has released a new version of their Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.1 kit in 1/48 scale.
As the least effective of the RAF’s interceptor fighters at the start of the Battle of Britain, it is interesting to note that the Boulton Paul Defiant actually entered service much later than either the Spitfire or Hurricane, but was quickly relegated to nightfighter operations when it became obvious the extra weight of the power operated turret made the aircraft a relatively easy target for Luftwaffe fighters.
The new offering (A05128A) is part of the company’s commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and is reportedly based on the new tool Defiant released in 2016 (A05128). It includes new decals representing N1801 / PS-B “Coimbatore II” of 264 Squadron, and L7021 / PS-H of RAF No.264 Squadron.
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