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Oxford Diecast Oxford Aviation AC058
Boulton Paul Defiant Mk I Diecast Model
RAF No.277 (Air Sea Rescue) Sqn, V1121, 1942

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Boulton Paul Defiant Mk I   5.75"   6.5"

The Boulton Paul Defiant, manufactured by the Boulton Paul Aircraft Company and designed as a two-seater, turret armed fighter aircraft, took its first flight in 1937 and entered service with the RAF in December 1939. Nicknamed 'Daffy' by the pilots who flew it, the aircraft had its shortcomings including the disadvantage of not having a forward gun firing capability, although it proved very effective as a night fighter. This lack of firing ability saw the Defiant being reduced to other supporting roles from 1942 including an Air Sea Rescue role, the period on which our model is based.

Decorated in the RAF green and dark grey camouflage scheme with grey underbelly, RAF markings are printed on the tail fin, with the roundel appearing on both sides of the fuselage as well. The gun turret features the rear facing guns painted matt black. The cockpit interior and canopy cover are both green. Additional features comprise silver wing lights and Pitot tube, rust brown exhaust pipes and yellow tips to the black propellers.

Boulton Paul Defiant Mk I

Designed to meet a British Air Ministry requirement for a two-seat fighter with power-operated gun turret, the P.82 Defiant was first flown August 11th, 1937. At the time, it was thought that turret-equipped fighters would be necessary to engage large bomber formations, enabling the pilot to maneuver into the target's blind spot while the gunner pressed home the attack. Unfortunately though, it was soon discovered that the additional weight and drag of the turret inhibited the Defiant's ability to out-maneuver enemy fighter escorts and the design was re-tasked with night-fighter and air-sea-rescue roles.

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Oxford Diecast Oxford Aviation

The Oxford Diecast "Oxford Aviation" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of military aircraft.

Oxford Diecast "Oxford Aviation" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Permanently retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Fixed, non-spinning plastic propellers.
  • No pilot figures.

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