WOW376 BP Defiant Night Fighter ‘DZ-Z’

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The Bolton Paul Defiant was a two seat interceptor that served with the RAF during WW2. It was unique for its time in that it had a rear turret containing the aircraft’s armament of 4 x .303 Browning machine guns. Unfortunately it had no forward firing armament which proved to be its Achilles heel once the Luftwaffe found this flaw. However during its early career it scored notable successes against the Luftwaffe who often mistook it for a Hurricane and attacked it from the rear, often with fatal consequences for themselves.

Withdrawn from front line day time duties, the Defiant found its forte employed as a night fighter, where in the right hands it was a formidable opponent as German bomber crews found out to their cost.

Our 1/32 scale Defiant is one flown by Henry Hodien and then by James Hopewell, both RAF Aces by the end of their careers. The K&C/TG figures are shown for scale comparison purposes only and are not included.

 

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