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Airfix A55213 1/72 Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.1 Starter Set

Product Code: AIR-55213

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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.

Airfix Starter Sets are ideal for beginners. Each Small Starter Set includes glue, brush and four acrylic paints - all that is needed to complete a fabulous first kit!


  • Item Length - Without Packaging (cm): 23.2

  • Item Width - Without Packaging (cm): 25.1

  • How many pieces will be found in the box opened by the customer?: 70

  • Item Scale: 1:72 Scale

  • Contents (what's in the box) sets: Sprues, decals, paints, glue & brush

  • Finish: Plastic

  • Number of Scheme options: 1

  • Skill Level: 1

  • Flying Hours: 1