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  The Boulton Paul Defiant
The first squadron to fly the Defiant was the newly formed 264 Squadron operating from RAF Sutton Bridge and later early in 1940 from Martlesham Heath.
The Defiant continued on as a night fighter and as a special operations aircraft that was used for radar jamming in 1942 and 1943.
The Defiant continued this role with the squadron untill February 1944 when the Defiant was replaced by the De Haviland Mosquito II and VI.
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 Boulton Paul Defiant aircraft profile. Aircraft Database of the Fleet Air Arm Archive 1939-1945
Boulton Paul had already a competitive edge, possessing an effective four-gun gun powered turret of their own design which was used in the Defiant.
The Boulton Paul Association in Wolverhampton have the remains of RAF Defiant N3378 which crashed on the Moors in the English Peak District and are currently working on a static replica.
The Defiant Replica: a full-size replica of a Defiant for static display is under construction in the Heritage Centre, with the fuselage, centre section of the wings and the tail unit nearing completion in 2000.
www.fleetairarmarchive.net /Aircraft/Defiant.htm   (1080 words)

  
 Boulton Paul Defiant in detail
The Defiants were then moved to night fighter operations, and many of them carried the then-new AI airborne interception radar.
In this role the Defiant proved to be quite efficient, achieving more "kills" per interception that any other of the improvised night fighter aircraft of the period.
Boulton Paul Defiant Mk II General view of the aircraft, somewhat distorted by a wide-angle lens with which the photo was taken.
www.ipmsstockholm.org /magazine/1997/08/stuff_eng_detail_defiant.htm   (879 words)

  
  Boulton Paul
Boulton and Paul Ltd, was a Norwich based manufacturing company that started life as an ironmonger's shop.
Boulton Paul modified the aircraft to produce the mark 3 Barracuda.
Boulton Paul built a 130 of them and Blackburn was subcontracted to built another 30.
www.localhistory.scit.wlv.ac.uk /Museum/Transport/planes/boultonPaul.htm   (1585 words)

  
 Boulton Paul Aircraft Ltd
Boulton Paul Aircraft Ltd was a British aircraft manufacturer that operated between 1914 and 1961.
This was followed by Boulton Paul's most famous aircraft, the Defiant, which was a revolutionary but flawed concept -- a "fast" fighter with no fixed forward armament but a powerful four-gun dorsal turret.
The same concept was used for the Defiant's naval equivalent, the Blackburn Roc, which while designed by Blackburn, was built wholly by Boulton Paul.
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 Boulton Paul Defiant
While the Defiant prototype first flew on August 11, 1937 and went into production immediately, its entry into service was delayed such that only three aircraft had reached the RAF by the start of the war.
The Defiant was removed from combat duties in 1942 and used for air/sea rescue, training and target towing.
Boulton Paul also built the Blackburn Roc (from a design by Blackburn) which was the naval equivalent of the Defiant.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/b/bo/boulton_paul_defiant.html   (523 words)

  
 Boulton Paul Defiant - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Boulton Paul Defiant was a World War II fighter aircraft of the Royal Air Force built by Boulton Paul.
While the Defiant prototype first flew on August 11, 1937 and immediately went into production as the Defiant Mk.I, its entry into service was delayed such that only three aircraft had reached the RAF by the start of the war.
On May 13, a flight of six Defiants were attacked by Bf 109Es; five of the Defiants were shot down from a frontal attack.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Boulton_Paul_Defiant   (553 words)

  
 Silver-wings.co.uk: Boulton-Paul Defiant Mk1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Boulton Paul Defiant Mk1: Flown by Flt I.D.G. Donald, Plt Officer A.C. Hamilton, (air gunner), 141 Squadron, 1940.
Although the Bolton Paul company did their best with the concept, designing a neat clean aeroplane which in many ways was superior to its contemporary the Hawker Hurricane, the weight and drag limitations of the turret proved to great to overcome.
The Defiant enjoyed a brief moment of glory in May 1940 when 18 Me109's were claimed shot down for the loss of no Defiants during the course of one days action.
freespace.virgin.net /pbratt.home/Boulton%20Paul%20Defiant%201.htm   (267 words)

  
 BBC - h2g2 - Boulton Paul Defiant - World War II Aircraft
The Boulton Paul P.82 Defiant, designed and built in Pendeford, Wolverhampton, was the first RAF fighter in service with a four-gun turret.
The Defiant Mark I was designed as an attempt to overcome the need to not only point the nose of a fighter at its target in order to bring the guns to bear, but also to relieve the pilot of trying to simultaneously fly the aircraft and concentrate on his target.
The Defiant saw night-fighter service with 13 RAF squadrons over the course of 1941 to 1943, but as the war progressed, the aircraft were phased out of frontline service and were being used for target-tugs with air gunnery schools and anti-aircraft co-operation units.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A10427140   (753 words)

  
 Boulton Paul Defiant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Often maligned as a failure, the Boulton Paul Defiant found a successful niche as a night-fighter during the German 'Blitz' on London, scoring a significant number of combat kills before being relegated to training and support roles.
Boulton Paul tendered the P.82 design, featuring an 4-gun turret developed from the French design, and was rewarded with an order for two prototypes.
A specialised Target-tug version of the Defiant was first ordered in July 1941, designated the T.T. Mk I. The new version was based on the Mk II airframe, with the Merlin XX engine, but with space formerly occupied by the turret now taken up with an observers station with a small canopy.
aeroflt.users.netlink.co.uk /types/uk/boulton_paul/defiant/Defiant.htm   (2093 words)

  
 boulton paul defiant
Boulton and Paul was snel bij de pinken en zorgde ervoor dat een model van hun P.82 ontwerp op het eind van februari 1936 klaar was voor inspectie.
Het was duidelijk geworden dat wanneer Defiants in gevechten met jagers werden verwikkeld de piloten moeilijkheden hadden om hun toestel in een gunstige positie te brengen van waaruit de rugschutters konden vuren.
Boulton and Paul modificeerde een toestel om een M­type dinghy in een speciaal rek, dat bevestigd werd aan de bommenrekken, onder elke vleugel, te kunnen meevoeren - de Lysander kon vier dergelijke vlotten meenemen.
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 Boulton Paul Aircraft Heritage Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This museum is dedicated to the historic aircraft manufacturer Boulton Paul, and the aviation heritage of the Wolverhampton area.
The exhibits are housed within the former Boulton Paul factory.
The BPA is also working on a number of replicas of important Boulton Paul aircraft, which are not yet complete.
aeroflt.users.netlink.co.uk /mus/uk/1-b/boultonpaul.htm   (178 words)

  
 Boulton Paul Defiant
Often maligned as a failure, the Boulton Paul Defiant found a successful niche as a night-fighter during the German 'Blitz' on London, scoring a significant number of combat kills before being relegated to training and support roles.
Boulton Paul tendered the P.82 design, featuring an 4-gun turret developed from the French design, and was rewarded with an order for two prototypes.
A specialised Target-tug version of the Defiant was first ordered in July 1941, designated the T.T. Mk I. The new version was based on the Mk II airframe, with the Merlin XX engine, but with space formerly occupied by the turret now taken up with an observers station with a small canopy.
www.aeroflight.co.uk /types/uk/boulton_paul/defiant/Defiant.htm   (2093 words)

  
 Defiant
Boulton Paul Defiant Royal Air Force multi-use aircraft.
Boulton Paul Defiant became obsolete early in world war two, this aviation art print by Kinnear superbly show this aircraft.
The Defiant was a unique British aircraft which was utilized as a daylight fighter incorporating four machine guns enclosed in a top mounted hydraulic turret operated by a gunnery officer.
www.aviationartprints.com /defiant.htm   (1337 words)

  
 Boulton Paul Defiant of 264 Squadron from Hornchurch in the Battle of Britain
Boulton Paul Defiant of 264 Squadron from Hornchurch in the Battle of Britain
Of the three low-winged monoplane fighters of the Battle of Britain the Boulton Paul Defiant is the one least remembered.
First flown on August 11th 1937 the Defiant was a natural progression from the classic biplane fighters that proceeded it such as the Hawker Demon and Hart.
www.pewteraircraft.com /RAF/DEFIANT/Defiant.htm   (401 words)

  
 Norfolk Ancestors Noticeboard Boulton and Paul Ltd
My Grandfather Robert Daniels and most of his brothers worked at Boulton & Paul in the 1930\'s and 40\'s Three of them were on the Boulton & Paul Football team.
My father Peter Freeman worked as an apprentice for Boulton and Paul in the early sixties and was part of the team who rebuilt a Boulton and Paul Defiant and i would like to know if anybody has any photos of this they could scan and email me. Contact details - click here.
Hi my question is i have some kitchen units made bt boulton and paul and i was wondering if they still made them if not are they now a collectors item many thanks Contact details - click here.
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 HyperScale Contents
Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I by Glen Porter (MPM 1/72)
Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I by Mark Davies (MPM 1/72)
Bristol Beaufighter Mk.VI by Paul Mashall-Potter (Tamiya 1/48)
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 Donationware.net - The Designers home
Boulton Paul, therefore, had to lay down two production lines for two entirely different turret fighters which would be produced along side each other.
Boulton's redesign involved a widening of the fuselage centre section to take their Type A MkIIR turret with retractable fairings fore and aft, similar to the Defiant.
Boulton's stated that all 136 Rocs should be completed by November 1939, although non had yet flown, and stated that the delays had been the result of waiting for modifications to the Skua to be approved before they could be implemented on the Roc.
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 ::Boulton Paul Defiant::
The Boulton Paul Defiant's part in the early stages of World War Two have effectively been overshadowed by the Hurricane and Spitfire.
However, the Boulton Paul Defiant was to play an important role in trying to stop the advance of the Germans into Belgium and France in the Spring of 1940.
In 1935, the idea of such a design for a fighter plane was still acceptable, though the armament of the Boulton Paul Defiant was soon to be overtaken by the forward facing weaponry carried by both the Hurricane and Spitfire.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /boulton_paul_defiant.htm   (436 words)

  
 Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I and Mk.II by Phil Hale (Classic Airframes 1/48)
Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I and Mk.II by Phil Hale (Classic Airframes 1/48)
I do wish that the canopy was open to show the beautiful cockpit detail but I’m sure that someone will release a nice vacuum formed replacement.
You might want to check your references as some Defiant Mk I’s had Duck Egg Green undersides instead of Sky.
hsfeatures.com /features04/defiantph_1.htm   (1280 words)

  
 Mushroom Boulton Paul Defiant
Mark Ansell is well-versed in the Defiant, being an active member of the Boulton Paul Association which is responsible, amongst other things, for creating a full scale replica of the Defiant.
This is not a comprehensive history of the Defiant, nor is it intended to be.
Defiant books are as rare as hen’s teeth, so it is useful to know that this book really is a one-stop modeler’s reference for the Defiant.
www.ipmsusa.org /Reviews/Archive/Books/Aircraft/Mushroom_BP_Defiant/Mushroom_BP_Defiant.htm   (394 words)

  
 Australians at War
The Boulton Paul Defiant was an attempt to combine the performance of a monoplane fighter with the flexibility and concentrated firepower of turret-mounted guns; it failed miserably.
The first operational Defiant mission in May 1940 resulted in the loss of five of the six aircraft employed, but another in the same month claimed the destruction of 18 German aircraft, surprised by the turret armament, without loss.
By 1942 the Defiant was being relegated to secondary roles, such as a target towing, air-sea rescue, radar calibration, electronic countermeasures, and training.
www.awm.gov.au /units/subject_620.asp   (215 words)

  
 Boulton Paul Defiant 1 airplane pictures & aircraft photos - RAF Museums
The Defiant introduced a new, and fatally flawed, concept into RAF two seat single engined fighters; having no forward firing armament and concentrating all its fire power in a rear gun turret.
Early daylight engagements were successful as German fighter pilots mistook the Defiants for Hurricanes and attacked from behind into a deadly concentration of fire.
Just as radar equipped Defiants were reaching squadrons they began to be replaced by more effective Beaufighters and Mosquitos.
www.rafmuseum.com /boulton-paul-defiant-1.htm   (196 words)

  
 Detailing the Defiant: Classic Airframes' 1/48 Boulton Paul Defiant
The Defiant’s claim to fame was when 264 Sqn recorded the greatest number of kills for no loss in one day - 37, on 29 May 1940 - that have ever been recorded.
The secret was that the Defiant had to seize the advantage if it was to succeed, to be used aggressively and be able to choose its opponent.
It appears that they were to fly straight and level in line astern as if they were some sort of aerial battleships, which would have given their gunners a stable platform while they did not have to worry about 'friendly fire' as all the friendly aircraft were in each other's blind spots.
www.internetmodeler.com /1998/october/aviation/defiant.php   (1868 words)

  
 Boulton Paul Defiant Nightfighter - Military and Civilian Aircraft
The Defiant was a two-crewman monoplane whose design was largely based on a fighter with the central fuselage reworked to, not only accommodate the two-person crew, but the 4-gun powered turret as well.
Initial impressions were promising, as the Defiant could bring the power of it's four-machine gun turret to bear on unsuspecting targets with some ease, accounting for some 60 destroyed enemy aircraft in its first month of service.
As a result, the Boulton Paul Defiant, with the dreams of its planners dashed, was relegated to the nightfighter role as a defensive aircraft as early as 1940.
www.militaryfactory.com /aircraft/detail.asp?aircraft_id=142   (704 words)

  
 Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I Day Fighter and Mk.II Night Fighter Review by Steven Eisenman (Classic Airframes 1/48)
The first Defiant from CA came out in 1995, and I snapped one right up and immediately built it.
Of course, I also soon learnt that the kit was a bit of a poor rendition of the Defiant, with its too, too round fuselage and nose in cross section.
The new Defiant reflects what is described as the flat taper of the rear fuselage.
kits.kitreview.com /defiantreviewse_1.htm   (1328 words)

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