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Airfix 1/48 Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.1
Topic Started: Sep 17 2016, 07:09 PM (305 Views)
tc2324
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LCDR Tony `Banana's` Clay
Been a while since an Airfix sprue review appeared on here and I recently obtained this for a bit of `what if` fodder.

The kit itself looks great, my one gripe being that a couple more scheme options may have been nice, but I suppose that`s what aftermarket is for.


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mac1677
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Lt Mac 'Shocker' McSheffrey
Nice wee review Tony :cool
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Simon G
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heavy weatherer
Looks nice but I really only collect single engined WW2 in 1/32 or larger these days. I'm sure this will do well for Airfix.
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Peter Smith
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I will never understand why the Defiant wasn't fitted with better forward-firing armament and an uprated engine once its weaknesses were exposed. Even 4 forward guns would have made a significant difference. Later on I'm sure 0.50 or 20mm would have appeared.

"What if" idea. Bulged engine cowling for a Griffon + 4-bladed prop. Or what about a Centaurus? Twin 0.50s in the turret. 20mm and 0.50 in each wing. Clipped wings. 60lb RP rails. Shturmo-Defiant.

A nice looking kit of another Brit Glorious Failure that deserved better. Also nice to see Airfix picking up their game with each new release
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Olde Farte
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Lt. Derek 'Smurfy' Reeve
Best engines were kept back for the Spits etc. I believe.
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