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Boulton Paul Defiant
« on: March 11, 2010, 01:46:08 pm »
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Re: Boulton Paul Defiant
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2010, 10:21:49 pm »
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Ummm,  we did it before the bloody cabbage-eaters?  ;D
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Re: Boulton Paul Defiant
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2010, 02:54:50 am »
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Re: Boulton Paul Defiant
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2010, 08:52:16 am »
( What's the Kentish for Schräge Musik ??)
Ummm,  we did it before the bloody cabbage-eaters?  ;D
Certainly
http://www.aviastar.org/air/england/west_f29-27.php

Yep and the competitor, the lovely Vickers 161:
http://www.aviastar.org/air/england/vickers_161.php

We now return you to the subject at hand, how about a Fairey Prince powered Defiant?
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Re: Boulton Paul Defiant
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2010, 01:07:08 pm »
Some more ideas from the Turreted Fighters thread:



Super Defiant:


Interdictor variant:


Anti-tank variant:


Competitor for Blackburn Roc:


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Re: Boulton Paul Defiant
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2010, 01:14:31 pm »
And, who could forget the hero of the Battle of Britain - the Boulton Paul Defiant Corvette class airship.  Operating as part of His Majesty's Royal Air Fleet (RAF), these were instrumental in defending Britain from Hitler's/Goering's Luftwaffe Zeppelin attacks of 1940:



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Whiffed Defiant
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2010, 09:55:25 am »
>Here's a few Defiant whifs that I've noticed on the site:<

I'll add mine:

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=1192

I don't know what perversity has made the Defiant a favorite aircraft of mine. Maybe it was, back in 1962, when this California teenager strolled into a REAL hobby shop in Northwood (outside London), and fondled a cheap (2 Shilling, I believe) bag with black plastic and an exciting illustration of a strange "fighter" with a turret behind the pilot. I had never heard of such a thing. I was introduced to the wonderful world of Airfix, FROG, and Humbrol (paint tins) and was HOOKED! I went home with my suitcase STUFFED with such bags and boxes.
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Re: Boulton Paul Defiant
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2010, 01:04:44 pm »
A variant of the GTX twin Defiant


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Re: Boulton Paul Defiant
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2010, 08:28:15 am »
Those are great.  They really look like they should have been.

Good work, apophenia.

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Re: Boulton Paul Defiant
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2010, 01:42:00 am »
I do like that  :thumbsup:
Decals my @r$e!

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Re: Boulton Paul Defiant
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2010, 06:15:29 am »
Omigod! The French Defiants are just amazing! And they look so right! Congratulations, apophenia. Wish someone would now turn them into plastic...
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Re: Boulton Paul Defiant
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2010, 08:10:31 am »
Another great Defiant project on this very forum, the Defiant-ski...

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,27631.msg417601/topicseen.html#new
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Re: Boulton Paul Defiant
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2010, 09:04:51 am »
If I'm looking at it right, I see a nicely sized belly radiator on that thing... it almost begs for a jet conversion similar to the Yaks... hmmmm... evil thoughts abound...
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Re: Boulton Paul Defiant
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2010, 12:57:14 am »
Long-range escort fighter?


Interesting - extra fuel tank where the gunner was?

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Re: Boulton Paul Defiant
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2010, 03:50:04 am »
not quite - he moved the pit back, Greg - the nose is longer on top.
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