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Re: Boulton Paul Defiant
« Reply #90 on: May 27, 2020, 02:11:38 am »
141 Squadron were flying Defiants from Acklington in 1940/41, although largely night patrols.  I downloaded their ORBs for that period yesterday.
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Re: Boulton Paul Defiant
« Reply #91 on: May 27, 2020, 03:10:29 am »
"...with proper fighter protection the Defiant might have acquitted itself well..."

When similar is said of the Me 110 it is with derision and used as part of the argument that the Messerschmitt was a failure as a fighter.
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Re: Boulton Paul Defiant
« Reply #92 on: May 27, 2020, 04:31:41 am »
The fact remains that the Defiant, regarded as a failure, was a better nightfighter than the P61 Black Widow, which is regarded as a success.
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