Boulton Paul Defiant Mk I, 255 Sqn. RAF, Battle of Britain, 1940, by Adam Tooby

Boulton Paul Defiant Mk I, 255 Sqn. RAF, Battle of Britain, by Adam Tooby. With their rear facing armament, they were successful until the Luftwaffe realised they were not Hurricanes.

Boulton Paul Defiant - a turret fighter with no forward firing guns proved effective against bombers but was vulnerable to daylight enemy fighters - was switched to a successful night fighter role.

Boulton Paul Defiant - a turret fighter with no forward firing guns proved effective against bombers but was vulnerable to daylight enemy fighters - was switched to a successful night fighter role.

a photo of a camouflaged and turreted fighter in a hangar

A World War Two Boulton Paul Defiant fighter is heading to the Kent Battle of Britain Museum at Hawkinge, where it will join a Spitfire and Hurricane in the only display of its kind in the world.

A stunning image of a Boulton Paul Defiant aircraft with RAF personnel during the early war years

Boulton Paul Defiant was a British interceptor aircraft that served with the Royal Air Force (RAF) early in the Second World War. Turret fighter no forward guns. first flight 1937

Boulton Paul Defiant Mark Is (L7006 'PS-X' nearest) of No. 264 Squadron RAF, being prepared for take off by groundcrew at Kirton-in-Lindsey, Lincolnshire.

Boulton Paul Defiant Mark Is 'PS-X' nearest) of No. 264 Squadron RAF, being prepared for take off by groundcrew at Kirton-in-Lindsey, Lincolnshire.

AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE, 1939-1945: BOULTON PAUL P.82 DEFIANT.

CH Defiant Mark I night fighter ‘PS-P’ of No. 264 Squadron RAF based at West Malling Kent in flight

256 Sqn Defiant

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The first dummy ejection of a Martin-Baker seat in flight was from a Boulton-Paul Defiant in 1945. Credit. Martin-Baker

The first dummy ejection of a Martin-Baker seat in flight was from a Boulton-Paul Defiant in Credit.

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Squadron Leader P A Hunter (far left), the CO of No. 264 Squadron RAF, briefs his pilots by one of the Squadron's Boulton-Paul Defiants at Duxford, 31 May

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