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.
Campaign for the 'Turreted Oddity' - the P.82 Boulton Paul Defiant
NOTE I: The thread posted in the Suggestions Forum has been relocated to the Documented Suggestions forum here. Do please continue to show your support for the Defiant! NOTE II: Attached to this post are digital scans of the Pilots Notes for the Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I, kindly acquired & po...
Dunkirk – Air Combat Archive - 02, Piotr Forkasiewicz
Commisioned illustration for Dunkirk – Air Combat Archive by Simon W. Parry & Mark Postlethwaite. 3D models by Wojciech Kliment Niewęgłowski, Marek Ryś & Piotr Forkasiewicz. Scene, textures and illustration by Piotr Forkasiewicz. Copyright by
Boulton Paul Defiant fighter plane - WWII British aircraft
The Boulton Paul Defiant was a two man "turret" type of fighter, with its armament mounted in the top of the plane behind the pilot. The fighter had modest early successes against German bombers and fighters, the turret arrangement being conducive to multiple Defiants firing upon a target simultaneously. But soon the pilots of Me 109s discovered that they could attack the plane head on or from below with impunity, and Defiant loses soared. After being withdrawn from daylight combat the…
Squadron Leader's Boulton-Paul Defiant, No. 264 Squadron, c. 1940
Airmen and World War II Boulton-Paul Defiant from No 264 Squadron. Identified thanks to comments below as being the squadron leader's aircraft, with some names suggested of those present: Squadron Leader Philip Algernon HUNTER (32081) DSO Sgt FJ Barker DFM Sgt ER Thorn See the extensive comments below for a huge amount of information about this squadron and some of its airmen.