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AA39305 Corgi   Boulton Paul Defiant Mk I - 264 Sqn RAF, Day livery, Battle £ 0.00
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  Corgi Aviation 1/72 scale AA39305: Boulton Paul Defiant Mk I L7005 of 264 Sqn RAF, Battle of Britain, August 1940

Length 5.75 inches Wingspan 6.5 inches

The Boulton Paul Defiant had some success against German bombers thanks to its heavy turret armament. The RAF would often operate the Defiant alongside the Hurricane in mixed formations confusing and trapping German fighters. When caught on its own, however, the Defiant proved vulnerable to the Luftwaffe?s Messerschmitt Bf 109s. On 26th August 1940 Defiants of RAF No.264 Squadron intercepted a large formation of enemy aircraft and shot down a Bf 109 and at least three Do 17s, including 5K+AR which was recently discovered and recovered from the Goodwin Sands. This model is the perfect companion piece for Corgi's 1:72 Do 17 AA38806.

Designed to meet a British Air Ministry requirement for a two-seat fighter with power-operated gun turret, the P.82 Defiant was first flown August 11th, 1937. At the time, it was thought that turret-equipped fighters would be necessary to engage large bomber formations, enabling the pilot to maneuver into the target's blind spot while the gunner pressed home the attack. Unfortunately though, it was soon discovered that the additional weight and drag of the turret inhibited the Defiant's ability to out-maneuver enemy fighter escorts and the design was re-tasked with night-fighter and air-sea-rescue roles.
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Corgi aviation archive general information

(note not all this information will apply to the above model)

The Corgi Aviation Archive features a vast selection of diecast model airplanes in 1:144, 1:72, 1:48 and 1:32 scales and has become the standard by which all other ranges are judged. Each Corgi model is based on a specific aircraft from an important historical or modern era of flight, and has been authentically detailed from original documents and archival material. Subject aircraft in the Aviation Archive appeal to all aviation enthusiasts and every diecast model airplane includes such features as:

  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Poseable presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.
  • Detailed pilots and crew members (1:72/1:32).
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards (1:72/1:32).
  • Selected interchangeable features such as airbrakes, opened canopies and access panels (1:72/1:32).
  • Selected moving parts such as gun turrets, control surfaces and swing-wings (1:72/1:32).
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