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Defiant
Defiant-bpa3
Image of Boulton Paul Defiant[1]
Origin J.D North - Boulton Paul (Wolverhampton)
Type Two Seat Low Wing Fighter Monoplane
Engine (Mk 1) : Rolls Royce Merlin III V12 liquid cooled piston engine, B.H.P. Mk 1 : 1030 bhp at 16,250 ft ( 4955 m )
(Mk 2) : Rolls Royce Merlin XX V12 liquid cooled piston engine, B.H.P. Mk 2: 1260 bhp at 12,250 ft ( 3735 m )
Fuel
Dimensions
Span 39ft 4 inches ( 11.99 m )
Length 35 ft 4 inches ( 10.77 m )
Height 11ft 4inches ( 3.45 m )
Weights
Empty 6,078 lb ( 2,758 kg )
Loaded (normal) : 8,424 lb ( 3,822 kg )
Performance
Speed (Mk 1) : 304 mph ( 490 kph ) at 17,000 ft ( 5180 m ),
(Mk 2) : 313 mph ( 505 kph ) at 19,000 ft ( 5790 m )
Service Ceiling 36,000 ft ( 10,950 m )
Range 425 miles ( 684 km )
Armament 4 Browning 0.303 machine guns with 600rpg, mounted in a power operated turret.
History
First Flight 11 August 1937 ( prototype ), Mk 1 : 30th July 1939, Mk 2 : 20 July 1940
End of Production
End of service
Operators
Number Produced
Boulton Paul Defiant04:08

Boulton Paul Defiant

HistoryEdit

  • Service Entry Mk 1 : May 1940
  • Squadrons allocated the Defiant during the Battle; No 141 Squadron and No 264 Squadron.[2]

Piece of CakeEdit

NovelEdit

In Late January 1940, Rex had Stickwell posted away for an unauthorised attack on Germany. Months later, the survivors of Hornet discover that Stickwell's squadron are flying Defiants.

MiniseriesEdit

There are no references to, or appearances by, Defiants in the miniseries, as there is only one survivng example.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Aeroflight Website
  2. "Defiant page on Battle of Britain website

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