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PostSubject: Boulton Paul Defiant   Sun 01 May 2016, 7:22 pm

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The idea of the turret gun was so that it could get in amongst bombers and wreak havoc, while still defending itself from Axis fighters. Well it didn't take long for the German pilots to figure out they had no forward facing guns and attack from the front!! DOH!!!!

Thereafter it was relegated to night fighting and eventually air, sea rescue.

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PostSubject: Re: Boulton Paul Defiant   Sun 01 May 2016, 8:05 pm

NO FORWARD FACING GUNS!!!!!! Did the idiot who designed that ever get to fly his one combat mission?

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PostSubject: Re: Boulton Paul Defiant   Sun 01 May 2016, 8:52 pm

JohnJ wrote:
NO FORWARD FACING GUNS!!!!!!  Did the idiot who designed that ever get to fly his one combat mission?

the 'turret fighter' was a dead end of a bright idea....the Defiant wasnt the only one, the Royal Navy had the Blackburn Roc which was similar but even more useless!

at least the Defiant wwent on to do good work as a stop gap nightfighter amongst other roles

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PostSubject: Re: Boulton Paul Defiant   Sun 08 May 2016, 12:06 am

JohnJ wrote:
NO FORWARD FACING GUNS!!!!!!  Did the idiot who designed that ever get to fly his one combat mission?

It begs the question, instead of turning it into a night fighter, why didn't they fit forward facing guns in the wings??

The box art shows day and night colour schemes, so naturally I took the easy way out and went for the night version!!





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