The Boulton Paul Defiant, manufactured by the Boulton Paul Aircraft Company and designed as a two-seater, turret armed fighter aircraft, took its first flight in 1937 and entered service with the RAF in December 1939. Nicknamed ‘Daffy' by the pilots who flew it, the aircraft had its shortcomings including the disadvantage of not having a forward gun firing capability, although it proved very effective as a night fighter. This lack of firing ability saw the Defiant being reduced to other supporting roles from 1942 including an Air Sea Rescue role, the period on which our model is based.
Decorated in the RAF green and dark grey camouflage scheme with grey underbelly, RAF markings are printed on the tail fin, with the roundel appearing on both sides of the fuselage as well. The gun turret features the rear facing guns painted matt black. The cockpit interior and canopy cover are both green. Additional features comprise silver wing lights and Pitot tube, rust brown exhaust pipes and yellow tips to the black propellers.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.
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