Aircraft Profiles
Boulton-Paul Defiant - Part I
The Boulton-Paul Defiant was an ingenious, if flawed. design. The concept was to have a turret with 4 machine guns fitted to allow a wide sweep of fire in any direction for attacking bombers.

The Defiant was switched to night fighter duty, and was reasonable successful as the NF Mk 1 and Mk 1A (Airborne Interception radar)
A Mark II was also built as a night fighter, but better aircraft were becoming available, so the Defiant was withdrawn from operations in 1942.
Country of Origin:
Great Britain
Mk I - 2 Squadron
NF Mk I - 96 Squadron
NF Mk II - 96 Squadron
NF Mk I - 125 Squadron
Mk I - 141 Squadron
NF Mk I - 151 Squadron
NF Mk II - 151 Squadron
NF Mk I - 255 Squadron
NF Mk I - 256 Squadron