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    Royal Air Force 'Bakelite' Recognition Model of a Boulton Paul Defiant. Royal Air Force 'Bakelite' Recognition Model of a Boulton Paul Defiant.

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    Royal Air Force 'Bakelite' Recognition Model of a Boulton Paul Defiant. Royal Air Force 'Bakelite' Recognition Model of a Boulton Paul Defiant. Accessories
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    • Royal Air Force 'Bakelite' Recognition Model of a Boulton Paul Defiant. Royal Air Force 'Bakelite' Recognition Model of a Boulton Paul Defiant.
    • Royal Air Force 'Bakelite' Recognition Model of a Boulton Paul Defiant. Royal Air Force 'Bakelite' Recognition Model of a Boulton Paul Defiant. for sale in United Kingdom
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    WW2 Royal Air Force 'Bakelite' Recognition Model of a Boulton Paul Defiant. Sn 13248 - 13248

    During WW2, from late 1940, models were used extensively in aircraft recognition training programs. Models were of prime importance not only for their versatility in teaching but, as with enemy aircraft, they were often the only subjects ready available for the camera. Most of these models were made of wood, but also Bakelite and Buckram (a cloth like material mixed with a binder and pressed into a mould similar to a water-based version of ‘glass-fibre’ resin moulding) was being used. They were usually produced in 1/72 scale following the lead already set by the Sky Birds and Penguin models. Compared to the Penguins they were crude and less detailed, but that was satisfactory for identification purposes. They were usually painted in matt-black or matt-grey, an appropriate colour, as a real aircraft would appear in this manner when viewed from a distance. This is a Bakelite model of a Bolton Paul Defiant and is finished in matt black. The Boulton Paul Defiant was a British interceptor aircraft that served with the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. The Defiant was designed and built by Boulton Paul Aircraft as a "turret fighter", without any forward-firing guns. It was a contemporary of the Royal Navy's Blackburn Roc. The concept of a turret fighter related directly to the successful First World War era Bristol F.2 Fighter. The model would have been used by both RAF and the Army as ground gun crews also needed to positively identify enemy aircraft from a distance. Typically seen in films hanging in aircrew rooms and briefing rooms. These models didn't survive in great numbers. On the bottom it has the word "Defiant" moulded on the underside. It measures 6 3/4" wingspan. There is a small drilled hole through the centre of the fuselage which was to thread cord through to hang the model from the ceiling to replicate the model in flight. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13248
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    £ 165
    Category:Accessories
    Subcategory:Other Accessories
    Condition:Used - Good condition for age
    Price:£ 165
    Sale type:Trade
    Manufactured Year:WW 2
    Your reference:13248
    Recommended Usage:Collection item
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    Royal Air Force 'Bakelite' Recognition Model of a Boulton Paul Defiant. Royal Air Force 'Bakelite' Recognition Model of a Boulton Paul Defiant.
    Royal Air Force 'Bakelite' Recognition Model of a Boulton Paul Defiant. Royal Air Force 'Bakelite' Recognition Model of a Boulton Paul Defiant.
    £ 165
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