The result was a "plane attack" on those nearly finished kits lingering on the painting table, or rather in boxes pushed to the side of it since June. I can now proudly present the (Airfix) Boulton Paul Defiant in the 'day' fighter scheme of 141 Squadron, RAF Church Fenton, September 1940.
Ooops it's not a Hurricane after all! Arggh.
Top View (Front): Vulnerable, but if you come in too high those guns may still get you yet! Same altitude, level and head-on is its weak-spot/vulnerability.
Side View (Left): Those Browning's will traverse on you.
Side View (Right): Those Browning's are still going to traverse on you.
As seen from an attacking Me109 once it recognised it was not in fact a Hurricane.
Eventually built, "ah bisto" (as per the famous English TV commercial), as part of my Airfix single-engined fighter/bombers of 1940 project. My only complaint being the decals tendency to disintegrate as I shuffled them into position.
Kits still to build:
- Westland Lysander
- Gloster Gladiator MkI
- Fairey Battle