Boulton Paul Defiant WWII interceptor and night fighter
About this creation
The Boulton Paul Defiant was a British fighter aircraft of WWII, armed with 4 .303 Browning machine guns in a dorsal turret and manned by a crew of two - pilot and gunner. Designed for the RAF as a bomber-destroyer, the Defiant was successful in that role but fared poorly against Luftwaffe fighters like the Bf 109 due to a lack of forward armament and lower performance. The Defiant defended Britain during the Blitz of 1940-41, having most of its success as a night fighter.
This model features retractable landing gear and seating for both the pilot and gunner. The turret doesn't rotate but the guns do move up and down.
I've never seen this aircraft modeled in Lego before anywhere, and I decided the Defiant was going to be overlooked no longer!