Boulton Paul Defiant
is available online from Squadron.com
Isn't it always the way? After you've built your model, then out come an
excellent reference that you wanted before you started. It's like when you
scratch build something that's not available, one of the major manufacturers
will bring one out.
Hopefully, some of you haven't yet built your MPM or CA Defiants and if so this
is the book for you. No matter which variant you're interested in, Mk.I, Mk.II,
Air-Sea Rescue or Target Tug, they're all covered in this one very comprehensive
Beginning with the development of the Mk.I and its sad fall from grace as a day-
fighter, its development as a night-fighter, the Mk.II, Air-Sea rescue duties
and finally, as a Target-Tug, the text is interspersed with lots of B&W photos
and 1/72 scale plans.
Next comes a 50 page “Walk Around”, mostly in colour, showing aspects of the
aircraft's exterior and interior that most of us won't have seen before. The
book's worth it for this alone.
Finally, very attractive art-work by Artur Juszcak consisting of 38 side
profiles and several plan views covering every colour scheme the defiant flew
in, RAF day and night-fighters, Polish night-fighters, ASR aircraft in the
Temperate Sea Scheme and RAF plus USAAF Target-Tugs.
Every time I see one of these Mushroom books they just seem to be getting better
and better. I can't wait to get my hands on the new Mirage IIIO volume.
Thank you Mark, Roger and Mushroom Model Magazine.
All Mushroom Model
Publications books are
available direct from
who now accept credit cards (Visa, MC, Amex, Switch)
distributors are Squadron/MMD, Australian distributors are Platypus
Publications. In Europe, the books are available from any good bookshop (via our
UK distributors, Orca). Contact MMP direct in case of difficulties.
Roger at Mushroom Model
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