Framed original acrylic painting 'Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I N3437'
Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I N3437
The Defiant is rarely described as a successful aircraft, especially when considering that it entered service later than the Spitfire and Hurricane, owing mainly to its lack of any forward firing weapons. This initially worked in its favour when attacking enemies did not realise that the aircraft was equipped with a turrett. Great success during the early stages of the battle of France were quickly forgotten when the Luftwaffe realised that a Defiant would be completely defenceless against a head on attack.
They did however perform better as a night fighter, but would be withdrawn from frontline duties during 1942.
Flying N3437, pilot Sgt Kazimierz Jankoiak and gunner Sgt Lipinski would claim the first victory for 307 Squadron shooting down a Heinkel He111 on 12th April 1941.
16x12 inch painting mounted in a 20x16 inch frame
We would recommend the black style frame for this painting.