Was the Boulton Paul Defiant any good?
The Defiant holds the record for shooting down the most enemy aircraft in one day when on May 29, 1940, 264 Squadron shot down two Me 109s, 15 Me 110s and a Junkers Ju 87 Stutka dive bomber on their first mission of the day. After refuelling and rearming, the squadron finished the day with a total of 38 aircraft kills.
Where was the Boulton Paul Defiant made?
Built by Boulton Paul at its Pendeford, Wolverhampton factory in February 1938, it was fitted with a a Merlin III engine.
What was the Boulton Paul Defiant used for?
The Defiant was removed from combat duties in 1942 and used for training, target towing, electronic countermeasures and air-sea rescue. Two types of electronic countermeasures equipment were carried by the Defiant, both countering the German Freya early warning radar.
What is Messerschmitt known for?
Messerschmitt, Willy ( Wilhelm) (1898–1978) German aircraft designer, famous for the Messerschmitt Bf-109 fighter used by the Luftwaffe during World War II. Messerschmitt also designed the ME-262, the first jet-propelled aircraft to be used in combat (1944).
How many Lysanders are there?
Production. A total of 1,786 Lysanders were built, including 225 manufactured under licence by National Steel Car in Malton near Toronto, Ontario, Canada during the late 1930s (1938-1939).
What was the height of the Westland Lysander?
11 ft 6 in
|Wing Span||15.2 m (50 ft)|
|Height||3.5 m (11 ft 6 in)|
|Weight, Empty||2,118 kg (4,670 lb)|
|Weight, Gross||2,766 kg (6,100 lb)|
|Cruising Speed||274 km/h (170 mph)|
Are there any Lysander aircraft still flying?
The Westland Lysander is a British army co-operation and liaison aircraft produced by Westland Aircraft that was used immediately before and during the Second World War….
|First flight||15 June 1936|
Are there any Lysanders still flying?
The Lysander is Staying in Canada! An extremely rare, Canadian-built, Second World War aircraft has been purchased by Canadians, and will not be leaving the country. It will continue to appear at events in Southern Ontario.
What is a Boulton Paul Defiant?
The Boulton Paul Defiant is a British interceptor aircraft that served with the Royal Air Force (RAF) during World War II. The Defiant was designed and built by Boulton Paul Aircraft as a “turret fighter”, without any forward-firing guns, also found in the Blackburn Roc of the Royal Navy.
What happened to the Defiant squadrons?
Instead, the Defiant squadrons were sent to the most exposed airfields in Kent where they fell victim to the high-flying Schwärmes of German fighters.
What is the museum accession number for the Boulton Paul Defiant?
^ a b Simpson, Andrew. “Boulton Paul Defiant I N1671/837OM: museum accession no. 74/A/16.” Royal Air Force Museum. Retrieved: 13 August 2019.