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Valiant Wings – Boulton-Paul Defiant


Boulton-Paul’s ungainly Defiant is the next Airframe Detail title to be released by Valiant Wings.

Written by well-known aviation author Richard A Franks, this title, the fifth in the series, will be an essential companion for anyone tackling the 1/48 Airfix, Trumpeter and Classic Airframes kits, or 1/72 Airfix, MPM and even Pavla offerings.  Highlights include:

  • A wealth of historical photographs and detail images of the world’s only complete preserved Defiant
  • Period detail images during production and service use
  • Colour profiles and by Richard J. Caruana
  • At least 80 pages in total
  • Lists of all Defiant, accessories and decals produced in all scales
  • Build feature of Airfix’s newly tooled 1/48 Defiant by Steve Evans

The Airframe Detail series offers everything modern modellers want when they are tackling a specific subject and includes period diagrams, flight manual and spare parts catalogue data, full colour profiles and concise camouflage and marking notes.

Airframe Detail No 5 – The Boulton-Paul Defiant – A Detailed Guide to the RAF’s Turret Fighter, by Richard A. Franks (ISBN: 978-0-9957773-6-1) will retail at only £13.95 per copy, plus postage and packing and Publication is scheduled for late August.

Pre-orders can be made via the Valiant Wings website,, by ‘phone on 01234 273434 (+44 1234 273434 if calling from outside the UK) or by writing to:

Valiant Wings Publishing
8 West Grove
MK40 4BT


  1. Save £1 on RRP! Pre-order before August 30 at the special price of £12.95 per copy.
  1. Save money on postage! Pre-order before August 30 and save £2 on post and packing, both UK and worldwide.
  1. Win a Defiant kit! All pre-orders will be entered into a prize draw to win a new tool 1/48 scale Airfix Defiant.
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