Boulton Paul P.82 Defiant


Boulton Paul Defiant I © Simon Thomas
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The Boulton Paul Defiant is a single-engine two-seat turret fighter aircraft during WWII produced by the British manufacturer Boulton Paul Aircraft Ltd..
The Boulton Paul Defiant was used as a target tug aircraft after the service as a fighter aircraft.
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelRolls-Royce Merlin XX
Engine Power955 kW1280 hp
Speed504 km/h272 kts
  313 mph
Service Ceiling10.241 m33.600 ft
Range741 km400 NM
460 mi.
Empty Weight2.849 kg6.281 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight3.821 kg8.424 lbs
Wing Span11,99 m39 ft 4 in
Wing Area23,2 m250 ft
Length10,77 m35 ft 4 in
Height4,39 m14 ft 5 in
First Flight11.08.1937
Production Statusout of production
Total Production1065
Data for (Version)Boulton Paul P.82 Defiant N.F. Mk II
VariantsDefiant F.Mk I, N.F. Mk I, N.F. Mk Ia, N.F. Mk II, T.T. Mk I, T.T. Mk II, T.T. Mk III, ASR.Mk I