Always best to check !

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Always best to check !

Postby Hydealfred » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:54 pm

Always best to check the item you are going to a museum to see has in fact been unpacked and assembled ! Today at Hendon the Defiant was still in the Christmas mood. Still it was a good day out nonetheless :)

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Re: Always best to check !

Postby Xplumberlives » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:59 pm

Were you a little previous? ;)
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Re: Always best to check !

Postby Mackrick » Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:06 pm

Where's it been?
Thought there was a defiant there already.
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Re: Always best to check !

Postby Xplumberlives » Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:10 pm

There is ONLY one, I presume it's been away for restoration. ;)
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Re: Always best to check !

Postby Hydealfred » Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:25 pm

Been away since April 2009 at Medway Aircraft Preservation Society Rochester. A very rare beast :)
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Re: Always best to check !

Postby Mackrick » Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:30 pm

The Defiant was the first aircraft used to test ejection seats if I remember correctly.
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Re: Always best to check !

Postby Dan4th » Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:39 pm

For those who need to know:::::::::::

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boulton_Paul_Defiant

This is the last one left????????

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Re: Always best to check !

Postby Leebee0 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:49 pm

Hi all
Defiant N1671 is the only complete airframe in the world. There are bits of other airframes around and I know Cosford has some parts in storage.
It is a shame that this aircraft has such a poor reputation and some sources say that the aircraft was a failure. This far from the truth and can not wait to see her back in one peice.

How about getting her flying again and into the BBMF where she belongs ;)

Thanks for the post :)

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Re: Always best to check !

Postby Sooty655 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:44 pm

There is a replica within the Boulton Paul Association collection which was built over several years about 10 years ago. There are pictures on the BPA website.

What will happen to it now that BPA have lost their home is anyone's guess. :(
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Re: Always best to check !

Postby Leebee0 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:19 pm

Well last I heard from the guys at BPA is that the RAF Museum at Cosford may come to the rescue. I don't think anything has been sorted for sure though. I hope that this collection of Boulton Paul artefacts can be saved for the future.
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