Title: Boulton-Paul Defiant

The Defiant was designed and built during the 1930’s as a “turret fighter” without any forward facing guns. This concept evolved in the mid-thirties when the RAF  thought it would have to defend against large numbers of fast unescorted bombers.

In practice the Defiant was only effective when switched to night operations. It was rapidly superseded by the Beaufighter and the Mosquito in the night-fighter role and relegated to such roles as gunnery training and target towing.

The title includes two flight manuals (titled Pilot’s Notes) for the Defiant plus one maintenance manual (known as the Servicing and Descriptive Handbook.) One flight manual is contained in the same manual as the Servicing Handbook. It also includes the Aircraft Profile for the Defiant. The files have been scanned from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages.



This title contains:

  • RAF Pilot’s Notes for the Defiant TT.Mk.1, AP 1592C-PN dated August 1942 with approx. 38 pages.
  • RAF Servicing and Descriptive Handbook for the Defiant II, AP 1592B-Volume One dated Aug 1941, with approx. 268 pages. (This Volume includes the Pilot’s Notes for the Defiant II.)
  • Aircraft Profile publication No 117 covering the Defiant, dated 1966 with 12 pages.