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Take this extraordinary chance to exclusively adopt our Boulton Paul Defiant Mk I, the only surviving example of its type. Introduced as a new tactical concept, the Defiant was an innovative two-seat RAF fighter design by concentrating all armament in a four-gun turret. it proved no match for the Luftwaffe’s more manoeuvrable, single-seat Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighters during the Battle of Britain. It was quickly withdrawn from daylight operations and moved to a night-fighter role. Manufactured in Wolverhampton, the Museum’s Defiant N1671 served as a night-fighter with No. 307 Polish Squadron in the final months of the Battle. Truly an opportunity for an aviation history enthusiast!
Your adoption details
By adopting one of our iconic items you are playing a crucial role in helping us share the greatest stories ever told.
Each adoptee will receive a digital image of their adoption along with a certificate. Recognition of the adoption, including your name and an optional dedication message, will be listed on Collections Online. You will also receive tailored communication throughout the year about your adoption! Click here to see an example of the certificate and digital image received with your adoption.
Once you have completed your adoption, your digital certificate and image will be emailed to you, please allow up to five working days. If you have made the adoption as a gift, details of the gift will be taken after purchase. We will send the certificate and image out to you, with the gift recipient’s name included, which you can then give as a present.
Adoptions last 12 months from the purchase date. The Museum may remove items from display temporarily or permanently for essential operational or conservation reasons. Please check on our website for current location if you are travelling to see your object.
If you would like to adopt an object in the Standard tier exclusively, please do email us.