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Boulton Paul

Boulton & Paul Ltd
Boulton Paul Aircraft Ltd


History

The company's origins date back to an ironmonger's shop founded in 1797 in Norwich by William Moore. William Staples Boulton joined the ironworks firm of Moore & Barnard in 1844. By 1870 Boulton had been elevated to a partner alongside of John Barnard and the firm was renamed to Barnard & Boulton. A later partner in the firm was Joseph Paul, and the firm was again renamed to Boulton & Paul Ltd, which started its construction engineering division in 1900. By the early 1900s, Boulton & Paul Ltd had become a successful general manufacturing firm. In 1915, Boulton & Paul began to construct aircraft to support the war effort. Their first product was the Royal Aircraft Factory FE.2b, contracts for which finally numbered 250. A new production site was built and an assembly and proving ground developed on Mousehold Heath in Norwich rather than transport the aircraft to the Army at Thetford. The aircraft were built in conjunction with another Norwich company, the coach building works of Howe and Sons at Chapel Field. Success with the FE.2b led to further contracts; 300 FE.2d (with nacelles built by Garrett & Sons Ltd of Leiston), 70 Felixtowe F.3 flying boat hulls and most significantly the Sopwith Camel, of which the company built more than any other manufacturer. Success as a builder of aircraft led to the company forming a design department. John D. North, who had been with the Austin Motor Co as superintendent of their aeroplane division, was engaged as chief designer, and he at once set to work on producing military aircraft. None of these resulting aircraft made a significant impact while the war lasted; the P.3 Bobolink was overshadowed by the Sopwith Snipe, the P.6, one of the first aircraft to be designed for aerodynamic research, was a handy two seater biplane which, after the war it became the company's own transport and the Armistice beat the P.7 Bourges into production. Although not succeeding with its own P.3, the company was well compensated with orders for 500 of the rival Sopwith Snipe, deliveries continuing through October 1919 before the final 25 were cancelled.

After the war came first the P.8 Atlantic and then the P.9, which was developed as a private light aircraft. Few orders were received because of the large number of cheap war surplus aircraft that were on the market at the time. J.D. North was a strong proponent of all metal structures and the next model, the all-steel P.10 biplane, created a lot of interest, so much so that North managed to convince the company that there was where the future lay. Boulton and Paul soon became acknowledged leaders in the field, and this led to an order in 1925 for the design and construction of the R.101 airship. That same year Malcolm Campbell pushed the land speed record to 150.87m.p.h. in a Sunbeam car. Prior to the record attempt, Sunbeam sent a model of the car to Boulton Paul for tests in their wind tunnel. After a series of tests Boulton Paul redesigned the car to improve its aerodynamic performance.

The company's first significant aircraft to go into production was the Sidestrand bomber, 18 of which were ordered. The agile twin engined aircraft first flew in 1926, could loop, spin and roll and had a top speed of 140mph. The aircraft entered service in 1929 equiping No.101 squadron. 1929 also saw W.H. Sayers join the company, whose first job was the design of the P.41 Phoenix light sports aircraft. Today it is unclear whether Sayers, with his experience in light aircraft, joined to assist in the Phoenix design, or whether the aircraft was a result of his joining Boulton & Paul.

The high speed Sidestrand made John North realise that the nose gunner needed some protection. As a result he designed a fully enclosed, power operated gun turret containing a single Lewis gun, powered by compressed air bottles, and a compressor driven from one of the engines. This was fitted to the Overstrand which became the last of the company's designs to be built at Norwich.

In a depressed market in 1934, the aircraft division being its weakest, Boulton & Paul Ltd sold its aircraft manufacturing component from the main construction business to a London financial group, Electric and General Industries Trust Ltd, creating a new public company, Boulton Paul Aircraft Ltd. North, along with Sam Hiscocks, who joined the company from Armstrong Whitworth, were joint managing directors. This moved to Pendeford, Wolverhampton, in 1936 as the area had a surplus of skilled labour and the council was able to provide an incentive in the form of a greenfield site and flying rights. Most of the 800 strong workforce moved to Wolverhampton but further skilled labour was required. A number of people were recruited from Ulster and Scotland, and a training school was set up at Cannock. Once again, subcontract work came to Boulton Pauls rescue with an order, eventually numbering 106, for the Hawker Demon.

French engineer De Boysson of the Société d’Applications des Machines Motrice (SAMM) had developed a 4 gun electro-hydraulic turret. John North saw its potential and superiority over his own design and the company brought the manufacturing rights. This formed the basis for much of the company's future. The turret was an immediate success and over the years a whole range of gun turrets were designed and fitted to many of the most successful aircraft of the day.

The factory was extended in 1937, eventually covering three times the area of the original Pendeford works and in March of the same year the company received an order for 87 Defiants, the first flight of which took place on 11th August. The Defiant fighter was Boulton Paul's first aircraft incorporating an all metal stressed skin and was fitted with the company’s Type 'A' Mk.IID turret.

The Royal Navy put out tenders for a turret equipped fighter. The contract went to Blackburn for its Roc aircraft. Blackburn had a lot of orders at the time for other aircraft, and so Boulton Paul was subcontracted to manufacture the aircraft, which was basically a Blackburn Skua dive-bomber fitted with Boulton Paul type 'A' turret. Boulton Paul did all of the redesign work, and the first aircraft flew on 23rd December 1938.

The Defiant was followed by the subcontract construction of the Fairey Barracuda and following the end of the war 270 Vickers Wellington bombers were converted to T.10 navigation trainers. The Balliol T1 and T.2 advanced trainers were built for the RAF in reasonable numbers, and there was an overseas order from the Royal Ceylon Air Force.

The company carried out a lot of modification work on the English Electric Canberra's. They were the main Canberra contractor and continued this work for 14 years. The company became a world leader in the production of aircraft power control units and fly by wire systems. The electronics department designed and built a computer called 'The Brain' in the early 1950's. A lot of work was carried out on Vampires for de Havilland, and Boulton Paul became a subcontractor for Beagle Aircraft. The company built the wings and undertook structural testing of the fuselage. The last two Boulton Paul aircraft to fly were the P.111 and P.120 delta wing jets.

In 1961 Boulton Paul Aircraft, by now a producer of aircraft equipment rather than complete aircraft, merged with the Dowty Group to form first Dowty Boulton Paul Ltd and then Dowty Aerospace.

Company References
  1. Boulton & Paul Aircraft, Gordon Kinsey (Terence Dalton, 1992)
  2. Boulton Paul Aircraft Since 1915, Alec Brew (Putnam, 1993)
  3. Boulton Paul Aircraft, Alec Brew (Tempus, 2001)
  4. http://www.historywebsite.co.uk/Museum/Transport/planes/boultonPaul.htm
  5. Aeromilitaria, 1995/3 (Air-Britain Publications)
  6. Air Enthusiast Quarterly 108



Project Data

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Name

Alternative Name(s)

Year

Spec

Status

Qty

Description

References

  P.1     Proj 0 1S, 1E fighter (1)
  P.2     Proj 0 1S, 1E fighter (1)
  P.3 Bobolink  1917 A.1A Proto 1 1S, 1E fighter 1,2,3,16,17
  P.4   1917  Proj 0 1S, 1E fighter (1)
  P.5  Hawk 1917 A.1A Proj 0 1S, 1E fighter (1)
  P.6   1918  Proto 1 2S, 1E experimental biplane 1,2,3,7,12,15
  P.7 Bourges  1918 see prdn list Proto 3 3S, 2E reconnaissance bomber 1,2,3,15,18,19
  P.8 Atlantic  1919  Proto 2 3S, 2E transatlantic aircraft 1,2,3,8,15,28,29,75,76
  P.9   1919  Prdn 8 2S, 1E light biplane 1,2,3,7,15,64,65,66,79
  P.10   1919  Pro(n) 1 2S, 1E light biplane 1,2,3,77,78
  P.11    RAF Type XXI Proj 0 2S, 1E amphibian fleet reconnaissance aircraft 2
  P.12 Bodmin Bodeigre 1920 see prdn list Proto 2 2E postal aircraft 1,2,3,12,81
  P.13 Not Used       
  P.14   1922  Proj 0 Biplane?? (1)
  P.15 Bolton  1922 4/20 Proto 1 3S, 2E reconnaissance bomber 1,2,3,18,19,80
  P.16   1920 5/20 Proj 0 Troop carrier (1)
  P.17   1920  Proj 0 2S, 1E fleet spotter (1)
  P.18   1921  Proj 0 Reconnaissance aircraft (1)
  P.19   1921 15/21 Proj 0 2E bomber (1)
  P.20   1921 5/21?, 10/21 Proj 0 3S, 1E army co-operation aircraft 1
  P.21   1921  Proj 0 High altitude photo-reconnaissance aircraft (1)
  P.22   1921  Proj 0 Coastal torpedo aircraft (1)
  P.23     Proj 0 Amphibian (1)
  P.24 Unknown       
  P.25 Bugle  1923 see prdn list Prdn 7 3S, 2E medium bomber 1,2,3,18,19,82
  P.26 Unknown       
  P.27     Proj 0 3S, 2E medium bomber (1)
  P.28    10/23 Proj 0 1E day bomber (1)
  P.29 Sidestrand  1926 B.9/24, B.10/29 Prdn 20 3S, 2E day bomber 1,2,3,18,19,20,38,41,42,43,71,83,84
  P.30     Proj 0 1S, 1E fighter (1)
  P.31 Bittern  1927 27/24 Proto 2 1S, 2E night fighter 1,2,16,17
  P.32   1931 B.22/27 Proto 1 5/6S, 3E long range night bomber 1,2,3,18,19,27,35,86
  P.33 Partridge  1928 F.9/26 Proto 1 1S, 1E fighter 1,2,3,10,16,17,44,85
  P.34   1928 N.21/26 Proj 0 1S, 1E naval fighter (1)
  P.35   1928 F.29/27 Proj 0 2S, 1E bomber-destroyer with C.O.W. gun 2
  P.36     Proj 0 14-seat, 3E transport derived from the P.32 8
  P.37   1929  Proj 0 2E high speed day bomber 1
  P.38   1928  Proj 0 3E aerial survey monoplane (1)
  P.39     Proj 0 6E flying boat 1
  P.40   1929 C.16/28 Proj 0 3E troop carrier (1)
  P.41 Phoenix  1929  Proto 1 1S, 1E light aircraft 1,2,3,7,15
  P.42   1929 6/29 Proj 0 3E civil general purpose biplane (1)
  P.42A   1929 6/29 Proj 0 3E civil general purpose monoplane (1)
  P.43   1929  Proj 0 4S, 3E cabin light airliiner 8
  P.44   1929  Proj 0 4S, 1E light aircraft 8
  P.45   1929  Proj 0 5S, 2E cabin light airliner 8
  P.46   1929  Proj 0 5S, 2E cabin light airliner 8
  P.47   1929  Proj 0 2E high speed mail carrier, derived from the P.37 8
  P.48   1930  Proj 0 4E airliner 8
  P.49     Proj 0 1S, 1E high speed racing aircraft (1)
  P.50   1930  Proj 0 2S, 1E general purpose monoplane (1)
  P.51   1930  Proj 0 6-passenger, 1E monoplane 8
  P.52     Proj 0 2E bomber (1)
  P.53     Proj 0 1E reconnaissance seaplane (1)
  P.54   1930  Proj 0 5-passenger, 2E cabin biplane 8
  P.55   1930 26/28 Proj 0 5S, 1E light airliner 2
  P.56     Proj 0 2E mail carrier (1)
  P.57   1930  Proj 0 Development of P.29 for Ireland (1)
  P.58   1930 S.9/30 Proj 0 3S, 1E fleet spotter (1)
  P.59     Proj 0 3E transport 8
  P.60     Proj 0 2E photographic dev. of P.29 for Canada (1)
  P.61     Proj 0 2E mail carrier 8
  P.62     Proj 0 2E day/torpedo bomber 27
  P.62A     Proj 0 2E civil transport version of P.62 (1)
  P.63     Proj 0 1S, 1E high speed interceptor (1)
  P.64 Mail-Carrier  1933 21/28 Proto 1 3S, 2E mail carrier 1,2,3,8,15,37,69,87
  P.65   1933  Proj 0 Cargo floatplane derivative of P.64 (1)
  P.66    G.4/31 (OR.2) Proj 0 2S, 1E general purpose monoplane 1
  P.67    F.7/30 (OR.1) Proj 0 1S, 2E fighter 1,10,54
  P.68     Proj 0 8-seat, 4E passenger aircraft 8
  P.69    C.26/31 (OR.4) Proj 0 2E bomber / transport (1)
  P.70    B.9/32 (OR.5) Proj 0 3S, 2E bomber 1,27
  P.71     Proj 0 Passenger derivative of P.64 (1)
  P.71A   1934  Prdn 2 6/7 seat, 2E airliner 1,2,3,8,15,37,57,70,88
  P.72     Proj 0 2S, 2E fighter (1)
  P.73    P.27/32 Proj 0 1E day bomber (1)
  P.74    F.22/33 Proj 0 3S, 2E fighter 9,95

 

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  P.75 Overstrand  1933 B.29/33, B.23/34 Prdn 24 (4) 3S, 2E day bomber 1,2,3,12,18,19,20,27,38,41,42,43,48,50,60,90
  P.76    F.5/33 (OR.9) Proj 0 2S, 2E fighter 9
  P.77     Proj 0 Coastal reconnaissance version of B.70 (1)
  P.78     Proj 0 2E day/night bomber (1)
  P.79    B.3/34 (OR.12) Proj 0 4S, 2E heavy bomber 1,6,22,27
  P.80 Superstrand    Proj 0 3S, 2E day bomber 1,18,27,42,89
      O.27/34 (OR.15) Proj 0 2S, 1E dive bomber (18)
  P.81    A.39/34 (OR.18) Proj 0 1E army co-operation monoplane (1)
      B.1/35 Proj 0 4S, 2E heavy bomber (6)
  P.82 Defiant  1937 F.9/35 (OR.20) Prdn 1062 2S, 1E turret fighter 1,2,3,6,11,13,14,16,17,20,21,23,33,34,36,45,46,
 47,51,63,95
  P.83    M.15/35 (OR.22) Proj 0 2E shore based torpedo bomber 6
  P.84    G.24/35 (OR.25) Proj 0 2E shore based general reconnaissance aircraft 6
  P.85    O.30/35 Proj 0 2S, 1E naval turret fighter 6,9,30
  P.86    M.15/35 (OR.22),
 G.24/35
 Proj 0 2E shore based torpedo bomber/ GR aircraft 6
  P.87     Proj 0 2E heavy bomber (1)
  P.88    F.37/35 (OR.31) Proj 0 1S, 1E fighter 1,6,9,10,31
  P.89    F.9/37 Proj 0 1S, 2E fighter 6
  P.90    B.12/36 (OR.40) Proj 0 4E heavy bomber 1,2,6,27
  P.91    P.13/36 (OR.41) Proj 0 2E heavy bomber 6
  P.92   1938 F.11/37 (OR.50) Proj 0 3S, 2E turret fighter 1,6,9,11,39
  P.92/2   1941  Proto 1 Half scale model of P.92; built by Heston Aircraft 1,2,6,9,11,39,49,67
  P.93        See Blackburn Roc
  P.94     Proj 0 1S, 1E fighter derivative of the P.82 2,6,9,11,30,33,95
  P.95    B.20/24 Proj 0 2S, 1E bomber/tactical reconnaissance aircraft 1,2,6
  P.96    F.18/40 (OR.95) Proj 0 2S, 1E night fighter 1,2,6,9,33,95
  P.97    F.18/40 (OR.95) Proj 0 2S, 2E night fighter 1,6,9,95
  P.98    F.6/42 Proj 0 1E, 1S tail-first fighter bomber 6
  P.99    F.6/42 Proj 0 1E, 1S fighter bomber 1,6
  P.100    F.6/42 Proj 0 1E, 1S tail-first fighter bomber 1,6
  P.101    F.6/42 Proj 0 1E, 1S fighter bomber 1,56
  P.102     Proj 0 1S, 1E naval jet fighter 6
    Jet Barracuda   Proj 0 Jet-powered Fairey Barracuda 6
  P.103    N.7/43 Proj 0 1S, 1E naval fighter 2,6,9,30,95
  P.104    N.7/43 Proj 0 1S, 1E tail-first naval fighter 6
  P.105     Proj 0 1E fighter/torpedo-bomber/recce aircraft 6
  P.106    T.23/43 (OR.131) Proj 0 2/3S, 1E elementary trainer 1,26
  P.107     Proj 0 2S, 1E long range escort fighter 2,6
  P.108 Balliol  1947 T.7/45, T.14/47
 (OR.159)
 Prdn 229 2S, 1E trainer 1,2,3,15,20,21,26,52,53,55,56,58,59,62,68,72,73,
 91,92
  P.109    T.7/45 (OR.159) Proj 0 2S, 1E trainer 2,26
  P.110     Proj 0 3S, 1E light aircraft 1,110
  P.111   1950 E.27/46 (OR.241) Proto 1 1S, 1E experimental delta 1,2,3,12,40,59
  P.112     Proj 0 3S, 1E elementary trainer 26
      E.10/47 (OR.252) Proj 0 1S, 1E experimental tailless research aircraft 96
  P.113     Proj 0 1S, 1E transonic research aircraft 1,2,4
  P.114     Proj 0 1S, 2E transonic research aircraft 4
  P.115    T.16/48 (OR.257) Proj 0 2S, 1E trainer 26
  P.116    T.16/48 (OR.257) Proj 0 2S, 1E trainer 1,26
  P.117 Wing controlled aerodyne studies    
  P.118     Proj 0 1E swept wing aircraft (4)
  P.119     Proj 0 2S, 1E jet powered advanced trainer 1,2,3,26,59,74,94
  P.120   1952 E.27/46 (OR.241) Proto 1  1S, 1E experimental delta 1,2,12,40
  P.121    ER.110T Proj 01S, 2E supersonic fighter 1,4,25,61
  P.122    F.124T (OR.301) Proj 0 1S, 1E rocket powered interceptor fighter 4
  P.123   UB.109T (OR.1097) Proj 0 Short range unmanned bomber 1,5
  P.124     Proj 0 2S, 1E jet powered advanced trainer 2,26
  P.125     Proj 0 2S, 1E jet powered version of P.108 2,26
  P.126 Thin Wing Studies   

  
  P.127     Proj 0 Supersonic interceptor 4
  P.128    ER.134T Proj 0 1S, 2E supersonic research aircraft 4,24
  P.129     Proj 0 1S, 3E mixed powerplant research aircraft 2,4
  P.130     Proj 0 Family of 12 fanlift VTOL studies 1
  P.131     Proj 0 2S, 1E jet powered advanced trainer for Australia 26
  P.132    ER.166D Proj 0 1S, 4E fanlift VTOL research aircraft 1,2
  P.133   1956  Proj 0 1S, 3E, 6 lift fan VTOL land fighter 4,5
  P.133A   1956  Proj 0 1S, 3E, 4 lift fan VTOL land fighter 4,5
  P.133B   1956  Proj 0 2S, 2E, 4 lift fan VTOL naval search/strike aircraft 4,5
  P.134   1956  Proj 0 1S, 2E, 4/6 lift fan VTOL fighter 2,4
  P.135   1957  Proj 0 1S, 2E, 4 lift fan VTOL research aircraft 4
  P.136   1957  Proj 0 1S, 2E, 6 lift engine VTOL research aircraft 1,5
  P.137     Proj 0 2S, 2E, 10 lift fan VTOL naval search/strike aircraft 5
  P.138     Proj 0 4E, 32 passenger VTOL airliner (1)
  P.139     Proj 0 1S, 2E, 3 lift fan VTOL research aircraft (1)
  P.140   1957  Proj 0 4E, 12 lift fan 72/80 passenger VTOL airliner 1
  P.141   1960  Proj 0 6E, 24 lift fan 40 passenger VTOL airliner 1
  P.142   1958  Proj 0 6E, 8 lift fan VTOL research aircraft (1)
  P.143     Proj 0 10E, 40 lift fan 46/52 passenger VTOL airliner (1)
  P.144     Proj 0 6S, 2E, 4 lift fan airborne vehicle 1
  P.144A     Proj 0 5S, 1E airborne vehicle (1)
  P.145     Proj 0 4E, 12 lift engine VTOL transport 1
  P.146     Proj 0 3E, 18 lift engine 96 passenger VTOL airliner 1,2
  P.147 Project Prodigal    Proj 0 Limited airborne capable vehicle 2
  P.148

 Air transportable road vehicle

      

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Project References

1        Boulton Paul Aircraft Since 1915, Alec Brew (Putnam, 1993)

2        Boulton Paul Aircraft, Alec Brew (Tempus, 2001)

3        Boulton & Paul Aircraft, Gordon Kinsey (Terence Dalton, 1992)

4        British Secret Projects - Jet Fighters Since 1950, Tony Buttler (Midland Publishing, 2000)

5        British Secret Projects - Jet Bombers Since 1949, Tony Buttler (Midland Publishing, 2003)

6        British Secret Projects - Fighters & Bombers 1935-1950, Tony Buttler (Midland Publishing, 2004)

7        British Light Aeroplanes, Arthur W.J.G. Ord-Hume (GMS Enterprises, 2000)

8        British Commercial Aircraft, Arthur W.J.G. Ord-Hume (GMS Enterprises, 2003)

9        The Turret Fighters, Alec Brew (The Crowood Press, 2002)

10      Interceptor, James Goulding (Ian Allen, 1986)

11      British Experimental Combat Aircraft of World War II, Tony Buttler, (Hikoki Publications, 2012)

12      British Research and Development Aircraft, Ray Sturtivant (Haynes Publishing, 1990)

13      Famous Figters of the Second World War, Vol 2, William Green (McDonald, 1957, 1975)

14      RAF Fighters Part 2 , Green & Swanborough (Pilot Press 'WW2 Aircraft Fact Files', 1979)

15      British Civil Aircraft Since 1919, Vol 1, A.J. Jackson (Putnam, 1973)

16      British Fighter Since 1912, Peter Lewis (Putnam, 1965)

17      British Fighter Since 1912, Francis K. Mason (Putnam, 1992)

18      British Bomber Since 1914, Peter Lewis (Putnam, 1965)

19      British Bomber Since 1914, Francis K. Mason (Putnam, 1994)

20      Aircraft Of The Royal Air Force Since 1918, Owen Thetford (Putnam,1979)

21      British Naval Aircraft Since 1912, Owen Thetford (Putnam, 1978)

22      21st Profile #16

23      Air Enthusiast Quarterly 5

24      Air Enthusiast Quarterly 60

25      Air Enthusiast Quarterly 69

26      Air Enthusiast Quarterly 80

27      Air Enthusiast Quarterly 100

28      Air Enthusiast Quarterly 101

29      Air Enthusiast Quarterly 102

30      Air Enthusiast Quarterly 106

31      Air Enthusiast Quarterly 107

32      Air Enthusiast Quarterly 108

33      Air International July 1991

34      Air International August 1991

35      Aeroplane Monthly May 1979

36      Aeroplane Monthly Apr 1986

37      Aeroplane Monthly Aug 1986

38      Aeroplane Monthly Oct 1986

39      Aeroplane Monthly Nov 1990

40      Aeroplane Monthly Feb 1993

41      Aeroplane Monthly Nov 1994

42      Aeroplane Monthly Dec 1994

43      Aeroplane Monthly Jan 1995

44      Aeroplane Monthly Sep 1996

45      Aeroplane Monthly Oct 2008

46      Air Pictorial Aug 1961

47      Air Pictorial Sep 1961

48      Air Pictorial Oct 1966

49      Aircraft Illustrated Oct 1973

50      Aviation News 1/18

51      Aviation News 2/25

52      Aviation News 4/16

53      Aviation News 10/9

54      Wingspan (Incorporating Planes) 23

55      Wingspan (Incorporating Planes) 33

56      Wingspan (Incorporating Planes) 34

57      Wingspan (Incorporating Planes) 53

58      Aeromilitaria, 2005/2, (Air-Britain Publications)

59      Aeromilitaria, 2005/3, (Air-Britain Publications)

60      Aeromilitaria, 2008/1, (Air-Britain Publications)

61      Aeromilitaria, 2012/1, (Air-Britain Publications)

62      Aeromilitaria, 1986/1, (Air-Britain Publications)

63      Aeromilitaria, 1990/4, (Air-Britain Publications)

64      Air Britain Archive, 2002/1, (Air-Britain Publications)

65      Air Britain Archive, 2002/2, (Air-Britain Publications)

66      Air Britain Archive, 2002/4, (Air-Britain Publications)

67      Air Britain Archive, 2006/4, (Air-Britain Publications)

68      Aviation World, 2010/2, (Air-Britain Publications)

69      The Aeroplane 5 Apr 1933

70      The Aeroplane 30 Jan 1935

71      The Aeroplane 18 Sep 1935

72      The Aeroplane 24 Oct 1947

73      The Aeroplane 2 Jul 1948

74      The Aeroplane 31 Aug 1951

75      Flight May 15 1919

76      Flight Oct 30 1919

77      Flight Dec 10 1919

78      Flight Jan 1 1920

79      Flight Sep 21 1922

80      Flight Oct 5 1922

81      Flight Sep 6 1923

82      Flight Apr 23 1925

83      Flight Sep 15 1927

84      Flight Mar 29 1928

85      Flight Dec 6 1928

86      Flight Jun 17 1932

87      Flight Apr 6 1933

88      Flight Jan 31 1935

89      Flight Sep 12 1935

90      Flight Oct 22 1936

91      Flight Aug 7 1947

92      Flight Jul 1 1948

93      Flight May 26 1949

94      Flight Aug 31 1951

95      The Defiant File , Alec Brew, Air Britain (Historians), 1996)

96      British Aircraft Specifications File, K.J. Meekcoms and E.B. Morgan (Air-Britain Publications, 1994)

97      British Private Aircraft, 1946-1970, Volume 2, Arthur W.J.G. Ord-Hume (Mushroom Model Publications, 2013)



1Boulton Paul Aircraft Since 1915, Alec Brew (Putnam, 1993)75Flight May 15 1919
2Boulton Paul Aircraft, Alec Brew (Tempus, 2001)76Flight Oct 30 1919
3Boulton & Paul Aircraft, Gordon Kinsey (Terence Dalton, 1992)77Flight Dec 10 1919
4British Secret Projects - Jet Fighters Since 1950, Tony Buttler (Midland Publishing, 2000)78Flight Jan 1 1920
5British Secret Projects - Jet Bombers Since 1949, Tony Buttler (Midland Publishing, 2003)79Flight Sep 21 1922
6British Secret Projects - Fighters & Bombers 1935-1950, Tony Buttler 80Flight Oct 5 1922
       (Midland Publishing, 2004)81Flight Sep 6 1923
7British Light Aeroplanes, Arthur W.J.G. Ord-Hume (GMS Enterprises, 2000)82Flight Apr 23 1925
8British Commercial Aircraft, Arthur W.J.G. Ord-Hume (GMS Enterprises, 2003)83Flight Sep 15 1927
9The Turret Fighters, Alec Brew (The Crowood Press, 2002)84Flight Mar 29 1928
10Interceptor, James Goulding (Ian Allen, 1986)85Flight Dec 6 1928
11British Experimental Combat Aircraft of World War II, Tony Buttler, 86Flight Jun 17 1932
       (Hikoki Publications, 2012)87Flight Apr 6 1933
12British Research and Development Aircraft, Ray Sturtivant (Haynes Publishing, 1990)88Flight Jan 31 1935
13Famous Figters of the Second World War, Vol 2, William Green (McDonald, 1957, 1975)89Flight Sep 12 1935
14RAF Fighters Part 2, Green & Swanborough (Pilot Press 'WW2 Aircraft Fact Files', 1979)90Flight Oct 22 1936
15British Civil Aircraft Since 1919, Vol 1, A.J. Jackson (Putnam, 1973)91Flight Aug 7 1947
16British Fighter Since 1912, Peter Lewis (Putnam, 1965)92Flight Jul 1 1948
17British Fighter Since 1912, Francis K. Mason (Putnam, 1992)93Flight May 26 1949
18British Bomber Since 1914, Peter Lewis (Putnam, 1965)94Flight Aug 31 1951
19British Bomber Since 1914, Francis K. Mason (Putnam, 1994)95The Defiant File (Air Britain (Historians), 1996)
20Aircraft Of The Royal Air Force Since 1918, Owen Thetford (Putnam,1979)96British Aircraft Specifications File, K.J. Meekcoms and E.B. Morgan 
21British Naval Aircraft Since 1912, Owen Thetford (Putnam, 1978)       (Air-Britain Publications, 1994)
2221st Profile #1697British Private Aircraft, 1946-1970, Volume 2, Arthur W.J.G. Ord-Hume
23Air Enthusiast Quarterly 5      (Mushroom Model Publications, 2013)
24Air Enthusiast Quarterly 60  
25Air Enthusiast Quarterly 69  
26Air Enthusiast Quarterly 80  
27Air Enthusiast Quarterly 100  
28Air Enthusiast Quarterly 101  
29Air Enthusiast Quarterly 102  
30Air Enthusiast Quarterly 106  
31Air Enthusiast Quarterly 107  
32Air Enthusiast Quarterly 108  
33Air International July 1991  
34Air International August 1991  
35Aeroplane Monthly May 1979  
36Aeroplane Monthly Apr 1986  
37Aeroplane Monthly Aug 1986  
38Aeroplane Monthly Oct 1986  
39Aeroplane Monthly Nov 1990  
40Aeroplane Monthly Feb 1993  
41Aeroplane Monthly Nov 1994  
42Aeroplane Monthly Dec 1994  
43Aeroplane Monthly Jan 1995  
44Aeroplane Monthly Sep 1996  
45Aeroplane Monthly Oct 2008  
46Air Pictorial Aug 1961  
47Air Pictorial Sep 1961  
48Air Pictorial Oct 1966  
49Aircraft Illustrated Oct 1973  
50Aviation News 1/18  
51Aviation News 2/25  
52Aviation News 4/16  
53Aviation News 10/9  
54Wingspan (Incorporating Planes) 23  
55Wingspan (Incorporating Planes) 33  
56Wingspan (Incorporating Planes) 34  
57Wingspan (Incorporating Planes) 53  
58Aeromilitaria, 2005/2 (Air-Britain Publications)  
59Aeromilitaria, 2005/3 (Air-Britain Publications)  
60Aeromilitaria, 2008/1 (Air-Britain Publications)  
61Aeromilitaria, 2012/1 (Air-Britain Publications)  
62Aeromilitaria, 1986/1 (Air-Britain Publications)  
63Aeromilitaria, 1990/4 (Air-Britain Publications)  
64Air Britain Archive, 2002/1 (Air-Britain Publications)  
65Air Britain Archive, 2002/2 (Air-Britain Publications)  
66Air Britain Archive, 2002/4 (Air-Britain Publications)  
67Air Britain Archive, 2006/4 (Air-Britain Publications)  
68Aviation World, 2010/2 (Air-Britain Publications)  
69The Aeroplane 5 Apr 1933  
70The Aeroplane 30 Jan 1935  
71The Aeroplane 18 Sep 1935  
72The Aeroplane 24 Oct 1947  
73The Aeroplane 2 Jul 1948  
74The Aeroplane 31 Aug 1951  

 



Production Data top
Note: In the Production Summary, conversions are only listed where they result in a change from one Type to another. Changes to sub-type or Mark Number are not shown in the summary. For details of these, see the individual listings.

Type No

Name

Qty (New)

Qty (Conv.)

Canc'd

 

 P.3

 Bobolink

1

 

2

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 P.5

 Hawk

 

 

3

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 P.6

 

1

 

 

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 P.7

 Bourges

3

 

 

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 P.8

 Atlantic

2

 

 

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 P.9

 

8

 

 

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 P.10

 

1

 

 

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 P.12

 Bodmin

2

 

 

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 P.15

 Bolton

1

 

 

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 P.25

 Bugle

7

 

 

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 P.29

 Sidestrand

20

 

 

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 P.31

 Bittern

2

 

 

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 P.32

 

1

 

 

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 P.33

 Partridge

1

 

 

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 P.41

 Phoenix

1

 

 

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 P.64

 

1

 

 

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 P.71A

 

2

 

 

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 P.75

 Overstrand

24

(4)

 

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 P.80

 Superstrand

 

 

5

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 P.82

 Defiant

1062

 

340

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 P.92

 

 

 

3

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 P.92/2

 

1

 

 

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 P.108

 Balliol

229

 

192

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 P.111

 

1

 

 

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 P.120

 

1

 

 

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Total Boulton Paul Production

1372 

Total Boulton Paul Cancelled Orders

545 

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