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The Britten-Norman Defender was introduced into service to replace its predecessor, the Britten Norman Islander.

The Defender is a larger, more powerful, version of the Islander and is normally employed in the command and communication role with limited use in transporting personnel.

This aircraft is mainly used in the UK.

In service date: March 2004
Gross weight: 8,925lbs
Engines: 2 x Allison 250 turbo props
Crew: 1 pilot, 1 crewman + passengers
Length: 12.30m
Wingspan: 16.15m
Height: 4.37m
Maximum speed: 180Knots
Range: 400NM

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