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Blackburn B-25 Roc
The Blackburn B-25 Roc was a British Second World War era Fleet Air Arm fighter aircraft.
Derived from the Blackburn Skua and developed in parallel, the Roc had its armament in a turret.
The Roc came to be viewed as inferior to existing aircraft such as the Skua and the type had only brief front line service.
136 Blackburn B-25 Roc aircraft built, all by Boulton Paul at Wolverhampton.
Small numbers operated in seaplane configuration.
35 ft 7 in (10.85 m)
46 ft 0 in (14.02 m)
12 ft 1 in (3.68 m)
310 sq ft (29 m2)
6,121 lb (2,776 kg)
7,950 lb (3,606 kg)
1 × Bristol Perseus XII 9 cylinder air cooled sleeve valve radial piston engine,
890 hp (660 kW)
3 bladed variable pitch propeller
194 kn (223 mph, 359 km/h) at 10,000 ft (3,000 m)
117 kn (135 mph, 217 km/h)
700 nmi (810 mi, 1,300 km) with 70 imp gal (320 l; 84 US gal) long range tank
18,000 ft (5,500 m)
Rate of climb
1,500 ft/min (7.6 m/s)
4 × 0.303 in (7.7 mm) Browning machine guns in power operated dorsal turret
8 × 30 lb (14 kg) bombs.
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