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Turret Fighters: Defiant and Roc

By Alec Brew

ISBN: 9781861264978
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): May 2002
PAGES: 160
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 280x220 mm
INSIDE: 185 b&w photos 25 diagrams

The turret fighter was predicted by many before World War Two to be the only effective way of dealing with the new threat of the heavy bomber. In the event of the concept of a two-man fighter with its armament concentrated in a power-operated turret did not turn out to be the answer. The Boulton Paul Defiant and the Blackburn Roc were the only two examples of the concept to enter service and only the Defiant was able to claim any success in combat.

From the archives of Boulton Paul Aircraft, the company which built every single Defiant and Roc, come a host of photographs, many never seen before, and glowing testaments to the Defiant from those who built them, and those who flew them.

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