The Blackburn B-25 Roc was the fighter bomber version of the Blackburn Skua. The Roc was designed by G. E. Petty.
The Roc was of all metal construction.
The main armament of the Roc was a Boulton Paul Type A Mk II powered turret that was at the rear of the cockpit area.
No prototype was produced.
The Roc prototype was first flown on December 23, 1938.
An order for 136 Rocs was placed on April 28, 1937.
The first production aircraft flew on December 23, 1938.
Blackburn B-25 Roc: 136
Manufacturer: Boulton Paul Aircraft Ltd.
Production: ? - August 1940
Blackburn B-25 Roc:
Roc ?: Several early models had Shark floats attached. Max speed 178 mph / 286 kph at 6,000' / 1,830 m.
Operational service was brief as it was found to not be up to performance. Shortly after being exposed to combat the Roc was relegated to training and target towing. Second line land based FAA squadrons received the Roc.