BP Defiant turret weight?

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  1. tomo pauk

    tomo pauk Creator of Interesting Threads

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    Does anyone know how many kilos it weighted?
     
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    The Hawker Hotspur prototype which was built to the same specification as the Defiant never flew with a turret but was test flown with a wooden mock up of the turret and 600 pound/280 kilo of ballast to make up for the lack of turret. From this I presume the turret must have weighed a similar weight in the Defiant though wether this is including airgunner and ammunition I cant say. hope this helps.
     
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    According to R. Wallece Clarke, British Aircraft Armament, vol. 1: RAF Gun Turrets from 1914 to the present Day, it was the type A turret:
    Weight empty: 373 lb (170 kg)
    Weight armed: 621 lb (282 kg)
     
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    Spot on fastmongrel:

    ...........................Lbs/kgs
    Turret..................361/164
    Guns.....................88/..40
    Ammo..................106/..48
    Gunsights/O2..........35/..16
    ..........................---------
    Total...................590/268


    from The Boulton Paul Defiant
     
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    And then, to top it off, add the weight of the gunner....
     
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