A simillarly powered (same engines as the Boulton Paul P.97) twinboom fighter was also designed
to Spec.F18/40 by R.Malcolm Ltd. of Slough.
It was designated the M.L.Night Fighter,using the intials of it's designer
Marcel Lobelle. M.J.O.Lobelle has been a Belgian refugee during WWI, and had become
Fairey's chief designer in 1924,joining R.Malcolm Ltd. just before the war.
The ML. Night Fighter was submitted for consideration in January 1941 and had a far
more radical engine and armament layout than the P.97. etc...
Interesting design, not really a turret fighter, more in the class of the Bell Airacuda,
I think. Really strange for a twin boom is the fin placed on the tail. An unnecessary
structural complexity, to my opinion.