all-weather fighter

all-weather fighter

[′ȯl ¦weth·ər ′fīd·ər]
(aerospace engineering)
A fighter aircraft equipped with radar and other special devices which enable it to intercept its target in the dark, or in daylight weather conditions that do not permit visual interception; it is usually a multiplace (pilot plus navigator-observer) airplane.
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QUETTA -- To strengthen relations between Pakistan and China, the Pakistan Air Force organised an air show at the Samungli PAF Base, Quetta, in which F-7 PG, along with PLAAF lightweight multi-role, all-weather fighter J-10 aircraft, presented a scintillating aerial display.
In a bid to further strengthen the Pak-China friendship, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) arranged the mesmerising show at PAF Base Samungli in which F-7 PG along with the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) lightweight multi-role, all-weather fighter J-10 aircraft presented a scintillating aerial display.
Caption: CF-100 Mark 4Bs of 445 Squadron, the first unit to receive Canucks and, on November 4, 1956, the first to arrive in France to be NATO's first all-weather fighter squadron, (DND)
The mystery aircraft in our last issue was the Douglas F5D Skylancer all-weather fighter.
The Su-27 Flanker is a highly-maneuverable, all-weather fighter jet that could be used in a variety of combat missions, including reconnaissance and the interception of enemy aircraft.
The multi-role all-weather fighter went down at 11.
Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA(AW)) 242 graciously provided their expertise to our pilots and superb support to our maintenance efforts.
Both aircraft were to have capabilities comparable to the Eurofighter Typhoon or Dassault Rafale fighters and were designed from the outset as all-weather fighter interceptors.
Launched from Navy carriers, the F/A-18 is an all-weather fighter and attack plane, used for air-to-ground strikes and reconnaissance, or spying missions.
The F15 Eagle is an all-weather fighter and is fitted with a sophisticated Doppler radar system that can detect and track other planes.
A Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 224 F/A-18SD Hornet was lost over the southern California operations area on 17 January, with no fatalities.
MAG-33 included VMFs 115 and 311 with F9Fs; Marine All-Weather Fighter Squadron 513 flying F3D Skynights and F4U-5N and F7F Tigercat night-fighter aircraft; and Marine Photographic Squadron 1 operating F2H-2P Banshees, F7F-3P Tigercats, F4U-5Ps and F9F-2Ps.
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