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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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.
A Marine All-Weather Fighter Squadron 533 F/A-18D Hornet was damaged when it departed the runway after a hook-skip at Twentynine Palms, Calif.
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.
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.
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