night fighter

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night fighter

A fighter that operates at night, especially a fighter provided with special equipment for detecting enemy aircraft at night. The term is obsolete, as all modern fighters are capable of operations both during the day and the night.
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Synopsis: Written by Roger Dunsford with the assistance of Geoff Coughlin, "Three in Thirteen: The Story of a Mosquito Night Fighter Ace" is the story of Joe Singleton, a Mosquito night fighter pilot in World War II, who shot down three German Junkers planes over Hull in 1944.
The 6th Night Fighter Squadron (NFS) deployed to Guadalcanal in February 1943 with Douglas P-70 night fighters converted from twin-engine Douglas A-20 Havoc light bombers and outfitted with an updated microwave version of the British Mk IV radar.
He and his tail gunner shot down three German night fighters on a single night mission and that feat was never duplicated by any other heavy bomber air gunners within Bomber Command.
In Night Fighters, Colin Heaton and Anne-Marie Lewis--a photographer, researcher, and digital image specialist--recount the history of the ever-evolving tactics and technology of this air war, primarily from the perspective of the Luftwaffe fighter forces and RAF Bomber Command.
He flew in night fighters and received many medals including 3 Purple Hearts and a Distinguished Flying Cross.
However, Taliban alleged those killed in the operation were local residents, night fighters.
At around the same time, then serving with 89 Squadron's small detachment of Bristol Beaufighter Night Fighters, Douggie received the DFM medal given to officers after he selflessly gave up his oxygen to his pilot after their aircraft came under attack at 22,000ft.
He belonged to RAF Fighter Command and was responsible for radar on night fighters.
Reg Wilson was one of an eight-man Halifax bomber crew shot out of the sky by German night fighters in January 1944.
It was among 1,000 aircraft blown off course by unexpectedly high winds and into the path of night fighters and heavy ground fire
At the end of their grueling training, they were a cohesive multinational military unit composed of expert marksmen, explosive experts and hand-to-hand night fighters, who were chomping at the bit to meet the enemy.
Thus, the requirement for an airborne radar was identified, and German night fighters were equipped with radar beginning in the spring of 1942.