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 The term is obsolete, as all modern fighters are capable of operations both during the day and the night.
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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.
Night Fighters asserts that the tactics and technology of this battle "underwent a greater revolution .
In the course of bringing down 22 enemy aircraft, the Canton High-educated pilot was involved in seven death-defying crashes of his own and only much-decorated Night Fighter pilot John "Cat's Eyes" Cunningham came close to equalling his achievement.
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
It makes us better marksman and better day and night fighters," said Schupp in San Diego commenting on the Navy's Refractive Surgery Program.
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.
He was twice attacked by German night fighters who killed two of his crew and badly damaged his Lancaster bomber.
In 1944 the first detachments of trained night fighters deployed with Admiral Marc Mitscher in Task Force 58.
From there he flew Lancasters carrying jamming gear that confused German radio transmissions to their night fighters.
One major question was a platform on which to base night fighters.
The bomber was now being pursued by the RAF night fighters, but made its way out to the North Sea.