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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 The term is obsolete, as all modern fighters are capable of operations both during the day and the night.
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Elizabeth Halls is the daughter of Bright night-fighter pilot Bryan Wild who landed several times at RAF Penrhos in 1941.
Bryan Wild served alongside some of the Polish Squadrons and Elizabeth was able to share tales from Bryan's memoirs, which she edited into a book called, Flying Blind - The Story of a Second World War Night-Fighter Pilot, (published by Fonthill Media).
The tour follows Flight Lieut Wild's death in 2012, aged 90, after which Elizabeth, a heritage and tourism consultant, compiled and edited her father's memoirs, called Flying Blind: The Story of a Second World War Night-Fighter Pilot.
It reformed once more in Germany at RAF Ahlhorn in 1952, again in a night-fighter role flying Meteor NF1s.
Navy established the first development, test, and training unit for night-fighter equipment and operators, at Quonset Point, Rhode Island.
Wild was transferred to a squadron operating the Boulton Paul Defiant, an ineffective day-fighter converted for night-fighter duty.
But the name of the renowne night-fighter will be unfamiliar t most - because he flew for the Na zis.
And one of the main men behind the development of this multi-million-pound industry was former RAF night-fighter pilot Jim Denyer, who died in 1993.
Navy's only ace in Korea recounts his night-fighter experience during the conflict.
These naval aviators lived and flew with a Marine night-fighter squadron, which served to increase the color and interest of their descriptions about daily life during the Korean conflict.
Freya radar stations picked up the bomber stream and then two Wurzburg stations came into play: one tracked a bomber -- usually a straggler -- while the other beamed a night-fighter onto it.
2c night-fighter and Handley Page 0/400 heavy bomber.