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 The term is obsolete, as all modern fighters are capable of operations both during the day and the night.
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His success is illustrated by VMF(N)-533's record as the highest-scoring Marine nightfighter squadron.
But, for anyone interested in the development of nightfighters by the Marines and what it took to make it happen, the book is useful.
Thus, this book cannot fail to impress and add to the log of information on nightfighters.
The History of Air Intercept (AI) Radar and the British Nightfighter, 1935-1959.
604 Squadron; the origins and development of Identification, Friend or Foe (IFF) during World War II; and the Fairey Firefly nightfighter.
A plot was picked up on the SCR-602 radar and the Air Force controller attached to the LW platoon vectored a P-61 nightfighter on the track.
Radar-equipped nightfighter Mosquitoes hunted Nazi intruders over England and ambushed their enemy counterparts intent on downing Halifax and Lancaster bombers over Germany.
These included the introduction of navigation and target location systems such as 'Gee' and the airborne radar known as H2S and various so called counter measures, particularly against enemy nightfighters.
Nightfighters, the True Story of the 332nd Fighter Group will be shown.
Intruder raids struck German airbases in France, over 100 nightfighters hunted the raiders, and Jones' team tried to jam the guidance beams with countersignals.
Starting with the beginning of the war when equipment for locating enemy aircraft was relatively unsophisticated, he puts the spotlight on many of the 120,000 men and women who helped British nightfighters and anti-aircraft gunners by illuminating enemy aircraft.