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 The term is obsolete, as all modern fighters are capable of operations both during the day and the night.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.
Thus, this book cannot fail to impress and add to the log of information on nightfighters.
Streamlight has introduced two new lines of tactical lights: the Tactical Light Series and the NightFighter Series.
Nightfighter Nick's combat record improves with not-so-distant knock-outs of Mike Carroll (out of MC's shoes) and Jaya Bonderov (smacked some teeth out of JB's jaw).
There I worked on various planes from the Lincoln bomber to the Gloucester Meteor NF11 Nightfighter.
The History of Air Intercept (AI) Radar and the British Nightfighter, 1935-1959.
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.
Harwood gives due credit to the various means by which each side improved how they 'saw' the enemy, for both attack and defensive purposes: the destruction of Coventry in November 1940 was an horrific triumph of radio-guided navigation, while the development of the ground-scanning H2S radar on RAF bombers not only added new precision to target-finding but also emitted signals that led Luftwaffe nightfighters onto them.
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.
They were P-61 [Black Widow] Nightfighters whose pilots didn't realize we were that far forward and mistook us for the enemy.