fighter interceptor


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fighter interceptor

[′fīd·ər ‚in·tər′sep·tər]
(aerospace engineering)
A fighter aircraft designed to intercept and shoot down enemy aircraft.
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Historical Record of the 5th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 30 September 1966.
Historical Record of the 71st Fighter Interceptor Squadron for the period ending 30 June 1967.
Historical Record of the 318th Fighter Interceptor Squadron for the Period Ending 30 September 1967.
Historical Record of the 94th Fighter Interceptor Squadron for the Period Ending 30 June 1968.
Historical Record of the 49th Fighter Interceptor Squadron for the Period Ending 30 June 1969.
Having won his wings, Marrett received his assignment to the 84th Fighter Interceptor Squadron at Hamilton AFB, Calif.
The 68th Fighter Interceptor Squadron will hold a reunion June 7-9, 2007, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Following a succession of command assignments, he retired in November 1967, as commander of the 52d Fighter Interceptor Wing at Suffolk County AFB, New York.
Cuban fighter interceptors downed two of the planes, killing four men (see NotiSur, 1996-03-01).
Two F16 fighter interceptors closed on the object, but each time they locked on, the object broke the lock and appeared to move off at speeds of several thousand miles per hour.
On your next combat mission, you can expect to be met by a mixed combination of fighter interceptors, missiles, and anti-aircraft guns.
Both aircraft were to have capabilities comparable to the Eurofighter Typhoon or Dassault Rafale fighters and were designed from the outset as all-weather fighter interceptors.