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night fighter

n
(Military) an interceptor aircraft used for operations at night
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Blacked up, they came into their own as night fighters. Four squadrons were supplied with aircraft adapted for nocturnal action, and the first night kill was on September 17, 1940, by a crew from 141 Squadron.
He flew first Defiants then Beaufighters as the technological race to field effective night fighters hotted up leading to the first tentative attempts to put radar inside an aircraft.
UFC on FOX (19) FIGHT NIGHT fighters met yesterday media personnel at the Tigers World Gym in Tampa Florida, in which they shed light on their preparations for the championship and their chances of winning.
Between the first and second world wars, the LIS military had made slow but steady progress in the areas of bombing, land-based fighters, and naval carrier aviation, bur not night fighters. As the United States entered World War II, it had to build a night fighter program nearly from scratch.
The book has nineteen chapters, each dealing with a sub-era of the two world wars and the years between: the earliest fighters 1914-16; Halberstadt and Albatros biplane scouts, 1916-17; fighter development 1916-17; Sopwith and Fokker Dr.1 triplanes; fighters of 1918; fighters of the Spanish Civil War 1936-39; European fighters 1930-41; Hurricane and Spitfire 1930-41; Japanese Fighters 1937-41; licensed and leased Fighters 1939-42; American fighters 1941-43; Fulmar and Firefly 1940-44; German, Italian, and Japanese Fighters, 1941-44; Soviet fighters 1941-44; F4U and F6F 1943; cannon-armed fighters 1940-44; night fighters 1940-44; improvisations and developmental dead-ends 1940-45; and Me 262, Meteor, and P-80 1944-45.
The idea that night fighters could have made a difference is utterly mad.
He had remarkable night vision and went to fly night fighters over Burma.
Cyril's aircraft was attacked by night fighters as it neared Nuremberg.
Radio problems between the Lancasters left them operating without instructions, which left them targets for arriving German night fighters, with heavy casualties.
During the Second World War, while engaged in the air war over Europe, he was responsible for shooting down seven German night fighters and damaging one from the rear turret and mid-upper turret in Lancasters.
This will enhance the capability of security forces in a regular war as well as anti terrorist operations as it enables night fighters to see, maneuver and shoot at night or during period of reduced visibility.