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night fighter

n
(Military) an interceptor aircraft used for operations at night
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Badly burned, he was now a sitting duck for the nightfighter, which returned and opened fire.
Its equipment, military force, and operations as a strategic bomber and nightfighter as well as transport details all its uses in battle, making for a powerful account recommended for any military collection strong in World War II or equipment history.
While the first nightfighter squadron to deploy, VMF(N)-531 did in fact fly the PV-1, it was soon recognized that this platform was wholly inadequate and something more was needed.
Sgt Callan is the last soldier to be traced from the ill-fated Lancaster bomber, which was shot down by a German nightfighter in the early hours of August 30.
Streamlight's NightFighter delivers 78 lumens (120 lumens in the LED version) from a 4.
Yesterday it was announced a Welsh nightfighter whose crew shot down a record number of World War Two enemy aircraft had died, aged 89.
Army had many nightfighter squadrons, the Navy and Marine Corps certainly could point to their own successful units.
Andrew Thomas and Warren Thompson's AMERICAN NIGHTFIGHTER ACES OF WORLD WAR 2 (9781846033063, $22.
A nightfighter attacked their bomber, raking it with cannon fire, setting two engines on fire.
For the Germans, it demonstrated the inadequacy of the traditional nightfighter system--based on the so-called Kammhuber Line--and spurred a shift to the more fluid methods of the Wilde Sau freelance fighter squadrons.
Remembrance Society chairman David King said: "The plane was shot down by a nightfighter as they were crossing Holland ( it was a very delicate mission.