night fighter


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night fighter

n
(Military) an interceptor aircraft used for operations at night
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Defiants served in the Battle of Britain but also in a variety of other roles, including as a night fighter, and as a sort of flying test bed as well.
Then we encounter road hump capital of England through Bilbrook village, this village built especially for the workers at Boulton Paul Aircraft, that made the defiant night fighter, I almost forgot to mention Jacqui Oatley, first senior football reporter, also the famous newspaper cartoon artist Norman Thelwell, who lived here for many years, he taught at Wolverhampton Art College.
In view of the fact that JF17 is an advanced, lightweight, all weather, day and night fighter jet, prospective buyers from around the world took keen interest in the aircraft and there are reports that the country has received a good number of orders from different customers.
He chronicles the many test and production variants as the Vampire evolved from a day interceptor to a night fighter to a widely used trainer flown by the RAF, Royal Navy, and nearly 30 foreign air forces.
They have been given to a charity hoping to restore a Mosquito night fighter that crashed at RAF Coltishall in early 1949.
Synopsis: Written by Roger Dunsford with the assistance of Geoff Coughlin, "Three in Thirteen: The Story of a Mosquito Night Fighter Ace" is the story of Joe Singleton, a Mosquito night fighter pilot in World War II, who shot down three German Junkers planes over Hull in 1944.
The authorities praised carrots as an aid to night vision, crediting the success of RAF night fighter pilots to the vegetable.
Smith of the US Army's 426th Night Fighter Squadron jumped into a truck and groped through pitch blackness without headlights, racing to reach Jing-Bow Joy-Ride, their Northrop P-61 Black Widow night fighter.
He was the pilot of my father's aircraft that was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium in February 1945.
He was a leading air-craftsman engineer for Mosquito planes in 604 Squadron of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force, which was one of the most successful of the pioneer Radar-controlled Night Fighter squadrons.
Whilst the bombing mission was successful, on their return they were engaged by a German night fighter, believed to be piloted by Helmut Lent, a Luftwaffe ace with 110 successful attacks on allied aircraft, who reported shooting down a Wellington that night.
He trained to fly in Canada and joined one of the first jet night fighter squadrons.