Category Archives: Fighter – Night

Northrop P-61B Black Widow

Northrop’s big Black Widow was the largest allied fighter of World War II. Let’s look at the nocturnal air war and a weapon design for that purpose.

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Bristol Beaufighter Mk If

The Bristol Beaufighter may have been the first design meant to be a night fighter from the very start. It entered service in early 1941 to combat the Luftwaffe’s night time blitz of English cities. After the jump, a brief … Continue reading

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de Havilland Mosquito NF Mk II

The Mosquito is a well known aircraft that served a variety of roles. So let’s look at a night fighter variant of this versatile aircraft.

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Northrop P-61A Black Widow

Nose Art Personal Markings appeared on aircraft of every nationality.  They ranged from colorful stripes or accent marks, to lurid creations covering most of an air frame.  The most typically American way of personalizing aircraft was nose art. There are … Continue reading

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