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Nightfighter Aircraft

At one point in military aviation history, the dedicated 'Night Fighter' ruled the night sky largely due to specially-trained crews, onboard radar and available weaponry.

Nightfighter Aircraft

At one point in military aviation history, the dedicated 'Night Fighter' ruled the night sky largely due to specially-trained crews, onboard radar and available weaponry.

OVERVIEW



The Nightfighter was born during the fighting of World War 1 where night-time defenders were needed against marauding enemy warplanes. The type evolved considerably in World War 2 thanks to onboard radar where purpose-built aircraft emerged from drawing boards. For a brief period of time thereafter, the types became known as all-weather fighters / interceptors before their end arrived.


There are a total of 63 Nightfighter Aircraft in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator. Base models converted to, or considered for, the nightfighter role are also included.



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Aichi S1A Denko (Bolt of Lightning)
Twin-Engine Night-Fighter Aircraft Proposal
Picture of the Aichi S1A Denko (Bolt of Lightning)
001
National Flag Graphic
1946
ANF Les Mureaux (Series)
Light Observation Aircraft
Picture of the ANF Les Mureaux (Series)
002
National Flag Graphic
1933
Arado Ar 240
Multi-Purpose / Multi-Role Heavy Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Arado Ar 240
003
National Flag Graphic
1940
Arado Ar 68
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Biplane Fighter
Picture of the Arado Ar 68
004
National Flag Graphic
1936
Arado Ar Projekt II
Nightfighter / All-Weather Fighter Proposal
Picture of the Arado Ar Projekt II
005
National Flag Graphic
1945
Arado Ar TEW 16/43-19
Multi-Role Aircraft Proposal
Picture of the Arado Ar TEW 16/43-19
006
National Flag Graphic
1943
Arado NJ-1 Nacht Jager (Night Hunter)
Jet-Powered Night Fighter / Night Bomber
Picture of the Arado NJ-1 Nacht Jager (Night Hunter)
007
National Flag Graphic
1945
Bell D-36
All-Weather Heavy Fighter / Night-Fighter Aircraft Proposal
Picture of the Bell D-36
008
National Flag Graphic
1950
Boulton Paul Defiant
Twin-Seat, Single-Engine Interceptor / Night-fighter / Turret Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Boulton Paul Defiant
009
National Flag Graphic
1939
Breguet Br.5
Bomber / Escort Fighter / Night-Fighter Biplane
Picture of the Breguet Br.5
0010
National Flag Graphic
1916
Bristol Beaufighter
Twin-Engine Heavy Fighter / Night-Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Bristol Beaufighter
0011
National Flag Graphic
1940
Bristol Blenheim
Light-Medium Bomber / Heavy Fighter / Night Fighter
Picture of the Bristol Blenheim
0012
National Flag Graphic
1937
CONVAIR Skate
Seaplane Fighter / Flying Boat Fighter / Interceptor
Picture of the CONVAIR Skate
0013
National Flag Graphic
1949
Curtiss-Wright XP-87 / XF-87 Blackhawk
Prototype Interceptor / Night-Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Curtiss-Wright XP-87 / XF-87 Blackhawk
0014
National Flag Graphic
1948
de Havilland DH.100 Vampire
Single-Seat Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the de Havilland DH.100 Vampire
0015
National Flag Graphic
1946
de Havilland DH.112 Venom
Single-Seat Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Night-Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the de Havilland DH.112 Venom
0016
National Flag Graphic
1952
de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
Multirole Heavy Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
0017
National Flag Graphic
1942
Dornier Do 17 (Flying Pencil)
Medium Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Dornier Do 17 (Flying Pencil)
0018
National Flag Graphic
1937
Dornier Do 215
Reconnaissance / Light Bomber / Night-Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Dornier Do 215
0019
National Flag Graphic
1939
Dornier Do 217
Multirole Medium Bomber
Picture of the Dornier Do 217
0020
National Flag Graphic
1941
Dornier Do P.254 (Do 535 / He 535)
Mixed-Propulsion Heavy Fighter Aircraft Proposal
Picture of the Dornier Do P.254 (Do 535 / He 535)
0021
National Flag Graphic
1945
Dornier Do P.256 (Project 256)
Night-Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft Proposal
Picture of the Dornier Do P.256 (Project 256)
0022
National Flag Graphic
1946
Douglas A-1 Skyraider (AD-1)
Single-Engine, Single-Seat Fighter-Bomber / Ground Attack Aircraft
Picture of the Douglas A-1 Skyraider (AD-1)
0023
National Flag Graphic
1946
Douglas A-20 Havoc / Boston
Light Bomber / Night-Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Douglas A-20 Havoc / Boston
0024
National Flag Graphic
1941
Douglas F3D / F-10 Skyknight
Carrier-Borne Night-Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Douglas F3D / F-10 Skyknight
0025
National Flag Graphic
1951
Douglas P-70 Nighthawk
Night-Fighter Aircraft Conversion
Picture of the Douglas P-70 Nighthawk
0026
National Flag Graphic
1942
Fairey Fulmar
Carrier-Borne Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
Picture of the Fairey Fulmar
0027
National Flag Graphic
1940
Focke-Wulf Ta 154 Moskito (Mosquito)
Night Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Focke-Wulf Ta 154 Moskito (Mosquito)
0028
National Flag Graphic
1944
Gloster Gauntlet
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Biplane Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Gloster Gauntlet
0029
National Flag Graphic
1935
Goodyear GA-17
All-Weather Heavy Fighter / Night-Fighter Aircraft Proposal
Picture of the Goodyear GA-17
0030
National Flag Graphic
1950
Gotha Go P.60C
All-Weather / Nightfighter Aircraft
Picture of the Gotha Go P.60C
0031
National Flag Graphic
1945
Grumman F7F Tigercat
Carrier-Borne Nightfighter / Heavy Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Grumman F7F Tigercat
0032
National Flag Graphic
1944
Grumman TBF Avenger
Carrier-Borne Torpedo Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Grumman TBF Avenger
0033
National Flag Graphic
1942
Hawker P.1005
Twin-Engine, Three-Seat High-Speed Light Bomber / Heavy Fighter
Picture of the Hawker P.1005
0034
National Flag Graphic
1942
Hawker P.1056
Dedicated Night-Fighter Aircraft Proposal
Picture of the Hawker P.1056
0035
National Flag Graphic
1947
Hawker P.1057
Dedicated Night-Fighter Aircraft Proposal
Picture of the Hawker P.1057
0036
National Flag Graphic
1947
Heinkel He 219 Uhu (Eagle-Owl)
Twin-Seat, Twin-Engine Night-Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Heinkel He 219 Uhu (Eagle-Owl)
0037
National Flag Graphic
1943
Heinkel He P.1078B
Jet-Powered Tailless Fighter / Interceptor / Night Fighter
Picture of the Heinkel He P.1078B
0038
National Flag Graphic
1945
Junkers Ju 388 (Stortebeker)
Multi-Role Heavy Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Junkers Ju 388 (Stortebeker)
0039
National Flag Graphic
1944
Junkers Ju 88
Medium Bomber / Multi-Role Aircraft
Picture of the Junkers Ju 88
0040
National Flag Graphic
1939
Kawasaki Ki-102 (Randy)
Ground Attack / Heavy Fighter / Night Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Kawasaki Ki-102 (Randy)
0041
National Flag Graphic
1944
Kawasaki Ki-45 KAIc Toryu (Nick)
Dedicated Night-Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Kawasaki Ki-45 KAIc Toryu (Nick)
0042
National Flag Graphic
1944
McDonnell F2H Banshee
Single-Seat, Twin-Engine Carrierborne Jet-Powered Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the McDonnell F2H Banshee
0043
National Flag Graphic
1947
Messerschmitt Bf 109
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Messerschmitt Bf 109
0044
National Flag Graphic
1937
Messerschmitt Bf 110 Zerstorer (Destroyer)
Twin-Seat, Twin-Engine Heavy Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Messerschmitt Bf 110 Zerstorer (Destroyer)
0045
National Flag Graphic
1937
Messerschmitt Me 262 (Schwalbe / Sturmvogel)
Single-Seat Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Messerschmitt Me 262 (Schwalbe / Sturmvogel)
0046
National Flag Graphic
1944
Messerschmitt Me P.262 HG III
Proposed Jet-Powered Fighter / Interceptor
Picture of the Messerschmitt Me P.262 HG III
0047
National Flag Graphic
1945
Mitsubishi Ki-46 (Dinah)
Reconnaissance / Heavy Fighter / Bomber Interceptor Aircraft
Picture of the Mitsubishi Ki-46 (Dinah)
0048
National Flag Graphic
1941
Nakajima J1N1 Gekko (Irving)
Reconnaissance Aircraft / Night-Fighter / Heavy Fighter
Picture of the Nakajima J1N1 Gekko (Irving)
0049
National Flag Graphic
1942
North American F-82 / P-82 Twin Mustang
Long-Range Escort / Ground Attack / Nightfighter Aircraft
Picture of the North American F-82 / P-82 Twin Mustang
0050
National Flag Graphic
1946
Northrop P-61 / F-61 Black Widow
Night Fighter / Reconnaissance Aircraft
Picture of the Northrop P-61 / F-61 Black Widow
0051
National Flag Graphic
1943
Petlyakov Pe-2 (Pawn)
Dive Bomber / Light Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Petlyakov Pe-2 (Pawn)
0052
National Flag Graphic
1941
Petlyakov Pe-3
Long-Range Heavy Fighter / Night-Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Petlyakov Pe-3
0053
National Flag Graphic
1941
Potez 630 (Series)
Heavy Fighter / Multirole Aircraft
Picture of the Potez 630 (Series)
0054
National Flag Graphic
1938
Reggiane Re.2001 Falco II (Falcon II)
Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Reggiane Re.2001 Falco II (Falcon II)
0055
National Flag Graphic
1941
Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2
Reconnaissance / Artillery Spotting / Trainer Biplane Aircraft
Picture of the Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2
0056
National Flag Graphic
1912
Sopwith 1-1/2 Strutter (One-and-One-Half Strutter)
Fighter / Reconnaissance / Light Bomber
Picture of the Sopwith 1-1/2 Strutter (One-and-One-Half Strutter)
0057
National Flag Graphic
1916
SPAD S.XI
Biplane Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the SPAD S.XI
0058
National Flag Graphic
1917
Sukhoi Su-9 / Su-11 / Su-13 (1946)
Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Night-Fighter Prototype Aircraft
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-9 / Su-11 / Su-13 (1946)
0059
National Flag Graphic
1946
Vought F4U Corsair
Carrier-Based Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Night Fighter
Picture of the Vought F4U Corsair
0060
National Flag Graphic
1942
Yakovlev Yak-9 (Frank)
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Yakovlev Yak-9 (Frank)
0061
National Flag Graphic
1943
Yokosuka P1Y1 Ginga (Frances)
Light-Medium Bomber / Dive Bomber / Torpedo Bomber / Night-Fighter
Picture of the Yokosuka P1Y1 Ginga (Frances)
0062
National Flag Graphic
1944
Yokosuka P1Y2-S Kyokko (Aurora)
Night-Fighter / Night-Intruder Aircraft
Picture of the Yokosuka P1Y2-S Kyokko (Aurora)
0063
National Flag Graphic
1944


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