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  Day fighter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A day fighter is a fighter aircraft equipped only to fight during the day.
Examples of planes that were classified as day fighters were the Supermarine Spitfire and Messerschmitt Bf 109.
The last of the day fighters were the F-16 and the YF-17 that competed for the Light Weight Fighter contract which had the goal of providing the USAF with an inexpensive day fighter that could be purchased in great numbers to establish air superiority.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Day_fighter   (260 words)

 Heavy fighter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Some extremely long-ranged heavy fighters are considered to be escort fighters.
Many early-war heavy fighters became night fighters and bomber destroyers.
Many heavy fighter designs were adapted from earlier bombers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Heavy_fighter   (498 words)

 Day fighter
More specifically it is typically used to refer to a multi-purpose aircraft that does not include equipment for fighting at night, although it is sometimes used to refer to some interceptors as well.
Today almost all fighter aircraft have enough equipment to be used as a night fighter, so the term day fighter has fallen from use.
Perhaps the last of the day fighters was the Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter, a small plane that was capable of carrying out most missions including light bombing, strike and interception, yet included no radar.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/da/Day_fighter.html   (183 words)

 II./JG 1 in Normandy
The mission of these fighter units was to establish air superiority over the invasion beaches and protect the reserve forces being brought up for the decisive counter-attack.
All the new aircraft were hidden under trees and days passed when flights scheduled for take off at 0800 hours had to wait until 2000 hours for the skies to clear so that the Focke-Wulfs could be quickly hauled out from their camouflaged bowers.
The next day, there were three missions by the combined units from Semallé with a total strength of fourteen aircraft, losing two pilots and four aircraft with no victories claimed.
www.geocities.com /CapeCanaveral/2072/FGnorm.html   (5164 words)

 CHAPTER 7 Day-Fighters and Fighter-bombers | NZETC
On some days several missions would be flown, usually as cover for British bombers in their attacks on airfields and industrial targets in northern France and Belgium or as escort to American Fortresses bombing targets in France, Holland and Germany.
A few days later the New Zealanders were covering United States Marauders during their return flight from France when Checketts saw a formation of German fighters coming in to attack the bombers.
These fighters tried twice to get to the bombers but were prevented by a section of six Spitfires from No. 485 which dived on them and finally drove them down almost to ground level, while the rest of the Biggin Hill Wing was able to escort the bombers clear of the French coast.
www.nzetc.org /tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-2RAF-c7.html   (17674 words)

 Bristol Cars - Homepage
Fighter is one of the very few cars ever designed where aerodynamic efficiency has been placed ahead of all other considerations.
On the move, Fighter's sophisticated suspension achieves a precise bond with the road while isolating the occupants from tiresome road imperfections.
The Fighter is perhaps the only car that combines such a hedonistic luxury experience with the inspirational ability of an ultimate two-seater sports car.
www.bristolcars.co.uk /BristolFighter.htm   (2079 words)

 A Fire Fighter's Day
Fire fighters world wide are now expected to prepare for and respond to almost any emergency imaginable, as well as to educate the public through fire and safety programs and inspections.
These days this is far from true as each year new demands are placed on the fire fighters to provide a variety of services that increase almost daily.
Emergencies happen day or night, during weekends or on weekdays, and the commitment of the fire fighters is to both respond when the bell sounds and to provide the highest level of service possible to their community.
www.pgfirefighters.org /firefightersday.html   (2163 words)

 EN World - Morrus' D&D / d20 News & Reviews Site - Rules Question
Opponent A uses Holy Day, the day matching his opponents move so he gains immunity to it, then he uses Mastery to change his move into that of his style, thats 2 flags just right there.
Holy Day: The fighter may once per fight declare a new Holy day, thus changing the style of the day.
First, I believe the idea of Holy Day either not giving immunity or only being able to be used on the style of the current move of the holy warrior is going to be implemented soon.
www.enworld.org /printthread.php?t=4937   (829 words)

 22nd Fighter Squadron [22d FS]
The 22nd Fighter Squadron was originally constituted as the 22nd Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 22 December 1939.
It was redesignated as the 22nd Fighter Squadron, Jet Propelled, on 27 October 1947, upon the squadron's transition to the P(later F—)80; and as the 22nd Fighter Squadron, Jet, on 17 June 1948.
Redesignated as the 22nd Fighter Squadron on 1 October 1991, the squadron was reassigned to the 36th Operations Group, on 31 March 1992.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/usaf/22fs.htm   (432 words)

 Urban Dictionary: fighter
Fighter is a lovable moron with a heart of gold and the brain of a Sword-Chuck.
And yet, the Fighter just may be the deadliest of all the Warriors, for they are extremely adaptable and opportunistic, capable of fighting anywhere at all, no matter what the circumstances may be.
Fighters are known for bravery, but wil retreat to fight another day; they have a strict honor code, and yet are capable of great acts of barbarity; they favor using weapons, but can fight just as well with their bare hands if they have to.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=fighter&f=1   (538 words)

 Luftwaffe Qualification Badges
The central symbols of the clasps were: a winged arrow pointing upwards for day- or short range fighters, and downwards for long-range and ground attack fighters (ground attack units later received a distinct badge with a pair of crossed swords).
A winged bomb pointing downwards indicated heavy-, medium-, or dive-bombers, an eagle's head facing left showed reconnaissance, air/sea rescue and meteorological crews, and an eagle holding a swastika, and flying to the right, was the symbol of transport and glider crews.
Long-range night fighters and night intruders featured a winged arrow pointing downwards with the surrounding wreath oxidised fl, and short-range night fighters a winged arrow pointing upwards within the fl oxidised wreath.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-medals/luftwaffe.htm   (789 words)

Originally designed as a high-altitude day fighter, it was subsequently redesigned into an all-weather interceptor (F-86D) and a fighter bomber (F-86H).
The -F was used both as an air superiority fighter and fighter-bomber during the latter stages of the war; replacing the F-80 and F-51 aircraft still being used in the Korean combat in 1952.
Day after day, though, the Sabres (joined by F-84 Thunderjets or F-80s) swept into MiG Alley to meet the MiG-15s rising from their fields in Manchuria.
www.fas.org /nuke/guide/usa/airdef/f-86.htm   (1040 words)

 International Firefighters Day - 4th May - www.iffd.net
International Firefighters' Day (IFFD) is a time where the world's community can recognise and honour the sacrifices that firefighters make to ensure that their communities and environment are as safe as possible.
It is also a day in which current and past firefighters can be thanked for their contributions.
International Firefighters' Day is observed each year on 4th May. On this date you are invited to remember the past firefighters who have died while serving our community or dedicated their lives to protecting the safety of us all.
www.iffd.net   (331 words)

 F-16 Fighting Falcon - Military Aircraft
Following the success of the small, highly maneuverable F-86 day fighter in the Korean War, US fighter design changed to emphasize maximum speed, altitude, and radar capability at the expense of maneuverability, pilot vision, and other attributes needed for close combat.
Previous fighters were designed to take 7Gs, mainly because it was believed that the human pilot, even with a G-suit, could not handle more.
Fighter aircraft have averaged weight gain of about one pound per day as new capabilities are added, cost increases, and performance declines.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/sys/ac/f-16.htm   (5367 words)

 354th Fighter Wing [354th FW]
After V-E Day, the group served with the army of occupation; in February 1946 it was transferred back to the United States and inactivated.
The 354th Fighter Wing’s assigned A-10 aircraft would be distributed to the 917th Wing Barksdale Air Force Base, LA (three aircraft); to a new active duty unit at Moody Air Force Base, GA (12 aircraft); and to backup inventory (three aircraft).
The 354th Fighter Wing's F-16 aircraft would be distributed to the 57th Wing, Nellis Air Force Base, NV (18 aircraft).
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/usaf/354fw.htm   (779 words)

 Xbox.com | Street Fighter ® II' Hyper Fighting - Producer Interview
With the release ofStreet Fighter® II' Hyper Fighting during Xbox Live Arcade Wednesdays, we tracked down Alben Redroso, an External Producer at Capcom Entertainment, Inc. He was gracious enough to take some time out of a very busy day to tell us more about bringing this classic to the next generation.
There were numerous days when I would go to the local arcade or convenience store to play Street Fighter and putting a quarter on the monitor symbolized my position in the queue for challenging the winner.
Pedroso: Street Fighter was originally a 16-bit game with a resolution of 384 x 224, but with the technology of Xbox 360 we were able to improve the graphics engine to 32-bit color with HD resolution.
www.xbox.com /en-US/games/s/streetfighter2livearcadexbox360/20060726-producerinterview.htm   (836 words)

 ★ World War 2 Supermarine Spitfire Fighter Plane Photograph
The Supermarine Spitfire was a single seat fighter used by the RAF and many Allied countries in World War II.
These same qualities are equally useful for a fighter design, and in 1930 Mitchell produced such a plane in response to an Air Ministry request for a new and modern monoplane fighter.
This first attempt at a fighter resulted in a open-cockpit monoplane with gull-wings and a large fixed spatted undercarriage.
www.mkiwi.com /New+Zealand+picture/Auckland+Photos/Spitfire.html   (1406 words)

 Edwards Gallery Fighter Aircraft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
General Dynamic's F-16 was designed to be a single-engine, single-seat lightweight day fighter with performance rivaling that of much larger and more expensive aircraft.
Too heavy for shipboard use and too clumsy for the fighter role, the two-place General Dynamics aircraft was reborn as a tactical bomber after being paired with advanced electronics.
The basic armament of the new fighter will be a single 20mm cannon and up to eight internally-carried air-to-air missiles.
www.edwards.af.mil /gallery/html_pgs/fight3.htm   (616 words)

 Gen Carl Spaatz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Fighter groups in Eighth Air Force and Ninth Air Force, the latter on call to fly escort for the Eighth, grew from 12 to 33 groups.
As aerial combat raged and as escort fighters flew to and from their rendezvous with the bomber stream, fighter pilots found themselves at low altitudes and proceeded to strafe targets of opportunity.
That is an accurate and concise summary of the tongue-tied fighter pilot who became a successful general and was as responsible as anyone for the happy outcome of the Normandy invasion.
www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil /airchronicles/apj/apj97/win97/davis.html   (3226 words)

 War on Terrorism - CDI Fact Sheet: MiG-21/23/25/29, F-7 and Mirage F-1EQ Fighters
The 1991 Gulf War weakened overall Iraqi air power but the Iraqi fighter group remains a source of threats against American aircraft in an upcoming war in the country.
One of the Soviet Union's most admired fighter craft, Foxbat was perhaps the plane most feared in the West during much of the Cold War.
Capable of striking air targets day and night, and in an active or passive jamming environment.
www.cdi.org /terrorism/iraqifighters.cfm   (1328 words)

 Afterburners and many great motivational speakers and keynote speakers from Republic Speakers Bureau
Your day begins in the main briefing room where you will learn how Fighter Pilots adapt to change, assess risk, and prepare for their mission using the Six Steps to Effective Combat Mission Planning.
Your Fighter Pilots will split into squadrons (breakout groups of 15) where, with the help of their Afterburner facilitator, they will have one hour to formulate a plan to regain your market share.
Through combat testing, fighter pilots have developed a life-saving/mission perfecting formula for communicating the plan which is called "Briefing to Win!" This lesson is facilitated in an attention-riveting, real time simulation of a complex air battle.
www.greatkeynotespeakers.com /speakers.html?speaker=17   (1203 words)

 Events: Multiple Day
Register for all the events at fighter kite fields C and D in the Fighter Kite flying area.
As in other countries, when a kite line has been cut, who ever retrieves the kite keeps it as their own, But remember the kites are made from tissue paper and bamboo, so handle them gently.
About 50 of the best Fighter Kite pilots from all around the country will be put to the test.
www.kitefestival.com /pages/eventsmu.html   (496 words)

 J-6 Interceptor Fighter Aircraft | Air Power | SinoDefence.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
The Jian-6 (J-6, or F-6 in its export form) fighter aircraft is the Chinese copy of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-19 (NATO codename: Farmer) which was introduced in 1953.
The fighter is likely to be completely retired from active duty in due course.
The fighter served as the Soviet Union’s primary fighter during the last half of the 1950s, and has been exported to many countries including Cuba, North Korea, Iraq and most of the Warsaw Pack nations.
www.sinodefence.com /airforce/fighter/j6.asp   (1276 words)

 Fighter Aircraft Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
In the fighter aircraft field, to be state of the art, at least from 1990, an aircraft must be designed for 'stealth', that is having...
Fighter Factory is a World War II aircraft recovery and restoration facility run by the Aviation Institute of Maintenance.
Lance Winslow's design modification of current day fighter aircraft and UAVs to include an inflatable and expandable wing is not feasible or desirable.
www.thecraftsguide.info /fighter-aircraft   (1146 words)

 355th Fighter Squadron   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
The 355th Fighter Squadron is tasked to provide mission ready A/OA-10s as well as search and rescue capability, in Alaska and deployed sites worldwide.
The 355th Fighter Squadron was activated on November 15, 1942 at Hamilton Field, California, flying the P-39 Airacobra, before transferring to the 9th Air Force in England in November 1943.
Reactivated as the 355th Fighter Day Squadron at Myrtle Beach AFB, South Carolina on November 19, 1956, the renamed "Fightin' Falcons" flew the F-100D Super Sabre.
www.eielson.af.mil /units/og/355fs.htm   (510 words)

 greg hughes - dot - net - "Fighter Pilot for a Day"
Fighter Pilot for a Day in California (www.google.com) [Referral]
fighter pilot for a day florida (www.google.com) [Referral]
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
www.greghughes.net /rant/FighterPilotForADay.aspx   (798 words)

 78th Fighter Group Association - Reunion 2000 Report
The 78th veterans had an opportunity to visit with a modern day F-16 Fighter Squadron, the 309th " Mad Mallards from Hell ".
The afternoon of the first day included a bus tour of downtown Phoenix and a visit to the world famous Champlin Fighter Museum in Mesa, Az..
Bob Green (Capt. R.T. Green, 83rd Fighter Squadron) was the lucky raffle ticket holder for the lithograph print " Through the Back Door " by aviation artist William S. Phillips.
www.78thfightergroup.com /history/reunionrecap.html   (788 words)

 Meteor F8
The 'Meatbox', as it affectionately became known, formed the backbone of RAF Fighter Command during the heyday of the 1950s, equipping regular and auxiliary RAF squadrons in the day-fighter, reconnaissance and night-fighter roles.
During this period, USAAF daylight bombers were under attack by German Me262 jet fighters so, together with three other pilots, Dennis was attached to Debden, where they staed mock attacks against 180 bombers and fighters to help the Americans gauge the speed of jet aircraft.
For the next two years 616 continued as a front line fighter squadron and was heavily engaged during the Dieppe expedition and later flying beach-head patrols on D-Day.
www.aviationartprints.com /meteor.htm   (1395 words)

 Fighter Pilot for a Day - AirCombat Flying Adventures
We set the standard for program design and execution, offering a fighter pilot experience second to none.
All aircraft are outfitted with high-end digital multi-camera systems to capture your fighter pilot experience.
We have been featured in November issue of the Men's Journal as one of the Sixty things a man must do in his life.
www.aircombatusa.com   (482 words)

 Junkers Ju 88 Fighter Variants
By the middle of 1944, the night fighter force had become the strongest and most efficient arm of the Luftwaffe, comprising almost fifteen per cent of its first line strength.
The new fighter offered a maximum speed similar to that of the much smaller Messerschmitt Bf 110, but with three times the range, and the type was ordered into limited production.
The introduction of increasingly heavier armament, more armour, and a radar operator had a detrimental affect on the low-speed handling qualities of the overburdened Ju 88C series, and it was becoming apparent that the development of a specialised Ju 88 night-fighter model was now necessary to restore lost performance and safe handling.
www.aeroflight.co.uk /types/germany/junkers/ju_88/Ju_88_nf.htm   (3920 words)

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