Night fighters: A development & combat history

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From its beginnings during the First World War, the role of the dedicated night fighter aircraft and its pilots has evolved almost out of recognition. The Second World War proved to be a hot house for development in aircraft technology and fighting tactics, honing the night fighter into a deadly combat machine. Featuring an updated glossary and appendix, and with new illustrations throughout, this new edition reflects the massive changes in technology, specifically today's radars and air-to-air missiles, and in tactics in recent years. Legendary aviation author Bill Gunston shows the problems of tracking aerial targets by radar, and the even greater problems of guiding a fighter into the right patch of sky at night to make an interception. As well as being an accurately detailed technical account of the problems and their resolution, the book is also an exciting narrative that actually puts the reader into the cockpit.

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Bill Gunston OBE is a former RAF pilot and the prolific author of more than 350 published books on aspects of aviation. He is among the top ten non-fiction writers in the UK today. He lives in Surrey, England.

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