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Old 12-05-2011, 02:22 AM   #5
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Default Re: [WWII] Arado Ar 68

Originally Posted by Phaelen Bleux View Post
Actually, that was a very common use for out-of-date aircraft in the days before radar and dedicated night-fighting aircraft. Without daylight, the aircraft would not be required to engage in serious dogfights, but could still be used for ground bombardment and troop harassment. The Soviet Night Witches are a classically famous example
That's not what most people who have heard the term "night fighter" think of, though. They think of a plane that intercepts other aircraft, well, at night. Saying the Ar 68 was used for "night harassment" might be less confusing -- unless the Ar 68 was actually used to intercept enemy planes at night.
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