- In August 1940, 16 months before the United States entered the war, the U.S. Air Officer in London, Lieutenant General Delos C. Emmons, was briefed on British research in radar (RAdio Detection And Ranging), which had been underway since 1935 and had played an important role in the nation's defense against the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain.
- The Northrop P-61 Black Widow gets a lot of attention considering the relatively small role it played in World War II. Unlike the P-47 Thunderbolt and P-51 Mustang, it did not have an impressive number of kills. It downed only about 127 aircraft (18 were V-1 Buzz Bombs). Its overall impact on the war was minimal and its victories were sporadic.
War Thunder American Tank TreeTHE MID-ATLANTIC AIR MUSEUM'S P-61B 'BLACK WIDOW' RECOVERY AND RESTORATION PROJECT
There are only four P-61 'Black Widow' night fighters in existence, worldwide. All but one of these survivors are on permanent static display in national museums. All three are incapable of flight.
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P63 Black Widow
CREDITS: War Thunder for the original model and the War thunder community for providing some liveries. I only rigged this plane and made adjustments for gauges and such I didnt build this one. EXTRA CREDITS: Thank you to my friend Elope for providing me with the model to convert. INSTALLATION: Add the p61a folder to your DLC folder using openIV.
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War Thunder P61a-1
Description The P-61C-1 is a rank III American twin-engine fighter with a battle rating of 4.0 (AB/RB) and 4.3 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.57 'Battle March'. The Northrop P-61C-1 Black Widow is a heavy twin-engine strike fighter designed as the USAAF's first dedicated night-fighter and aircraft outfitted with radar. Description The P-61C-1 is a rank III American twin-engine fighter with a battle rating of 4.0 (AB/RB) and 4.3 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.57 'Battle March'. The Northrop P-61C-1 Black Widow is a heavy twin-engine strike fighter designed as the USAAF's first.
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