Northrop P-61C Black Widow

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The P-61 Black Widow was the first U.S. aircraft designed to locate and destroy enemy aircraft at night and in bad weather, a feat made possible by the use of on-board radar. The prototype first flew in 1942.

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Dane Penland

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WEB12952-2013

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Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

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