Nachtjagd night-fighter navigation lights?

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Border Reiver
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Nachtjagd night-fighter navigation lights?

Post by Border Reiver » 12 Mar 2021 13:14

Been reading through a lot of RAF bomber unit operation record books recently.

There are lots of reports where suspected LW night-fighters were reported with red, yellow, amber, white or green lights in their noses or in some cases on top of the aircraft.

It seems odd to someone who wasn’t a night-fighter crewman that they would fly around hunting for bombers with such an obvious “here I am!” light illuminated, which would surely betray their presence to wary RAF gunners?

I’d welcome any comments or information people here may have on this subject, thanks.

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