Northrop P-61 Black Widow: First American Airplane Designed and Built to Fight at Night, Part II

Written by on May 26, 2023

*This is the second blog in a two part blog series of the Northrop P-61 Black Widow. Read part one.*

High-priority projects, such as the XB-35 all-wing bomber, distracted Northrop’s engineering team and delayed the P-61 Black Widow’s combat debut until 1944. The first P-61A sent overseas arrived in England in March but not for combat. A rivalry had developed between fans of the

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