Northrop P-61 Black Widow
The Northrop P-61 Black Widow, named for the American spider, was the first operational U.S. military aircraft designed specifically for night interception of opposing aircraft, and was the first aircraft specifically designed to use radar. It was an all-metal, twin-engine, twin-boom design developed during World War II. The first test flight was made on 26 May 1942, with the first production aircraft rolling off the assembly line in October 1943. The last aircraft was retired from government service in 1954.
Although not produced in the large numbers of its contemporaries, the Black Widow was effectively operated as a night-fighter by United States Army Air Forces squadrons in the European Theater, the Pacific Theater, the China Burma India Theater and the Mediterranean Theater during World War II. It replaced earlier British-designed night-fighter aircraft that had been updated to incorporate radar when it became available. After the war, the P-61 served in the United States Air Force as a long-range, all weather, day/night interceptor for Air Defense Command until 1948, and Fifth Air Force until 1950.
On the night of 14 August 1945, a P-61B of the 548th Night Fight Squadron named "Lady in the Dark" was unofficially credited with the last Allied air victory before VJ Day. The P-61 was also modified to create the F-15 Reporter photo-reconnaissance aircraft for the United States Air Force.

This is an excerpt from the article Northrop P-61 Black Widow from the Wikipedia free encyclopedia. A list of authors is available at Wikipedia.
The article Northrop P-61 Black Widow at en.wikipedia.org was accessed 16,050 times in the last 30 days. (as of: 07/11/2013)
Images on Northrop P-61 Black Widow
Preview image:
Original:
Search results from Google and Bing
1
1
1
Northrop P-61 Black Widow - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Northrop P-61 Black Widow, named for the American spider, was the first operational U.S. military aircraft designed specifically for night interception of ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northrop_P-61_Black_Widow
2
2
2
Factsheets : Northrop P-61C Black Widow
Feb 4, 2011 ... The heavily-armed Black Widow was the United States' first aircraft specifically designed as a night-fighter. The P-61 carried radar equipment in ...
www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=524
4
4
3
Northrop P-61 / F-61 Black Widow Nightfighter / Reconnaissance ...
Mar 15, 2010 ... Northrop P-61 / F-61 Black Widow - The P-61 Black Widow was the first US aircraft designed specifically for nightfighting.
www.militaryfactory.com/aircraft/detail.asp?aircraft_id=78
3
>30
4
MAAM's Mid-Atlantic Air Museum's P-61 'Black Widow' Recovery ...
Black Widow night fighter recovery and restoration project. Provides P-61 photos, art, history, and links.
www.maam.org/p61.html
5
>30
5
Northrop P-61C Black Widow | National Air and Space Museum
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 ...
airandspace.si.edu/collections/artifact.cfm?id=A19510044000
6
>30
6
Watch a P-61 Black Widow WW2 Puilot Training Film Online in ...
Video Short; 422nd NFS Northrop P-61 "Black Widow" Night Fighters Intercept V- 1 Flying Bombs - 1944; See performance charts, cockpit photos, systems ...
www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/P-61.html
7
>30
7
P-61 Black Widow - World War II - Night Fighter - Northrop
The Northrop P-61 Black Widow was a night fighter used during World War II. Developed for the US Army Air Forces, the Northrop P-61 Black Widow entered ...
militaryhistory.about.com/od/WorldWarIIFighters/p/World-War-Ii-Northrop-P-61-Black-Widow.htm
8
>30
8
Northrop P-61 Black Widow: The Complete History and Combat ...
Northrop P-61 Black Widow: The Complete History and Combat Record [John M. Donna Campbell, Garry R. Pape] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver ...
www.amazon.com/Northrop-P-61-Black-Widow-Complete/dp/0887407382
9
>30
9
Northrop's Night Hunter: P-61 Black Widow: Jeff Kolln ... - Amazon.com
All of this makes for a superb book that is both interesting to read and an excellent reference. A book that I know you will enjoy. ---Modeling Madness, reviewed ...
www.amazon.com/dp/1580071228
>30
3
10
Toniosky's Cool Stuff Vault: Northrop P…
20.07.2011 · The Northrop P-61 Black Widow night fighter is definitely my favorite aircraft. The idea here is just to provide a few interesting pictures on the subject ...
toniosky7.blogspot.com/2011/07/northrop-p-61-black-widow-pictures.html
Search results for "Northrop P-61 Black Widow"
Google: approx. 238.000
Northrop P-61 Black Widow in science
Northrop P-61 Black Widow - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Northrop P-61 Black Widow, named for the American spider, was the first ...... Scientists from several universities also participated in the initiation, design, ...
Photo Search Results | Airliners.net
Northrop P-61C Black Widow ... Northrop P-61B Black Widow ... four remaining Black Widows is on display at the Beijing Aviation Museum, Beihang University.
An image of United States Northrop P-61 "Black Widow" air planes ...
An image of United States Northrop P-61 "Black Widow" air planes being unloaded in the South Pacific to be used against the Japanese by the United States ...
Blog on World of Civil Airplanes : Northrop P-61 Black Widow
May 3, 2013 ... The Northrop P-61 Black Widow, named for the American spider, .... The P-61 Black Widow was the first US aircraft designed specifically for nightfighting. ..... the specific university degrees and courses which are concerned .
Postwar Service of Northrop P-61 Black Widow
Jul 13, 2009 ... This story of the P-61 Black Widow concludes with an account of its .... staff at the University of Chicago participated in the analysis of the data.
Northrop P-61 Black Widow by Dion V. on Prezi
Northrop P-61 Black Widow. A brief history about the P-61 'Black Widow' Night fighter, Built by the Northrop Corporation. by Dion V. on 27 September 2012 97 1 ...
Northrop P-61 Black Widow - Library Catalog - University of ...
LEADER, 01352cam a2200397 a 4500. 001, ocm38307837. 005, 20120118085750.0. 008, 980203s1997 mnua 000 0 eng d. 010, $a 99231550. 019
[PDF]WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND ...
WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY ... P-61. Black Widow was put into service in the Pacific. ... and four books on the Northrop P-61, which are being cataloged.
Australian Flying: Northrop P-61 Black Widow - discovery ...
Jul 17, 2010 ... There are only four Northrop P-61 Black Widow night fighters known. ... climbed aboard an almost new P-61B Black Widow at Hollandia Airfield (today .... I have seen one of these aircraft at the Beijing University of Aeronautics ...
Northrop P-61 B Black Widow - The Great Canadian Model Builders ...
Jul 3, 2013 ... The Northrop P-61 Black Widow, named for the American spider, was the first .... 42-39715 was on outside display at the Beijing University of ...
Books on the term Northrop P-61 Black Widow
Northrop P-61 Black Widow - WarbirdTech
Northrop P-61 Black Widow - WarbirdTech
Warren E. Thompson, 1998
This top-flight series provides a review of the world's most exciting combat aircraft.
P-61 Black Widow Units of World War 2
P-61 Black Widow Units of World War 2
Warren Thompson, 2012
This volume features all the frontline users of the mighty P-61, and includes many first-hand accounts from pilots and gunners who saw action in the Pacific, Mediterranean and Western Europe.
Northrop P-61 Black Widow: The Complete History and Combat Record
Northrop P-61 Black Widow: The Complete History and Combat Record
Garry R. Pape, John M. Campbell, Donna Campbell, 1995
The first airplane designed form the start to be a night fighter. This book brings you astonishing detail on all the P-61 variants, from the first XP-61 prototype through the final long range escort and photo-recon versions.
Northrop P-61 Black Widow Pilot's Flight Manual
Northrop P-61 Black Widow Pilot's Flight Manual
Film Com Periscope Film Com, 2006
Originally classified "Restricted", the manual was declassified long ago and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been reformatted, and color images appear as black and white.
Development of Google searches


Blog posts on the term
Northrop P-61 Black Widow
World War II: Northrop P-61 Black Widow
The Northrop P-61 Black Widow was a US Army Air Forces night fighter developed during World War II.
militaryhistory.about.com/b/2013/04/13/world-war-ii-northrop-p-61-black-widow.htm
Blog on World of Civil Airplanes : Northrop P-61 Black Widow
NORTHROP P-61 AIRCRAFT Jagriti Srivastava The Northrop P-61 Black Widow, named for the American spider, was the first operational U. S.
world-of-airplanes.blogspot.com/2013/05/northrop-p-61-black-widow.html
The Great Canadian Model Builders Web Page!: Northrop P-61 B Black Widow
Here are some images of the Hobby Boss 1/32 scale Northrop P-61 B Black Widow. From Wikipedia"The Northrop P-61 Black Widow, named for the American spider, was the first operational U.
thegreatcanadianmodelbuilderswebpage.blogspot.com/2013/07/northrop-p-61-b-black-widow.html
1/32 Northrop P-61 Black Widow Wheels from True Details
True Details is one of the few brands that is produced under the flagship of Squadron/MMD based out of Carrollton, Texas in the United States. True Details have been releasing resin accessories for modellers since the 1990's, in the way of resin cockpits and wheel sets for all different scales. True Details latest release will please Large Scale Black Widow fans, and if you like me... You will be glad to see the backside of the rubber tyres that are included within the Hobby Boss kit. If you've not already seen it, check out our review of this seriously superb kit.
scaleplasticandrail.com/kaboom/index.php/all-things-aviation/132-135-scale/132-aftermarket-items/1882-1-32-northrop-p-61-black-widow-wheels-from-true-details
p 61 black widow video | tinglesslipink
Julie blog
tinglesslipink.wordpress.com/2013/06/14/p-61-black-widow-video/
'Downloads Northrop P-61 Black Widow - Warbird Tech Vol. 15 e', tracysaterfiel's blog message on Netlog
Netlog is a community where users can keep in touch with and extend their social network. On Netlog, you can create your own web page with a blog, upload pictures, watch videos, find events and play games.
en.netlog.com/tracysaterfiel/blog/blogid=23075315
Northrop P-61 Black Widow | The Lexicans
A home for us all.
thelexicans.wordpress.com/2012/09/30/northrop-p-61-black-widow/
Combat Aircraft 8: P-61 Black Widow Units of World War 2 Torrent and Free Download
Download Combat Aircraft 8: P-61 Black Widow Units of World War 2 torrent, Bitshare.com, Rapidgator.net, Uploaded.net on eGexa Downloads.
downloads.egexa.com/ebooks/1883997-combat-aircraft-8-p-61-black-widow-units-of-world-war-2.html
12