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    On display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, NASM. The Uhu was the best night-fighter produced in World War II. Only 294 were constructed, but they achieved deadly results against Bomber Command. This Uhu from I/NJG 1 was captured at Grove, Denmark.


tempest1944   2016-11-07  
I came across info saying it was the only night fighter capable of facing the DH Mosquito on equal terms, based on speed, manoeuvrability and firepower...but nothing about it being the best nightfighter of WWII.

arjunsarup   2016-11-20  
Hi, you've partly answered your own comment by stating the Uhu could catch the Mosquito. Limited production ultimately never helped the Uhu's reputation, but consider: 1). The results of its first outing in the hands of an expert like Werner Streib. 2). The devastating firepower carried by the Uhu.
If sufficient He-219s had replaced the Bf-110 in time, the results would undoubtedly have been greater. Reading up on whatever is available online, the Uhu was a victim of political battles.


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