When first operating against Royal Air Force bombers, German night fighter pilots would often lose their night vision because of the bright flashes made by their machine gun fire. Because German night fighters maneuvered in very close to RAF bombers, the Luftwaffe began to produce special ammunition with lower grades of gunpowder which didn’t make as much of a flash when fired.
Bright Flashes at Night Can Ruin Your Aim
About the Author: Charles McCain
Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/