Five future combat scenarios featuring modern 4.5 and fifth generation designs.
Top secret weapons designed to turn the tide during World War II; Japan's kaiten suicide torpedo; Germany's rocket-powered Me 163 Komet; the U.S. Navy researches remote-controlled aircraft.
One of the greatest dogfights in history takes place Jan. 1, 1945, over Belgium during World War II, as American fighter pilots hasten the demise of the German Luftwaffe.
The pursuit of greater speed defines the development of warplanes ranging from propeller-driven aircraft to high-performance jets.
The airmen of the USS Midway rack up a stunning array of battle honors while flying missions from the carrier during the Vietnam War.
The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II.
A generational leap forward in U.S. technology and strategy gets the ultimate test in the skies over Iraq as American fighter pilots tangle with their foes' air force in 1991.
The P-51 Mustang enters service during World War II; escorting Allied bombers over Germany; a dogfight with Japanese Zeroes over Iwo Jima; encountering a German jet.
May 10, 1972, is a day of extreme aerial combat over Vietnam, and dogfights involve remarkable electronic warfare.
Fred Dungan, flying from the USS Yorktown, engages Japanese fighters during an attack on a Japanese base.
An American engages German fighters while escorting a long-range bombing run.
World War I gives birth to aerial combat between pilots pioneering new tactics; German ace Ernst Udet vs. France's Georges Guynemer; German Werner Voss vs. a British squadron; American ace Arthur Raymond Brooks.
The Israeli air force.
A-1H Skyraider pilot Clinton Johnson and wingman Charles Hartmann pit their prop-driven workhorses against a jet-powered MiG-17.
America's P-47 Thunderbolt blazes a reputation as the most rugged fighter of World War II; Robert S. Johnson is jumped by 16 German planes; George Sutcliffe tries to elude 40-plus enemy fighters.
Fighter jets engage in dogfights for the first time in the skies over North Korea with U.S. F-86 Sabres going up against communist MiG-15s; Capt. James Jaraba goes into combat despite a malfunctioning aircraft May 20, 1950.
German pilots use their own aircraft to destroy American bombers on April 7, 1945.
Japanese kamikaze pilots fly airplanes and rocket-powered aircraft on suicide missions against U.S. Navy ships during World War II; German pilots use their planes as battering rams against U.S. bombers.
The Six-Day War; Israeli Gen. Ran Ronen; the McDonnell Douglas F-15.
The German battleship Bismarck.
Bombers vs. fighters during World War II and the Vietnam War.
The Japanese fleet, led by the battleship Yamato, and the small U.S. task group known as Taffy 3 wage battle in the Pacific.
Pilots Paul Speer and Phil Wood tackle North Vietnamese MiGs in the skies over Vietnam.
The infamous Japanese Zero fighter-aircraft is one of the best of the World War II era.
The Vietnam War; American F-4 Phantom pilots Fred Olmsted and Dan Cherry.
American pilots of the Cactus Air Force match skills and instincts with top Japanese aces as they battle in the skies above Guadalcanal.
Two weeks after Pearl Harbor, a band of American mercenaries challenges the might of the Japanese air force.
Legendary U.S. fighter-pilot Robin Olds sets an intricate trap for North Vietnamese MiG-21s.
Air Force fighter-pilots risk their lives flying F-86 Sabres during the Korean War.
The birth of dogfighting in World War One.