Dogfights

Dogfights

2006 - 2010, War, History, Other
Computer graphics re-create famous battles.
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Episode Guide

  • Dogfights - Secret Weapons (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Secret Weapons

    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.

  • Dogfights - Death of the Luftwaffe (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Death of the Luftwaffe

    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.

  • Dogfights - Supersonic (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Supersonic

    The pursuit of greater speed defines the development of warplanes ranging from propeller-driven aircraft to high-performance jets.

  • Dogfights - Secret Weapons (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    Secret Weapons

  • Dogfights - MiG Killers of Midway (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    MiG Killers of Midway

    The airmen of the USS Midway rack up a stunning array of battle honors while flying missions from the carrier during the Vietnam War.

  • Dogfights - Tuskegee Airmen (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Tuskegee Airmen

    The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II.

  • Dogfights - Dogfights of Desert Storm (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Dogfights of Desert Storm

    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.

  • Dogfights - P-51 Mustang (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    P-51 Mustang

    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.

  • Dogfights - The Bloodiest Day (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    The Bloodiest Day

    May 10, 1972, is a day of extreme aerial combat over Vietnam, and dogfights involve remarkable electronic warfare.

  • Dogfights - Night Fighters (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Night Fighters

    Fred Dungan, flying from the USS Yorktown, engages Japanese fighters during an attack on a Japanese base.

  • Dogfights - No Room for Error (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    No Room for Error

    An American engages German fighters while escorting a long-range bombing run.

  • Dogfights - The First Dogfighters (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    The First Dogfighters

    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.

  • Dogfights - Desert Aces (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Desert Aces

    The Israeli air force.

  • Dogfights - Gun Kills of Vietnam (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Gun Kills of Vietnam

    A-1H Skyraider pilot Clinton Johnson and wingman Charles Hartmann pit their prop-driven workhorses against a jet-powered MiG-17.

  • Dogfights - Thunderbolt (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Thunderbolt

    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.

  • Dogfights - Jet vs. Jet (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Jet vs. Jet

    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.

  • Dogfights - Kamikazes (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Kamikazes

    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.

  • Dogfights - Luftwaffe's Deadliest Mission (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Luftwaffe's Deadliest Mission

    German pilots use their own aircraft to destroy American bombers on April 7, 1945.

  • Dogfights - Dogfights of the Middle East (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Dogfights of the Middle East

    The Six-Day War; Israeli Gen. Ran Ronen; the McDonnell Douglas F-15.

  • Dogfights - Hunt for the Bismarck (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Hunt for the Bismarck

    The German battleship Bismarck.

  • Dogfights - Long Odds (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Long Odds

    Bombers vs. fighters during World War II and the Vietnam War.

  • Dogfights - Death of the Japanese Navy (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Death of the Japanese Navy

    The Japanese fleet, led by the battleship Yamato, and the small U.S. task group known as Taffy 3 wage battle in the Pacific.

  • Dogfights - The Last Gunfighter (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    The Last Gunfighter

    Pilots Paul Speer and Phil Wood tackle North Vietnamese MiGs in the skies over Vietnam.

  • Dogfights - The Zero Killer (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    The Zero Killer

    The infamous Japanese Zero fighter-aircraft is one of the best of the World War II era.

  • Dogfights - Hell Over Hanoi (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Hell Over Hanoi

    The Vietnam War; American F-4 Phantom pilots Fred Olmsted and Dan Cherry.

  • Dogfights - Guadalcanal (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Guadalcanal

    American pilots of the Cactus Air Force match skills and instincts with top Japanese aces as they battle in the skies above Guadalcanal.

  • Dogfights - Flying Tigers (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Flying Tigers

    Two weeks after Pearl Harbor, a band of American mercenaries challenges the might of the Japanese air force.

  • Dogfights - Air Ambush (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Air Ambush

    Legendary U.S. fighter-pilot Robin Olds sets an intricate trap for North Vietnamese MiG-21s.

  • Dogfights - MiG Alley (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    MiG Alley

    Air Force fighter-pilots risk their lives flying F-86 Sabres during the Korean War.

  • Dogfights - The Greatest Air Battles (Pilot)
    Pilot:

    The Greatest Air Battles

    The birth of dogfighting in World War One.

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