During WWI, bombs were delivered from giant airships designed by Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin. Inspired by hot air balloons, these massive structures managed to fly long and far and still be lighter than air.
This special puts viewers in the cockpit to recreate four famous air battles, using computer graphics, animation, firsthand accounts, and archival footage to make these thrilling and dangerous dogfights come to life.
US Air Force fighter pilots risk their lives flying sleek F-86 Sabres above "MiG Alley," the most dangerous piece of sky in the Korean War. The high-speed twists and turns pit American aces against Russian-built MiG-15 fighters.
Colonel Robin Olds sets an intricate trap for the North Vietnamese MiG-21s by instructing his squadron, the Wolfpack, disguise their lethal F-4 Phantoms as vulnerable bombers. The result is the most elaborate air sting of the war.
Medal of Honor winner Jay Zeamer and his crew pit their B-17 bomber against 17 Japanese fighters in a battle for survival. Air Force Lt. Col. Leo Thorsness' F-105 Thunderchief takes on a flight of skilled MiG-17s over Vietnam.
15. Dogfights Of The Middle East
January 26, 2007
The small Israeli Air Force delivers a knock-out punch to the Egyptians in the 1967 Six Day War.
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