Dogfights
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MiG Alley

Aired on Nov 03, 200644m

U.S. 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.

U.S. 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.

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Air Ambush

Aired on Nov 10, 200644m

Colonel Robin Olds sets an intricate trap for the North Vietnamese MiG-21s by instructing his squadron, the Wolfpack, disguise its lethal F-4 Phantoms as vulnerable bombers. The result is the most elaborate air sting of the war.

Colonel Robin Olds sets an intricate trap for the North Vietnamese MiG-21s by instructing his squadron, the Wolfpack, disguise its lethal F-4 Phantoms as vulnerable bombers. The result is the most elaborate air sting of the war.

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Flying Tigers

Aired on Nov 17, 200644m

Two weeks after Pearl Harbor, a courageous band of American mercenaries dares to challenge the overwhelming might of the Japanese Air Force.

Two weeks after Pearl Harbor, a courageous band of American mercenaries dares to challenge the overwhelming might of the Japanese Air Force.

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Guadalcanal

Aired on Nov 24, 200644m

Heroic, die-hard American pilots of the tiny Cactus Air Force match skills and instincts against top Japanese aces as they battle in the skies above Guadalcanal.

Heroic, die-hard American pilots of the tiny Cactus Air Force match skills and instincts against top Japanese aces as they battle in the skies above Guadalcanal.

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Hell Over Hanoi

Aired on Dec 01, 200645m

American F-4 Phantom pilots Fred Olmsted and Dan Cherry take on the famed MiG-21, the most feared threat in the sky. Steve Ritchie becomes a dog-fighting legend as an Air Force "ace."

American F-4 Phantom pilots Fred Olmsted and Dan Cherry take on the famed MiG-21, the most feared threat in the sky. Steve Ritchie becomes a dog-fighting legend as an Air Force "ace."

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The Zero Killer

Aired on Dec 08, 200645m

Archival footage and computer graphics recreate the air battles between the Japanese Zero and the F6F Hellcat.

Archival footage and computer graphics recreate the air battles between the Japanese Zero and the F6F Hellcat.

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The Last Gunfighter

Aired on Dec 15, 200645m

In one of the longest, most gut-wrenching dogfights on record, Lt. Commander Richard Schaffert takes on a lethal MiG-17 and the best enemy pilot he's ever faced.

In one of the longest, most gut-wrenching dogfights on record, Lt. Commander Richard Schaffert takes on a lethal MiG-17 and the best enemy pilot he's ever faced.

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Death of the Japanese Navy

Aired on Dec 29, 200644m

In one of the most lopsided naval battles in history, a Japanese fleet led by Yamato, the biggest battle ship in the world, faces a small U.S. task unit of tin can destroyers.

In one of the most lopsided naval battles in history, a Japanese fleet led by Yamato, the biggest battle ship in the world, faces a small U.S. task unit of tin can destroyers.

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Long Odds (#12)

Aired on Jan 12, 200743m

Bomber's vs. Fighters face off in three of the most intense dogfights in history, as courageous bomber pilots from World War II and Vietnam challenge deadly foes against incredible odds.

Bomber's vs. Fighters face off in three of the most intense dogfights in history, as courageous bomber pilots from World War II and Vietnam challenge deadly foes against incredible odds.

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Dogfights of the Middle East

Aired on Jan 26, 200744m

The small Israeli Air Force delivers a knock-out punch to the Egyptians in the 1967 Six-Day War.

The small Israeli Air Force delivers a knock-out punch to the Egyptians in the 1967 Six-Day War.

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Hunt for the Bismarck

Aired on Jan 30, 200745m

The German battleship Bismarck, the most powerful warship on earth, breaks out into the North Atlantic. The British unleash every weapon in their arsenal to hunt down this Nazi terror.

The German battleship Bismarck, the most powerful warship on earth, breaks out into the North Atlantic. The British unleash every weapon in their arsenal to hunt down this Nazi terror.