Dogfights

About the show

Simulation technology, computer-generated effects and rare archival footage interact in vivid re-creations of vintage aerial wartime dogfights.

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Upcoming episodes

Apr 12th
800a

Desert Aces

Giora Epstein, Israel’s Ace of Aces, leads a four ship of Nesher aircraft towards the Suez Canal. His flight is snared in a lethal trap - 20 MiG-21s spring up from below. A swirling furball develops in one of the biggest delta-wing combats in history.
Apr 12th
900a

Gun Kills Of Vietnam

The battlefield above Vietnam in the mid-to-late 60s -- the missile age has arrived. Electronic warfare is coming of age. The days of conventional dogfighting are thought to be long over. But the limitations of the latest combat technology force many pilots to settle their scores the old-fashioned way…close in, with guns.
Apr 19th
800a

First Dogfighters , The

Simulation technology, computer-generated effects and rare archival footage interact in vivid re-creations of vintage aerial wartime dogfights.
Apr 19th
900a

No Room For Error

It’s where a pilot can ill afford to make a mistake…but where dogfights are so often drawn. Down to the deck-at treetop level-where the margin for error is zero.
Apr 26th
800a

Night Fighters

In pitch-black skies, brave pilots put their lives on the line in an effort to gain the ultimate advantage…the ability to attack, kill, and withdraw without ever being detected. It’s a risky mission that depends heavily on technology. Night fighters pioneer the tactics and technology and pave the way for the future of air combat.
Apr 26th
900a

Bloodiest Day , The

In the early morning hours of May 10th, Navy F-4 Phantom pilot Curt Dose and his backseater Jim McDevitt streak towards North Vietnam with a powerful Alpha strike formation. Their target is the port city of Haiphong. Suddenly, Dose and Hawkins get a radio call…bandits. Dose quickly engages a MiG-21. He gets good tone on his Sidewinder missile and fires. Dose watches as the missile makes a final quick adjustment, then buries itself in the MiGs tail pipe. They go full afterburner, screaming out of the area at Mach 1.2. They streak over Kep airfield towards the coast