Dogfights

Dogfights

  • 2006
  • 2 Seasons
  • 8.3  (533)

Dogfights is a television series that focuses on military aviation. The purpose of the television series is to depict dogfights. Dogfights are air battles during war time in which two or more planes fight in the air, maneuvering around each other and trying to shoot the other plane down. The series airs re-enactments of many famous dogfights. Dogfights were key strategies for winning battles in the Vietnam War and both World Wars. The series interviews pilots who participated in the dogfights as well as modern day aviation experts in order to give viewers the opportunity to experience how it feels to be fighting in such a manner. They also show computer-generated videos and demonstrations of how the fights are done. The series also shows fights that occur at sea, when planes would attack battleships and submarines. The series uses computer technology to give viewers a chance to experience many different aspects of a battle. Some demonstrations are shown through a cockpit viewpoint so the viewer can see everything that the pilot saw. Some views go outside the plane and show the damage as it occurs. The series also goes in-depth when discussing particular types of aircraft, comparing various types to one another. The show also goes through all the different maneuvers that pilots use, detailing their names, objectives, and complexities. The series doesn't limit itself to interviewing just American pilots. The producers also interview veterans from the German and Japanese armies to get their viewpoints on the war and air battles. Each episode of the television series focuses on one battle. The battle is re-enacted with the pilots who participated in the battle speaking about the event, if possible. The episode also delves into each pilot's backstory and what life was like for him at the time the battle was fought.

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Secret Weapons
18. Secret Weapons
March 14, 2008
November 20, 1944. The USS Mississinewa, a massive oil tanker, sits off the coast of the island of Ulithi. At 5:45am, an explosion rips apart the vessel. This is the work of the Kaiten--a manned, suicide submarine.
Supersonic
17. Supersonic
February 29, 2008
In the fighter pilot business, they say "speed is life." Speed means the ability to maneuver. Speed is the initiative in a dogfight -- with the speed advantage you can almost always out perform and out think your opponent.
Death of the Luftwaffe
16. Death of the Luftwaffe
March 7, 2008
A WWII surprise attack by Germany in several European locations in January 1945 caused a clash between Allied and German fighters in the Operation Bodenplatte battles.
MIG Killers of Midway
15. MIG Killers of Midway
December 7, 2007
Recalling Vietnam War battles involving planes from the USS Midway.
Tuskegee Airmen
14. Tuskegee Airmen
December 6, 2007
Battles involving the Tuskegee Airmen, America's first all-black squadron of fighter pilots, are recalled.
Dogfights of Desert Storm
13. Dogfights of Desert Storm
October 25, 2007
A generational leap in technology and strategy is put to the ultimate test over enemy airspace in Iraq.
P-51 Mustang
12. P-51 Mustang
September 28, 2007
Recalling World War II battles involving the P-51 Mustang, including a group of Mustangs that are attacked leaving Iwo Jima and a battle in Germany.
The Bloodiest Day
11. The Bloodiest Day
September 21, 2007
Recalling Vietnam War battles fought on May 10, 1972, during Operation Linebacker, a combined Navy and Air Force air assault.
Desert Aces
10. Desert Aces
September 8, 2007
Desert battles involving the Israeli Air Force and its Dassault Mirage III fighter are chronicled. Included: a profile of former Israeli fighter pilot Giora Epstein.
Night Fighters
9. Night Fighters
August 31, 2007
Night battles and tactics are explored.
Luftwaffe's Deadliest Mission
8. Luftwaffe's Deadliest Mission
August 23, 2007
Recalling the Sonderkommando Elbe, a World War II German ramming unit.
No Room for Error
7. No Room for Error
August 30, 2007
Low-level battles fought just over the treetops, where split-second decisions are critical, are recalled. Included: a World War II battle involving U.S. bomber escorts who are attacked by German fighters; and a Vietnam War battle between F-4Cs and MiG-17s.
The First Dogfighters
6. The First Dogfighters
August 17, 2007
Legendary flying aces and notorious dogfights of WWI are examined using computer graphics, firsthand accounts, archival footage. Included: Ernst Udet; Georges Guynemer; Arthur Raymond Brooks.
Dogfights of the Holy Land
5. Dogfights of the Holy Land
August 10, 2007
Battles involving the Israeli Air Force and its Dassault Mirage III fighter are chronicled. Included: a profile of former Israeli fighter pilot Giora Epstein.
Gun Kills of Vietnam
4. Gun Kills of Vietnam
August 3, 2007
Guns kills in air battles during the Vietnam War are examined. Included: a battle between an A-1H Skyraider and a MiG-17.
Thunderbolts
3. Thunderbolts
July 27, 2007
Battles involving Thunderbolts are recalled.
Jet vs. Jet
2. Jet vs. Jet
July 20, 2007
Famous air battles involving jets are re-created using computer graphics, archival footage and re-enactments. Also: firsthand accounts of the battles.
Kamikazes
1. Kamikazes
July 13, 2007
Battles involving kamikazes are recalled.
Dogfights
Dogfights

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Dogfights is a television series that focuses on military aviation. The purpose of the television series is to depict dogfights. Dogfights are air battles during war time in which two or more planes fight in the air, maneuvering around each other and trying to shoot the other plane down. The series airs re-enactments of many famous dogfights. Dogfights were key strategies for winning battles in the Vietnam War and both World Wars.

The series interviews pilots who participated in the dogfights as well as modern day aviation experts in order to give viewers the opportunity to experience how it feels to be fighting in such a manner. They also show computer-generated videos and demonstrations of how the fights are done.

The series also shows fights that occur at sea, when planes would attack battleships and submarines. The series uses computer technology to give viewers a chance to experience many different aspects of a battle. Some demonstrations are shown through a cockpit viewpoint so the viewer can see everything that the pilot saw. Some views go outside the plane and show the damage as it occurs.

The series also goes in-depth when discussing particular types of aircraft, comparing various types to one another. The show also goes through all the different maneuvers that pilots use, detailing their names, objectives, and complexities. The series doesn't limit itself to interviewing just American pilots. The producers also interview veterans from the German and Japanese armies to get their viewpoints on the war and air battles.

Each episode of the television series focuses on one battle. The battle is re-enacted with the pilots who participated in the battle speaking about the event, if possible. The episode also delves into each pilot's backstory and what life was like for him at the time the battle was fought.Dogfights is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (29 episodes). The series first aired on November 3, 2006.

Dogfights is available for streaming on the History website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Dogfights on demand at Apple TV+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, History Vault, Microsoft Movies & TV, The Roku Channel and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    November 3, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    8.3  (533)