Showdown: Air Combat

  • 2008
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

Aerial battles conducted during wartime are recalled in this documentary series.

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F4U Corsair vs. Zero Season 1, Episode 7 Oct 19, 2008 $2.99

Ace "Pappy" Boyington scored most of his victories flying one of the best combat aircraft of World War II the F4U Corsair. But the Japanese Zero was still a formidable opponent. On January 3rd 1944 Pappy tangled with a group of Zeros in a dramatic fight.

P47 Thunderbolt vs. Fw-190 Season 1, Episode 6 Oct 19, 2008 $1.99

During World War II the last thing a Thunderbolt pilot wanted was to get in a dogfight with a Focke-Wulf 190 at low altitude. But in early 1944, that's exactly what happened to Don Gentile. The result was a heart-pounding dogfight.

F4F Wildcat vs. Zero Season 1, Episode 5 Oct 12, 2008 $2.99

A US naval aviator named John Thach devised tactics that allowed the F4F Wildcat to fight the technologically superior Zero on equal terms.

P-38 Lightning vs. Zero Season 1, Episode 4 Jul 1, 2008 $1.99

Speed and maneuverability are the most important features in a combat fighter. The Japanese Zero had both, making it the deadliest plane in the Pacific during the early months of World War II.

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Showdown Air Combat: Season 1
Fighter pilots...warriors of the sky. Jousting on aerial steeds made of steel, speeding through the skies at hundreds, sometimes thousands of miles pe (more…)
Showdown Air Combat: Season 1
Fighter pilots...warriors of the sky. Jousting on aerial steeds made of steel, speeding through the skies at hundreds, sometimes thousands of miles pe (more…)

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  • Premiered: June 15, 2008
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Aerial battles conducted during wartime are recalled in this documentary series. (more)

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