Although not officially named, the flight test crew of the Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF) have aptly called the deadly fighter, The Raptor. See the sleek gray champion of Air Combat of the 21st Century.
Explore the role played by the 101st Airborne Division during Normandy. On June 5, General Dwight Eisenhower delivered a rousing speech intended to boost the morale of the division and help make them pivotal in the success of the invasion.
For much of WWII, the German Luftwaffe was virtually indestructible, churning out planes at a rate of one every quarter-hour. By 1944, the Allies turned the tide. The "Big Week" kicked off on February 20, 1944.
When America entered World War I, its air power was ranked 14th in the World. By the end of the war, nearly 1,500 planes were ready to attack, completely overtaking Germany, long thought to be the superior in the realm of air power.
This episode tackles the exciting story of naval aviations's most powerful weapon system, the Attack Carrier. As one of the weapons that helped win WWII for the Allies, the Attack Carrier was also instrumental in the development of the nuclear age.
This episode dramatically details the outbreak of the world's first jet war. On June 24, 1950, Communist North Korea invaded her sister to the south, forcing a war. Within days, America had F-80s knocking out Communist supply lines.
On June 24, 1948, the Soviets attempted to blockade the city of Berlin. This episode tells the story of how American General Lucius Clay attempted to feed starving Berliners by air, a feat that had never before been attempted.
Follow B-17 Fortresses as they begin their high altitude bombing missions of Nazi-occupied Europe. Over in the Pacific, see P-38 Lightning fighters shoot down Japanese aircraft as the Allies and their air combaters turn the tides of war in their favor.
As the Second world War rages, America builds up its air power even before getting dragged into the conflict. As early as 1939, President Roosevelt stepped up the production of military aircraft, leading to decisive victories by American forces.
From top-secret strategy meetings between German generals before the battle at El Alamein to their shock at the surprise Allied victory in the desert, find out how Allied General Bernard Montgomery and his air troops gained this decisive victory.
Watch as a B-17 Flying Fortress and its crew fights its way over Nazi occupied Europe, battling the enemy's ME-109s and FW-190s. Witness all the fear and excitement of air combat as fighters spit out machine gun fire and brave deadly ground fire.
Get a bird's eye view of WWII in the air over Germany and see America's finest fighters in action. From P-47 Thunderbolts to P-51 Mustangs, witness the execution of air-to-air combat from the initial Top Command planning to the annihilation of the enemy.
Over 19,000 of these durable four-engine heavy bombers were commissioned for the war effort (more than any other American aircraft, miltary or civilian). Follow along as this rugged weapon soars into combat during World War II, and see the world's most utilized heavy bomber in action.