Dogfights: the Complete Season One

Overview

As originally broadcast on cable's History Channel, the documentary series Dogfights zeroes in on the titular mode of combat - one-on-one, to-the-death skirmishes of aircraft, in close proximity with one another. This box set contains the full first season of the program, which focuses exclusively on onscreen re-creations of some of the most legendary dogfight battles in military history - including Guadalcanal, the hunt for the Bismarck, and various dogfights that transpired in Middle Eastern skies. As an added ...
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Overview

As originally broadcast on cable's History Channel, the documentary series Dogfights zeroes in on the titular mode of combat - one-on-one, to-the-death skirmishes of aircraft, in close proximity with one another. This box set contains the full first season of the program, which focuses exclusively on onscreen re-creations of some of the most legendary dogfight battles in military history - including Guadalcanal, the hunt for the Bismarck, and various dogfights that transpired in Middle Eastern skies. As an added bonus, various pilots who participated in these missions turn up for commentary and insights.
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Special Features

Feature-length pilot episode: "Dogfights: Greatest Air Battles"; Behind-the-scenes featurette Dogfights: The Planes
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/24/2011
  • UPC: 733961246643
  • Source: A&E Home Video
  • Presentation: Reissue
  • Time: 8:37:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 11,653

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Dogfights: The Complete Season One
1. Introduction [12:07]
2. Flight Suit Attitude [7:49]
3. A Spectacular Chase [6:17]
4. Finger Four [8:48]
5. Faster and Higher [9:22]
6. Credits [:32]
1. Introduction [14:01]
2. Commence Operation Bolo [9:07]
3. An Elaborate Bait and Switch [7:09]
4. Forced into a Fight [7:42]
5. "We Tangled, They Lost" [6:23]
6. Credits [:32]
1. Introduction [11:56]
2. WWI Ace Capt. Rickenbacker [8:36]
3. P-51 Mustang Vs. ME-109 [9:08]
4. From Prey to Predator [12:18]
5. F-86 Sabre Vs. M-15 MiG [7:18]
6. "No Guts, No Glory" [12:40]
7. F-4 Phantom Vs. M-16 MiG [8:26]
8. One Inch From Out of Control [9:55]
9. The Basics Remain the Same [9:25]
10. Credits [:30]
Disc #2 -- Dogfights: The Complete Season One
1. Introduction [10:50]
2. Curtis P-408 Vs. Nakajima Ki-27 [10:15]
3. Under a Full Moon [7:40]
4. Well-Honed Tactics [6:17]
5. The Dogfight of His Life [8:18]
6. Credits [:35]
1. Introduction [12:11]
2. F4F-4 Wildcat Vs. A6M3 Zero [8:10]
3. Challenge a Bomber Escort [7:05]
4. An Ace in One Aftermoon [8:33]
5. Rookie to Ace in 15 Minutes [8:25]
6. Credits [:31]
1. Introduction [11:52]
2. F-4 Phantom Vs. MiG-21 [9:13]
3. "Scratch Anotehr MiG-21" [7:17]
4. Operation Linebacker [8:25]
5. An Air Force Ace [7:33]
6. Credits [:35]
Disc #3 -- Dogfights: The Complete Season One
1. Introduction [11:36]
2. A6M2 Zero Vs. F6F Hellcat [9:27]
3. Dogfight at Rabaul [10:04]
4. Attacking the Japanese Navy [7:17]
5. Seizing the Advantage [5:58]
6. Credits [:33]
1. Introduction [10:47]
2. F-8 Crusader Vs. MiG-17 [10:25]
3. A Unique Mission [7:32]
4. The Longest Dogfight [:00]
5. New Mission: Survival [9:18]
6. Credits [6:21]
1. Introduction [11:26]
2. Taffy 3 Vs. Center Force [11:08]
3. The Battle Become a Brawl [8:13]
4. Taffy 3's Success [6:48]
5. Yamato's Last Stand [6:49]
6. Credits [:31]
Disc #4 -- Dogfights: The Complete Season One
1. Introduction [11:23]
2. SBD Dauntless Vs. A6M3 Zero [7:58]
3. B-17E Flying Fortress "Old 666" [11:50]
4. F-105 Thunderchief Vs. MiG-17 [7:29]
5. Ill-Equiped to Dogfight [5:42]
6. Credits [:33]
1. Introduction [13:08]
2. Raid on Ghardaka [10:21]
3. An Unexpected Defection [8:49]
4. World's First F-15 Eagle Kills [6:11]
5. Masters of the Skies [5:50]
6. Credits [:36]
1. Introduction [10:59]
2. First Blood [10:49]
3. The Swordfish [8:28]
4. A Terrible State [6:57]
5. Avenge the Hood [7:10]
6. Credits [:32]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Dogfights: The Complete Season One
   MiG Alley
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   Air Ambush
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   Bonus - Dogfights: Greatest Air Battles
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Disc #2 -- Dogfights: The Complete Season One
   Flying Tigers
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   Guadalcanal
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   Hell Over Hanoi
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Disc #3 -- Dogfights: The Complete Season One
   The Zero Killer
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   The Last Gunfighter
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   Death of the Japanese Navy
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Disc #4 -- Dogfights: The Complete Season One
   Long Odds
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   Dogfights of the Middle East
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   Hunt For the Bismarck
      Play All
   Bonus Featurette - Dogfights: The Planes
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