Dogfights: The Bloodiest Day DVD
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- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: September 21, 2007
The U.S. rewrites the playbook, 11 MiGs are downed, and the first aces of the Vietnam War are crowned, all in the 24-hour stretch captured in striking detail on this awesome DVD!
- An incredible 414 sorties flew on May10, 1972, the first day of Operation Linebacker.
- Fly alongside the world's most accomplished pilots.
- Re-creations and computer simulations combine with authentic battle footage.
Ever imagine what it would be like to participate in the most historic air battles of all time? Imagine no more. DOGFIGHTS puts you in the cockpit to re-create famous air-to-air engagements. Computer graphics, animation, firsthand accounts, and archival footage make these thrilling and dangerous dogfights all too real.
The most concentrated air assault of the Vietnam War started with a bang! When it launched Operation Linebacker on May 10, 1972, the U.S. threw out its old playbook and introduced radical tactics and technology meant to bring the war to a decisive end. Primarily targeting North Vietnamese roads, rails and air defenses, Linebacker required U.S. pilots to hit with precision deep in enemy territory. The resistance they met was awesome and lead to the some of the most intense air-to-air combat in aviation history.
This riveting episode of DOGFIGHTS captures the highlights of this hallmark moment in air combat. From gutsy "turn-and-burn" battles to the first widespread application of precision-guided munitions, THE BLOODIEST DAY puts you in the cockpit to witness a day of combat like no other. You will fly F4 Phantoms, F-105s and others deep into North Vietnam; lock onto and evade MiG-21s and MiG-17s; and employ high-tech gear including advanced radar jamming equipment and smart bombs.
Gear heads and adrenaline junkies will be equally thrilled by THE BLOODIEST DAY!