Dogfights: Death of the Luftwaffe DVD
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- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, 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: March 7, 2008
A massive German attack on the first day of 1945 could have meant the end of American air dominance in Europe. Instead it sounded the death knell for the German air force.
- Re-creations and computer simulations combine with authentic battle footage.
- Relive the most thrilling engagement of the all-or-nothing Operation Bodenplatte.
- Fly alongside the world's most accomplished pilots.
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.
An all-or-nothing gamble by the Luftwaffe in January 1945 lead to some of the most thrilling air combat of WWII, and marked the beginning of the end for the fearsome German air force. DOGFIGHTS puts you in the crosshairs in this exhilarating clash and clarifies the critical moments of the historic battle.
Operation Bodenplatte was a daring plan to destroy American forward air bases all over Holland, Belgium, and the Netherlands. On January l, 1945, 17 of these airbases were attacked. The Americans' Y-29 forwards airbase in northeast Belgium was one of the most prized targets and crucial to the success of the mission.
Y-29 would be the site of one of the greatest dogfights in history as 20 American planes get off the ground to confront nearly 70 Luftwaffe aircraft. In the end, over two dozen German planes met their fate while only one American P-47 Thunderbolt was lost. And, through the stunning footage and real-time animations of DOGFIGHTS, you will experience this epic battle first-hand!
Experience this decisive turning point of Operation Bodenplatte, which heralded the DEATH OF THE LUFTWAFFE!