- 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: June 17, 1998
Towards the end of World War II, the struggling Nazi war machine unleashed one more formidable weapon in a last-ditch effort to prevent the inevitable. The new Messerschmidt fighter was powered by jet engines, and only its late introduction prevented it from making a significant impact in the outcome of World War II. Nevertheless, it proved that the age of propeller-driven fighting aircraft was over.
THE JET AGE chronicles the development of jet technology and its impact on the world's air forces. Take to the skies over Korea with the first pilots to become aces piloting jet fighters, and get an up-close look at today's most advanced aircraft. Pilots talk about what it is like to fly these computerized, mach-speed planes, and dramatic footage from training and combat shows them in action. From the last days of World War II to the 21st century, this is a revealing look at the fighting planes of THE JET AGE.