Air Combat

Air Combat

Air Combat covers the history of military aviation from World War I to the present day, focusing on famous aerial engagements, heroic pilots and a dramatic array of aircraft from Harrier Jump Jets to B-52 Bombers.
26 Episodes
Air Combat - Marine Aviators

Marine Aviators

The acknowledged specialists in close air support of ground troops, marine aviators often dropped bombs within yards of beleaguered friendly forces.
Air Combat - Combat from the Cockpit

Combat from the Cockpit

Join the air war in Vietnam as dedicated pilots perform their dangerous missions.
Air Combat - Vietnam Choppers

Vietnam Choppers

Helicopters proved indispensable in the treacherous jungles and swamplands of Vietnam.
Air Combat - The Spy Planes

The Spy Planes

A futuristic projectile roars over an isolated desert... Come along on the super-secret spy missions with the men who designed these fascinating planes.
Air Combat - Vietnam: A Mission

Vietnam: A Mission

Witness a deadly attack mission waged by three men as they combat the North Vietnamese enemy.
Air Combat - In Pursuit of Space

In Pursuit of Space

Follow the super power race to control the last frontier. From the visionaries like Robert Goddard and Wernher Von Braun to the pilots like John Glenn and Yuri Gagarin who braved the unknown.
Air Combat - Pilots of Fortune

Pilots of Fortune

Stories of patriotic mercenaries who joined up to fight before their countries went to war.
Air Combat - Paratroopers


From the victories of the Nazi paratroopers in the Blitzkrieg to the Allied march across the Rhine into Germany, paratroopers played key roles in major invasions
Air Combat - The Carriers

The Carriers

British and American pilots take to the dangerous decks of the first carriers - converted battleships - as they invent naval aviation in WW1.
Air Combat - Airborne


From the early parachute units of WWII and Korea to the modern "air mobile" forces that came into play in Vietnam, Grenada and Panama.
Air Combat - Combat Training

Combat Training

Fly with the aviators as they use the lessons of yesterday's wars to meet the formidable demands of flying the world's most advanced fighting machines.
Air Combat - The Chopper War

The Chopper War

The helicopter, invented by Frenchman Louis Breguet, first played a major role in war during the Vietnam conflict. There, the Americans developed the concept of "air mobility".