Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

History channel tonight (new Dogfights episode)

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • History channel tonight (new Dogfights episode)

    Tonight the History Channel debuts a new season of Dogfights. I believe it starts at 8pm CST.
    No this has nothing to do with Micheal Vick!
    Can't wait!

    http://www.history.com/
    Last edited by Creeping Death; 13 Jul 07, 13:38.
    "History does not entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • #2
    Got a bag of chips,dip and a 2 liter soda just fro the occasion. CAN'T WAIT!!
    I am a simple man. I am by no means smarter than the average man. I am average...yet genius.

    Comment


    • #3
      I certainly hope their is some variety this season other than Americans shooting down all comers!


      edit...all i could find was the listing for the first two episodes 'Kamikaze - Parts 1 and 2.' Does anyone have a more extensive list of the episodes for this new season of "Dogfights?"
      Last edited by Patrocles; 13 Jul 07, 18:54.
      All your ACG posts are belong to us!

      Comment


      • #4
        I cut this from Wikipedia. I don't know if it's complete though?????

        Can't wait for the Falklands Episode!!!!!
        Season Two

        01. Kamikaze (7/13/07): Imperial Japan, desperate to prop up their rapidly collapsing empire, sent poorly trained volunteer pilots in suicide attacks against American naval targets. This wasn't the only time pilots used the plane itself as a weapon. German, Russian, and even US ramming tactics will be explored.

        02. Jet vs. Jet (XX/XX/07): In the skies over North Korea F-86 Sabres slug it out with communist MiG-15s. American pilots are in pursuit of a previously unknown glory the title of jet ace.

        03. Thunderbolt (XX/XX/07): The P-47 Thunderbolt, or Jug as it was known distinguished itself as one of the most lethal dogfighters of World War II, a classic warbird best remembered for its size, ruggedness, and reputation for protecting the pilot.

        04. Dogfights of the Holy Land (XX/XX/07): The innovative, delta-winged MiG-21 arrives in the Middle East. Israel must acquire a fighter to counter the threat and soon settles on the French-built Mirage III. The Mirage and MiG-21 seemed destined for combat with each other, but only one will emerge as the preeminent delta-wing fighter of its day.

        05. Gun Kills of Vietnam (XX/XX/07): The era of missiles had arrived. Electronic warfare was coming of age. But when technology fails pilots are forced to do combat the old-fashioned way maneuver in close and blow the enemy out of the sky with guns.

        06. The First Dogfighters (XX/XX/07): Some of the greatest fighter pilots of all time engaged in epic duels over the battered landscape of France and Belgium. Fokker triplanes, Spads, and SE5s go head to head in World War I's most famous dogfights.

        07. No Room for Error (XX/XX/07): It's where a pilot can ill afford to make a mistake, but where dogfights are inexorably drawn. Down on the deck-at treetop level-the margin for error is zero.

        08. Night Fighters (XX/XX/07): From Radar equipped Hellcats in the Pacific to modern stealth technology.

        09. The Bloodiest Day (XX/XX/07): May 10, 1972. The bloodiest day of air combat during the Vietnam war featured numerous twisting and turning dogfigts. Bob Lodge and Roger Locher pioneer electronic warfare and engage in one of the most exciting air battles of the war.

        10. P-51 Mustang (XX/XX/07): In the European theater of world war II the P-51 Mustang proved itself to be the quintessential dogfighter and went on to become the most famous warbird in history.

        11. Dogfights of Desert Storm (XX/XX/07): The planes have changed but the jeopardy remains the same. American fighter pilots pit F-15s against Iraqi Mig-25s and advanced Mig-29s as part of Operation Desert Storm.

        12. Battle for the Falklands (XX/XX/07): The 1982 Argentine invasion of the Falkland Islands triggered war with the United Kingdom. Remarkable vertical take-off and landing Sea Harriers take on Mirages and A4s in some of the best dogfights of the modern age. The British establish air superiority but the Argentines sink several ships with wave-top level attacks in A4s.

        13. Supersonic (XX/XX/07): Stories of the development of jet aircraft and their subsequent introduction into combat. Includes stories of test pilots who were the first Germans and Americans to fly these aircraft and the great air battles that were fought through the years at supersonic speed.

        14. Death of the Luftwaffe (XX/XX/07): The Luftwaffe's last great offensive, called Operation Bodenplatte, was launched on January 1, 1945. Oscar Boesch was a German pilot who took part. Sandy Moats and Alden Rigby were American pilots whose airbase was swarmed by fighters. After this day, the Luftwaffe was shattered as an effective fighting force.

        15. Tuskegee Airmen (XX/XX/07): African-American pilots of the 332nd distinguished themselves as one of the most successful fighter groups of the war, despite the bigotry and prejudice they faced from their own countrymen.

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by Col. Dyess View Post
          I cut this from Wikipedia. I don't know if it's complete though?????

          Can't wait for the Falklands Episode!!!!!
          Season Two

          01. Kamikaze (7/13/07): Imperial Japan, desperate to prop up their rapidly collapsing empire, sent poorly trained volunteer pilots in suicide attacks against American naval targets. This wasn't the only time pilots used the plane itself as a weapon. German, Russian, and even US ramming tactics will be explored.

          02. Jet vs. Jet (XX/XX/07): In the skies over North Korea F-86 Sabres slug it out with communist MiG-15s. American pilots are in pursuit of a previously unknown glory — the title of jet ace.

          03. Thunderbolt (XX/XX/07): The P-47 Thunderbolt, or Jug as it was known distinguished itself as one of the most lethal dogfighters of World War II, a classic warbird best remembered for its size, ruggedness, and reputation for protecting the pilot.

          04. Dogfights of the Holy Land (XX/XX/07): The innovative, delta-winged MiG-21 arrives in the Middle East. Israel must acquire a fighter to counter the threat and soon settles on the French-built Mirage III. The Mirage and MiG-21 seemed destined for combat with each other, but only one will emerge as the preeminent delta-wing fighter of its day.

          05. Gun Kills of Vietnam (XX/XX/07): The era of missiles had arrived. Electronic warfare was coming of age. But when technology fails pilots are forced to do combat the old-fashioned way — maneuver in close and blow the enemy out of the sky with guns.

          06. The First Dogfighters (XX/XX/07): Some of the greatest fighter pilots of all time engaged in epic duels over the battered landscape of France and Belgium. Fokker triplanes, Spads, and SE5s go head to head in World War I's most famous dogfights.

          07. No Room for Error (XX/XX/07): It's where a pilot can ill afford to make a mistake, but where dogfights are inexorably drawn. Down on the deck-at treetop level-the margin for error is zero.

          08. Night Fighters (XX/XX/07): From Radar equipped Hellcats in the Pacific to modern stealth technology.

          09. The Bloodiest Day (XX/XX/07): May 10, 1972. The bloodiest day of air combat during the Vietnam war featured numerous twisting and turning dogfigts. Bob Lodge and Roger Locher pioneer electronic warfare and engage in one of the most exciting air battles of the war.

          10. P-51 Mustang (XX/XX/07): In the European theater of world war II the P-51 Mustang proved itself to be the quintessential dogfighter and went on to become the most famous warbird in history.

          11. Dogfights of Desert Storm (XX/XX/07): The planes have changed but the jeopardy remains the same. American fighter pilots pit F-15s against Iraqi Mig-25s and advanced Mig-29s as part of Operation Desert Storm.

          12. Battle for the Falklands (XX/XX/07): The 1982 Argentine invasion of the Falkland Islands triggered war with the United Kingdom. Remarkable vertical take-off and landing Sea Harriers take on Mirages and A4s in some of the best dogfights of the modern age. The British establish air superiority but the Argentines sink several ships with wave-top level attacks in A4s.

          13. Supersonic (XX/XX/07): Stories of the development of jet aircraft and their subsequent introduction into combat. Includes stories of test pilots who were the first Germans and Americans to fly these aircraft and the great air battles that were fought through the years at supersonic speed.

          14. Death of the Luftwaffe (XX/XX/07): The Luftwaffe's last great offensive, called Operation Bodenplatte, was launched on January 1, 1945. Oscar Boesch was a German pilot who took part. Sandy Moats and Alden Rigby were American pilots whose airbase was swarmed by fighters. After this day, the Luftwaffe was shattered as an effective fighting force.

          15. Tuskegee Airmen (XX/XX/07): African-American pilots of the 332nd distinguished themselves as one of the most successful fighter groups of the war, despite the bigotry and prejudice they faced from their own countrymen.
          cool! thanks for the info! (Heaven forbid I should find this info when I was looking for it at the History Channel website! LOL ). I heard a rumor that Comcast cable will have the episodes on demand in HD? I need to check into this...

          Well, it looks like they are keeping the same formula from the first season and focusing heavily on American victories with a dash of the Brits and Israelis on the side.

          OK, so we have what could be
          1. Americans withstanding desperate kamikaze attacks
          2. American pilots shooting down MiGs in Korea
          3. American P-47 pilots in a dogfight (I bet the americans 'win' this dogfight)
          4. Isreali pilots shooting down MiGs in the middle east
          5. American pilots shooting down MiGs in Vietnam
          6. WW1 dogfights (this could be interesting)
          7. No room for error - insufficient data!
          8. American nightfighter pilots shooting down the enemy (?)
          9. American pilots shooting down MiGs in Vietnam
          10. P-51 pilots (American, British ?) shooting down German aircraft
          11. American pilots shooting down MiGs in Iraq
          12. British pilots shooting down Argentinian aircraft
          13. Supersonic - sounds interesting!
          14. American shooting down German aircraft
          15. American shooting down German aircraft
          Last edited by Patrocles; 14 Jul 07, 06:42.
          All your ACG posts are belong to us!

          Comment


          • #6
            Ya, I agree. The first season was almost entirely about the Americans, except for that odd episode about Bismarck (large battleships dogfighting?) and the great episode on the Israelis.

            There really should have been more episodes on the British and the German air forces during WW II.

            Comment


            • #7
              FWIW Comcast cable as of today has episodes 2 and 3 of Dogfights on demand in HD with NO COMMERCIALS! enjoy!
              All your ACG posts are belong to us!

              Comment


              • #8
                Heard season 1 is on DVD. YAY!
                A new life awaits you in the off world colonies; the chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure!

                Comment


                • #9
                  True

                  Originally posted by pirateship1982 View Post
                  Heard season 1 is on DVD. YAY!
                  Yes it is and i bought it a few weeks back. It even looks better on the bigscreen with the surround sound.
                  It is such a good show, no complaints here!

                  Found the Dogfights DVD at Best Buy for 29.99.

                  CD
                  "History does not entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." Dwight D. Eisenhower

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    I know it sounds stupid. But I recently found out about this show through iTunes. I have one of them video ipods and it looked like a cool deal. Downloaded one of the shows and I love it. Cant wait for this season.
                    The Texan has spoken, and approves of this message

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      S.O.S i finnaly took this series off my recorder. Its too bad their so hung up
                      with US fighter stories, a good example of a bad show is that one listed
                      about night fighters, "Hellcats", what the hell? the Brits & Germans were way
                      ahead in this catagorie. Oh well, the only time you will see an episode of
                      German, Japanese, Italians, or Finish fighter pilots is in a bad way, a good example there is the episode on "Bodenplatte", forget about all their sucesses,
                      just focus on one bad luck moment they had.

                      Ok i'm done griping now.
                      Life is what happens to you when your busy making other plans! Lennon - www.lufttiger.com

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        That "Nightfighter's" episode sounds like it might go from WW2 to the present.

                        The "Kamikaze" episode is two hours long and I think has the one German mission where they were ordered to crash there planes it the enemy bombers in the last weeks of the war.
                        What I really wish they would do is a program on the Battle of Britain and some on the Eastern Front.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Sorry to go slightly of topic but as regards the Night fighter episode, has anybody seen the Clash of Worriors program? They had one on Harris V Kammhuber, very interesting!

                          The Dogfight seris does look good, I don't get it in my crner of the world. I will have to look out for the DVD!!

                          Wolster

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            They are available on iTunes for $1.99 per episode including the newest season two episodes. Is iTunes available in Latvia???

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Col. Dyess View Post
                              They are available on iTunes for $1.99 per episode including the newest season two episodes. Is iTunes available in Latvia???
                              Not sure, but a mote point as I don't have an iPod, can these files be played on PC or PSP?

                              Wolster

                              Comment

                              Latest Topics

                              Collapse

                              Working...
                              X