With fantastic historic footage, take a trip through the birth and development of modern air power. When America entered World War I, its air power was ranked 14th in the world. By the end of the war, nearly 1,500 planes were ready to attack., completely overtaking Germany, long thought to be the superior in the realm of air power.
Grab a front row seat to some of the world's most momentous events including the Japensese attack on Manchuria and the rise of Hitler and the Nazi Party. As the world was undergoing significant changes so was the miltary air power. From the B-9 in the 1930s to the firrst four-engine bomber, the B-17, air might was in a constant battle against itself in the early part of the 21st century.
As the Second world War rages, watch how America builds up its air power even before getting dragged into the conflict. As early as 1939, President Roosevelt stepped up the production of military aircraft, leading to decisive victories by American forces on both the Western and Pacific fronts after they entered the war in 1941.
This episode tackles the exciting story of naval aviations's most powerful weapon system, the Attack Carrier. As one of the weapons that helped win WWII for the Allies, the Attack Carrier was also instrumental in the development of the nuclear age, witht eh P2V test piloting the Navy's new and imporved long-range reconnaissance capabilities.
Follow B-17 Fortresses as they begin their high altitude bombing missions of Nazi-occupied Europe. Over in the Pacific, see P-38 Lightning fighters shoot down Japanese aircraft as the Allies and their air combaters turn the tides of war in their favor.
This riveting documentary tells the exciting story of air power in action. From top-secret strategy meetings between German generals before the battle at El Alamein to their shock at the surprise Allied victory in the desert, find out how Allied General Bernard Montgomery and his air troops gained this decisive victory.
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