Fighter pilots are the elite of the elite; it can take years of training to produce a fighter pilot and even longer to produce a plane that is worthy of their skills. Yet a dogfight can last only minutes. Drawing inspiration from The History Channel's popular show, "Dogfight" and the new Osprey series, DUEL, Dogfight offers readers a chance to discover what it felt like to be a fighter pilot during World War 2, flying some of the most iconic planes to have ever graced the skies during combats when both man and machine were tested to the limit.
Meticulously researched digital artwork recreates the cockpit of each of these iconic fighter planes and accompanies a step-by-step explanation of the design and development of these World War 2 aircraft, from prototype to combat. First-hand accounts and interviews with surviving pilots details the training of fighter pilots of each rival air force, as well as the equipment used and their preparations for war. Maps and diagrams reveal the wider strategic setting in which each dogfight took place.
This volume reveals the greatest aerial match-ups of World War 2, which have since become the stuff of legend. From Spitfires battling Messerschmitts over the skies of southern England to Fw 190s desperately attempting to turn the tide against the advancing Mustangs of the 8th Air Force during the dying days of the war, discover the history of these amazing pilots and their aircraft in the awesome dogfights of World War 2.
- Transportation, History
- Aviation / History, Military / World War II
- May 24, 2011
- May 24, 2011