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Wings Over the Gulf (1992)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary | War  -  10 January 1992 (USA)
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The Military Channel - F-15s F-117s against Saddam -
18 January 2011 | by (United States - New York - Long Island) – See all my reviews

The Military Channel - F-15s F-117s against Saddam - No contest - Not because Iraq wasn't heavily armed - but because of superior American Technology and superior American workmanship and superior American Training.

In Operation Desert Storm, the F-15 Eagle and the F-117 Nighthawk changed the face of war. The F-15's radar locates targets 100 miles away and the F-117's stealth technology gives it the advantage of surprise.

This show provides a lively and informative overview of the various planes employed by the United States and its coalition allies during the 1991 Gulf War, focusing on how particular tasks in the air campaign were fulfilled by specialized planes. Relying on interviews with pilots, this video provides a wealth of detail about the various planes, from their inception on the drawing board to their deployments in the Gulf, and it's a treat for those who are fascinated by the technical aspect of jets. However, it also makes a responsible effort to portray the air campaign in the Gulf as a deadly and dangerous business, not the clean "Nintendo war" some observers thought it to be. For instance, there is a segment on the controversial air attacks on the Iraqi column retreating from Kuwait in the final hours of the war. Footage of jets streaking through brilliant blue skies is balanced with some thoughtful mention that these sleek and beautiful machines are also very deadly weapons


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