An pair of American-piloted, propeller-driven Skyraider dive bombers manage to elude a Mig 17 jet fighter thanks to its tight turning radius then miraculously, scores the first gun kill of Vietnam by shooting down the Mig. Originally fielded without a gun the first gun equipped F-4 Phantoms quickly score gun kills.
On May 10, 1972 the United States escalates the air war in Vietnam bombing strategic targets in the north. On this day American pilots shot down a one day record of eleven MiGs trying to intercept the bombers.
A generational leap in technology and strategy is put to the ultimate test over enemy airspace in Iraq. The air combat of the future begins with America's first large scale air offensive since the Vietnam War.
This program explains the operation of the messerschmitt-me-163-komet, Kaiten suicide torpedo and Project Anvil's radio controlled bomber. All were military failures but effective terror weapons and research projects.