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Ambushed by the Iraqi Air Force

Short | 04:27

Operation Desert Storm is considered one of the most effective air campaigns in military history. Here, an F-15 pilot in the Gulf War recounts one extremely close encounter behind enemy lines.

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    May 26

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Meet the undisputed king of winged fighters, the F-15 Eagle. For decades, it's been the U.S. Air Force's weapon of choice when there's any real chance of air-to-air combat, with an undefeated record since its first combat kill in 1979. We reveal how this sleek, powerful jet overcame its skeptics to dominate the skies. Then we explore how it revolutionized the aviation world through rare footage and captivating stories from the pilots who flew into danger aboard this remarkable and resilient aircraft.

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