Follow the evolution of air combat tactics during World War II through the experiences of the pilots who flew the nimble and deadly fighter aircraft. See how aircraft performance dictated tactics and determined who would live and who would die in the skies over Europe.


A successful fighter pilot com-bined extraordinary flying skills with courage, keen eye-sight and savvy tactics. Those who lived their combat experiences were usually the most calculating of all. The pilot who balanced risk taking with a cool professional under-standing of their aircraft and the capabilities of the enemies. They chose their tactics based on those two factors combined with the position they found themselves in at the start of a fight.

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