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"Air Warrriors" puts the spotlight on some of the airplanes that have been used by American forces in combat battles through the years. The program profiles the dedicated pilots and other team members who fly and maintain the aircraft. Rarely seen combat footage and pilots' stories help bring to life the journeys that have been taken by the flying machines, which include a plane-chopper hybrid that saves lives and an attack helicopter that is called the Black Death by America's enemies.

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Electronic warfare aircraft; the EA-6B Prowler; the EA-18G Growler.
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The history of the mean and ugly jet aircraft, the A-10 Warthog.
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The Marine Corps' V-22 Osprey.
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The inside story of the massive military transport aircraft, the C-17.
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The U.S. Army's AH-64 Apache.
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The fighter plane that helped turn the tide of World War II; the P-51 Mustang.
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The F-15 Eagle's conquests in Iraq, Yugoslavia and even space.
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The history of the longest serving bomber in the U.S. military: the B-52 Stratofortress.
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The history of the F-16 Fighting Falcon and how it became the U.S. Air Force's most versatile plane.
aired 22 days ago
An inside look at Japan's A6M Zero, the most feared fighter at the start of World War II.
aired 23 days ago
The Spitfire, the iconic aircraft of the Battle of Britain, will forever be remembered by a grateful nation and the dwindling numbers of pilots who flew her; it is still regarded as one of the best planes ever built.
aired 24 days ago
Innovative engineering allows the P-38 Lightning to fly faster and climb higher than any other WWII warplane; a twin-propeller fighter with heavy armaments packed into its nose, the P-38 becomes one of America's premiere combat planes during the war.
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The history of the Russian MiG, American air power's fiercest rival for more than 50 years.
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The Vietnam-era OV-10 Bronco is pulled out of retirement to join the fight against ISIS.
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The inside story of the ultimate stealth fighter, the F-22 Raptor, and its predecessors.
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The inside story of the F-4 Phantom, the U.S. military's go-to fighter for more than four decades.
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The brief but historic service of the Grumman F6F Hellcat and its instrumental role in winning the Pacific War.
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The history and evolution of America's most legendary spy plane.
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The massive AC-130 provides unparalleled close air support to U.S. and allied ground troops.
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The history of the KC-135 Stratotanker, the 60-year-old aerial refueler that keeps fighter jets flying.
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The inside story of the Harrier, the world's most famous short takeoff and vertical landing fighter jet.

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