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A dogfight or dog fight, is an aerial battle between two or more fighter aircraft, conducted at close range. Dogfighting first appeared during World War I, shortly after the invention of the airplane. Until at least 1992, it was a component in every major war, despite beliefs after World War II that increasingly greater speeds and longer range weapons would make dogfighting obsolete.

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We're nowhere near good enough with our AI for a computer simulant to best a human pilot in a dogfight unless the odds are further stacked against the human (computer flies a superior aircraft, comput …
answered Oct 8 '15 by KeithS
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If your opponent is directly behind you, you have lost the fight. The point of basic fighter maneuvering, or BFM, is to keep your opponent off your tail and hopefully get on his. Everything you would …
answered May 22 '15 by KeithS
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That same thinking, "dogfighting is dead", got the USAF and USN in serious trouble in Vietnam. The U.S. … The F-14 and F-15, though intended to bring back dogfighting (and they did), turned out to be big, fast interceptor-style fighters like their predecessors, that still only had a clear advantage in BVR …
answered May 21 '15 by KeithS