Vietnam: War in the Jungle - Wings of Fury (1998)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Military & War, Politics & Government  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter

This documentary examines the role of aerial warfare in the Vietnam and Gulf Wars, and the fighter pilots who flew the missions. This character study is by Robert Wilcox, who himself wanted to become a pilot, but became instead an Air Force information officer. Through interviews with fighter pilots, Wilcox builds a character profile -- both good and bad -- of what it takes to be a part of this elite corps. He suggests that the fearless, even reckless, nature of these over achievers is necessary to give them the courage to risk their lives in America's air war missions. The film offers insight into the lives of those "fighter pilots who are hunters".

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air-combat, jungle, Vietnam, war, warfare