Special Weapon Systems
Dogfights have always attracted attention. Since the First World War, their participants have been considered heroes, stories have been written about nothing, and they have become idols of generations. However, the reality of air combat is much more prosaic. Whatever the motivation of the pilots to fight, there was always a winner on one side and a loser on the other in a crippled or burning plane falling to the ground. This series deals with the struggle from their beginning to the modern age, when the sky is steadily ruled by jet engines.
During the aggression in Afghanistan, the Soviet and Afghan government air forces were able to operate against the regime's insurgent units almost with impunity because they had no enemy in the air. Nevertheless, there were air battles over this battlefield. And the Soviet and Afghan air forces suffered casualties.