dogfight

(redirected from dogfights)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

dogfight

Air-to-air combat at a very close range and in visual contact with each other, at least initially. The result of any dogfight is dependent on the pilot's skill, the aircraft's performance, and the initial position. The most important factor is the pilot's skill. In the past, pilots tried to position their aircraft behind the enemy's and shoot it down. Today, it is only necessary to find a firing solution without being shot down.
References in periodicals archive ?
She said the dogs were believed to be used in dogfights.
Images of the dogfight were to be streamed through the internet to enable people to place their bets from abroad to watch the fight.
There are two basic types of modern dogfights, each with very specific characteristics: street fights or "traditional" planned events.
He was jailed at the end of September after he lost his appeal against convictions of causing unnecessary suffering, assisting at a dogfight and possessing a pit bull terrier.
He recalled an incredible dogfight that took place on 13 May 1943 over Guadalcanal Island against a U.
After their dogfights, each of the participants receives a video of his or her escapades.
A Yugoslav fighter was shot down after a dogfight with a Nato plane yesterday in the first air-to-air combat since day three of the conflict.
If a Soviet interceptor jumps an unsuspecting ATF, the pilot defends himself with heat-seeking missiles and cannon fire, the same dogfight weapons employed by existing U.
WarBirds Dogfights is a fast action military flying simulation game that gives player pilots fast-flying combat contests across the embattled skies of Europe and the Pacific.
The GDN earlier reported how photographs of a dogfight in Isa Town last week provoked uproar by people from all over the world when they were posted on social networking site, Instagram.
Lennon said: "The majority of my squad have been in a dogfight for the past four years.
Al Ain: The world's five best stunt pilots will enthral the spectators with the aggressive dogfights (a display of simulated aircraft 'fighting') and precision targeting at the Al Ain Aerobatic Show, starting on Wednesday.