Original U.S. WWII US Army Air Forces Training Aids Division “Dogfight” Air Poster Series - 30 ¼” x 20”
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a wonderful example of a poster from the “Air Poster Series” put out by the US Army Air Forces Training Aids Division. The poster was prepared for Army Air Forces Distribution by the Training Aids Division and would have been displayed in a classroom environment aboard training installations.
A dogfight, or dog fight, is an aerial battle between fighter aircraft conducted at close range. Modern terminology for air-to-air combat is air combat maneuvering (ACM), which refers to tactical situations requiring the use of individual basic fighter maneuvers (BFM) to attack or evade one or more opponents. This differs from aerial warfare, which deals with the strategy involved in planning and executing various missions.
Dogfighting first occurred during the Mexican Revolution in 1913, shortly after the invention of the airplane. It was a component in every major war, though with steadily declining frequency, until the end of the Cold War in the early 1990s. Since then, longer-range weapons such as beyond-visual-range missiles have made dogfighting largely obsolete.
The poster features a very cartoonish image of an American pilot shooting down a German aircraft with the pilot “ejecting” from the cockpit holding his rear end while screaming.
The text reads as follows:
DON’T CEASE ATTACK BECAUSE AN ENEMY
BEGINS TO SMOKE, OR A FEW PIECES FALL
OFF - THAT’S YOUR SIGNAL TO
BLAST HIM ALL TO HELL!
This lovely unrestored example is in wonderful condition with a clear picture with easily discernible text and colors. There are the original folds still present from the distribution process with only slight tearing present.
Comes more than ready for further research and display.
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