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The term “dogfight” originated during WWI. The pilot had to turn off the plane’s engine from time to time so it would not stall when the plane turned quickly in the air. When a pilot restarted his engine midair, it sounded like dogs barking.

The term “dogfight” originated during WWI. The pilot had to turn off the plane’s engine from time to time so it would not stall when the plane turned quickly in the air. When a pilot restarted his engine midair, it sounded like dogs barking.

Fourth of a group of pictures taken from a Heinkel He-111 chronicling her dogfight with a Supermarine Spitfire during the Battle of Britain.

Fourth of a group of pictures taken from a Heinkel He-111 chronicling her dogfight with a Supermarine Spitfire during the Battle of Britain.

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