An interesting albeit somewhat  older documentary that examines fighter design arms race between the US and USSR from the creation of  the Russia MIG 15, one of the most prolific fighters ever, manufactured in 4 countries and used by at least 18 to the MIG 29 and tracks the US developments from the US F-86 Sabre which was used by 26 different airforces to the F-18 Hornet.

The documentary has an interesting discussion of the difference in military philosophies between the US and USSR but also the differences within the US itself. It also highlights the failures associated with political doctrines that required American pilots in Vietnam to physically sight enemies before firing, completely eliminating the gun-less Phantoms’ advantages of being able to attack at range.

Definitely worth watching

Watch the Documentary here (45 mins. 35 secs.)