The Great Israeli fighter pilot – Ace of Aces – Giora “Hawkeye” Epstein


Colonel Giora “Hawkeye” Epstein, today Giora Even , is a retired colonel in the Israeli Air Force (IAF) and a fighter ace credited with 17 victories, 16 against Egyptian jets, making Epstein the ace of aces of supersonic fighter jets and of the Israeli Air Force. Epstein was an active IAF pilot from 1963 until 1997, when he retired at age 59.  In this documentary movie, the History Channel reenacted the breathtaking dogfights that Ran Ronen, Giora Epstein, and other Israeli Air Force (IAF) fighter pilots participated in between 1966 and 1973.