A Tuskegee Airman Who Survived a Shredded Wing in Combat
02:28 — On a 1951 mission, Colonel Charles McGee, one of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, was hit by Korean gunfire. Despite damage to the left wing of his P-51 Mus (more…)
How a Subtle Design Change Transformed Fighter Planes
02:03 — What made the P-51 Mustang such an effective aircraft was its light, all-aluminum fuselage and an innovative wing design that gave it a huge advantage (more…)
Ospreys Quickly Take Down a Taliban Warlord
01:45 — When a small Afghan village is overtaken by a warlord, the U.S. Marines deploy four of their best aircrafts to deal with the situation swiftly From: (more…)
Did You Know Assault Drones Were Used in WWII?
01:24 — It's 1944, and the U.S. has a new weapon against the Japanese: a remote-controlled assault drone with a video link and the ability to carry a bomb. He (more…)
Drones Are Now Being Used to Battle Wildfires
03:37 — A fire crew fighting a large blaze in Yosemite National Park lose contact with their command. Their only hope of survival is an aerial drone with an i (more…)
This Air Force Bomber Can Hold 70,000 Lbs. in Weapons
01:28 — The legendary B-52 can carry smart bombs, laser-guided bombs, mines, even nuclear missiles--a total of 70,000 pounds of weaponry at a time. From: AIR (more…)
The $102 Million Bomber that Almost Replaced the B-52
02:12 — In 1974, after a long and distinguished service record, the B-52 faced a threat it had never encountered in combat: retirement at the hands of a newer (more…)
Air Warriors Season 4
Discover the inside stories of the U.S. military's top AIR_WARRIORS and see how they changed the face of air combat forever.
Air Warriors Season 4
Discover the inside stories of the U.S. military's top AIR_WARRIORS and see how they changed the face of air combat forever.
Why the Air Force's Lightest Fighter Is Its Most Effective
02:51 — The F-16 Fighting Falcon has a take-off weight of just 20,000 pounds, less than half the weight of the F-15. But as aerial opponents soon discover, li (more…)
Air Warriors Season 2
Discover the inside stories of the U.S. military's top air warriors and see how they changed the face of air combat forever.
Air Warriors Season 2
Discover the inside stories of the U.S. military's top air warriors and see how they changed the face of air combat forever.
Air Warriors Season 3
Discover the inside stories of the U.S. military's top air warriors and see how they changed the face of air combat forever.
Air Warriors Season 3
Discover the inside stories of the U.S. military's top air warriors and see how they changed the face of air combat forever.
Air Warriors Season 1
A winged fighter that hasn't lost a fight in 26 years, a lifesaver that's part plane and part chopper, and an attack helicopter our enemies call the B (more…)
Air Warriors Season 1
A winged fighter that hasn't lost a fight in 26 years, a lifesaver that's part plane and part chopper, and an attack helicopter our enemies call the B (more…)
Chinooks Incredibly Build a Bridge with Massive Cargo
02:25 — Toward the end of the Bosnian War, U.S. CH-47 Chinooks are charged with a seemingly impossible mission: construct a makeshift bridge over icy waters w (more…)
A Chinook Takes Fire During a Vietnam Rescue Mission
01:33 — During the Vietnam War, the CH-47 Chinook was known for its aerial mobility -- a key advantage when you're flying low-altitude rescue missions over a (more…)
Tense: A C-17's Dicey Mid-Air Refuel in Bad Weather
01:43 — A C-17 carries a wounded soldier from Iraq to the U.S. for treatment. To save time, they attempt a mid-air refuel -- but a massive weather system over (more…)
How the Biggest Airlift in History Saved West Berlin
01:55 — To break the Soviet blockade of West Berlin in 1948, General William Tunner ordered his fleet of 225 C-54s to drop supplies into the city -- around 35 (more…)
An Intense Blackhawk Rescue Mission in Peril
02:14 — During this Blackhawk crew’s first attempt at rescuing a critically wounded soldier in Afghanistan, the aircraft quickly becomes a target. With a li (more…)
Do Warplanes Have Their Own Gas Stations?
02:00 — During the Gulf War, the U.S. military needed to create a refueling station in the desert for their aircraft. Where they decided to place it was very (more…)
This Aircraft Is a Marvel of Electronic Warfare
02:31 — The Boeing EA-18G Growler is not the average warplane. While most military aircraft were built to attack enemies physically, the Growler was created f (more…)
This Is How a No-Fly Zone Actually Gets Enforced
02:55 — In March 2011, the United States implemented a no-fly zone over Libya. To do so, they turned to the Boeing EA-18G Growler to disable enemy radars. F (more…)
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  • Premiered: November 9, 2014
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Influential aircrafts are examined.

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