Chronicling the development of the “smart bomb.” Included: engineers reveal the space-age technology used to enhance the precision capability of this missile. Also: the smart bomb's influence on modern warfare. Included: Gulf War footage.
Examining the weapons developed to challenge the tank. Included: the bazooka and other hand-held rockets, the Apache helicopter and the Abrams tank. Also: interviews with soldiers, military historians and weapon manufacturers.
The history of the “smart bomb,” from the primitive mortar shells of WWI to the precision-guided missiles of the Gulf War. Also: tracing the heritage of this weaponry to ancient China. George C. Scott hosts.
“Lifeline From the Sky” examines the role played by transport planes in delivering troops, weapons and supplies to the battlefield. Included: missions from World War II to Desert Shield. Also: interviews with the pilots and combat footage from actual transport missions.
Examining attack helicopters, choppers that have been enhanced with firepower making them not only a means of transport for the wounded, but also a weapon. Included: the early testing of the attack helicopter in the 1950s; its use in Vietnam and the Gulf War. Also: the future of attack helicopters.
The history of the fighter airplane, which began when the Army contacted the Wright Brothers and made plans to use their invention for U.S. security. Included: footage of the Wright Brothers' first flight; the flights of the pilots who fought the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain; aerial views of the Korean and Vietnam Wars; and the attacks on Baghdad during the Gulf War. George C. Scott hosts.
“Armored Attack” examines the history of the tank, which was introduced to ground warfare during WWI and has played a vital role in combat ever since. Included: the Nazi Blitzkrieg; WWII Sherman tanks; the Bradley Fighting Vehicle; American M-1s in the Gulf War; the tactics of commanders Patton and Rommel.
The history of the submarine. Included: how the submarine has revolutionized warfare; a submarine mission during the Civil War; the infamous German fleets from both World Wars; and interviews with sailors who have served on subs.
A history of airships and their use in military service. Included: the dominance of blimps, dirigibles and zeppelins during the two World Wars. Also: the German Zeppelin Bomber and the U.S.S. Los Angeles.
The German U-Boats that terrorized the Allied forces in both World War I and World War II are featured. Included: interviews with the men who served in---and fought against---the infamous German submarine corps.
Examining the air war in Vietnam. Included: the dogfights and carpet-bombings deployed to support the soldiers in the jungles. Also: interviews with the pilots, tours of the planes and extensive combat footage from the battles.