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In days of old, if your army had to take on a huge stone castles there was only one option: bunker busting siege weapons like the giant crossbow known as the Ballista and the fearsome Trebuchet!
When today's warriors go toe-to-toe in combat the weapon they rely on is the machine gun.
It is the most personal yet ubiquitous weapon of all time. It has evolved from a crude ballistic pipe to a fifteen-rounds-per-second jet of bullets.
You might never have thought about it, but every gun, rifle and pistol--no matter how well engineered, is useless without well-made, effective ammunition.
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- Premiered: July 26, 2009
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: A history of firearms explores their origins, impact on history and the prominent figures associated with their use. (more)