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Series: Ultimate Aircraft - All Three Episodes

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About this Series

  • Lessons: 3
  • Total Time: 2h 35m
  • Use: Watch Online & Download
  • Access Period: Unlimited
  • Created At: 04/26/2011
  • Last Updated At: 04/26/2011

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Feel the jolt as you accelerate from zero to 150 miles an hour in less than a second, and launch from the deck of an aircraft carrier. The tree tops will whiz by your head as you fly no more than 20 feet off the ground in an Apache helicopter and search for another tank to destroy. Scan the radar-scopes of the Air Force’s newest fighter, the F-22 Raptor – the most sophisticated jet fighter to date – and launch guided missiles beyond the range of your eyesight and into unsuspecting opponents.

Far from the sketches of Leonardo da Vinci and beyond the dreams of the Wright brothers, today’s Ultimate Aircraft have pushed past man’s early conceptions of his ability and into the outer realm of his imagination. This five-part series puts you in the cockpit as these amazing flying machines strut their stuff. From high-G turns to low-altitude passes, you will view never-before-seen footage of the latest in military aircraft, and hear first-hand accounts of what these Ultimate Aircraft really can do, from the pilots who fly them.

SEA WINGS
From the sea they strike – the Navy’s SEA WINGS. Launching from America’s grandiose carriers at a blistering pace are today’s hottest fighters: the F-14 Tomcat; the F/A-18 Hornet and the EA-6B Prowler among others. These modern marvels are the gatekeepers of America’s defense. Sea Wings will take you aboard the carrier during a tense international conflict in Iraq. You will get into the mind of today’s pilots as they walk on the razor’s edge of war and peace. There is no room for mistakes here. Every second and every inch may mean all the difference between life and death.

It is night, the wind is blowing in excess of 100 miles-per-hour during a full monsoon. You are low on fuel, and you are responsible for landing a 20-ton machine onto a pitching carrier deck by clipping a taut cable with the tail-hook of your F-14. Set out to sea with the F/A-18 Hornet, the EA-6B Prowler, and of course, the F-14 Tomcat, while providing the largest show-of-force the United States military has to offer. There is no such thing as a training mission for a carrier pilot. Every decision, every mission has life or death consequences. Prepare to earn your Sea Wings.

BATTLE CHOPPER
A true predator of the skies - It comes in low and beneath trees. Like a tiger which hides in the tall grass before leaping at its prey, the battle chopper pops up and unleashes its arsenal upon an unsuspecting enemy. Although the helicopter has only been involved in combat for less than half a century, it has revolutionized the battlefield. Battle Chopper showcases two of the most deadly today – AH-64 Apache and Russia’s Mil-24 Hind. Each attacks with a different tactic. Both are deadly. And both are feared throughout the world.

Striking like a cheetah, the attack helicopter sneaks up on its unsuspecting opponent before delivering a quick and lethal strike. Jet fighters may be the sexiest aircraft, but helicopters like the AH-64D Apache Longbow and the Russian-built Mi-24 Hind can be the deadliest. Fly in the cockpit of the battle-proven Apache. Relive battles of the Gulf War and fight battles the Apache may face in the future. Sit in its cockpit, work its controls, bob up from behind a tree line, and fire your deadly Hellfire missiles into the hull of a T-72 tank. Discover the gruesome presence of the Hind, a helicopter feared by every ground force it has faced. The Hind is big and it is powerful, able to fire off rounds from its chain gun, deliver constant streams of missiles, and drop bombs from its winged-pylons. These ULTIMATE AIRCRAFT are the best of the Battle Choppers.

AIR STRIKE
Bosnia 1995 – the bloodiest war in Europe since World War II. For years the innocent has perished. Tonight NATO takes a stand. Jet fighters from Europe and the United States will launch from Aviano Air Base and begin Operation Deliberate Force. Planes like the F-16 Fighting Falcon, the F/A-18 Hornet, the F-15E Strike Eagle and the A-10 Thunderbolt. Actual combat footage provided by the aircraft’s’ sophisticated onboard cameras will put you in cockpit. Air Strike describes in great detail the planning and technology involved in this crucial and risky attack.

Today, it is possible to win a battle without setting foot on the ground. Armies can be decimated; buildings destroyed and hostile nations can be forced into compliance with the power of an attack from the sky. F-16 Falcons and F/A-18 Hornets are some of the most versatile aircraft today. Able to take-off with a combination of revolutionary long-range air-to-air missiles and laser- and GPS-guided air-to-ground weapons, they can destroy well-defended ground targets and gut it out in a grisly dogfight on the same mission. Combined with the management of AWACS command and control planes as well as the power of ground-pounders, such as the A-10 Warthogs, there isn’t a force alive that can withstand the power of the Ground Attack.

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