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Episodes

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Episode 1

American Fighters

Profiling the obstacles faced by the designers of the most advanced fighter aeroplanes of the past 50 years and the US's obsession with air dominance.

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Episode 2

American Flying Boats

Once used for both commerce and combat, the unique capabilities of these machines made them indispensable to the growth of aviation.

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Episode 3

Wings of Sweden

See how a country with limited resources was able to develop state-of-the-art military aircraft that remain unique and deadly to this day.

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Episode 5

Russian Space

Discover how the masterminds of the Soviet space program stunned the world with their accomplishments, from Sputnik to Mir and the ISS.

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Episode 6

British Fighter Aircraft

Follow the development of Britain's fighter aircraft through the 20th century, including how valuable they were during the first and second world wars.

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Episode 7

American Military Helicopters

Profiling how these once-ridiculed modes of transport have evolved into some of the most useful combat vehicles ever.

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Episode 8

American Naval Aircraft

Examining the largest of all ships: the monumental aircraft carrier, and the fighter planes and bombers that fly from them.

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Episode 9

Russian Bombers

From the bizarre to the brilliant, take a look at the massive and powerful bombers of Soviet Russia. Some of these creations have to be seen to be believed.

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Episode 10

European Naval Aircraft

The widespread hostilities of WWII proved the importance of aircraft that could operate both in the air and from the water.

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Episode 11

Germany's Aircraft

During WWII, Luftwaffe pilots ruled the skies with fighters such as the Messerschmitt BF-109 and Focke Wulf. Trace the progress of Germany's aircraft.

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Episode 12

British Bombers

The Blenheim, the Wellington and the Lancaster are a few of the British bombers that evoke vivid memories in the minds of WWII veterans.

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Episode 13

American Transports

Showing some of the most amazing airlifters in service today and delving into their distinguished service records spanning the globe.

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Episode 14

Airpower in Europe

The US has long been a major component of security forces protecting Western Europe. This association has an honourable history dating back to WWI.

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Episode 15

Russian Helicopters

Discover the intriguing story of the Soviet aviation industry and explore the development of its expertise and ingenuity in rotor-powered flight.

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Episode 16

Wings of Italy

Telling the story of Italian military aviation, marked by peaks of design brilliance as well as misfortune and poor timing.

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Episode 17

British Air Power

Examining the development of British tactical air power from WWII to the Gulf War, including the diverse and dynamic fleet of military aircraft.

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Episode 18

American Bombers

Chronicling nearly 100 years of US aircraft achievements, from the early visionaries to the technological advancements of the modern bomber fleet.

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Episode 19

Russian Fighters

Tracing the development of fighter aircraft from the days of Tsar Nicholas II through to the democratic Russian Federation.

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Episode 20

Russian Transport

Transport planes provided the backbone for Red Army air assaults during several wars. There have since been many new designs, including jet seaplanes.