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Next Up

Friday 19th July at 10:00 pm

Discovery Channel

About The Show

A look at how aircrafts and pilots have shaped military history and how technology has impacted the advancement of aerial combat over the past 100 years.

Episodes

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Episode 1

Bombers

The bombers of WWII were engineering marvels. From the bouncing bomb used in the Dambusters' mission to the B-52's first flight, what was their impact on aerial combat?

10:00 pm

19 Jul

Discovery Channel

Episode 2

Bandits, Secrets & Spies

With the raising of the Iron Curtain, intelligence from within the Soviet Union was hard to come by. How did high-altitude spy planes overcome this problem?

10:00 pm

26 Jul

Discovery Channel

Episode 3

Fight For The Skies

In the early 20th Century there was an arms race to develop military airplanes. With the advent of WWI, the British and Germans experimented with air combat.

Coming Soon

Episode 4

The Battle Of Britain

A pivotal moment in WWII was the first ever major air battle. Hundreds of German and Allied planes fought for domination of the skies over southern England.

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Episode 5

The Jet Engine

The development of the jet engine was a huge advancement that dramatically increased the speed and altitude at which airplanes flew. How did it change air combat?