21st Century War Machines

21st Century War Machines

The machines and weapons designed to fight the full-on heavy metal wars of the 20th Century now face a grim challenge: they must adapt or die.
5 Episodes
21st Century War Machines - Tank v Anti Tank

Tank v Anti Tank

Learn about the history of the tank, starting with its introduction in World War 1.
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21st Century War Machines - Stealth v SAM

Stealth v SAM

The idea of a plane that dropped bombs first emerged in World War 1, and was particularly effective in the Gulf War.
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21st Century War Machines - The Battle for the Skies

The Battle for the Skies

The Spitfire plane played a pivotal role in World War 2. This program looks at the history and developments of the fighter plane.
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21st Century War Machines - Helicopter Gunship

Helicopter Gunship

The helicopter gunship emerged in World War 2 and was further developed through the post-war years.
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21st Century War Machines - Power of Artillery

Power of Artillery

Most casualties in the 20th Century battlegrounds were caused by artillery and so this program looks at the development of canons, mortars and the like.
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