- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: March 17, 1999
From testing in the '50s to the Gulf War, this is a thrilling look at one of the most devastating weapons ever developed.
Military helicopters are perhaps best known for their ability to save lives by ferrying wounded soldiers from the front to medical facilities. But they are also capable of delivering devastating firepower against enemy troops, both in the air and on the ground.
WEAPONS AT WAR traces the history of the ATTACK HELICOPTERS, from their first tests in the 1950s to their use in Vietnam and the Gulf War. Incredible combat footage shows them in action, while pilots talk about flying these remarkable machines in battle. Watch as various weapons systems are tested on choppers, and hear from Army officials about the setbacks and breakthroughs that led to the refinement of today's aircraft. And see how they may change in the future.
From a seat in the cockpit to a look back at the battles where they have played a pivotal role, this is a comprehensive look at one of the most effective, elusive and versatile weapons platforms in history.