- 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: August 25, 2004
Pierce the skies at seven times the speed of sound in the fastest jet ever flown.
They are among the most sophisticated and innovative machines ever built. They have flown further, higher and faster than any other planes ever made. They have expanded the bounds of aviation science. They are EXTREME AIRCRAFT.
Join MODERN MARVELS® for a white knuckle ride through the history of revolutionary aircraft. From the X-1, the first plane to travel faster than the speed of sound, to the X-43 Scramjet, which recently topped mach 7, our experts examine every facet of these historic machines. With extensive features on Cold War icons like the U-2 and SR-71 Blackbird, as well as a visit to Lockheed's famed "skunkworks," this is the ultimate profile of the ultimate flying machines.