- 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: June 10, 1998
Follow the never-ending quest to build the ultimate artillery weapon.
It is one of the maxims that the militaries of the world seem unable to escape: "Bigger is Better." Perhaps nowhere is this more apparent than in the centuries-long effort to build the ultimate artillery weapon.
Ever since the very first cannon, engineers and warriors have sought increased power through larger size. The quest has resulted in revolutionary developments and spectacular failures. BIG GUNS travels through military history with an eye for the outlandish, introducing the most famous and incredible artillery weapons ever made. Extensive footage shows these super-weapons on the proving grounds and in battle, and interviews with the men who have manned them tell what it is like to control so much firepower.
From World War I's "Big Bertha" to the Iraqi Super Gun, this is an explosive tour through the history of BIG GUNS.