- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, 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: November 4, 2005
MODERN MARVELS traces the evolution of the deadliest weapons ever made.
They are the only weapons that can literally wipe humanity off the face of the earth. The most powerful and feared ingredient in any nation's arsenal, they remain, in many ways, the simplest weapons of all drop them on something and they explode.
The very first bombs were flaming carcasses flung over castle walls. The advent of gunpowder opened the door for real bombs, with tightly packed explosive charges set off by a fuse. Since then, the development of these weapons has relentlessly continued, and today's most powerful Hydrogen bombs can literally destroy entire cities, while high-tech smart bombs can deliver their destructive payloads with extraordinary precision.
From the days of Greek Fire to the labs where the future of weaponry is being shaped, MODERN MARVELSTM traces the development of bombs, profiling the men whose innovations changed the way we fight wars and offering an up-close look at the deadliest weapons ever made.