- 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: September 20, 2007
Take to the skies aboard some amazing flying machines! The phenomenal technology showcased in this thrilling episode will blow you away!
- For over a decade, MODERN MARVELS has brought grand stories to life.
- The ultimate celebration and investigation of engineering excellence.
- From swarms of mini-planes to personal aircraft, the future is now!
Celebrating ingenuity, invention and imagination brought to life on a grand scale, MODERN MARVELS® tells the fascinating stories of the doers, dreamers and sometime-schemers who created everyday items, technological breakthroughs and man-made wonders.
As MODERN MARVELS® reveals in this jam-packed, supersonic episode, 21st Century technology is catching up to our wildest flights of fancy: personal aircraft for daily commuting, robot planes, physics-defying warplanes, and so much more. It seems our science fiction fantasies are finally coming true.
In this non-stop, full-throttle episode you'll pull serious G's in the U.S. military's latest fighter jet. Then grab the stick and see what the pilot sees through the visor of the futuristic Helmet Mounted Display. You'll ride shotgun in the lethal B-1B Lancer, the supersonic-capable component of the U.S. long-range bomber force.
Then try to catch a glimpse of the swarm of MAV's (Micro Air Vehicles), which are small enough to launch from a backpack! Check out the "vertical takeoff and landing" capable PAV's (Personal Aerial Vehicles), which could revolutionize our daily commute. And, finally, discover how a commercial jetliner was retrofitted into the biggest flying fire truck the world has ever seen.
Buckle your belts, EXTREME AIRCRAFT II is about to take you on an unbelievable flight to the near future!