- 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: March 16, 2005
Visit the government laboratory where they search for evidence of the nerve agent VX.
In this fiery hour, MODERN MARVELS® profiles five of the world's deadliest weapons, focusing on the inventors, battles, and dark technology behind their lethality.
Beginning with the deadliest bomb ever created, the Tsar Bomba--a 50-megaton nuclear bomb--the program moves on to the deadliest weapons ever used on people, the atomic bombs exploded over Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. During WWI, the machine gun led to the deaths of over 8 million, and in WWII, incendiary bombs killed hundreds of thousands of people. Another deadly invention of WWII was the proximity fuse that allowed artillery to detonate within a predetermined range of an enemy target. Finally, we examine VX nerve gas--a deadly chemical agent used twice by Saddam Hussein with devastating results--and visit Edgewood Chemical BioCenter, where suspicious items in the current war in Iraq are examined for traces of VX.
Join MODERN MARVELS® for a harrowing look at the outer limits of mankind's deadly inventiveness.