Modern Marvels: More of The World's Biggest Machines DVD
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- 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: September 29, 2004
The ultimate celebration of outsized equipment returns for a second sweep through a world where size is everything.
- Ride in the world's largest aircraft.
- See the world's largest screen, stretching across four blocks in Las Vegas.
- Head to see with "heavy lift" ships capable of carrying massive oil rigs.
Let's face it--when it comes to impressive equipment, bigger is always better. And when it comes to the most massive of all, MODERN MARVELS® is in techie heaven with MORE OF THE WORLD'S BIGGEST MACHINES.
A festival of superlatives, this extreme episode goes to the edges of engineering for a look at everything big. Lumber down the runway with the Antonov, An-225, a plane that is almost as long as a football field. Visit a surviving "Big Boy" articulated locomotive, the largest steam engine ever built, and ride the rails with its outsized descendant, the 6000-horsepower GE AC 6000. Head to sea with the Discoverer Enterprise, the largest oil drilling ship on earth, and the "heavy lift" Blue Marlin, which carries massive oil rigs to deep water sites. At each stop on this tour of engineering extremes, we'll see how these remarkable machines are made and meet the people who work with them everyday.