Firepower

Firepower

1993 - 2013, War, Other, Technology
A look at what technology was used in war
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Episode Guide

  • Firepower - 1906: The Great Quake Cover-Up (Episode 55)
    Episode 55:

    1906: The Great Quake Cover-Up

    Inside the conspiracy to downplay the San Francisco earthquake.

  • Firepower - On Guard (Episode 54)
    Episode 54:

    On Guard

    Members of the U.S. National Guard and Air National Guard are vital components of the armed forces.

  • Firepower - Russia's Air Power (Episode 53)
    Episode 53:

    Russia's Air Power

    Russian-built fighter planes emerge from a veil of secrecy.

  • Firepower - Air Defense (Episode 52)
    Episode 52:

    Air Defense

    The Patriot surface-to-air missile system has protected U.S. troops since the 1991 Gulf War.

  • Firepower - Air Mobility (Episode 51)
    Episode 51:

    Air Mobility

    The aircraft of the Military Airlift Command include the C-141 Starlifter.

  • Firepower - Special Ops Wing (Episode 50)
    Episode 50:

    Special Ops Wing

    Behind the scenes aboard a U.S. Air Force AC-130 Spectre gunship.

  • Firepower - Wild Weasles (Episode 48)
    Episode 48:

    Wild Weasles

    Wild Weasel aircraft flew harrowing low altitude electronic warfare missions in Europe.

  • Firepower - Electronic Eye (Episode 47)
    Episode 47:

    Electronic Eye

    Radar; thermal image-sensors.

  • Firepower - The Wizard War (Episode 46)
    Episode 46:

    The Wizard War

    Electronic sensors seek targets.

  • Firepower - Guided Bomb (Episode 45)
    Episode 45:

    Guided Bomb

    The development of accuracy for aerial bombardment.

  • Firepower - Eject! (Episode 44)
    Episode 44:

    Eject!

    Ejection seats save combat pilots over four decades.

  • Firepower - Missile Shield (Episode 43)
    Episode 43:

    Missile Shield

    Systems to defend against nuclear ballistic missiles.

  • Firepower - Battle Brain (Episode 42)
    Episode 42:

    Battle Brain

    Computers revolutionize modern warfare.

  • Firepower - Test Pilot (Episode 41)
    Episode 41:

    Test Pilot

    Pilots test the F-22 Advanced Tactical Fighter.

  • Firepower - Strategic Airpower (Episode 40)
    Episode 40:

    Strategic Airpower

    The B-52 provides the Strategic Air Command with heavy firepower.

  • Firepower - Patriot Missile (Episode 39)
    Episode 39:

    Patriot Missile

    The Patriot missile system is tested in combat.

  • Firepower - Gunship (Episode 38)
    Episode 38:

    Gunship

    U.S. Air Force Special Operations Wing sees action in Grenada, Panama and the Persian Gulf.

  • Firepower - Missile Copter (Episode 37)
    Episode 37:

    Missile Copter

    The attack helicopter navigates through treacherous attacks.

  • Firepower - Artillery Strike (Episode 36)
    Episode 36:

    Artillery Strike

    Laser-guided missile systems increase artillery accuracy.

  • Firepower - Armor Force (Episode 35)
    Episode 35:

    Armor Force

    The precise cooperation between motorized infantry, tanks and helicopters.

  • Firepower - Combat Vehicles (Episode 33)
    Episode 33:

    Combat Vehicles

    Armored personnel carriers allow tanks and troops to fight together.

  • Firepower - Air Guard (Episode 32)
    Episode 32:

    Air Guard

    U.S. Air National Guardsmen become heroes of Desert Storm.

  • Firepower - Yank Tank (Episode 31)
    Episode 31:

    Yank Tank

    The American tank force evolves.

  • Firepower - Mirage Jet (Episode 30)
    Episode 30:

    Mirage Jet

    The Dessault Mirage fighter sets a standard for French aviation.

  • Firepower - Destroyer (Episode 29)
    Episode 29:

    Destroyer

    The destroyer is the workhorse of the modern navy fleet.

  • Firepower - Battleship (Episode 28)
    Episode 28:

    Battleship

    The USS Wisconsin launches cruise missiles deep into Iraq.

  • Firepower - Combat Chopper (Episode 27)
    Episode 27:

    Combat Chopper

    The helicopter's versatility outweighs its vulnerability.

  • Firepower - Clash of Armor (Episode 26)
    Episode 26:

    Clash of Armor

    Introduced in World War I, tanks revolutionize combat.

  • Firepower - Ballistic Missile (Episode 24)
    Episode 24:

    Ballistic Missile

    A large and specially trained crew mans a most expensive weapon.

  • Firepower - Armored Vanguard (Episode 22)
    Episode 22:

    Armored Vanguard

    The French develop tanks and combat vehicles.

  • Firepower - Airlift Command (Episode 21)
    Episode 21:

    Airlift Command

    Air transport provides supplies of ammunition, equipment and troops.

  • Firepower - Wings Over the Sea (Episode 20)
    Episode 20:

    Wings Over the Sea

    U.S. Navy carriers are among the largest warships.

  • Firepower - The Weapons of Desert Shield (Episode 19)
    Episode 19:

    The Weapons of Desert Shield

    The weaponry of U.S. Desert Shield forces in Saudi Arabia.

  • Firepower - Warship (Episode 18)
    Episode 18:

    Warship

    A floating fortress -- the U.S. Navy's Aegis cruiser.

  • Firepower - War on Wheels (Episode 17)
    Episode 17:

    War on Wheels

    The armored car is the backbone of the modern cavalry.

  • Firepower - U.S.A.F.E. -- Wild Weasels (Episode 16)
    Episode 16:

    U.S.A.F.E. -- Wild Weasels

    Electronic warfare in the air.

  • Firepower - U.S.A.F.E. -- Strike Force (Episode 15)
    Episode 15:

    U.S.A.F.E. -- Strike Force

    Tactical forces of the U.S. Air Force Europe.

  • Firepower - Strike Fighter (Episode 14)
    Episode 14:

    Strike Fighter

    The Harrier, the Warthog and the Stealth are fighters that can act as bombers.

  • Firepower - Stealth Jets (Episode 13)
    Episode 13:

    Stealth Jets

    Stealth technology produces the top-secret B-2 bomber.

  • Firepower - Airborne Assault (Episode 12)
    Episode 12:

    Airborne Assault

    The elite paratroopers of the Army's 82nd Airborne.

  • Firepower - Space Spies (Episode 11)
    Episode 11:

    Space Spies

    High technology advances espionage.

  • Firepower - The Silent War (Episode 10)
    Episode 10:

    The Silent War

    The United States and the Soviet Union rely on submarines for territorial and strategic defense.

  • Firepower - Royal Air Force (Episode 9)
    Episode 9:

    Royal Air Force

    The RAF fights in the Battle of Britain.

  • Firepower - Red Fleet (Episode 8)
    Episode 8:

    Red Fleet

    Examination of the Soviet navy.

  • Firepower - Red Falcons (Episode 7)
    Episode 7:

    Red Falcons

    Soviets build better planes to fight in Afghanistan.

  • Firepower - Ranger Force (Episode 6)
    Episode 6:

    Ranger Force

    The U.S. Army Rangers are an elite commando force.

  • Firepower - Missile Strike (Episode 5)
    Episode 5:

    Missile Strike

    Modern missiles have sophisticated guidance systems.

  • Firepower - Fight for the Sky (Episode 4)
    Episode 4:

    Fight for the Sky

    Interviews with veteran pilots highlight a look at fighter planes.

  • Firepower - Dogfight (Episode 3)
    Episode 3:

    Dogfight

    Computerized control makes modern fighter planes big, fast and agile.

  • Firepower - Desert Wargames (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    Desert Wargames

    The Army conducts desert war games in California.

  • Firepower - Battle Tank (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    Battle Tank

    Tanks become faster, lighter and better-armed.

  • Firepower - Air Attack (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    Air Attack

    New technology allows fast, accurate bombing.

  • Firepower - Assault From the Sea (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    Assault From the Sea

    Elite forces practice amphibious assault.

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