Wings

Wings

1993 - 2003, Other
Wings explores the worlds best aircraft and how they have revolutionize combat
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Episode Guide

  • Wings - Ultimate Space Machine (Season 1 Episode 223)
    Season 1 Episode 223:

    Ultimate Space Machine

  • Wings - Rockets (Season 1 Episode 222)
    Season 1 Episode 222:

    Rockets

  • Wings - Antonov 225 (Season 1 Episode 221)
    Season 1 Episode 221:

    Antonov 225

  • Wings - Choppers (Season 1 Episode 220)
    Season 1 Episode 220:

    Choppers

  • Wings - Rocketeers (Season 1 Episode 219)
    Season 1 Episode 219:

    Rocketeers

  • Wings - Sky Giant (Season 1 Episode 218)
    Season 1 Episode 218:

    Sky Giant

  • Wings - Daring Aviators (Season 1 Episode 217)
    Season 1 Episode 217:

    Daring Aviators

  • Wings - Spaceplanes (Season 1 Episode 216)
    Season 1 Episode 216:

    Spaceplanes

  • Wings - Ultimate Guide to Planes (Season 1 Episode 215)
    Season 1 Episode 215:

    Ultimate Guide to Planes

  • Wings - Elite Choppers (Season 1 Episode 214)
    Season 1 Episode 214:

    Elite Choppers

  • Wings - Cybercopter (Season 1 Episode 212)
    Season 1 Episode 212:

    Cybercopter

    The Comanche is the world's first stealth helicopter.

  • Wings - 777: The 21st Century Airliner (Season 1 Episode 211)
    Season 1 Episode 211:

    777: The 21st Century Airliner

  • Wings - Superplanes (Season 1 Episode 210)
    Season 1 Episode 210:

    Superplanes

    The greatest planes.

  • Wings - Air Power (Season 1 Episode 209)
    Season 1 Episode 209:

    Air Power

  • Wings - Airship (Season 1 Episode 208)
    Season 1 Episode 208:

    Airship

    Lighter-than-air vehicles.

  • Wings - Thunderchief (Season 1 Episode 207)
    Season 1 Episode 207:

    Thunderchief

    The F-105 Thunderchief was used most extensively for conventional bombing in Vietnam.

  • Wings - Air Dominance (Season 1 Episode 206)
    Season 1 Episode 206:

    Air Dominance

  • Wings - P-40 Warhawk (Season 1 Episode 205)
    Season 1 Episode 205:

    P-40 Warhawk

    Curtiss P-40 Warhwak.

  • Wings - Wings of Tomorrow: Space Planes (Season 1 Episode 204)
    Season 1 Episode 204:

    Wings of Tomorrow: Space Planes

    Spaceships of the future.

  • Wings - Wings of Tomorrow: Tomorrow's Thunder (Season 1 Episode 203)
    Season 1 Episode 203:

    Wings of Tomorrow: Tomorrow's Thunder

    The U.S. Army's Comanche helicopter; the Osprey tilt rotor.

  • Wings - Future Wings: Air Dominance (Season 1 Episode 202)
    Season 1 Episode 202:

    Future Wings: Air Dominance

    The Russian Sukoi SU-37 is agile and powerful.

  • Wings - Airpower Showdown: Attack Aircraft (Season 1 Episode 201)
    Season 1 Episode 201:

    Airpower Showdown: Attack Aircraft

    Some modern planes are a hybrid of fighters and bombers.

  • Wings - Airpower Showdown: Bombers (Season 1 Episode 200)
    Season 1 Episode 200:

    Airpower Showdown: Bombers

    Bombers.

  • Wings - Airpower Showdown: Fighters (Season 1 Episode 199)
    Season 1 Episode 199:

    Airpower Showdown: Fighters

    History of fighter aircraft.

  • Wings - Wolf Pack (Season 1 Episode 198)
    Season 1 Episode 198:

    Wolf Pack

    Aerial-combat tactics of the Korean War.

  • Wings - Multimission Helicopter (Season 1 Episode 197)
    Season 1 Episode 197:

    Multimission Helicopter

    Versatility puts helicopters among the most valuable wartime aircraft.

  • Wings - Fighter: Dogfight (Season 1 Episode 196)
    Season 1 Episode 196:

    Fighter: Dogfight

    Fighters since World War I.

  • Wings - Rescue Mission (Season 1 Episode 195)
    Season 1 Episode 195:

    Rescue Mission

    Rescue craft dodge enemy fire to save soldiers.

  • Wings - Fighter Refueler (Season 1 Episode 194)
    Season 1 Episode 194:

    Fighter Refueler

    Unarmed tankers provide vital support for combat aircraft.

  • Wings - Wings of Tomorrow: Mega Jets (Season 1 Episode 193)
    Season 1 Episode 193:

    Wings of Tomorrow: Mega Jets

    Future passenger jets may carry up to 1,000 people or fly more than 1,300 mph.

  • Wings - Wings of Tomorrow: Eyes in the Sky (Season 1 Episode 192)
    Season 1 Episode 192:

    Wings of Tomorrow: Eyes in the Sky

    Aerial reconnaissance of the future may involve unmanned crafts and airborne lasers.

  • Wings - Nightfighting Over Europe (Season 1 Episode 191)
    Season 1 Episode 191:

    Nightfighting Over Europe

  • Wings - Wings of Tomorrow: Air Dominance (Season 1 Episode 190)
    Season 1 Episode 190:

    Wings of Tomorrow: Air Dominance

    Amazing new planes can stop in midair and turn on a dime.

  • Wings - Assault Bomber (Season 1 Episode 189)
    Season 1 Episode 189:

    Assault Bomber

  • Wings - Maritime Reconnaissance (Season 1 Episode 188)
    Season 1 Episode 188:

    Maritime Reconnaissance

  • Wings - Rescue Chopper (Season 1 Episode 187)
    Season 1 Episode 187:

    Rescue Chopper

    Humanitarian uses of helicopters.

  • Wings - Jammer: Electronic Warfare (Season 1 Episode 186)
    Season 1 Episode 186:

    Jammer: Electronic Warfare

    German ground-based radar technology.

  • Wings - Medium Bomber (Season 1 Episode 185)
    Season 1 Episode 185:

    Medium Bomber

    A chronicle shows the development of the medium bomber, from the Bristol Bombay of the 1930s to the F-111 Aardvark.

  • Wings - Gunship (Season 1 Episode 184)
    Season 1 Episode 184:

    Gunship

    A history shows gunship missions, from airplanes to attack helicopters.

  • Wings - Spotter (Season 1 Episode 183)
    Season 1 Episode 183:

    Spotter

    The Spotter aircraft aids the identification of targets and the confirmation of enemy movements.

  • Wings - Fighter: Interceptor (Season 1 Episode 182)
    Season 1 Episode 182:

    Fighter: Interceptor

    The P-51 Mustang interceptor is developed in response to World War II bombing raids.

  • Wings - Eagles of the Crown: Rapid Reaction (Season 1 Episode 179)
    Season 1 Episode 179:

    Eagles of the Crown: Rapid Reaction

    In 1941 the RAF forms a special airborne operations team.

  • Wings - Eagles of the Crown: Guardians of the Sea (Season 1 Episode 178)
    Season 1 Episode 178:

    Eagles of the Crown: Guardians of the Sea

    The RAF coastal command scores crucial victories against German U-boats.

  • Wings - Eagles of the Crown: Under the Radar (Season 1 Episode 177)
    Season 1 Episode 177:

    Eagles of the Crown: Under the Radar

    Night bombing missions by the RAF eventually overcome the Nazi onslaught.

  • Wings - Eagles of the Crown: The Few (Season 1 Episode 176)
    Season 1 Episode 176:

    Eagles of the Crown: The Few

    RAF pilots battle the Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain.

  • Wings - Eagles of the Crown: Baptism of Fire (Season 1 Episode 175)
    Season 1 Episode 175:

    Eagles of the Crown: Baptism of Fire

    Development of British military aviation and the Royal Air Force.

  • Wings - SR-71 Blackbird: The Secret Vigil (Season 1 Episode 174)
    Season 1 Episode 174:

    SR-71 Blackbird: The Secret Vigil

    The spy-plane SR-71 Blackbird flies faster than 2,000 mph.

  • Wings - Flying Coffins (Season 1 Episode 173)
    Season 1 Episode 173:

    Flying Coffins

    Von Richtofen's DR-1 tri-plane is a highly maneuverable craft.

  • Wings - Landing Zone in Vietnam (Season 1 Episode 172)
    Season 1 Episode 172:

    Landing Zone in Vietnam

    Huey UH-1 helicopters play an important role in Vietnam.

  • Wings - Firestorm in Dresden (Season 1 Episode 171)
    Season 1 Episode 171:

    Firestorm in Dresden

    The B-17, nicknamed the Flying Fortress, gains legendary status during World War II.

  • Wings - Doomsday Mission (Season 1 Episode 170)
    Season 1 Episode 170:

    Doomsday Mission

    The E-4A Emergency Aircraft is built to survive a nuclear war.

  • Wings - The Valiant Few (Season 1 Episode 169)
    Season 1 Episode 169:

    The Valiant Few

    The RAF Spitfire sees action in World War II.

  • Wings - The Bear Trap (Season 1 Episode 167)
    Season 1 Episode 167:

    The Bear Trap

    The Soviet Hind gains fame in the Afghanistan war.

  • Wings - Hugging the Deck (Season 1 Episode 166)
    Season 1 Episode 166:

    Hugging the Deck

    Pilots discuss the McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk.

  • Wings - The MiG Story (Season 1 Episode 165)
    Season 1 Episode 165:

    The MiG Story

    Handling and combat capabilities of the MiG fighter plane.

  • Wings - The Flying Tank (Season 1 Episode 164)
    Season 1 Episode 164:

    The Flying Tank

    The SU-25 is used extensively in the Afghan War.

  • Wings - Target Berlin (Season 1 Episode 163)
    Season 1 Episode 163:

    Target Berlin

    During World War II, the P-51 Mustang plays a major role in the Allied defeat of Germany.

  • Wings - Whispering Death (Season 1 Episode 162)
    Season 1 Episode 162:

    Whispering Death

    The helicopter gunship Cobra proves itself in Vietnam and the Persian Gulf.

  • Wings - Flight Deck (Season 1 Episode 161)
    Season 1 Episode 161:

    Flight Deck

    Aircraft carriers have demanding logistical requirements.

  • Wings - The Final Assault (Season 1 Episode 160)
    Season 1 Episode 160:

    The Final Assault

    During the Gulf War, the F-16 Fighting Falcon and A-10 Thunderbolt protect coalition forces.

  • Wings - In Harm's Way (Season 1 Episode 159)
    Season 1 Episode 159:

    In Harm's Way

    During the Gulf War, the RAF Tornado sweeps Iraqi air fields; the A-6 Intruder protects the U.S. fleet.

  • Wings - Cobra (Season 1 Episode 158)
    Season 1 Episode 158:

    Cobra

    The helicopter gunship Cobra proves itself in Vietnam and the Persian Gulf.

  • Wings - Spy Planes (Season 1 Episode 157)
    Season 1 Episode 157:

    Spy Planes

    Strategic and tactical spy planes; SSR-71; U-2.

  • Wings - The Swing Wing Solution (Season 1 Episode 156)
    Season 1 Episode 156:

    The Swing Wing Solution

    The Soviets develop a plane with wings that swing in and out.

  • Wings - Supersonic Transport (Season 1 Episode 155)
    Season 1 Episode 155:

    Supersonic Transport

    The Tupolev TU-104 revolutionizes civilian air travel in the Soviet Union.

  • Wings - JU-88 (Season 1 Episode 154)
    Season 1 Episode 154:

    JU-88

    The JU-88 Schnell Bomber is designed to outpace any fighter.

  • Wings - Guardians of the Night (Season 1 Episode 153)
    Season 1 Episode 153:

    Guardians of the Night

    Attack helicopters of the Desert Storm missions include the Apache AH-64 and the UH-60 Blackhawk.

  • Wings - Wing of Mercy (Season 1 Episode 152)
    Season 1 Episode 152:

    Wing of Mercy

    Air/sea rescues of the U.S. Coast Guard.

  • Wings - Straight Up (Season 1 Episode 150)
    Season 1 Episode 150:

    Straight Up

    The Soviet Union invents a plane that can take off and land vertically from smaller ships.

  • Wings - The Scout (Season 1 Episode 149)
    Season 1 Episode 149:

    The Scout

    The Navy's S-3 Viking is developed to meet the need for more versatile anti-submarine warfare.

  • Wings - Night Stalker (Season 1 Episode 148)
    Season 1 Episode 148:

    Night Stalker

    The Desert Storm missions of the Apache AH-64 and the UH-60 Blackhawk are examined.

  • Wings - Russian Giants (Season 1 Episode 147)
    Season 1 Episode 147:

    Russian Giants

    The Antonov AN-2 biplane is a postwar transport aircraft.

  • Wings - The Foxbat (Season 1 Episode 146)
    Season 1 Episode 146:

    The Foxbat

    The MIG-25 Interceptor is designed to counter the American B-70 bomber.

  • Wings - Steel Rain (Season 1 Episode 145)
    Season 1 Episode 145:

    Steel Rain

    The A-10 Warthog's role in the Gulf War.

  • Wings - The Falkland Surprise (Season 1 Episode 144)
    Season 1 Episode 144:

    The Falkland Surprise

    The French Super Entendard has nuclear-strike capability.

  • Wings - JU-87 Stuka (Season 1 Episode 143)
    Season 1 Episode 143:

    JU-87 Stuka

    The JU-87 Stuka dive bomber comes to symbolize the blitzkrieg.

  • Wings - Wings Over Europe (Season 1 Episode 142)
    Season 1 Episode 142:

    Wings Over Europe

    Major air battles that shaped World War II.

  • Wings - FW-190 (Season 1 Episode 141)
    Season 1 Episode 141:

    FW-190

    The speedy, agile FW-190 outclasses the Spitfire, forcing Allied bombers to higher altitudes.

  • Wings - Duel Over Korea (Season 1 Episode 140)
    Season 1 Episode 140:

    Duel Over Korea

    The West underestimates the Soviet MIG-15 in Korea.

  • Wings - The Phantom's Foe (Season 1 Episode 139)
    Season 1 Episode 139:

    The Phantom's Foe

    The MIG-21 design concentrates on speed more than range.

  • Wings - Flight of the Falcon (Season 1 Episode 137)
    Season 1 Episode 137:

    Flight of the Falcon

    Generals and diplomats discuss the Falcon's role in Operation Desert Storm in the Gulf War.

  • Wings - Wings Over the Pacific (Season 1 Episode 136)
    Season 1 Episode 136:

    Wings Over the Pacific

    Air campaigns of the Pacific from Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima.

  • Wings - Sea Planes (Season 1 Episode 135)
    Season 1 Episode 135:

    Sea Planes

    German sea planes of World War II.

  • Wings - The Nuclear Bear (Season 1 Episode 134)
    Season 1 Episode 134:

    The Nuclear Bear

    The Tupelov TU-20 gives Russia intercontinental bombing capability.

  • Wings - The Last Generation (Season 1 Episode 133)
    Season 1 Episode 133:

    The Last Generation

    Soviets counter Western fighters with the Fulcrum.

  • Wings - The Great Patriotic War (Season 1 Episode 132)
    Season 1 Episode 132:

    The Great Patriotic War

    The YAK-3 is developed to fight the Luftwaffe.

  • Wings - V-1 (Season 1 Episode 131)
    Season 1 Episode 131:

    V-1

    The V-1 pilotless flying bomb introduces remote control warfare.

  • Wings - Wings Over Vietnam (Season 1 Episode 130)
    Season 1 Episode 130:

    Wings Over Vietnam

    U.S. forces fight air battles in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War.

  • Wings - Eagle Over Lebanon (Season 1 Episode 129)
    Season 1 Episode 129:

    Eagle Over Lebanon

    The F-15's role in Israel's 1982 invasion of Lebanon.

  • Wings - Nighthawk: Secrets of the Stealth (Season 1 Episode 128)
    Season 1 Episode 128:

    Nighthawk: Secrets of the Stealth

    America's best-kept secret, the F-117 Nighthawk, or Stealth Fighter.

  • Wings - The Killer Bee (Season 1 Episode 127)
    Season 1 Episode 127:

    The Killer Bee

    Pilots discuss the F-18 Hornet's significance in the future of naval air power.

  • Wings - Instant Thunder (Season 1 Episode 126)
    Season 1 Episode 126:

    Instant Thunder

    Pilots embark on a 12-hour mission to Iraq in a B-52 Stratofortress.

  • Wings - The Last of the Gunfighters (Season 1 Episode 125)
    Season 1 Episode 125:

    The Last of the Gunfighters

    The F-8 Crusader sets speed records on its first test flight in 1956.

  • Wings - The Avenger (Season 1 Episode 124)
    Season 1 Episode 124:

    The Avenger

    The torpedo bomber Avenger fights at Midway; battleship Yamamoto sinks.

  • Wings - Thunder From the Sea (Season 1 Episode 123)
    Season 1 Episode 123:

    Thunder From the Sea

    The Grumman A-6 Intruder sees action in Vietnam and the Gulf War.

  • Wings - The Hunter (Season 1 Episode 122)
    Season 1 Episode 122:

    The Hunter

    A land-based anti-submarine aircraft is used to battle drug smugglers and illegal traders.

  • Wings - Cat Over Korea (Season 1 Episode 121)
    Season 1 Episode 121:

    Cat Over Korea

    The F-9F Panther, the Navy's first jet fighter, sees action in Korea.

  • Wings - The Backfire Bomber (Season 1 Episode 120)
    Season 1 Episode 120:

    The Backfire Bomber

    NATO intelligence uncovers a new Soviet long-range bomber.

  • Wings - Defenders of the Fleet (Season 1 Episode 119)
    Season 1 Episode 119:

    Defenders of the Fleet

    The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is created to defend Navy aircraft carriers.

  • Wings - Soviet Rotors (Season 1 Episode 118)
    Season 1 Episode 118:

    Soviet Rotors

    The vast undeveloped areas and harsh climate of the Soviet Union make helicopters a priority.

  • Wings - Memphis Belle (Season 1 Episode 117)
    Season 1 Episode 117:

    Memphis Belle

    A Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress crew completes 25 missions during World War II.

  • Wings - Fly Navy (Season 1 Episode 116)
    Season 1 Episode 116:

    Fly Navy

    Life aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt.

  • Wings - The Douglas A02 (Season 1 Episode 115)
    Season 1 Episode 115:

    The Douglas A02

    The Douglas A02.

  • Wings - The Fan Planes (Season 1 Episode 114)
    Season 1 Episode 114:

    The Fan Planes

    Helicopters replace early fan planes.

  • Wings - Falcon Domain (Season 1 Episode 113)
    Season 1 Episode 113:

    Falcon Domain

    The F-16 Falcon systems and weapons make it a versatile fighter.

  • Wings - ME-110: The Destroyer (Season 1 Episode 112)
    Season 1 Episode 112:

    ME-110: The Destroyer

    The first ME-110s create disappointment when many are lost over the English Channel.

  • Wings - ME-321: Gigant (Season 1 Episode 111)
    Season 1 Episode 111:

    ME-321: Gigant

    Beginning as a passenger aircraft, the ME-321 is incorporated by the Luftwaffe.

  • Wings - ME-163: The Komet (Season 1 Episode 110)
    Season 1 Episode 110:

    ME-163: The Komet

    Rocket power joins a fighter design to create the ME-163.

  • Wings - The Wing Will Fly (Season 1 Episode 109)
    Season 1 Episode 109:

    The Wing Will Fly

    The Stealth, or B-52, bomber develops from the Northrop flying wing.

  • Wings - North American F-86 Sabre (Season 1 Episode 108)
    Season 1 Episode 108:

    North American F-86 Sabre

    German design innovations are incorporated in North American's F-86 Sabre.

  • Wings - North American XB-70 (Season 1 Episode 107)
    Season 1 Episode 107:

    North American XB-70

    Cost overruns and design problems ground the North American XB-70.

  • Wings - McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom (Season 1 Episode 106)
    Season 1 Episode 106:

    McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom

    The Blue Angels and Thunderbirds each adopt the F-4 Phantom.

  • Wings - Lockheed P-38 Lightning (Season 1 Episode 105)
    Season 1 Episode 105:

    Lockheed P-38 Lightning

    The Lockheed P-38 Lightning is a premier World War II fighter.

  • Wings - Harrier (Season 1 Episode 104)
    Season 1 Episode 104:

    Harrier

    The vertical-takeoff and -landing jet Harrier sees Falklands action.

  • Wings - Douglas DC-3/C-47 (Season 1 Episode 103)
    Season 1 Episode 103:

    Douglas DC-3/C-47

    The Douglas C-47 is converted from a passenger plane to a troop transport.

  • Wings - Consolidated B-24 Liberator (Season 1 Episode 102)
    Season 1 Episode 102:

    Consolidated B-24 Liberator

    The B-24 Liberator sees service on global Allied fronts.

  • Wings - Grumman F-14 Tomcat (Season 1 Episode 100)
    Season 1 Episode 100:

    Grumman F-14 Tomcat

    The Grumman F-14 Tomcat defends Navy aircraft carriers.

  • Wings - General Dynamics F-111 (Season 1 Episode 99)
    Season 1 Episode 99:

    General Dynamics F-111

    The F-111 fighter bomber can boost speed when necessary.

  • Wings - Lockheed Constellation (Season 1 Episode 98)
    Season 1 Episode 98:

    Lockheed Constellation

    The commercial Lockheed Constellation is originally designed as a bomber.

  • Wings - JU-52 (Season 1 Episode 97)
    Season 1 Episode 97:

    JU-52

    The Luftwaffe's JU-52 was a garden shed with wings and motors.

  • Wings - Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter (Season 1 Episode 96)
    Season 1 Episode 96:

    Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter

    The F-5 Freedom fighter maneuvers in extreme situations.

  • Wings - Catapults (Season 1 Episode 95)
    Season 1 Episode 95:

    Catapults

    The Wright brothers use catapults to lift their aircraft.

  • Wings - McDonnell Douglas F-18 (Season 1 Episode 93)
    Season 1 Episode 93:

    McDonnell Douglas F-18

    The McDonnell Douglas F-18 replaces the A-7 Corsair.

  • Wings - Eyes in the Sky (Season 1 Episode 92)
    Season 1 Episode 92:

    Eyes in the Sky

    Aerial spy craft progress from hot-air balloons to sophisticated jets.

  • Wings - Drones, Mutants and Midgets (Season 1 Episode 91)
    Season 1 Episode 91:

    Drones, Mutants and Midgets

    Unusual planes play a vital military role.

  • Wings - Vertical (Season 1 Episode 90)
    Season 1 Episode 90:

    Vertical

    Engineers experiment with fixed-wing, vertical takeoff aircraft.

  • Wings - AR-234 Blitz (Season 1 Episode 89)
    Season 1 Episode 89:

    AR-234 Blitz

  • Wings - Reconnaissance & Intelligence Aircraft (Season 1 Episode 88)
    Season 1 Episode 88:

    Reconnaissance & Intelligence Aircraft

    Spy planes.

  • Wings - The Pushers (Season 1 Episode 87)
    Season 1 Episode 87:

    The Pushers

    The Air Force designs rear-engine, rear-propeller fighters.

  • Wings - HE-111 -- The Secret Bomber (Season 1 Episode 85)
    Season 1 Episode 85:

    HE-111 -- The Secret Bomber

    Ernst Heinkel designs the HE-111 bomber.

  • Wings - ME-262 -- The Jet (Season 1 Episode 84)
    Season 1 Episode 84:

    ME-262 -- The Jet

    The ME-262 is the only successful jet fighter of World War II.

  • Wings - First Strike (Season 1 Episode 83)
    Season 1 Episode 83:

    First Strike

    The F-15 Eagle bombs SCUD sites and downs Iraqi planes; the Nighthawk flies undetected into Baghdad.

  • Wings - ME-109 -- The Legend (Season 1 Episode 82)
    Season 1 Episode 82:

    ME-109 -- The Legend

    Messerschmitt's ME-109 accounts for over half of Germany's World War II kills.

  • Wings - Tornado (Season 1 Episode 81)
    Season 1 Episode 81:

    Tornado

    Three air forces use the versatile Tornado.

  • Wings - Stealth (Season 1 Episode 80)
    Season 1 Episode 80:

    Stealth

    For camouflage, planes cloak radar.

  • Wings - Rubber Planes (Season 1 Episode 78)
    Season 1 Episode 78:

    Rubber Planes

    Inflatable aircraft are designed to fit in a suitcase.

  • Wings - Strange Planes: The Pushers (Season 1 Episode 77)
    Season 1 Episode 77:

    Strange Planes: The Pushers

    The Air Force designs rear-engine, rear-propeller fighters.

  • Wings - The Flying Pancakes (Season 1 Episode 76)
    Season 1 Episode 76:

    The Flying Pancakes

    In 1941 the Navy designs a disc-shaped fighter.

  • Wings - Strange Planes: Catapults (Season 1 Episode 75)
    Season 1 Episode 75:

    Strange Planes: Catapults

    The Wright brothers use catapults to lift their aircraft.

  • Wings - World's Strangest Planes (Season 1 Episode 74)
    Season 1 Episode 74:

    World's Strangest Planes

    XP-77 is built from spare parts; scissor plane; XS-84 has jets and propellers.

  • Wings - The Hovercraft (Season 1 Episode 73)
    Season 1 Episode 73:

    The Hovercraft

    Hovercraft are used as weapons and for civilian transport.

  • Wings - Parasites (Season 1 Episode 72)
    Season 1 Episode 72:

    Parasites

    Parasite aircraft attach to the backs, wings or bellies of larger planes.

  • Wings - Wings of Silver (Season 1 Episode 70)
    Season 1 Episode 70:

    Wings of Silver

    F-117 Stealth Fighter barely registers on radar; AWACS tracks and identifies aircraft.

  • Wings - Wings of Gold (Season 1 Episode 69)
    Season 1 Episode 69:

    Wings of Gold

    The airborne complement of a Navy aircraft carrier.

  • Wings - Dogfight (Season 1 Episode 68)
    Season 1 Episode 68:

    Dogfight

    Fighter pilots remain the elite of the armed forces.

  • Wings - Republic F-84 Thunderjet (Season 1 Episode 67)
    Season 1 Episode 67:

    Republic F-84 Thunderjet

    The 1946 Republic F-84 Thunderjet contributes to fighter-plane efficiency.

  • Wings - Combat Chopper/Wings Over the Sea (Season 1 Episode 66)
    Season 1 Episode 66:

    Combat Chopper/Wings Over the Sea

    The helicopter's effect on warfare; U.S. Navy supercarriers.

  • Wings - North American F-100 Super Sabre (Season 1 Episode 65)
    Season 1 Episode 65:

    North American F-100 Super Sabre

    The supersonic North American F-100 Super Sabre.

  • Wings - Martin B-26 (Season 1 Episode 63)
    Season 1 Episode 63:

    Martin B-26

    The World War II Martin B-26 is the first bomber to operate at night.

  • Wings - Boeing 707-C135 (Season 1 Episode 60)
    Season 1 Episode 60:

    Boeing 707-C135

    The Boeing 707-C135 serves as Air Force One, A-WACS radar plane and civilian transport.

  • Wings - A-4 Sky Hawk (Season 1 Episode 59)
    Season 1 Episode 59:

    A-4 Sky Hawk

    The Navy's simply designed A-4 Sky Hawk endures nearly four decades.

  • Wings - Vought A-7 Corsair II (Season 1 Episode 57)
    Season 1 Episode 57:

    Vought A-7 Corsair II

    Rugged, accurate and dependable, the Vought A-7 Corsair II serves in Vietnam and the Gulf War.

  • Wings - The Rockwell B-1B (Season 1 Episode 56)
    Season 1 Episode 56:

    The Rockwell B-1B

    The low-flying Rockwell B-1B avoids enemy radar.

  • Wings - Chopper Wars (Season 1 Episode 55)
    Season 1 Episode 55:

    Chopper Wars

    Historian David Irving examines the helicopter's role in battle since the Korean War.

  • Wings - Republic P-47 Thunderbolt (Season 1 Episode 54)
    Season 1 Episode 54:

    Republic P-47 Thunderbolt

    Pilots nickname the awkward-looking Republic P-47 Thunderbolt 'Jugs.'

  • Wings - Republic F-105 Thunderchief (Season 1 Episode 53)
    Season 1 Episode 53:

    Republic F-105 Thunderchief

    The one-man Republic F-105 Thunderchief sees action in Vietnam.

  • Wings - North American XB-70 (Season 1 Episode 52)
    Season 1 Episode 52:

    North American XB-70

    Cost overruns and landing problems scuttle the North American XB-70 supersonic bomber.

  • Wings - P-51 Mustang (Season 1 Episode 51)
    Season 1 Episode 51:

    P-51 Mustang

    North American P-51 Mustangs are escorts on World War II bombing missions.

  • Wings - North American B-25 (Season 1 Episode 49)
    Season 1 Episode 49:

    North American B-25

    The adaptable North American Mitchell B-25 is dubbed 'Sweetheart of the Forces.'

  • Wings - McDonnell Douglas DC-3/C-47 (Season 1 Episode 48)
    Season 1 Episode 48:

    McDonnell Douglas DC-3/C-47

    McDonnell Douglas DC-3/C-47 twin-engine cargo plane.

  • Wings - McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle (Season 1 Episode 46)
    Season 1 Episode 46:

    McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle

    The F-15 Eagle spars with MiGs in Vietnam.

  • Wings - By the Seat of Their Pants (Season 1 Episode 44)
    Season 1 Episode 44:

    By the Seat of Their Pants

    Aviation advances from wood-and-fabric crafts to space travel.

  • Wings - Martin Canberra (Season 1 Episode 43)
    Season 1 Episode 43:

    Martin Canberra

    The much-modified Martin Canberra B-57 fills a gap between fighters and bombers.

  • Wings - Lockheed SR71 Blackbird (Season 1 Episode 41)
    Season 1 Episode 41:

    Lockheed SR71 Blackbird

    One of the '60s best-kept secrets, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird sets speed and altitude records.

  • Wings - Lockheed F-104 Starfighter (Season 1 Episode 39)
    Season 1 Episode 39:

    Lockheed F-104 Starfighter

    The innovative Lockheed F-104 Starfighter influences later craft.

  • Wings - Lockheed C-130 Hercules (Season 1 Episode 38)
    Season 1 Episode 38:

    Lockheed C-130 Hercules

    The froglike Lockheed C-130 is a reliable cargo plane.

  • Wings - Grumman F-6F Hellcat (Season 1 Episode 36)
    Season 1 Episode 36:

    Grumman F-6F Hellcat

    Superior power and armament allow the Grumman F-6F a 19-1 Pacific kill ratio during World War II.

  • Wings - Australian National Air Show (Season 1 Episode 33)
    Season 1 Episode 33:

    Australian National Air Show

    Fans gather at Melbourne's Ballaret Airport for an air show.

  • Wings - General Dynamics F-16 (Season 1 Episode 32)
    Season 1 Episode 32:

    General Dynamics F-16

    The General Dynamics F-16 Falcon sets an international standard for fighters.

  • Wings - The Douglas AD-2 Skyraider (Season 1 Episode 30)
    Season 1 Episode 30:

    The Douglas AD-2 Skyraider

    Douglas AD-2 Skyraider.

  • Wings - The Douglas A-26 Invader (Season 1 Episode 29)
    Season 1 Episode 29:

    The Douglas A-26 Invader

    A light bomber, the Douglas A-26 Invader is an Air Force workhorse.

  • Wings - Convair B-36 Peacemaker (Season 1 Episode 28)
    Season 1 Episode 28:

    Convair B-36 Peacemaker

    The Convair B-36 Peacemaker is the Strategic Air Command's first long-range nuclear bomber.

  • Wings - The Catalina PBY (Season 1 Episode 26)
    Season 1 Episode 26:

    The Catalina PBY

    The light, sea-based Catalina PBY attacks German U-boats and flies mercy missions.

  • Wings - Boeing 747 (Season 1 Episode 25)
    Season 1 Episode 25:

    Boeing 747

    The Boeing 747 jumbo jet is built for international travel.

  • Wings - Air War in Vietnam (Season 1 Episode 24)
    Season 1 Episode 24:

    Air War in Vietnam

    America fights an air war in Vietnam.

  • Wings - Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress (Season 1 Episode 23)
    Season 1 Episode 23:

    Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

    Resistance to the long-range Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress evaporates with the blitzkrieg.

  • Wings - The West's Naval Combat Aircraft (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    The West's Naval Combat Aircraft

    Skilled pilots and technology merge on aircraft carriers.

  • Wings - The West's Land-Based Fighters and Bombers (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    The West's Land-Based Fighters and Bombers

    Modern NATO planes use sophisticated equipment.

  • Wings - The West's Combat Helicopters (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    The West's Combat Helicopters

    NATO's combat helicopters in action.

  • Wings - VTO (Vertical Take Off) (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    VTO (Vertical Take Off)

    After World War II aircraft designers experiment with vertical take-offs.

  • Wings - U.S. Air Power (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    U.S. Air Power

    Armed forces use thousands of aircraft.

  • Wings - Top Guns (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    Top Guns

    Pilots discuss the pros and cons of the F-14 Tomcat.

  • Wings - Strange Shapes (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Strange Shapes

    Aerodynamics enables huge planes to fly.

  • Wings - Advantage Hornet (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    Advantage Hornet

    U.S. Navy pilots test the FA-18 Hornet.

  • Wings - Soviet Air Power (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Soviet Air Power

    The Soviet Union has sophisticated military aircraft.

  • Wings - Air Craft (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Air Craft

    The history of machines launched into the air includes the Wright brothers and modern designs.

  • Wings - Vought Corsair I (F-4U) (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Vought Corsair I (F-4U)

    The folding-wing Vought Corsair I (F-4U) is effective in the World War II Pacific.

  • Wings - The Real Stuff (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    The Real Stuff

    The Canadian military aerobatic team, the Snowbirds, rehearses for a show in British Columbia.

  • Wings - Escort -- the P-51 Mustang (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Escort -- the P-51 Mustang

    In 1944 the P-51 Mustang fighter escorts B-17s on long-range bombing missions.

  • Wings - Modern Missiles (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Modern Missiles

    Rockets and missiles revolutionize combat.

  • Wings - Wings -- The Jet Age (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Wings -- The Jet Age

    The supersonic Concorde; Hercules cargo plane; Blue Angels.

  • Wings - Giants (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Giants

    Science and innovation combine in the history of very large aircraft.

  • Wings - Future Combat Aircraft (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Future Combat Aircraft

    Cargo-carrying helicopters; nearly undetectable B-2 Stealth.

  • Wings - Choppers: The Gulf (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Choppers: The Gulf

  • Wings - Boeing B-52 Stratofortress (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Boeing B-52 Stratofortress

    The B-52 Stratofortress sees service in four decades.

  • Wings - Boeing B-29 Super Fortress (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Boeing B-29 Super Fortress

    The B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay bombs Hiroshima.

  • Wings - Air Combat Today (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Air Combat Today

    West European and North American pilots wage mock war.

  • Wings - F-4 Phantom II (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    F-4 Phantom II

    The carrier-borne F-4 Phantom II is adapted for use in Vietnam.

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