US ICBM LGM-30 Minutemen III upgraded
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US ICBM LGM-30 Minutemen III upgraded

US Air Force gets first real look at future ICBM designs. Boeing and Northrop Grumman have presented design options to the U.S. Air Force for a new intercontinental ballistic missile. The companies are pitted in a head-to-head competition to build hundreds of ICBMs that will replace decades-old Minuteman 3 missiles. Both firms discussed their proposed […]

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An Apache Helicopter Attack Over Baghdad
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An Apache Helicopter Attack Over Baghdad

NARRATOR: 2007, Baghdad. It’s four years after the fall of Saddam Hussein. Iraq’s stability continues to unravel. Insurgents wage a guerrilla style war in the city’s largest ghetto, Sadr City. Chief Warrant Officer Ryan Inbody and his co-pilot prepare their Apache for a flight over Baghdad. Just a few minutes into the flight, the Apaches […]

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Roswell’s Bizarre Aircraft Boneyard

NARRATOR: There may be no place in America with stranger aviation stories than this. [STATIC AND INTERFERENCE] Crunch. Rip. Smash. [WESTERN MUSIC PLAYING] Welcome to Roswell, New Mexico, where aircraft come to die. Anyone frustrated by the current state of air travel might want to try their hand at this, tearing apart an entire airplane. […]

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Fly in a vintage WWII-era aircraft
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Fly in a vintage WWII-era aircraft

Today we’re flying a 1940 Navy SNJ aircraft was actually flown by the Navy in World War Two. It’s a 72 year-old airplane and we’re out over the city of Reading. In 1940, maybe, there were about 15 and a half thousand SNJ made. This is an early model. It’s an SNJ-2. There were only […]

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Fire in the Air
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Fire in the Air

NARRATOR: Amid growing confusion in the cockpit, the pilots of flight 2120 still don’t know that there’s smoke in the cabin. All they’re dealing with is just all the alarm bells going off that indicate that equipment is failing left, right, and center. NARRATOR: But mechanic Jean Paul Felipe realizes they’re in serious trouble. An […]

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How Jet Engines Work
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How Jet Engines Work

I’m Jake O’Neal, creator of Animagraffs, and this is How Jet Engines Work Most jet propelled airplanes use a turbofan design. The turbofan can be thought of as a high tech propellor inside of a duct called a diffuser, driven by a gas generator. The Core The core of a jet engine is a gas […]

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