5 Most Secret Military Aircraft
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5 Most Secret Military Aircraft

Shortly after midnight on May 1, 2011 two unusual helicopters carrying 25 U.S. Navy SEALs… …descended on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The heavily modified Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters were able to fly 200 km undetected from the Afghanistan border… …with neighbors reporting that they didn’t hear the helicopters until they were […]

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Helicopter Pilot (Episode 32)
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Helicopter Pilot (Episode 32)

Today we’re going inside the cockpit to find out what it’s really like to be a helicopter pilot. Peter? That’s right. I’m Brian. How you doing? Why don’t I show you around? And maybe take you for a little helicopter ride? Yeah. Please. My name is Peter Murray and I’m a helicopter pilot. So, the […]

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Aircraft Carrier of the Future?
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Aircraft Carrier of the Future?

Immediately after the end of the First World War, the navies of the world were taking inventory and preparing for a future conflict. Ships, unlike most other weapon systems, have very long procurement schedules and take years to design, build, test, and finally be operational and ready for combat, therefore the first few years after […]

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The Better Boarding Method Airlines Won’t Use
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The Better Boarding Method Airlines Won’t Use

[Inaudible airport announcements] [Grey sighs] What’s the fastest way to board an airplane? I mean, you can’t just throw open the gates like funneling cattle into a chute. That’s not for us. We’re primates, after all! So let’s put our monkey brains to work to tackle this queue which is what boarding groups do: Prioritize, […]

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50 Insane Submarine Facts That WIll Shock You
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50 Insane Submarine Facts That WIll Shock You

The US Navy’s submarine force is known as the Silent Service- quiet, deadly, and utterly secretive, they represent everything that makes these weapons of war the most feared by sailors on the high seas. With nations around the world fielding submarines ranging in size from half of that of an aircraft carrier to barely the […]

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The Economics of Airline Class
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The Economics of Airline Class

This is a Wendover Productions Video made possible by Squarespace–Make your next move with a beautiful website from Squarespace. This video is a bit of a continuation to my last one–Why Planes Don’t Fly Faster. I ended up talking a lot about the Concorde–the supersonic plane–but part of the story was left untold. Even though […]

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