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|NOVA Battle of the X-Planes|
Actor: Liev Schreiber
Director: Michael Jorgensen
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Educational, Documentary
Discusses the battle between Lockheed and Boeing to win a defense contract for a new jet fighter plane.
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Not Technical Enough
Osam Alwan | Bahrain | 06/13/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This program was not technical enough for me. It does not reveal most of the technology used in the building of the planes. I expected to come out after watching this program having more knowledge about jet engines, aerodynamics, flight instruments, etc., but what I got instead was a story about the competition between two aviation giants struggling to build an all-in-one fighter plane for the US government. The challenge was to build a plane that can take off and land vertically, fly supersonically and above all cost reasonably low.
I give this program 3 stars instead of 1 because of the nice footage of the planes in action, even though there were little. I liked the vertical take off tests and the flames coming out of the exhaust nozzle during supersonic tests.