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NOVA: Battle of the X-Planes
NOVA Battle of the X-Planes
Actor: Liev Schreiber
Director: Michael Jorgensen
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Educational, Documentary
NR     2003     2hr 0min

Discusses the battle between Lockheed and Boeing to win a defense contract for a new jet fighter plane.


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Actor: Liev Schreiber
Director: Michael Jorgensen
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Transportation, Television, Educational, Biography, Military History, Science & Technology
Studio: WGBH Boston
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 08/05/2003
Original Release Date: 01/01/2003
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 2hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

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.