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Actor: Artist Not Provided
Genres: Television, Documentary
NR     2006     4hr 0min

The Warplane has evolved over nearly a century to become what it is today. This is the story of how - through life-or-death necessity, invention, ingenuity and sheer hard work -that technology evolved. WARPLANE is not a hi...  more »


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Actor: Artist Not Provided
Genres: Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Documentary
Studio: Pbs (Direct)
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 11/28/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 4hr 0min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
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

A must-have for aviation buffs
I. Chiang | Silicon Valley, CA, USA | 05/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This film is about the evolution of warplanes, as the DVD cover has said. The Wright Brothers gave birth to the first practical airplane and had foreseen the value of airplanes for the military purpose. It is French government raised this infant and proved its value for reconnaissance in the World War I.

Since the World War I, airplanes became an indispensable equipment in the military. Later improvement, such as propeller, engine, agility and even radar, followed in many countries. In modern years, stealth technology and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV's) are the centerpiece under the spotlight.

Overall, the stories and people behind these warplanes are highlighted. The technical explanation is pretty detailed and convincing. It is by far the best film for this topic I've ever seen and I believe this DVD is a must-have for any warplane maniac.
Fantastic overview of military aviation history.
Jesse | USA | 10/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a must see&have for all those interested in the evolution of Air Power, international history, strategic studies. The four part DVD is very well done with scientific details explained like no where else. You will see it over and over again.

It again proves why PBS is such a great institution that needs the support of all of us."
NKR | 04/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)