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Planes That Never Flew [DVD]

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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Simply Media
  • DVD Release Date: 19 April 2004
  • Run Time: 201 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001MIR9S
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 52,830 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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They could have changed the world - had they been built. FOUR full length documentaries tell the incredible stories of the pre-war jet fighter the Lockheed L133, America's SST, the Convair WS-125 'Doomsday bomber' and Britain's rocket-powered interceptor the Saunders Roe SR177.Each aircraft is recreated using advanced computer graphics, and its extraordinary story is told using rare archive footage and exclusive interviews.


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5.0 out of 5 stars planes that never flew 19 Mar 2005
An account of world-beating aircraft projects that were scrapped before their time. Each aircraft is recreated and shown using computer graphics. Includes archive footage and interviews.
Thus unique title features four full length documentaries, each one focusing on a truly revolutionary aviation project which never escaped the drawing board. Jet Fighter covers the Lockheed L133. The Atomic Bomber tells the story of the Convair WS-125. The Last Rocket Fighter reveals how Britain developed an advanced rocket plane the Saunders ROE SR177 and America's SST a plane to rival Concorde.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 22 Jan 2014
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There are some really odd looking designs in this lot, but it is also possible to find some of the inspiration for aircraft that have been successfully flown.
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4.0 out of 5 stars interesting 4 Dec 2013
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I'm not greatly into aircraft but it seems that for all the advances in aeronautical science no one nationality was immune from making drastic mistakes with aircraft design.
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This program was produced in the USA, broadcast in the USA (on cable), and then disappeared. Why? Because the Atomic-powered Jet actually FLEW - and that was - and still is - classified information.

Who built the "air-cooled" atomic power plant? CLASSIFIED

Why was it scrapped? CLASSIFIED

Did the entire enterprise dry up and die? CLASSIFIED

Are versions of the "air cooled" reactors being built and used to this very day? CLASSIFIED

This is a GREAT DVD! It is very educational - and education is NOT popular with the far right.
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4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars information loaded 24 Jun 2007
four planes maybe ahead of there time.interesting interviews with computer graphics and footage from the time.but why does it have to be on two discs?
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