Carriers at War

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  • TV-PG
  • 2018
  • 1 Season
  • 7.6  (28)

Carriers at War is a thrilling and informative series produced by Smithsonian CHANNEL that explores the evolution and impact of naval aircraft carriers on warfare throughout history. The series is set against the backdrop of significant military confrontations, spanning from World War II to the present day. It offers an insight into the role that aircraft carriers have played in shaping modern warfare, and how they have revolutionized naval power projection.

Each episode of the series focuses on a different carrier and its crew, showcasing their struggles and triumphs as they face challenges and dangers at sea. In particular, the series explores how carriers have enabled nations to project their military power across the globe, from the Korean War to the Gulf War and beyond.

One of the central themes of the series is the technological advancements that have fueled the evolution of carriers. The show delves into the development of advanced fighter jets, high-tech navigation systems, and aircraft catapult systems that enable faster and more precise take-offs and landings.

The series also pays homage to the men and women who have served on carriers throughout history. From pilots and engineers to deckhands and administrators, the show highlights the crucial contributions of the crew members who have kept the carriers running smoothly during times of conflict.

One of the highlights of the show is its use of archival footage and interviews with veterans who served on carriers. These powerful testimonials provide a glimpse into the personal experiences and sacrifices of the men and women who have fought on carriers throughout history.

Overall, Carriers at War is an outstanding series that provides a captivating look into the history and impact of naval aircraft carriers. Its blend of thrilling action and insightful commentary makes it a must-watch for anyone interested in military history, technology, and the evolution of warfare.

Carriers at War is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (4 episodes). The series first aired on May 20, 2018.

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3. Air Wing
June 3, 2018
Air Wing dives in on the action-packed role that an aircraft carrier's air wing plays, profiling several pilots of F/A-18/E Super Hornets and their missions. Cameras follow pilots from the USS Harry S. Truman as they destroy ISIS targets in Iraq, dropping the most bombs ever in a single deployment. The episode further explores the future of the carrier air wing, and how it may evolve to ensure that U.S. aircraft carriers will maintain a presence of strength and a mission of goodwill throughout all waters of the Earth.
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2. Ready to Launch
May 27, 2018
Ready to Launch provides a comprehensive portrait of the crew members of the USS George H.W. Bush to capture what it takes to successfully operate an aircraft carrier at sea, from feeding the crew of 5,000 men and women on board to delivering supplies to keep the warship running. Smithsonian Channel also explores the roles on the ever-busy flight deck.
Strike Force Arabian Gulf
1. Strike Force Arabian Gulf
May 20, 2018
Aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush cruises deep in the Arabian Gulf for a six-month deployment in April 2017 to help ground troops defeat ISIS. Twenty stories high and more than three football fields long, this 100,000-ton ship carries 70 specialized aircraft armed and ready to fly into battle. Witness an up-close look at life aboard the carrier and the rigorous preparation highly skilled pilots and crew undergo before risking their lives to give air support to allied forces fighting on the ground.
Where to Watch Carriers at War
Carriers at War is available for streaming on the Smithsonian CHANNEL website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Carriers at War on demand at Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Vudu, FuboTV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    May 20, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (28)