Great Planes

Great Planes

  • 2008
  • 3 Seasons
  • 7.1  (51)

Great planes is a television series that showcases the great planes that have been produced. Many different planes have been showcased, and their capabilities have been analyzed. Some of these planes include the Douglas Skyraider, the P-40 Warhawk, and the P51 Mustang. Many other planes have been analyzed and showcased on the series as well, including the B25 Bomber and the F15 Eagle. The contributions that these planes have made during war is analyzed as well.

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Apache Helicopter
9. Apache Helicopter
July 11, 2012
The AH-64 is not just any helicopter. It is a modern, computerized, fully-armed gunship, that can fly where no fixed-wing aircraft could ever go.
B-1 Lancer
8. B-1 Lancer
June 20, 2012
The Rockwell B-1 Lancer is a world record holder for speed, payload, and distance. This swing-wing bomber has a colorful past that helped pave America's future.
A-10 Thunderbolt (Warthog)
7. A-10 Thunderbolt (Warthog)
June 13, 2012
The A-10 Thunderbolt is the most lethal Close Air Support fixed wing aircraft ever flown. The Warthog, or tankbuster, may be slow and ugly but it's been called the best friend to boots on the ground.
XB-70 Valkyrie
6. XB-70 Valkyrie
May 30, 2012
Ahead of its time - the XB-70 Valkyrie could travel at three times the speed of sound. Over more than a half century after its first flight, the XB-70 is still one of aviation's most unique achievements.
F105 Thunderchief
5. F105 Thunderchief
May 23, 2012
Known as the one-man Air Force, the F-105 was, at its creation, the biggest single-engine, single-seat fighter aircraft built.
F5 Freedom Fighter
4. F5 Freedom Fighter
May 16, 2012
Small in size but what a big influence. The Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighters defy current trends in fighter aircraft - while other planes were becoming bigger and more complex, the F-5's were agile, easy-maintenance, and low-cost.
AV-8 Harrier
3. AV-8 Harrier
May 9, 2012
Spotlighting the AV-8 Harrier, a tactical-strike aircraft noted for its hovering capabilities.
C130 Hercules
2. C130 Hercules
May 2, 2012
A thorough documentary on the famous C-130 Hercules, also has a bit on the C-130 in a gunship role, commonly known as the AC-130.
B29 Superfortress
1. B29 Superfortress
April 25, 2012
Explore the history and service of B29 Superfortress, a four-engine propeller-driven heavy bomber designed by Boeing that was flown primarily by the United States Air Forces in late-World War II and through the Korean War.
Description

Great planes is a television series that showcases the great planes that have been produced. Many different planes have been showcased, and their capabilities have been analyzed. Some of these planes include the Douglas Skyraider, the P-40 Warhawk, and the P51 Mustang. Many other planes have been analyzed and showcased on the series as well, including the B25 Bomber and the F15 Eagle. The contributions that these planes have made during war is analyzed as well.Great Planes is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (29 episodes). The series first aired on October 29, 2008.

Great Planes is available for streaming on the Military Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Great Planes on demand at Amazon and AHC.

  • Premiere Date
    October 29, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (51)