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The secrets of iconic machines, such as roller coasters and bullet trains, are revealed.

Science Channel
1 Season, 17 Episodes
January 4, 2018
8.9/10
Cast: Erik Thompson
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  • The KMAX 1200 is a world-class helicopter that can lift cargo heavier than its own body weight, and special behind-the-scenes access reveals how its bizarre design helps this engineering marvel carry record-breaking loads in extreme environments.

  • The TRAXX 185 is a heavy-hauling mega train that can transport 1,300 tons of cargo through the world's most treacherous terrain; exclusive inside access reveals the engineering innovations that help this behemoth conquer forbidding mountains.

  • The world's first flying car might be on the market sooner than we think, and as a new, cutting-edge invention goes through a series of grueling tests, behind-the-scenes access reveals the secrets of this sci-fi innovation.

  • One of the world's biggest oil tankers features an engine the size of a house and a 78-ton propeller; behind-the-scenes access reveals how these supersized innovations help this behemoth haul up to 300,000 tons of crude oil across treacherous oceans.

  • Special access to an elite powerboat-racing championship reveals the cutting-edge technology behind the world's fastest boats, super-fast vessels that are expertly engineered to almost fly.

  • Special access inside one of the world's biggest cruise ships reveals the secrets of a high-class, hi-tech floating city that can accommodate thousands of guests and weather the roughest seas.

  • The Airbus Beluga is an extraordinary mega-freight plane that can carry 47 tons of cargo on a single trip. Behind-the-scenes access into this hi-tech behemoth reveals how its crew races against the clock to transport massive loads across the planet.

  • The SD70 locomotive leads one of the largest trains in the world, a 1.6-mile-long monster hauling 24,000 tons of iron ore through the wilderness.

  • The world's most advanced passenger hovercraft can defy gravity at speeds of 50 miles per hour, and its state-of-the-art engineering helps it dodge cruise ships and cargo traffic on crowded waters.

  • Japan's bullet trains are some of the fastest in the world, and its cutting-edge engineering moves 150 million people every year with extraordinary speed and efficiency.

  • The Mack Superliner is a record-breaking monster truck that can haul huge loads across the dangerous dirt roads of the Australian Outback.

  • Ice is no match for a 15,000-ton icebreaker that patrols the dangerous waters of the Arctic Ocean. Its cutting-edge engineering smashes the thickest of ice to keep shipping lanes safe for cargo ships.

  • The Helix roller coaster is one of the greatest rides ever built, featuring state-of-the-art engineering to rocket thrill-seekers to speeds of over 60 miles per hour.

  • One of the most advanced motorcycles ever built, the Aprilia RSV4 is an ultra-light superbike with world-class agility, acceleration, and power.

  • Faster than any ship and stronger than most planes, the Airfish 8 is a flying ship that can move over water at 120 miles per hour.

  • The world's largest production cargo plane must carry a record-breaking load in a race against the clock. The Antonov 124 is an air monster that can swallow three Apache helicopters whole and features engines with more thrust than eight F16 fighter jets.

  • The Sikorsky S-92 helicopter battles some of the world's most dangerous seas to rescue offshore oil rig workers. This feat of engineering is equipped with jet engines and state-of-the-art technology to save the day when trouble rolls in.

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