Planes That Never Flew

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Technology, War Documentary hosted by John Hedges, published by Discovery Channel in 2003 - English narration

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Planes That Never Flew 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.

[edit] The Last Rocket Fighter

In The Last Rocket Fighter, the series examined at the Saunders-Roe SR.177, a combined jet- and rocket-powered interceptor aircraft, planned by the British company Saunders-Roe, but cancelled in 1957 due to a change in strategic plans.

[edit] The American SST

In The American SST, the series examined American attempts to build a supersonic airliner which began in the 1960s in response to the Anglo-French Concorde project. The furthest advanced proposal, the Boeing 2707 project, was eventually cancelled in 1971 by Congress.

[edit] Americas First Jet Fighter

In America's First Jet Fighter, the series examines the Lockheed L-133, the first attempt by an American company to build a jet-powered fighter, begun in 1939 by Lockheed but later cancelled due to lack of interest.

[edit] The Atomic Bomber

In The Atomic Bomber, the series examines the WS-125, an attempt by the United States Air Force to develop a nuclear-powered strategic bomber which could fly non-stop without refuelling. It was eventually cancelled in 1961 as unfeasible.

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  • Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L4.0
  • Video Bitrate: 1698 Kbps
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1.778 (16:9)
  • Video Resolution: 832 x 464
  • Audio Codec: AAC LC
  • Audio Bitrate: 128 Kbps CBR 48KHz
  • Audio Channels: 2
  • Run-Time: 50mins
  • Framerate: 25fps
  • Number of Parts: 4
  • Part Size: 648 MB
  • Container: mp4
  • Encoded by: Harry65
  • Source: DVD

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