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XyZspineZyX
06-21-2003, 12:50 PM
I was looking for some shows to record so that next week I will have something to do here. Most of you have viewed these previously, but on the History channel the next couple of days;

Lancaster Bomber: Target Germany

Saturday, June 21 @ 3pm ET/PT

The Royal Air Force's Lancaster Bomber ranks alongside the legendary Spitfire as one of the finest British aircraft of WWII. It was the most successful Allied bomber in the European Theater, able to carry almost twice the bomb load of other bombers, and carry it further. Using detailed color reenactments, along with unique color archive film and interviews with veterans, we take viewers on a mission with an RAF bomber crew over Germany. Produced in association with the Imperial War Museum, London. TV G


Tales of the Gun

Sunday, June 22 @ 10:30pm ET/PT
Guns of the Sky
Hop into the cockpit for a daring century-long ride through the history of aircraft weaponry--from the very first handgun fired from a biplane. Features interviews with Chuck Yeager, Korean War ace Major Frederick Blesse, and pilots from Desert Storm and Kosovo, and historic footage of "Red Flag" exercises, when German pilots flew Soviet MiGs. TV G



Greatest Raids

Monday, June 23 @ 12am ET/PT
The Dambusters
On May 15, 1943, 19 Lancaster bombers set off for Germany's industrial heartland, piloted by the brave young men of 617 Squadron, led by Guy Gibson. Using an ultra-secret weapon--the bouncing bomb--this daring raid was intended to breach the three Ruhr dams and thereby destroy the Nazi war industry. We detail the astonishing concept behind the bouncing bomb, and recreate the raids on each dam, using archive footage to relive the incredible feats of flying and marksmanship of the Dambusters. TV PG


Corsair: Pacific Warrior

Monday, June 23 @ 1am ET/PT

Its strange bent wings and long nose made the Corsair one of the most distinctive fighter planes. First flown in 1940, it was the world's fastest single-engine fighter, with a diving speed of more than 500 m.p.h. Designed for use on aircraft carriers, it proved too hot to handle during deck landing. Adopted for land use, Marine Corsair pilots decimated the Japanese Air Force in the Solomon Islands. Finally, Corsairs went back to sea and defended the Navy from kamikaze attack. TV G

Its pretty much British and American stuff, sorry, I didn't see any German or Russian shows.





"The Peacock will be on time, fan his tail."

William Frederick "Bull" Halsey

XyZspineZyX
06-21-2003, 12:50 PM
I was looking for some shows to record so that next week I will have something to do here. Most of you have viewed these previously, but on the History channel the next couple of days;

Lancaster Bomber: Target Germany

Saturday, June 21 @ 3pm ET/PT

The Royal Air Force's Lancaster Bomber ranks alongside the legendary Spitfire as one of the finest British aircraft of WWII. It was the most successful Allied bomber in the European Theater, able to carry almost twice the bomb load of other bombers, and carry it further. Using detailed color reenactments, along with unique color archive film and interviews with veterans, we take viewers on a mission with an RAF bomber crew over Germany. Produced in association with the Imperial War Museum, London. TV G


Tales of the Gun

Sunday, June 22 @ 10:30pm ET/PT
Guns of the Sky
Hop into the cockpit for a daring century-long ride through the history of aircraft weaponry--from the very first handgun fired from a biplane. Features interviews with Chuck Yeager, Korean War ace Major Frederick Blesse, and pilots from Desert Storm and Kosovo, and historic footage of "Red Flag" exercises, when German pilots flew Soviet MiGs. TV G



Greatest Raids

Monday, June 23 @ 12am ET/PT
The Dambusters
On May 15, 1943, 19 Lancaster bombers set off for Germany's industrial heartland, piloted by the brave young men of 617 Squadron, led by Guy Gibson. Using an ultra-secret weapon--the bouncing bomb--this daring raid was intended to breach the three Ruhr dams and thereby destroy the Nazi war industry. We detail the astonishing concept behind the bouncing bomb, and recreate the raids on each dam, using archive footage to relive the incredible feats of flying and marksmanship of the Dambusters. TV PG


Corsair: Pacific Warrior

Monday, June 23 @ 1am ET/PT

Its strange bent wings and long nose made the Corsair one of the most distinctive fighter planes. First flown in 1940, it was the world's fastest single-engine fighter, with a diving speed of more than 500 m.p.h. Designed for use on aircraft carriers, it proved too hot to handle during deck landing. Adopted for land use, Marine Corsair pilots decimated the Japanese Air Force in the Solomon Islands. Finally, Corsairs went back to sea and defended the Navy from kamikaze attack. TV G

Its pretty much British and American stuff, sorry, I didn't see any German or Russian shows.





"The Peacock will be on time, fan his tail."

William Frederick "Bull" Halsey