Jets of the Fleet Air Arm
This title profiles all nine jet types to have flown with the Fleet Air Arm, using rare and previously unseen archival material as well as newly-shot film footage. Featured are the Supekrmarine Attacker and Scimitar, the de Havilland Sea Venom, Sea Hawk and Sea Vixen, the Blackburn Buccaneer, the McDonnell Douglas Phantom and of course the Sea Harrier.
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- Ch 354Project 949The mysterious sinking, the causes and the salvage operations are revealed of the K-141, Kursk. The Kursk was a Project 949A submarine of the Oscar-class. During the Cold War, The Soviet Navy had to face the challenge of NATO's powerful maritime fleets. The Soviets then discreetly launched Project 949, a top secret program for the construction of a new generation of missile carrying submarines.The Armstrong 100 Ton GunThe Armstrong 100 Ton Gun was first created in the late 1870's, and was easily the largest weapon of the time. Weighing in at 103,888 kg, the 100 Ton Gun had an length of 9.953 meters, and took a crew of 35 men, including 18 men just to handle the ammunition. The gun was originally offered to the Royal Navy, who deemed it too heavy for use. The Italian Regia Marina then took the gun into service.