Combat Countdown

Season 1
Explore the world's most powerful weapons in action - from secret strikers to indestructible machines. We examine the different technology used in modern combat and go behind the scenes with the soldiers who operate them on the battlefield.
Starring
Mike New
Genres
Adventure
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Need for Speed
    October 17 2012
    45min
    TV-G
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    On the battlefield, speed can be the difference between life and death. The best speed machines the world's military forces have to offer are showcased.
  2. 2. Ultimate Firepower
    October 24 2012
    44min
    TV-G
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    On the battlefield, the difference between winning and losing often comes down to one thing, firepower. The heaviest-hitting military hardware on the planet is showcased.
  3. 3. The Indestructibles
    October 31 2012
    45min
    TV-G
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When it comes to military hardware, tough is what keeps soldiers alive. The toughest military hardware on the planet is showcased.
  4. 4. Maximum Horsepower
    November 7 2012
    45min
    TV-G
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Whether the battle is fought on land, sea or air, there is one there that every war machine needs: power. When dogfighting at 50,000-feet or lifting massive loads, horsepower is the decisive factor.
  5. 5. Super Sensors
    November 14 2012
    45min
    TV-G
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    No matter where the battle is fought, there's nothing more fundamental than seeing the enemy before being seen. In offense or defense, getting information fast is what wins wars.
  6. 6. Surprise Attack
    November 21 2012
    45min
    TV-G
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Surprise can be the total deciding factor in war. Getting the drop on the opponent can win the fight before it's begun. The stealthiest war machines across every class of weapon are counted down.
  7. 7. Heavy Haulers
    November 28 2012
    45min
    TV-G
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    In war, getting, machines men and munitions to the battle-zone is half the fight. Wherever the battle is fought, machines that can haul massive loads are critical to success.
  8. 8. Ultimate ATV's
    December 5 2012
    45min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    In battle, the ultimate test for any war machine is the battleground itself. Weapons systems that can handle any terrain keep soldiers one step ahead of the enemy. Experts count down the top 10 all-terrain war machines.
  9. 9. Long-Range Strikers
    December 12 2012
    44min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    In every theater of war, long-range weaponry gives the ability to reach out and touch the opponent while staying out of harm's way. It's a critical edge that can be the difference between victory and defeat.
  10. 10. Game Changers
    December 19 2012
    45min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    In modern warfare, the side with the most advanced hardware has a massive advantage, and a technological edge can be the difference between victory and defeat. Experts count down the top 10 most revolutionary war machines.
  11. 11. Weapons of Fear
    December 26 2012
    44min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    In battle, fear will break an army faster than any amount of firepower. The world's most intimidating war machines terrify the enemy because they're unstoppable, undetectable or with sheer destructive potential.
  12. 12. Surgical Strikers
    January 2 2013
    45min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The ability to deploy precision strike weapons has completely changed the nature of war. Advances in weapon technology have made it possible to send a missile through a specific window of a building from 1,000-miles away.

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2013
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