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Feel the jolt as you accelerate from zero to 150 miles an hour in less than a second, and launch from the deck of an aircraft carrier. The tree tops will whiz by your head as you fly no more than 20 feet off the ground in an Apache helicopter and search for another tank to destroy. Scan the radar-scopes of the Air Force’s newest fighter, the F-22 Raptor – the most sophisticated jet fighter to date – and launch guided missiles beyond the range of your eyesight and into unsuspecting opponents.
Far from the sketches of Leonardo da Vinci and beyond the dreams of the Wright brothers, today’s Ultimate Aircraft have pushed past man’s early conceptions of his ability and into the outer realm of his imagination. This five-part series puts you in the cockpit as these amazing flying machines strut their stuff. From high-G turns to low-altitude passes, you will view never-before-seen footage of the latest in military aircraft, and hear first-hand accounts of what these Ultimate Aircraft really can do, from the pilots who fly them.
A true predator of the skies - It comes in low and beneath trees. Like a tiger which hides in the tall grass before leaping at its prey, the battle chopper pops up and unleashes its arsenal upon an unsuspecting enemy. Although the helicopter has only been involved in combat for less than half a century, it has revolutionized the battlefield. Battle Chopper showcases two of the most deadly today – AH-64 Apache and Russia’s Mil-24 Hind. Each attacks with a different tactic. Both are deadly. And both are feared throughout the world.
Striking like a cheetah, the attack helicopter sneaks up on its unsuspecting opponent before delivering a quick and lethal strike. Jet fighters may be the sexiest aircraft, but helicopters like the AH-64D Apache Longbow and the Russian-built Mi-24 Hind can be the deadliest. Fly in the cockpit of the battle-proven Apache. Relive battles of the Gulf War and fight battles the ...