The story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II.
A biography of the famed aviator.
Battle of the X-Planes
The rivalry between Beoing's "Phantom Works" and Lockheed Martin's "Skunk Works".
Faster than Sound
Chuck Yeager and the Bell X-1.
The history of the Concorde, the supersonic passenger plane.
Who Killed The Red Baron?
Forensic investigators examine the mystery.
Wright Brothers Flying Machine
Nova profiles the Wrights and their flyer.
Recommended Reading:Martin W. Bowman, Great American Air Battles of World War II, Barnes and Noble Books, 1994
Stephen Budiansky, Air Power: The Men, Machines, and Ideas That Revolutionized War, from Kitty Hawk to Iraq, Penguin Books, 2004
Pierre Clostermann, The Big Show: The Greatest Pilot's Story of World War II, Chatto and Windus, 1951
Bill Gunston (general editor), The Encyclopedia of Modern Warplanes, Barnes and Noble Books, 1995
Ben R. Rich and Leo Janos, Skunk Works, Little, Brown and Company, 1994
Saburo Sakai with Martin Caidin and Fred Saito, Samurai, E.P. Dutton and Company, Inc., 1957
John Terraine, The Right of the Line, Wordsworth Editions, 1985
When to Watch
Parts One and Two air:
Wed, Nov. 8th, 9-11pm
WARPLANE is a production of Thirteen/WNET New York.
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