Under the Radar

Know Your Great Planes


The Military Channel's Great Planes documentary series  is out now in a 2-DVD set. The series' ten episodes cover the A-1 Skyraider, P-40 Warhawk, P-51 Mustang, B-25 Bomber, F-15 Eagle, F-16 Falcon, F/A-18 Hornet, PBY Catalina, F-84 Thunderjet and the F-104 Starfighter.

There's a good chance you've seen one or two if these if you've been clicking channels up in the high numbers on your cable box. These DVDs look a lot better than the Military Channel does on my cable tv system but the extensive use of stock footage doesn't make for the most high-def presentation.

Still, this would make a great gift for anyone just getting interested in military history or for any old vets in your family who like to argue with or complain about details in general interest documentaries that cover the time they served.


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