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Air WarriorsThe inside story of the British-invented short takeoff/vertical landing attack aircraft adopted by the US military. Named after a bird of prey and originally nicknamed The Harrier Jump Jet.Mon, Jul 6, 5:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsAmerica's first jet powered aerial refueller, from the '50s, which saw action during the Vietnam War, keeping US Air Force bombers flying, before playing a key role in Operation Desert Storm in 1991.Tue, Jul 7, 5:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsInside Story of America's CIA spy plane, the U-2, which took photographs secretly from the stratosphere and became world famous when US pilot Gary Powers was shot down over the Soviet Union in 1960.Wed, Jul 8, 5:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsHow the British Harrier jump jet and gunships such as the fearsome A-10 Thunderbolt, known as the 'Warthog', give close air support to ground troops, blasting targets and striking terror in the enemy.Wed, Jul 8, 7:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsInside story of the huge US Air Force ground attack, cargo carrying, fighting workhorse developed during the Vietnam War that is still flying today. Nicknamed 'Stinger II and 'The Ghostrider'Thu, Jul 9, 5:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsThe classic US Navy carrier-based fighter from 1943 that helped changed the course of the Pacific War. Only 12,275 were built over a two-year period, at a cost of around $35,000 each.Fri, Jul 10, 5:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsAmerica's go-to twin-seat jet interceptor and fighter-bomber, which first saw action during the Vietnam War.Mon, Jul 13, 5:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins

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Air WarriorsThe iconic US Air Force long-range fighter first saw service in 1942 with the RAF. It helped change the course of the Second World War and flew for the US in the Korean War.Fri, Jul 3, 5:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsHow the British Harrier jump jet and gunships such as the fearsome A-10 Thunderbolt, known as the 'Warthog', give close air support to ground troops, blasting targets and striking terror in the enemy.Fri, Jul 3, 4:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsHow the British Harrier jump jet and gunships such as the fearsome A-10 Thunderbolt, known as the 'Warthog', give close air support to ground troops, blasting targets and striking terror in the enemy.Fri, Jul 3, 10:00 AMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsHow the British Harrier jump jet and gunships such as the fearsome A-10 Thunderbolt, known as the 'Warthog', give close air support to ground troops, blasting targets and striking terror in the enemy.Fri, Jul 3, 12:00 AMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsHow the British Harrier jump jet and gunships such as the fearsome A-10 Thunderbolt, known as the 'Warthog', give close air support to ground troops, blasting targets and striking terror in the enemy.Thu, Jul 2, 9:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsDocumentary about America's longest-serving long-range strategic bomber. First flown in 1952, the B-52 Stratofortress's eight turbojets give it a combat range of almost 9,000 miles.Thu, Jul 2, 5:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsThe world's most versatile and powerful helicopters, including the Huey that served in Vietnam as a rescue helicopter and the Apache attack helicopter, which is used today by the British Army.Wed, Jul 1, 7:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsKnown as the 'Fighting Falcon', the F-16 supersonic jet fighter has been a staple of the US Air Force since 1976. Examine its history and witness its successes.Wed, Jul 1, 5:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsThe inside story of the march of the drones, which have a mixed reputation in Britain, but have been embraced fully by the American military. See their impact on warfare and aviation.Tue, Jun 30, 5:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsThe US Army's main heavy-lift helicopter got its name from a tribe of Native Americans in Washington State, the home of its maker, Boeing, and has been going strong since 1961.Mon, Jun 29, 5:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsThe world's most versatile and powerful helicopters, including the Huey that served in Vietnam as a rescue helicopter and the Apache attack helicopter, which is used today by the British Army.Sat, Jun 27, 7:00 AMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsNicknamed 'The Globemaster', the C-17 was the US Air Force's main workhorse for transporting American troops and cargo worldwide. It took 15 years to develop and build in the '80s and '90s.Fri, Jun 26, 5:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsThe world's most versatile and powerful helicopters, including the Huey that served in Vietnam as a rescue helicopter and the Apache attack helicopter, which is used today by the British Army.Fri, Jun 26, 4:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsThe inside story of the US Army's go-to battlefield transport; this American military helicopter is one of the most famous combat machines in history.Thu, Jun 25, 5:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsWed, Jun 24, 7:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsIn the US military it's known as an EWA, an Electronic Warfare Aircraft, but the aircraft carrier pilots who fly the EA-6B and its successor, the EA-18G, nicknamed them the Prowler and the Growler.Wed, Jun 24, 5:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsSee how the clunky but robust fighter A-10 Thunderbolt II continually out-flies and out-guns its competitors.Tue, Jun 23, 5:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsThe V-22 Osprey can hover like a helicopter and fly like a plane. Examine its ingenious design and discover its tumultuous history.Mon, Jun 22, 5:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsSat, Jun 20, 1:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsSat, Jun 20, 7:00 AMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsFri, Jun 19, 10:00 AMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsFri, Jun 19, 12:00 AMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsThu, Jun 18, 9:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsThe U.S. Air Force's F-15 Eagle revolutionized aviation and is the weapon of choice for air-to-air combat. See rare in-cockpit footage and hear personal war stories from the top guns themselves.Thu, Jun 18, 5:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsMade by Mitsubishi for the Imperial Japanese Navy, the Zero became a prime target for Allied airmen in the Pacific after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941.Wed, Jun 17, 7:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsHow the British Harrier jump jet and gunships such as the fearsome A-10 Thunderbolt, known as the 'Warthog', give close air support to ground troops, blasting targets and striking terror in the enemy.Wed, Jun 17, 5:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsThe world's most versatile and powerful helicopters, including the Huey that served in Vietnam as a rescue helicopter and the Apache attack helicopter, which is used today by the British Army.Tue, Jun 16, 5:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsMon, Jun 15, 5:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsMade by Mitsubishi for the Imperial Japanese Navy, the Zero became a prime target for Allied airmen in the Pacific after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941.Sat, Jun 13, 1:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsMade by Mitsubishi for the Imperial Japanese Navy, the Zero became a prime target for Allied airmen in the Pacific after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941.Sat, Jun 13, 7:00 AMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsMade by Mitsubishi for the Imperial Japanese Navy, the Zero became a prime target for Allied airmen in the Pacific after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941.Fri, Jun 12, 5:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsMade by Mitsubishi for the Imperial Japanese Navy, the Zero became a prime target for Allied airmen in the Pacific after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941.Fri, Jun 12, 10:00 AMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsMade by Mitsubishi for the Imperial Japanese Navy, the Zero became a prime target for Allied airmen in the Pacific after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941.Fri, Jun 12, 12:00 AMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsMade by Mitsubishi for the Imperial Japanese Navy, the Zero became a prime target for Allied airmen in the Pacific after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941.Thu, Jun 11, 9:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsBattling from London to Malta, the Spitfire has earned its place as Britain's most valued weapon in the fight for survival against Nazi Germany during WWII.Thu, Jun 11, 5:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsBattling from London to Malta, the Spitfire has earned its place as Britain's most valued weapon in the fight for survival against Nazi Germany during WWII.Wed, Jun 10, 7:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsIt was America's premiere warbird of WWII - a twin-propeller fighter with heavy armaments packed into its nose.Wed, Jun 10, 5:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsOne of the most famous fighter planes ever made, the Soviet Union's MiG-1 debuted in 1940. Its last version, the MiG-35, was made for the Russian Air Force in 2007.Tue, Jun 9, 5:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsThe inside story of America's quest to gain air superiority by building the ultimate invisible fighter plane.Fri, Jun 5, 5:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsBattling from London to Malta, the Spitfire has earned its place as Britain's most valued weapon in the fight for survival against Nazi Germany during WWII.Fri, Jun 5, 4:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsBattling from London to Malta, the Spitfire has earned its place as Britain's most valued weapon in the fight for survival against Nazi Germany during WWII.Fri, Jun 5, 10:00 AMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsBattling from London to Malta, the Spitfire has earned its place as Britain's most valued weapon in the fight for survival against Nazi Germany during WWII.Fri, Jun 5, 12:00 AMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsBattling from London to Malta, the Spitfire has earned its place as Britain's most valued weapon in the fight for survival against Nazi Germany during WWII.Thu, Jun 4, 9:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsAmerica's go-to twin-seat jet interceptor and fighter-bomber, which first saw action during the Vietnam War.Thu, Jun 4, 5:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsBattling from London to Malta, the Spitfire has earned its place as Britain's most valued weapon in the fight for survival against Nazi Germany during WWII.Fri, May 29, 7:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsMade by Mitsubishi for the Imperial Japanese Navy, the Zero became a prime target for Allied airmen in the Pacific after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941.Fri, May 29, 6:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsAmerica's first jet powered aerial refueller, from the '50s, which saw action during the Vietnam War, keeping US Air Force bombers flying, before playing a key role in Operation Desert Storm in 1991.Fri, May 29, 5:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsIt was America's premiere warbird of WWII - a twin-propeller fighter with heavy armaments packed into its nose.Fri, May 29, 4:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsHow the British Harrier jump jet and gunships such as the fearsome A-10 Thunderbolt, known as the 'Warthog', give close air support to ground troops, blasting targets and striking terror in the enemy.Fri, May 29, 3:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins
Air WarriorsThe world's most versatile and powerful helicopters, including the Huey that served in Vietnam as a rescue helicopter and the Apache attack helicopter, which is used today by the British Army.Fri, May 29, 2:00 PMSmithsonian Channel60 mins