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Item Number: 10793
Price: $39.99  CAD each  
Availability: Temporarily out of stock
Description: "[E]xpetly portrays the high and lows of this winner-take all competition...plenty to make the aviation enthusiast drool...dramatic first flights and white-knuckle hovering efforts..."Filmed over four years, Battle of the X-Planes reveals the breakthrough designs, heartbreaking setbacks, adrenaline-fuelled test flights, and one final nail-biting decision - the winner of the most lucrative contract in military history - the joint Strike Fighter.

Marking the first time filmmakers have been allowed inside a major weapons competition, NOVA enters Boeing's Phantom Works and Lockheed's legendary Skunk Works, and travels to the flight test centers at Edwards Air Force Base and Patuxnet Naval Air Station to document key moments of the competition. Join military brass, aviation engineers, and test pilots as they race to create a single aircraft that meets three criteria - that the winning plane by stealthy, affordable, and adaptable to the widely varying needs of the Air Force, Navy and Marines.
Additional Info: Format: NTSC Region 1
Language: English
Number of Discs: 1
Picture: Colour
Runtime: 120 minutes
Year: 2003

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