World's weirdest weapons. Weapons of the superspies / produced & directed by Ashley Morris ; a World Media Rights Production
- Additional Titles:
- Weapons of the superspies and Weapons of the super spies
- London, England : BBC Worldwide, 2012.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (49 minutes)
- Additional Creators:
- Morris, Ashley, Schwab, John (Actor), WMR Productions (Firm), and BBC Worldwide Ltd
- Language Note:
- In English.
- The jet pack, the inflatable rubber plane, and the pigeon guided smart bomb, even a cat that eavesdrops on the enemy - these are some of the top secret devices designed to the give the West the edge against its enemies in World War Two and the Cold War. On the opposing side they faced the vast Soviet Ekranoplan, a plane that flew just inches above the water, capable of delivering cruise missiles on the Nato fleet. They faced Hitler's mega-weapons - including a tank called the maus, so huge that no bridge could take it, and a siege gun so massive that it took over 1000 people to fire it. World's Weirdest Weapons goes behind the scenes of these wars' front lines and reveal secret footage of some of the most extraordinary military hardware ever built. Featuring interviews with experts, inventors and eyewitnesses, the series charts how military necessity pushed the boundaries of invention to extreme, even deranged, levels.
- Digital File Characteristics:
- video file
- Title from resource description page (viewed March 19, 2021).
- Participant/Performer Note:
- Narrator, John Schwab.
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