Battle of the X-planes

Battle of the X-planes

DVD - 2003
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From 1996 to 2001, Boeing and Lockheed Martin produced rival designs and prototypes for the Joint Strike Fighter, a combat plane intended for the 21st century needs of the U.S. Air Force, Navy, and Marines. NOVA was allowed a first-ever inside look at a Department of Defense weapons competition, filming at Lockheed Martin's famous Skunk Works and Boeing's Phantom Works. One of the most difficult and potentially lucrative aeronautical projects ever undertaken--the winner could earn up to $1 trillion over the life of the project--the JSF may well be the last manned fighter built by the United States. The program captures this clandestine world where amazing flying machines are hatched amid freewheeling brainstorming, cost-conscious compromising, and nervous speculation about what the other side has up its sleeve, enlivened by hair-raising moments inside the cockpit, with a pilot's-eye view of prototypes in flight.
Publisher: Boston, MA. : WGBH Educational Foundation : Distributed by WGBH Boston Video, c2003.
ISBN: 9781593750039
Branch Call Number: DVD-ED 623.7464 BAT6749
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Nova (Television program)


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