Innovations of War
The Evolution of Tactical Military Weapons Prepare to be RUSHED INTO THE FIGHT! The Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th Century changed the concept of war and the weapons that could be created for it. Heavy machinery, mass production, and engineering advances allowed for innovative armaments that altered the outcome of battles from the American Civil War to the conflict in Vietnam. INNOVATIONS OF WAR chronicles the development and deployment of 12 game-changing weapons and the tactical advantage they provided to militaries around the world. Filled with expert interviews, archival footage and live action reenactments, prepare to be RUSHED INTO THE FIGHT!
S01:E01 - Rails & Rams
Game-changing technologies of the American Civil War were the railroad, telegraph and mini-bullet.
S01:E02 - Hot Air & Hot Lead
The timing of the Civil War was fortuitous for the makers of weapons.
S01:E03 - Rams & Rivers
Stealth, deception and hoax were employed alongside conventional military confrontation.
S01:E04 - Steel Sharks
In 1776, a group of men launched the first submarine used in battle to deploy an underwater bomb.
S01:E05 - Full Auto
Evolution of the machine gun, from early traits to the successful designs of the mid-19th century.
S01:E06 - This Is My Rifle
By the 16th century, firearms replaced bows as their potential was grasped.
S01:E07 - Vengeance Weapon
It was inevitable that rockets would eventually take on militaristic applications.
S01:E08 - Vertical Flight
The dawn of the 20th century saw pioneers of vertical flight solving issues that kept them grounded.
S01:E09 - Mobile Artillery
Cannons were prized for their ability to destroy stone walls and thereby end sieges.
S01:E10 - Armour Knights
The fire power and mobility of tanks enable commanders to exploit even the smallest enemy weakness.
S01:E11 - Top Secret
Science and the military traditionally have cooperated only in wartime.
S01:E12 - The New Navy
The U.S. Navy often acts as a deterrent simply by floating warships in international waters.