Nova: Battle of the X-Planes

Nova: Battle of the X-Planes

Director: Michael Jorgensen Cast: Liev Schreiber

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The fierce competition between Boeing and Lockheed-Martin is the subject of this NOVA installment. Both companies are trying to earn government contracts with their "X-Planes," 15-ton stealth fighter jets with state-of-the-art technology.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/05/2003
UPC: 0783421367494
Original Release: 2003
Rating: NR
Source: Wgbh
Presentation: [Letterbox]
Sound: [Dolby Digital]
Time: 2:00:00
Sales rank: 49,043

Special Features

Closed Caption; Bonus footage of Lockheed Martin's fighters in action; A visit to a boneyard for old military planes; "Outfitting a Fighter Pilot" activity; "Designing for Stealth" activity; Printable materials for educators; Access to the "Battle of the X-Planes" website; Scene selection; Closed captions and video description

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Introduction [4:48]
2. The Challenge [11:12]
3. Boeing: The Dark Horse? [11:06]
4. Lockheed Bets the Farm [7:02]
5. Critical Components [11:21]
6. Looks Like an Airplane [14:55]
7. Boeing Takes Flight [15:36]
8. Lockheed's Stallion [12:59]
9. The Vertical Landing [15:43]
10. The Jury Process [3:13]
11. Winner Takes All [5:03]
12. Credits [2:17]

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