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Thumbnail for episode: Super Stallion Helicopter; Flying Banana; Navy Hazing; Seab
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Super Stallion Helicopter; Flying Banana; Navy Hazing; Seab

Aired on Jul 13, 200321m

Ermey checks out CH-53 Super Stallion and H-21B Workhorse helicopters, gets the scoop on a Navy ritual, finds out how Seebeas built WWII runways, demos an Abrams tank and explains the phrase “G-2.”

Ermey checks out CH-53 Super Stallion and H-21B Workhorse helicopters, gets the scoop on a Navy ritual, finds out how Seebeas built WWII runways, demos an Abrams tank and explains the phrase “G-2.”

Thumbnail for episode: M-1 Garand Rifle/First Assault Rifle/Jato/Golden Knights Parachu
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M-1 Garand Rifle/First Assault Rifle/Jato/Golden Knights Parachu

Aired on Jul 20, 200321m

Ermey demos a German MP-44 and an M-1 Garand, explains how barrage balloons protected London in WWIIl, explores a freefall parachute team and goes through the alphabet—military style.

Ermey demos a German MP-44 and an M-1 Garand, explains how barrage balloons protected London in WWIIl, explores a freefall parachute team and goes through the alphabet—military style.

Thumbnail for episode: Rocket-Assisted Projectile/WWII German Gustav/Tent Tech/Tomahawk
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Rocket-Assisted Projectile/WWII German Gustav/Tent Tech/Tomahawk

Aired on Jul 27, 200321m

What’s a Rocket-Assisted Projectile, how did the "pup" tent get its name, were slings really used as weapons, how did Native Americans use tomahawks and what’s the biggest combat artillery gun?

What’s a Rocket-Assisted Projectile, how did the "pup" tent get its name, were slings really used as weapons, how did Native Americans use tomahawks and what’s the biggest combat artillery gun?

Thumbnail for episode: M-16/Viet Cong Booby Traps/Ravens/Wild Weasels/River Patrol Boat
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M-16/Viet Cong Booby Traps/Ravens/Wild Weasels/River Patrol Boat

Aired on Aug 10, 200321m

Why was the M-14 rifle introduced? How did the Viet Cong use booby traps? Who were the Wild Weasels and the secret Ravens, and how did the Green Berets get their name?

Why was the M-14 rifle introduced? How did the Viet Cong use booby traps? Who were the Wild Weasels and the secret Ravens, and how did the Green Berets get their name?

Thumbnail for episode: Marine Sniper Rifle; BlowGun; Mulberry Harbor
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Marine Sniper Rifle; BlowGun; Mulberry Harbor

Aired on Aug 17, 200321m

Ermey demos an M40A3 rifle and blowgun, examines a WWII Mulberry Harbour, French Resistance weapons, improvements in frontline medical care and explains the military origin of the word "Berserk".

Ermey demos an M40A3 rifle and blowgun, examines a WWII Mulberry Harbour, French Resistance weapons, improvements in frontline medical care and explains the military origin of the word "Berserk".

Thumbnail for episode: Sniper School/Hand Signals/Ho Chi Minh Trail/Motorcycles/Loading
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Sniper School/Hand Signals/Ho Chi Minh Trail/Motorcycles/Loading

Aired on Aug 31, 200321m

How are Marine snipers trained and what hand signals do soldiers use? How did the Viet Cong move supplies? Can the military air drop tanks, and what was the C-119 Flying Boxcar transport plane?

How are Marine snipers trained and what hand signals do soldiers use? How did the Viet Cong move supplies? Can the military air drop tanks, and what was the C-119 Flying Boxcar transport plane?

Thumbnail for episode: Armored Scout Car/Water-Cooled Machine Gun/Fart Sack/Shuteye/U-b
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Armored Scout Car/Water-Cooled Machine Gun/Fart Sack/Shuteye/U-b

Aired on Sep 07, 200321m

What are water-cooled guns and fart sacks? How effective were U-boats and armored scout cars in WWII? How do troops sleep on the battlefield and does the Navy really have a ship invisible to radar?

What are water-cooled guns and fart sacks? How effective were U-boats and armored scout cars in WWII? How do troops sleep on the battlefield and does the Navy really have a ship invisible to radar?

Thumbnail for episode: Claymore Mine/1st U.S. Nuclear Sub/Resupply At Sea/Patriot Air D
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Claymore Mine/1st U.S. Nuclear Sub/Resupply At Sea/Patriot Air D

Aired on Sep 14, 200321m

Ermey demos the Claymore anti-personnel mine and a 16th-century sword, and answers questions about nuclear-powered subs, naval resupplies, Patriot missiles, and drill songs

Ermey demos the Claymore anti-personnel mine and a 16th-century sword, and answers questions about nuclear-powered subs, naval resupplies, Patriot missiles, and drill songs

Thumbnail for episode: Military Pilot Training/Flak/Doolittle Raid/One-Man Submarine/Mi
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Military Pilot Training/Flak/Doolittle Raid/One-Man Submarine/Mi

Aired on Oct 12, 200321m

How are military pilots trained, what was the Doolittle Raid and did the OSS use a WWII sub named Sleeping Beauty? What is flak, and what kind of radios are used by today’s military?

How are military pilots trained, what was the Doolittle Raid and did the OSS use a WWII sub named Sleeping Beauty? What is flak, and what kind of radios are used by today’s military?

Thumbnail for episode: F-15 Eagle/Flying Platform/Atomic Annie/Army Missiles/Tommy Gun
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F-15 Eagle/Flying Platform/Atomic Annie/Army Missiles/Tommy Gun

Aired on Oct 19, 200321m

Ermey flies in a F-15 Eagle, explores the Hitler Flying Platform, an Atomic Annie howitzer and Army missile programs and decides which was better—the US Tommy Gun or German Burp Gun.

Ermey flies in a F-15 Eagle, explores the Hitler Flying Platform, an Atomic Annie howitzer and Army missile programs and decides which was better—the US Tommy Gun or German Burp Gun.

Thumbnail for episode: Avenger/Stinger & Red Eye Missiles/Military Firefighter & Smokej
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Avenger/Stinger & Red Eye Missiles/Military Firefighter & Smokej

Aired on Oct 26, 200321m

Ermey examines Sting and Red Eye missiles, learns about the African-American Triple Nickles; explores an Avenger Air Defense System and a Kiowa Scout helicopter and explains “Kilroy was here.”

Ermey examines Sting and Red Eye missiles, learns about the African-American Triple Nickles; explores an Avenger Air Defense System and a Kiowa Scout helicopter and explains “Kilroy was here.”

Thumbnail for episode: Cobra Attack Helicopter/Sidewinder Missile/C-54 Skymaster/Mps/Fl
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Cobra Attack Helicopter/Sidewinder Missile/C-54 Skymaster/Mps/Fl

Aired on Nov 02, 200321m

What makes the AH-1W Cobra super and what are AIM Sidewinders? Why was the C-54 Skymaster a hero of the Berlin Airlift? What gear do military police use, and how accurate were flintlock pistols?

What makes the AH-1W Cobra super and what are AIM Sidewinders? Why was the C-54 Skymaster a hero of the Berlin Airlift? What gear do military police use, and how accurate were flintlock pistols?

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Live From the Gulf

Aired on Jul 06, 200321m

Ermey meets an Air Force EOD Unit and a Rescue Squadron, finds out why aircraft carrier flight deck crew wear bright jerseys and answers questions about Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Ermey meets an Air Force EOD Unit and a Rescue Squadron, finds out why aircraft carrier flight deck crew wear bright jerseys and answers questions about Operation Iraqi Freedom.