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Golden Knights/WWII Army Air Force or Air Corps?/Flying Tigers/A

Aired on Jan 11, 200421m

Ermey jumps with the Army’s Golden Knights, digs into the history of the U.S. Air Force and the Flying Tigers in WWII and profiles the AC-130U gunship—nicknamed Spooky.

Ermey jumps with the Army’s Golden Knights, digs into the history of the U.S. Air Force and the Flying Tigers in WWII and profiles the AC-130U gunship—nicknamed Spooky.

Thumbnail for episode: Blimp; Miitary Shotguns; Navy Graveyard; Poop Deck
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Blimp; Miitary Shotguns; Navy Graveyard; Poop Deck

Aired on Jan 18, 200421m

Ermey flies a hi-tech blimp, examines a Civil War-era recon balloon, takes aim with military shotguns, explores where ships go to die and finds out why the Navy has so many terms involving poop.

Ermey flies a hi-tech blimp, examines a Civil War-era recon balloon, takes aim with military shotguns, explores where ships go to die and finds out why the Navy has so many terms involving poop.

Thumbnail for episode: Guided Missile Destroyer; WWI Aircraft & Aces; Marine Corps FAST
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Guided Missile Destroyer; WWI Aircraft & Aces; Marine Corps FAST

Aired on Jan 25, 200421m

Ermey explains the Aegis Fire Control system and the Navy’s Loon missile, explores WWI aircraft and pilots, checks out a WWII transmitter and meets the Marine’s Fleet Anti-Terrorism Team.

Ermey explains the Aegis Fire Control system and the Navy’s Loon missile, explores WWI aircraft and pilots, checks out a WWII transmitter and meets the Marine’s Fleet Anti-Terrorism Team.

Thumbnail for episode: Grease Gun; Sten Gun; E-3 Sentry AWACS; J-Stars; Vietnam Fire Su
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Grease Gun; Sten Gun; E-3 Sentry AWACS; J-Stars; Vietnam Fire Su

Aired on Feb 08, 200421m

Ermey demos M3 and British Sten guns, tours the E-3 Sentry system and the Army J-Stars, finds out how US fire support bases were built in Vietnam and the origins of the slang term “Charlie.”

Ermey demos M3 and British Sten guns, tours the E-3 Sentry system and the Army J-Stars, finds out how US fire support bases were built in Vietnam and the origins of the slang term “Charlie.”

Thumbnail for episode: Longbow; National Technical Systems; WWI Machine Gun; P-51 Musta
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Longbow; National Technical Systems; WWI Machine Gun; P-51 Musta

Aired on Feb 15, 200421m

Ermey demos medieval archer protection and the English longbow, then heads to Arkansas to test a WWI Chauchat, a P-51 Mustang and a WWII A-2 flight jacket.

Ermey demos medieval archer protection and the English longbow, then heads to Arkansas to test a WWI Chauchat, a P-51 Mustang and a WWII A-2 flight jacket.

Thumbnail for episode: Heavy Support Vehicles; Dragon Wagon; Rappel; Alice Gear; WWII M
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Heavy Support Vehicles; Dragon Wagon; Rappel; Alice Gear; WWII M

Aired on Feb 22, 200421m

Ermey talks Army Heavy Support Vehicles, the WWII Dragon Wagon, Army Ranger training and equipment, WWII Liberty and Victory ships and he origin of the term “Deep Six.”

Ermey talks Army Heavy Support Vehicles, the WWII Dragon Wagon, Army Ranger training and equipment, WWII Liberty and Victory ships and he origin of the term “Deep Six.”

Thumbnail for episode: Army Air Ambulance; 1st Special Service Force; Johnson Rifle; Mi
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Army Air Ambulance; 1st Special Service Force; Johnson Rifle; Mi

Aired on Mar 07, 200421m

Ermey checks out a P-59; the Army Blackhawk ambulance helicopter used by Korean War MASH units; WWII’s Devil’s Brigade and compares the Mig-15 and F-86 superjets.

Ermey checks out a P-59; the Army Blackhawk ambulance helicopter used by Korean War MASH units; WWII’s Devil’s Brigade and compares the Mig-15 and F-86 superjets.

Thumbnail for episode: Fastest Army Vehicle; Uncle Sam; Tank Destroyers; Anti-Tank Rifl
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Fastest Army Vehicle; Uncle Sam; Tank Destroyers; Anti-Tank Rifl

Aired on Mar 28, 200421m

Ermey explores the history of Uncle Sam, Tank Destroyers and the failed Sea Dart, demos an anti-tank elephant gun and an Army Sarge dragster and finds out why dive bombers scream during attacks.

Ermey explores the history of Uncle Sam, Tank Destroyers and the failed Sea Dart, demos an anti-tank elephant gun and an Army Sarge dragster and finds out why dive bombers scream during attacks.

Thumbnail for episode: Navy SEALs; Frogmen; Kettering Bug; A-10 Warthog; Rommel's Afrik
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Navy SEALs; Frogmen; Kettering Bug; A-10 Warthog; Rommel's Afrik

Aired on Apr 04, 200421m

Ermey demos Navy SEAL weapons, views the Kettering Bug cruise missile and an A-10 Thunderbolt and learns about Rommel’s WWII Afrika Corps and why gas storage containers are called Jerry Cans.

Ermey demos Navy SEAL weapons, views the Kettering Bug cruise missile and an A-10 Thunderbolt and learns about Rommel’s WWII Afrika Corps and why gas storage containers are called Jerry Cans.

Thumbnail for episode: 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
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506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division

Aired on Apr 11, 200421m

The gear and guys of "Easy Company"—the men depicted in Band of Brothers. Ermey demos the real weapons and medical evac used during the Invasion of Normandy and through to the end of WWII.

The gear and guys of "Easy Company"—the men depicted in Band of Brothers. Ermey demos the real weapons and medical evac used during the Invasion of Normandy and through to the end of WWII.

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Submarine

Aired on Apr 25, 200421m

Onboard the USS Salt Lake City nuclear sub, Ermey demos diving, steering and sonar, examines Tomahawk missiles, and gets up close to the sub’s reactor, before chowing down with the ship’s crew.

Onboard the USS Salt Lake City nuclear sub, Ermey demos diving, steering and sonar, examines Tomahawk missiles, and gets up close to the sub’s reactor, before chowing down with the ship’s crew.

Thumbnail for episode: Mark V Special Ops Craft; U.S. Gunboat; German Paratroopers; Ger
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Mark V Special Ops Craft; U.S. Gunboat; German Paratroopers; Ger

Aired on May 02, 200421m

Ermey explores the Mark V Special Ops craft; a Revolutionary War gunboat; WWII German paratrooper gear, the Vietnam-era M113 APC Battle Taxi and finds out why ration boxes are stamped with crescents.

Ermey explores the Mark V Special Ops craft; a Revolutionary War gunboat; WWII German paratrooper gear, the Vietnam-era M113 APC Battle Taxi and finds out why ration boxes are stamped with crescents.

Thumbnail for episode: Bren Gun and Carrier; Special Forces Final Exam; Beasts of Burde
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Bren Gun and Carrier; Special Forces Final Exam; Beasts of Burde

Aired on May 16, 200421m

Ermey demos a WWII Bren Gun and rides a Tankette; checks out Operation Robin Sage; learns about Green Beret training and looks at the Predator and WWII’s Weary Willy.

Ermey demos a WWII Bren Gun and rides a Tankette; checks out Operation Robin Sage; learns about Green Beret training and looks at the Predator and WWII’s Weary Willy.

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Mail Call: D-Day

Aired on Jun 06, 200445m

Ermey takes an in-depth look at the technology used throughout the "longest day"—and travels to Dover, England, and Normandy, France for a view from both sides of the operation.

Ermey takes an in-depth look at the technology used throughout the "longest day"—and travels to Dover, England, and Normandy, France for a view from both sides of the operation.