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Nova: Battle of the X-Planes

Overview

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.
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Overview

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.
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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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/5/2003
  • UPC: 783421367494
  • Original Release: 2003
  • Rating:

  • Source: Wgbh / Pbs
  • Presentation: Letterbox
  • Sound: Dolby Digital
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:00:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 66,196

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Liev Schreiber Voice Only
Technical Credits
Michael Jorgensen Director, Original Story, Producer
Paula S. Apsell Executive Producer
Daniel McCabe Screenwriter
Neil Thomas Original Story
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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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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Scene Selection
   Features
      Video Extras
         JSF X-35C
         JSF Carrier Attack
         JSF X-35B
      DVD-ROM Features
      More on the Web
      Other Products of Interest
      Request a Catalog
      DVD Credits
   Accessibility Options
      Play With Audio Description On
      Play With Audio Description Off
      What is Audio Description?
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