Nova: Top Gun Over Moscow

Nova: Top Gun Over Moscow

Director: Lance K. Shultz, Lynne Squilla Cast: Jeff Ethell


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Nova: Top Gun Over Moscow

Nova visits Russia for Nova: Top Gun Over Moscow, a thorough look at the sleekest and most powerful Russian jets. In a word, they are tough. These jets are engineered quite differently from their American counterparts. They function well in adverse conditions, able to take off from open dirt fields, and their continuous operation doesn't depend on regular maintenance. The U.S. jet is finely tuned, requiring more frequent upkeep, but definitely having a high-tech edge, particularly in the areas of radar and missile guidance. Interviews with pilots reveal a very different outlook between the two countries on training goals.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/24/2006
UPC: 0783421271494
Original Release: 1996
Rating: NR
Source: Wgbh
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 0:56:00
Sales rank: 78,890

Special Features

Printable materials for educators; Access to the NOVA web site; Scene selection; Closed captions

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- NOVA: Top Gun Over Moscow
1. Introduction [:42]
2. The Pride of the Soviet Air Force [10:23]
3. Built for War [15:55]
4. Dogfighting [12:30]
5. The Glory of Russian Aviation [15:27]

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