Program profiling some of the secret aircraft developed and used during World War II, including those used by the Allies, Luftwaffe, Russians and Japanese.
Secret Japanese Aircraft of WWII We trace the development of the Japanese industry and its famous creations like the Nakajima Ki-43 Oscar and the Mitsubishi AGM Zero . It also investigates the top secret programme to develop helicopters, jet bombers and rocket fighters in a bid to strike at the West Coast of the USA with biological weapons.
Secret Allied Aircraft of WWII We follow the genius and ingenuity of designers on both sides of the Atlantic, as they produce planes such as the Chance Vought flying Pancake and the Northrop MX-334 Flying Wing . We also reveal Churchill s plan to build a fleet of giant aircraft carriers made of ice.
Secret Luftwaffe Aircraft of WWII We tell the story of over a dozen Nazi jet and rocket planes that flew before the close of the World War II. Planes such as the tiny HE-162 Jet Interceptor , or the amazing Horten Flying Wing jet bomber that was designed to attack New York. We also shows plans for the Stuka Dive Bomber a plane that might have reversed the tide of battle on the Eastern Front!
Secret Russian Aircraft of WWII reveals how, despite the ever-present danger, Soviet designers mastered technical hurdles astonishing even by today’s standards. Rare footage, photos and plans show their creations: a swept-wing, delta aircraft design, a rocket-powered fighter, a long distance fixed-wing aircraft which helped inspire the U-2 spy plane, a flying tank prototype, a submarine-bomber combination, and a canard-wing aircraft. See which of their designs made it into production, and which inspired their successors to greater heights.