On TV: Monday   (ET/PT)

  • 7:00 PM
    Tactical To Practical:
    Non-Lethal Weapons/Wired War/Need for Speed: #12.
    Tactical To Practical Non-Lethal Weapons/Wired War/Need for Speed: #12.
    Tune in: Monday, April 27 @ 7:00 PM ET/PT

    Former Navy fighter pilot and series host Hunter Ellis discovers how non-lethal military equipment developed for peacekeeping duties is now used in civilian settings, including the debilitating audio weapon, Hypersonic Sound. Then, he sees how warfare has entered the wired age with digital technology that provides a clear and continuous picture of the battlefield, and how the Internet began as a military system. And, we profile the fastest military and civilian craft on the land and in the water.

    TVPG V | CC

  • 8:00 PM
    11 - Dogfights of the Middle East
    Dogfights 11 - Dogfights of the Middle East
    Tune in: Monday, April 27 @ 8:00 PM ET/PT

    The sound of jet combat reverberates above the tombs of the Pharaohs as the small Israeli Air Force delivers a knock-out punch to the Egyptians in the 1967 Six Day War. Fly in the Mirage III with the IAF's first jet ace Giora Romm as he chases down two MiG-17s over the Suez Canal at dusk. Be in the cockpit with 119 Squadron Commander and ace Ran Ronen as he flies into hostile Jordan for a top secret rendezvous--arranged by the Israeli Mossad, and later as he speeds deep into enemy territory for a bombing mission that ends up as a swirling dogfight directly over the Egyptian base. Witness the first combat engagement of the McDonnell Douglas F-15, and how Major Moshe Melnik draws first blood for the Eagle in the skies over Lebanon in 1979. Learn how the Israeli Air Force of today hones its capabilities with cutting edge technology that makes it the most feared opposition in the sky.

    TVPG V | CC

  • 9:00 PM
    Top Shot:
    SWAT Throwdown
    Top Shot SWAT Throwdown
    Tune in: Monday, April 27 @ 9:00 PM ET/PT

    The competition features two challenges inspired by real life SWAT team scenarios. A physically demanding individual challenge leaves three shooters exposed for nomination. And, in an extreme elimination showdown, competitors race the clock as they breach doors with the Mossberg 500 Chainsaw Shotgun to take out targets with the FN FS2000 assault rifle.

    TVPG V | CC

  • 10:00 PM
    Mail Call:
    Self-Propelled Artillery/Musket/Airships/Blue Angels/Pirate Weapons/Depth Charge: #22.
    Mail Call Self-Propelled Artillery/Musket/Airships/Blue Angels/Pirate Weapons/Depth Charge: #22.
    Tune in: Monday, April 27 @ 10:00 PM ET/PT

    If self-propelled artillery is much more maneuverable than towed artillery, why isn't all artillery self-propelled? How does a matchlock musket work? Did the US Navy really use airships as floating aircraft carriers? How does the Navy select pilots for their elite precision flying team, the Blue Angels? What type of weapons did pirates use? How do depth charges work? R. Lee Ermey and military experts in the field answer these questions with brief demonstrations.

    TVPG V | CC

  • 10:30 PM
    Mail Call:
    Anti-Tank Rocket/Bazooka/HQ Tour/Tactical Operations Center/Downed Pilots Rescue: #23.
    Mail Call Anti-Tank Rocket/Bazooka/HQ Tour/Tactical Operations Center/Downed Pilots Rescue: #23.
    Tune in: Monday, April 27 @ 10:30 PM ET/PT

    R. Lee Ermey heads to the range with the Marines to demonstrate the bazooka's replacement--an AT-4 shoulder-mounted anti-tank rocket--and finds out how the bazooka got its name. After a tongue-in-cheek tour of Mail Call Headquarters, we learn how commanders stay in touch with the battlefield at a Tactical Operations Center, a mobile command post for the computer age. We meet Air Force Pararescuemen, who rescue downed pilots behind enemy lines, and discover the origin of a 21-gun salute.

    TVPG V | CC

  • 11:00 PM
    The Lost Evidence:
    09 - Luzon
    The Lost Evidence 09 - Luzon
    Tune in: Monday, April 27 @ 11:00 PM ET/PT

    On January 9th 1945, General Douglas MacArthur leads an army to Luzon in the heart of the Philippines. Facing them are a quarter of a million Japanese troops. The campaign that follows will be like no other battle of the Pacific War. Watch with extraordinary insight into this climactic battle through countless aerial photographs and cutting edge computer graphics that create 3D models of Luzon's major battlefields. Now it is possible to follow the men of MacArthur's army in their fight to liberate the island. In a race against the clock a specially trained group of Rangers supported by local Philippino guerrillas carry out the most dramatic hostage rescue of World War Two. Powerful eye witness testimony from veterans helps to complete the incredible story of the largest and most complex battle of the Pacific War.

    TVPG V | CC

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