Part of the military documentary series examining each aspect of the armed forces. This volume looks at the history of the bomber aircraft, developed in the last years of the First World War and then perfected during the vast bombing raids of the Second World War. Early aviators chucked grenades from their open cockpits on the enemy below. Today's strategic bombers can deliver their multi-ton payloads with pinpoint accuracy from miles above the target. BOMBERS is an explosive tour through the history of these mighty airplanes.
From man's earliest battles to the combat visions of the future, the Weapons at War series richly illustrates the history of weaponry throughout the ages - and what weapons will be like in the future. Despite amazing technological advancements appearing on the battlefield, one of today's most powerful weapons has remained virtually unchanged for nearly six centuries. Artillery cannons are still the only guaranteed all-weather, day or night, weapons systems that are immune to interference by electronic means. Trace the evolution of cannons from the smooth bore muzzle loaders of the turn of the century to the precision, computer controlled long range guns of Desert Storm.