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Series 1

The World's Weirdest Weapons

  • Secret Weapons of D-Day

    As the Allies invaded Normandy on D-Day, troops rolled out the 'flying dustbin' and a floating harbour. Watch on to discover more about this unusual weaponry.

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  • The Flying Soldier

    With military helicopters not quite good enough in the 1950s, the US army floated the idea of their soldiers using jet packs. Hear the method behind the madness.

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  • In Search of the Smart Bomb

    The hunt for the world's first guided bombs was on in World War II. Hear how everything from unmanned drones to bombs steered by animals were trialled.

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  • Hitler's Mad Weapons

    As WWII dragged on, Hitler's engineers developed some revolutionary weapons - including a supergun and a mega tank. Get a closer look at these unusual munitions.

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  • Seaplane Strike Force

    During the Cold War, the US and the USSR were each developing top-secret weapons that could be deployed on the water: seaplanes. Learn more about their efforts.

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  • Weapons of the Superspies

    Hear about the odd weapons developed for Cold War spies that would make Q proud, including a plane that flies faster than a bullet and an eavesdropping cat.

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