Aired Tuesday November 2, 8:00am - 9:00amon Smithsonian Channel SD

Air Warriors

Series 1 Episode 2: Top Choppers

Dubbed the 'black death' by enemies, the Apache attack helicopter's presence has cast a shadow of fear over the battlefield for more than two decades. In a tale of controversy and triumph, this aircraft overcame a turbulent period of crashes to become one of the most trusted and lethal weapons in the sky. From its combat debut in Panama to action during the Arab Spring, the skilled crews, cutting-edge technology and unmatched arsenal have helped make the Apache the ultimate war machine.

Category
Documentary / History / Armed forces
Original air date
2014-11-16
Cast and crew
  • Mike CooperNarrator