Frontline Battle Machines, Series 1
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Mike Brewer heads to Afghanistan’s frontline to reveal the awesome new technology available to British and Coalition Forces. With unconditional access to Camp Bastion and Kandahar Air Base, Mike attends actual mission briefings, travelling with troops to discover how the new equipment has transformed the modern battlefield.
|1||VideoOff to War||Mike is in Afghanistan examining a Chinook helicopter when it is sent to evacuate wounded soldiers. As it comes under Taliban fire, the pilot is shot in the head.||43:52||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|2||VideoOn the Frontline||Mike heads to the frontline in Musa Qala to see the weaponry used, including the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle and the 105mm Light Gun.||43:48||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|3||VideoAttacking the Taliban||Mike confronts the Taliban's deadliest weapon: improvised explosive devices, testing the Dragon Runner bomb diffusers and Trojan vehicles used to clear them.||43:46||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|4||VideoSupplying The Troops||Mike joins a supply convoy headed for the frontline won from the Taliban only days before. On the way he looks at the Mastiff patrol vehicle and the Hercules.||44:02||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|5||VideoProtecting The Troops||Mike investigates the contentious issue of soldier's kit by trying out their Osprey body armour to see if it can take a bullet and the SA80 combat rifle.||44:04||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|6||VideoCombat Support||Mike takes a flight in the versatile Merlin helicopter to the fiercely contested Kajaki Dam in Helmand and examines the Lynx, the fastest helicopter in the world.||43:26||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|7||VideoCasualties and Recovery||Mike tests the LPV400. It is the possible replacement for the Snatch Land Rover, in which more Coalition soldiers have died than in any other vehicle.||43:44||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|8||VideoMike's War||Mike looks back at his time in Afghanistan, including his brush with death in a Chinook, firing at Taliban positions with the 105mm gun and diffusing roadside bombs.||44:12||£1.89||View in iTunes|
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Reality check for Mr Brewer
Just watched this episode thinking it would be a wheeler dealer account of machines used by the forces and being totally honest it starts out that way, Mike looks at a plane,shoots a 50 cal, goes on patrol and then looks at a rescue helicopter, you'll then witness a snippet of what life is like in a war zone, when Ross Kemp did it he knew what he was getting himself into, Mike you find out does not.
wheres episode 7 and 8?
Where is the rest of the series!? ... been waiting 2 weeks now!