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Today's battlefield is dominated by hugely reliable, hyper-lethal superweapons. Billions of dollars are spent on research and development, in a never-ending search for technological superiority. But how did these weapons evolve? Who are the men and women that gave birth to these inventions? Weaponology takes a high-tech future weapon and unlocks its family tree, tracing the roots of its existence.

In Season 1, discover what links a 19th-century Scottish pastor to the assault rifle, a seed-planting device to the machine gun, and how a pizza delivery boy became the Henry Ford of body armor. Weaponology — it's time to go ballistic.

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Description

Today's battlefield is dominated by hugely reliable, hyper-lethal superweapons. Billions of dollars are spent on research and development, in a never-ending search for technological superiority. But how did these weapons evolve? Who are the men and women that gave birth to these inventions? Weaponology takes a high-tech future weapon and unlocks its family tree, tracing the roots of its existence.

In Season 1, discover what links a 19th-century Scottish pastor to the assault rifle, a seed-planting device to the machine gun, and how a pizza delivery boy became the Henry Ford of body armor. Weaponology — it's time to go ballistic.

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