Bazooka Charlie – Pilot Who Attached A Bazooka To Plane

The year is 1944, and on a distant French battlefield a column of Nazi tanks are making their way to a beleaguered American position. The German Panzer and Tiger tanks are amongst the best the world has ever seen, and heavily protected from the front and sides- American Sherman tanks often see their shells bounce…

How to Survive a Plane Crash, According to Science

If you find yourself going into a freefall inside a metal tube, hurtling through the clouds at hundreds of kilometers per hour, and an oxygen mask drops down right in front of you – try not to panic. Airplane crashes are highly survivable. And here’s what you can do to increase your chances of survival……

Are Electric Planes Possible?

This episode of Real Engineering is brought to you by Brilliant, a problem solving website that teaches you think like an engineer. Over the past decade we have seen multiple industries looking to transition to renewable fuel sources, and while we have been making huge strides in the production of renewable energy, the technology required…

What was the first tank in history? | Military History

The First Tank At the end of nineteen-fourteen, the Western front of the First World War had come to a standstill and trench warfare became the norm. Though all powers were hastily searching for technological advantages over their enemy, in the United Kingdom the idea of landships was explored to break through the stagnant trench…

I Hijacked a Plane and Stole Millions (I Am)

It’s Thanksgiving eve and Portland International Airport is almost empty, most of the pre-holiday passengers having already made it to their destinations. I walk up to the Northwest Orient Airlines counter, take a $20 bill out of my pocket, place it on the counter, and ask for a one-way ticket to Seattle. “Your name, sir?”…

The Real Life Sci-Fi of Vertical Take-Off Planes

This episode of Real Engineering is brought to you by Brilliant.org a problem solving website that helps you think like an engineer. The sight of a 9.4 tonne plane slowly rise off the ground, balancing precariously on 4 columns of air over the rough water of Galway bay, is the closest to sci-fi alien technology…

Plane Crash Leads To Unbelievable Survival Story

Imagine you and some of your best buddies are traveling by plane to what you think will be a weekend to remember. Suddenly you experience some bad turbulence, but it’s nothing you haven’t felt before. Then it gets worse. The plane drops through the sky, luggage falls from above. You grab hold of the seat…

America’s Insane Plan for Nuclear Powered Planes

This episode of Real Engineering is brought to you by CuriosityStream, watch over 2,400 documentaries for free for 31 days at curiositystream.com/realengineering. Some crazy things happened during the Cold War. Dogs were put into orbit, bears were fired out of supersonic jets, and humans landed on the moon. Needless to say, humans were going through…

Rooster Teeth Animated Adventures – Hotdog Planes & “Pranks”

Jack: I remember seeing a video where someone attached an iPhone to like, a remote control plane and– –they needed a way to touch the little button. So they like, attached a hot dog to it that would like, make it take photos. I swear to god. Joel: I think I read a story about…