Incredible new summer 2009 Lock N’ Load episodes with R. Lee Ermey on the
History Channel beginning July 26 feature a variety of applications including:
Gunny checks out the rapid fire, lead spitting destruction of the machine gun. From
an authentic hand cranking 1890's Gatling Gun to one of the fastest machine guns on
the planet today--the Mini Gun--Gunny rat a tat tats his way through machine gun
history while high-speed photography captures the exploding targets in incredible
Gunny takes a journey through the history of cannons and field artillery and shoots
off everything from Revolutionary War-era cannonballs to the futuristic shells of
NLOS-C -- a fully automated piece of artillery that's so new the Army's still testing
it. Other featured artillery includes Civil War cannons and the Pack 75 Howitzer, a
World War II cannon used in the Battle of the Bulge.
Gunny takes a ride through history in the rolling thunder that is the tank. From the
world's only fully operational WWI tank to the state of the art M1A1 Abrams--Gunny
drives them and shoots them as special high-speed photography captures the exploding
targets in incredible slow motion.
Gunny pulls the trigger on pistols--and takes aim at handgun history with vintage
flintlock dueling pistols to modern day, rapid firing machine pistols. Amazing
high-speed photography captures multiple ballistics tests designed to observe the
course of a bullet's flight and its impact.
For a list of upcoming "Lock N’ Load" episodes visit the History