The eight-episodes series dedicated to the past, present and future of Russian artillery. Designers and their guns, Russian artillerists at the battlefields, legendary guns and heroic battles...
More than 100 artillery designs are covered, unique archive footage and original 3-D animation are used.
The box set contains two DVDs, four episodes each.
From ancient ballistic machines to the first rifled guns. Great battles of the Russian artillery: Poltava and Borodino battles.
Artillery gun design. Cannon as a type of artillery armament.
Howitzers and mortars. Artillery as a part of military art.
Anti-tank, battalion and mountain guns. Construction of artillery shell.
Artillery armament of tanks and self-propelled artillery weapons. Self-propelled guns.
Rocket artillery. Multiple-launch rocket systems: from 'Katusha' to 'Smerch'.
Aircraft cannons. Kurchevsky recoilless guns. Air defence artillery.
Trench mortars. Artillery and nuclear ammunition. Modern artillery.
Director: Andrey Kulyasov
Running time: 304 min.
PAL, All regions
© Wings of Russia Studio, 2011