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Ten-part series Mega Machines unlocks the secrets of iconic machines, such as roller coasters, bullet trains, and cargo planes. Transforming our understanding of the machines around us, the series goes inside, under, over, and through them, revealing how they were built, how they work, how they fail, and how they have evolved. Episodes will look at the Griffon 12000TD hovercraft that skims effortlessly across water, concrete and even rocks at over 50mph, making it the ultimate all-terrain passenger vehicle; the Airfish 8, a unique breed of passenger vehicle, which is longer and heavier than a bus and can skim over water at 120 miles per hour; the Sikorsky built S-92 Helicopter, an evolution of the legendary Blackhawk military chopper; and Italy's Aprilia RSV4, the most advanced superbike in the world.
The Airbus Beluga is an extraordinary mega-freight plane that can carry 47 tons of cargo on a single trip. Behind-the-scenes access into this hi-tech behemoth reveals how its crew races against the clock to transport massive loads across the planet.
Special access inside one of the world's biggest cruise ships, the Carnival Horizon, reveals the secrets of a high-class, hi-tech floating city that can accommodate thousands of guests and weather the roughest seas.
Special access to an elite powerboat-racing championship - the Offshore World Championships in Key West, Florida - reveals the cutting-edge technology behind the world's fastest boats, super-fast vessels that are expertly engineered to almost fly.
One of the world's biggest oil tankers, the Hunter Laga, features an engine the size of a house and a 78-ton propeller; behind-the-scenes access reveals how these supersized innovations help this behemoth haul up to 300,000 tons of crude oil across treacherous oceans.
The world's first flying car, the Seraph (made by Vertical Aerospace in Bristol, England), might be on the market sooner than we think. As a new, cutting-edge invention goes through a series of grueling tests, behind-the-scenes access reveals the secrets of this sci-fi innovation.
The TRAXX 185 is a heavy-hauling mega train that can transport 1,300 tons of logs through central Norway in the world's most treacherous terrain; special inside access reveals the engineering innovations that help this behemoth conquer forbidding mountains.
The KMAX 1200 is a world-class helicopter that can lift cargo heavier than its own body weight, and special behind-the-scenes access reveals how its bizarre design helps this engineering marvel carry record-breaking loads in extreme environments.
Special access inside one of the world's fastest catamarans reveals the secrets of a high-speed, hi-tech monster ferry that uses the power of 50 Formula One cars to conquer some of the roughest seas on earth. The MV Saint John Paul II of Virtu Ferries takes passengers and vehicles from Malta to Sicily four times per day.
A hi-tech monster truck is helping make far-off interstellar discoveries possible as it carries a multimillion-dollar telescope across one of the world's harshest landscapes; special access reveals the engineering responsible for this marvel.
The Mahindra M6Electro is a cutting-edge race car on a mission to become the Formula E champion, and special access under the hood reveals how this speed demon can reach 170 mph with a futuristic mega-battery straight out of science fiction.
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