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Tactical To Practical

Tactical To Practical

Former Navy fighter pilot and series host Hunter Ellis explores technology, inventions, techniques, and products born in the military that went on to find useful and exciting applications in civilian life. In a high-action, high-tech, high-adventure approach to military and historical storytelling, Hunter goes on location to illustrate how these products came out of military conflict, their development, and their evolution into usage in everyday life.

The host explores technology, inventions, techniques, and products including tanks, satellites, and parachutes born in the military that found useful applications in civilian life.
The host explores the technology that led from the submarine to handheld sonar devices that help tourists catch that fish. He also studies carbon-fibre technology and radar.
The host explores a Desert Patrol Vehicle at the Baja 1000. Next, he sees how battlefield medicine provided lifesaving changes in emergency medicine, from cutting-edge triage to smart bandages.
The host examines the dragon flyer remote-controlled gyrostabilized helicopter, custom choppers, jet skis, and hang gliders. He also shows how special gear makes extreme sports safer.
Upcoming Airings:
  • Saturday,22 Sep, 2018 - 22:45
  • Sunday,23 Sep, 2018 - 04:20
  • Sunday,23 Sep, 2018 - 14:30
Hunter Ellis examines brilliant innovations in military plane construction, and profiles civilian use of seaplanes in Alaska, including Vertical Take-Off Landing Craft.
Upcoming Airings:
  • Saturday,29 Sep, 2018 - 22:45
  • Sunday,30 Sep, 2018 - 04:20
  • Sunday,30 Sep, 2018 - 14:30
The host looks back at key ships that served in both World Wars, goes onboard modern military vessels and examines the biggest civilian ships afloat today.
The host looks at the history of winter warfare, a tradition of fighting, surviving, and travelling in the snow that created commandos in various countries, and at the huge winter sports industry.