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Richard Hammond sets out on a quest to find the amazing engineering connections behind the Airbus A380, the largest passenger airliner in history.

Richard Hammond sets out on a quest to find the amazing engineering connections behind the Airbus A380, the largest passenger airliner in history.

His journey reveals that this state-of-the-art aircraft owes as much to weapons of war, Mother Nature and household objects as it does to high technology. He discovers that a bicycle pump, a 19th-century rocket, an ancient Mongolian bow and an eagle's wing are all hidden in its secret DNA.

50 minutes

Last on

Sun 28 Feb 2010 18:10

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Richard Hammond
Executive Producer Tom Brisley
Executive Producer Sarah Swingler
Executive Producer Carol Sennett

Broadcasts

  • Sun 15 Feb 2009 20:30
  • Mon 16 Feb 2009 19:00
  • Mon 16 Feb 2009 20:00
  • Mon 16 Feb 2009 23:20
  • Sat 21 Feb 2009 18:25
  • Sun 28 Feb 2010 18:10