Modern Marvels

Season 12 Episode 5

World's Biggest Machines 3

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jan 26, 2005 on The History Channel



  • Trivia

    • FR-500
      Max Payload: 1,250 LBS
      Height (Including Base): 22 Feet
      Weight (Including Base): Nearly 4 Tons
      Operating System: Microsoft Windows

    • Space Station Remote Manipulator System - A.K.A. Canadarm 2
      Length: 57.7 Feet Fully Extended
      Weight on Earth: Nearly 4,000 LBS
      Useful Life: 15 Years
      Max Payload: 125 Tons

    • It takes less than $10 worth of electricity to open or close the SkyDome roof.

    • Skydome Retractable Roof
      Height: Approx. 300 Feet
      Weight: 11,000 Tons
      Roof Span: 680 Feet
      Roof Area: 8 Acres

    • With engines like the K98MC, large containerships are able to cross the Atlantic Ocean in six days and the Pacific Ocean in ten days.

    • MAN B&W - K98MC Marine Diesel Engine
      Cylinders: Up to 14
      Maximum Dry Weight: 2,446 Tons
      Maximum Power: 108,688 Horsepower
      Maximum Fuel Consumption: 328 Tons Per Day

    • One hundred fifty years ago, a blast furnace made seven tons of liquid iron in one day. Today, "Number Seven" can make seven tons of liquid iron in one minute.

    • Number 7 Blast Furnace, Mittal Steel Co.
      Height: 310 Feet
      Consumes: 20,000 Tons of Raw Materials Per Day
      Produces: 11,000 Tons of Liquid Iron Per Day
      Blast Furnace: 2300 Degrees Fahrenheit

    • The USS Ronald Reagan will need to be refueled just once in its projected 50-year life span.

    • USS Ronald Regan

      Length: 1092 Feet
      Flight Deck Area: 4.5 Acres
      Aircraft Capacity: 80
      Personnel Capacity: 6,000

  • Quotes

    • Narrator: Four and half acres of floating military might, enough brute force to move massive ships across the globe, a mammoth 300 foot fire breathing metal melting monsters, an unprecedented design that blew the roof off the traditional sports stadium and giant robots taking over the world. Forget what you've heard, size does matter. Now: World's Biggest Machines, on Modern Marvels.

  • Notes

    • Captain James Symonds
      Commanding Officer, CVN-76

      Bob Gunter
      Northrop Grumman Newport News

      Richard E. Mayer
      Master Chief, CVN-76

      Andres "Drew" Brugal
      Executive Officer, CVN-76

      President George W. Bush (archival footage)

      Nancy Regan (archival footage)

      Adam Congello
      QM, Ship Navigation, CVN-76

      James Wolfe
      Interior Communications, CVN-76

      John Ricketts
      St. Staff Engineer, Mittal Steel Co.

      Wendell Carter
      Gen. Manager, Steel Making Operations

      Madhu Ranade
      VP, Manufacturing, Mittal Steel Co.

      Owen Pereira
      Captain, "Lions Gate Bridge"

      Lennart Wahl
      Engineer, MAN B&W

      Prakhar S. Chandel
      Chief Engineer, "Lions Gate Bridge"

      Silvio D'Addario
      Chief Operating Officer, SkyDome

      Roderick G. Robbie

      Michael Allen
      Structural Engineer

      Steve Seifert
      Sr. VP, Engineering / R&D, EllisDon

      Brian Williams
      Director of Operations & Maintenance

      Ken Lord
      Canadian Space Agency

      Ben Sagan
      KUKA Robotics Corp.

      Christon Manzella
      KUKA Robotics Corp.

      Executive Producer: Don Cambou
      Writer: Kristina Djokic
      Writer: Beata Genin
      Producer: Kristina Djokic
      Producer: Beata Genin
      Line Producer: Paul Dzilvelis
      Editor: Andrew Corwin
      Narrator: Max Raphael
      Music: Guy Thomas
      Producer: Bruce Nash
      Creator: Bruce Nash
      Production Manager: Shelia Collins
      Post Producer: Tim Knauff
      Clearance Supervisor: Katie Del Core
      Director of Research: Anthony Lacques
      Production Controller: Dani Eslin
      Accountant: Sheridan Liu
      Coordinator: Melinda Esquibel
      Researcher: Mikki Del Monico
      Researcher: John Knapp
      Researcher: Sean Heckman
      Researcher: Tom Barclay
      Clearance Coordinator: D.W. Blakeslee
      Voice over Coordinator: Mikki Del Monico
      Assistant Editor: Laura Steinhoff
      Assistant Editor: Josh Beckham
      Assistant Post Coordinator: Alexander Rubinow
      Post Assistant: Gaylen Kobayashi
      Camera: Aron Brown
      Camera: Paul Lenzi
      Camera: Mark Morris
      Camera: Paul Neal
      Camera: Nathan Smith
      Camera: Greg Steinbrecher
      Field Audio: Theresa Bartlett
      Field Audio: Alain Letourneau
      Field Audio: Cary Pope
      Field Audio: Dani Sleiman
      Field Audio: Marty Zimmerman
      Online Editor: John Price
      Sound Mixer: Paul Ray
      Animation: Adam Diaz

      Technical Consultants:
      Canadian Space Agency
      Kevin Kozuszek
      Peter D. Petersen
      John Ricketts
      Roderick G. Robbie
      U.S. Navy

      Special Thanks:
      David C. Allen
      Joseph F. Engelberger
      "K" Line Ship Management Co.
      "Lions Gate Bridge" Captain and Crew
      Mack Trucks, INC
      Roderick G. Robbie
      USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) Public Affairs Staff

      Executive Producer: Beth Dietrich-Segarra
      Produced by Actuality Productions, INC (2005)

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