The Re-Inventors

Season 1 Episode 13

Aerosan

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Nov 17, 2010 on Smithsonian Channel
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Aerosan
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A snow tank made to cross Siberia’s frozen tundra on skis, powered by a jet engine? It looks like something out of “The Empire Strikes Back,” but this Soviet war vehicle was developed during World War II, designed to traverse a land impossible to access by plane, train, or car. Join the Re-Inventors as they reconstruct the NKL 26 Aerosan and see how it handles the snowy plains of Canada. They also race it against a dog sled team, a pack that seems eager to leave this 70-year-old invention in a cloud of snow-dust.moreless

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