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[07/01/09 - 12:57 PM]
Lock N' Load with R. Lee Ermey Premieres Friday, July 31 at 9pm ET on History(Tm)
The series gets "hands-on with some of the world's fiercest firearms - such as machine guns, tanks, pistols and rockets."

[via press release from History]

R. Lee Ermey is Back on HISTORY� with a Hands-On Look at the Evolution of the Battlefield's Deadliest Weapons in...

LOCK N' LOAD With R. Lee Ermey Premieres Friday, July 31 at 9pm ET on HISTORY�

New York, July 2009� History comes to life as R. Lee �Gunny� Ermey leads viewers on a fascinating ride through the engineering and development of weapons in the new one-hour series, LOCK N' LOAD With R. Lee Ermey , premiering Friday, July 31 at 9pm ET on HISTORY.

Get hands-on with some of the world's fiercest firearms� such as machine guns, tanks, pistols and rockets� as Gunnery Sergeant, drill instructor, Vietnam veteran, actor and former MAIL CALL host R. Lee Ermey demonstrates the weapons that made battlefield history. For example, Ermey unleashes a torrent of ammo using a Dillon Aero Minigun, which shoots three thousand rounds per minute, and then traces the evolutionary steps that brought the gun to its present place in history.

Learn the inner workings of a particular weapon in each episode of LOCK N' LOAD With R. Lee Ermey as special high-speed photography gives viewers an unprecedented look at how weapons work and what really happens at the point of impact. Advanced 3D graphics help to detail the improvements, changes in technology and thinking behind each weapon, while experts flesh out the engineering and history involved.

It's an enthralling ride through the evolution, origins, innovations, victories and defeats of weapons, as Ermey delivers the story with, literally, one finger on the trigger.

LOCK N' LOAD With R. Lee Ermey is produced for HISTORY by Beyond Entertainment. Mary Donahue is Executive Producer for HISTORY. Executive Producer for Beyond Entertainment is John Luscombe, Co-Executive Producer is John Tessier.

HISTORY� and HISTORY HD� are the leading destinations for revealing, award-winning original non-fiction series and event-driven specials that connect history with viewers in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across multiple platforms. Programming covers a diverse variety of historical genres ranging from military history to contemporary history, technology to natural history, as well as science, archaeology and pop culture. Among the network's program offerings are hit series such as How The Earth Was Made, Ax Men, Battle 360, The Universe, and Ice Road Truckers, as well as acclaimed specials including 102 Minutes That Changed America, King, Life After People, 1968 with Tom Brokaw, Nostradamus: 2012 and Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed. HISTORY has earned four Peabody Awards, four Primetime Emmy� Awards, 12 News & Documentary Emmy� Awards and received the prestigious Governor's Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the network's Save Our History� campaign dedicated to historic preservation and history education. Take a Veteran to School Day is the network's latest initiative connecting America's schools and communities with veterans from all wars. The HISTORY web site, located at www.history.com, is the definitive historical online source that delivers entertaining and informative content featuring broadband video, interactive timelines, maps, games, podcasts and more.





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