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, including 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.
In each episode of LOCK N’ LOAD with R. Lee Ermey, special high-speed
photography gives viewers an unprecedented look at the inner workings of a particular
weapon – how it works 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.
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