Mail Call (2007): S08E09


Introduction

Mail Call was a television program that aired on the History Channel. It was hosted by R. Lee Ermey, a retired United States Marine Corps staff sergeant and honorary gunnery sergeant, answering viewers’ questions about military technology.

The show debuted on 04 August 2002 as part of the “Fighting Fridays” lineup. Most episodes were 30 minutes, but at some point episodes became 60 minutes.

Outline

Tennessee Warbirds Museum of Aviation to see the P-51 Mustangs and P-47 Thunderbirds with R. Neal Melton, Franklin Luckman Jr, R. Nathan Davis.M6 double barrel survival rifle AR7, Scuttlebutt, A trip back in time to see just what kind of gear the WW2 Marines carried into battle – M1941 uniform, pack, boondockers, frog herringbone, 1903A1 rifle. Back to the skies for a one-of-a-kind ride in the Marine Corps’ V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor with Maj David Lane, XB70 Valkyrie. Even the Gunny makes mistakes, so R. Lee shows off a few of his most famous SNAFUs. Finally the Gunny gives a fond farewell to the venerable Navy F-14 Tomcat with Captain Bill Seizmore, Commander Jim Howe, and Commander Curt Seth.

Mail Call Series

You can find a full index and overview of Mail Call here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 25 May 2007.
  • Rating: TV-PG.
  • Running Time:
    • 30 or 60 minutes (per episode with adverts).
    • 25 or 45 minutes (per episode without adverts).
    • 98 episodes at 30/25 minutes.
    • 18 episodes at 60/45 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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