World's Top 5

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World’s Top 5 is the global search for the ultimate giants of engineering genius.  We put the greatest mechanical marvels under the spotlight and pit them against each other to establish the best of the best.

Each show tests, and analyses the WORLD’S TOP 5 examples of a particular kind of machine, ranking them in five key categories. With a unique level of behind the scenes access, we watch each of them in action, and learn the trade secrets of the men who operate them. Finally, with analysis from our experts, we find out which is the ultimate winner.

Watch an all new season of WORLD’S TOP 5 every Monday to Friday at 8PM, only on Discovery Channel. 

Episode Guide

'Might Ships'
21st and 24th October
Five incredible Super Ships have been shortlisted. From a heavy-lifting transporter to the world’s biggest Cruise Liner; from a vast double-hulled oil tanker, to the world’s deadliest warship – the USS GHW Bush. Each is a titan of the seas in its own right. But which is the world’s Ultimate Super Ship?
 
'Extreme Railways'
22nd October
Five outstanding extreme railways have been shortlisted. From the bright red, high speed, Ferrari-inspired Italo, to the 5km Transnet, carrying iron ore across South Africa. All are mechanical marvels in their own right – but which is the Ultimate Extreme Railway?
 
'Super Trains'
23rd October
Five outstanding Super Trains have been shortlisted. From the French super high-speed double decker – the TGV Duplex, to China’s floating vision of the future – the Maglev, and the death-defying mountain climber that spans two countries – the Qingzang train. All are engineering wonders in their own right – but which is the Ultimate Super Train?
 
'Mega Factories'
25th October
Five exceptional Mega Factories have been shortlisted. From Korea’s Gwangyang plant – the world’s largest steelworks, to India’s Reliance Factory – the largest oil refinery in the world; and the hub of the US Space Programme - NASA’s Vehicle Assembly Building. Each is a giant of engineering in its own right. But which is the Ultimate Mega Factory?
 
'Monster Firefighters'
28th October
Five incredible fire fighters have been shortlisted. From the Superscooper – a plane built to water bomb fires; to the Fireboat 343 – the guardian of Manhattan. Each is a titan in its own right. But which is the world’s greatest Monster Fire Fighter?
 
'Giant Aircrafts'
29th October
Five outstanding aircrafts have been shortlisted. From the B2 Spirit, the world’s most advance bomber; to the Spruce Goose, a seventy year old sea plane with the largest wingspan ever created;  and the Aeroscraft, the vast airship of the future. Each is a giant of engineering in its own right. But which is the Ultimate Giant Aircraft?
 
'Super Helicopters'
30th October
Five outstanding Helicopters have been shortlisted. From the MD Explorer, the rich man’s airborne limo; to the  V22-Osprey, the troop transporter of the future. Each is a giant of engineering in its own right. But which is the Ultimate Helicopter?
 
'Monster Sea Machines'
31st October
Five outstanding Sea Monster Machines have been shortlisted. From the US Navy’s FLIP vessel, designed to stand on its end in the water; to the Deep Flight Super Falcon, the first of a new generation of personal submarines. Each is a giant of engineering in its own right. But which is the Ultimate Monster Sea Machine?
 
'Mighty Planes'
1st November
Five outstanding mighty planes have been shortlisted. From the Concorde, the iconic supersonic air-liner;  to the Cessna Citation, the world’s fastest private jet. Each is a giant of engineering in its own right. But which is the Ultimate Mighty Plane?

 

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