Each week on Deadliest Warrior, a new episode will pit two of the most feared warriors civilization has ever known against each other. Along with the use of 21st century science and the latest in CGI technology, each episode enlists warrior-specific world-class fighters and experts to provide insight into what makes these combatants tick, analyzing every facet of their unique skills of destruction, culminating in a head-to-head final fight between two legends of the battlefield that will produce the deadliest warrior.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Deadliest Warrior - Deadliest Warrior (season 3) - Netflix
This is a list of episodes for Deadliest Warrior. Shortly after the season 2 finale, season 3 was announced on Spike.com, followed shortly after by a live Aftermath featuring new host Richard “Mack” Machowicz answering fan questions. On October 13 the show announced the start of production for the season. Over the course of several weeks, Spike revealed the Season 3 match ups. The battle simulator (created by host Max Gieger) now simulates 5,000 battles as opposed to the previous 1,000. The new format (except for Vampires vs. Zombies) is a squad on squad battle of 5 vs. 5 (reserved only for modern matches in past seasons). An average of 100 different X-factors are now factored into each simulation, each being rated on a scale from 1 to 100 (though only a few are mentioned). Season 3 premiered on July 20, 2011 at 10 pm EDT.
Deadliest Warrior - Episode 31: French Foreign Legion vs. Gurkhas - Netflix
French Foreign Legion Team: Cpl. Nick Hughes [ret] (FFL Recon Diver/Commando), Geoff Wawro, PhD (French Foreign Legion Historian)French Foreign Legion Weapons: Camillus, MAS-36 Rifle, Browning Automatic RifleFrench Foreign Legion Tactics: Active DefenseFrench Foreign Legion Statistics: Circa: 1940-45, Age: 27, Height: 5 Feet 8 Inches, Weight: 155 Pounds Gurkha Team: Sgt. Rastra Rai [ret] (20-Year Gurkha Soldier), Lt. John Conlin [ret] (Former Gurkha Commander)Gurkha Weapons: Kukri, Enfield No. 4 Rifle, Bren Light Machine GunGurkha Tactics: Improvised AmbushGurkha Statistics: Circa: 1940-45, Age: 19, Height: 5 Feet 3 Inches, Weight: 135 Pounds For short-range weapons, the kukri was tested against the camillus in eliminating 3 targets (2 guards, 1 pop-up). Although both weapons scored 3 kills with the camillus having a higher strike force of 81 mph to the kukri's 59 mph, the edge was given to the kukri for its larger blade. For mid-range weapons, the MAS-36 was tested against the Lee–Enfield No.4 in terminal ballistics and in eliminating 5 targets (3 moving, 2 static) with 20 rounds. In the first test, the MAS-36 had a muzzle velocity of 2647fps compared to 2417fps for the Lee–Enfield No.4. In the second test, both rifles had a 5/5 kill ratio with the Lee–Enfield No.4 scoring a 13/20 hit ratio in 2:07 and the MAS-36 scoring a 14/20 hit ratio in 2:54. The edge was given to the Lee–Enfield No.4 for its faster reload and longer range. For long-range weapons, the BAR was tested against the Bren in eliminating 3 targets at 100, 50, and 25 yards. The BAR completed the test in 58s while the Bren completed the test in 53s but jammed once. The edge was given to the BAR for its mechanical reliability, lighter weight, smaller recoil, and longer range. The rate of fatigue for the French Foreign Legion was 10.9%, and 5.02% for the Gurkhas. This was factored in due to the legendary regimens of each warrior. The Legionaries brutally train in the desert, complete with severe corporal punishment and the world's highest training mortality rate. The Gurkhas are physiologically less susceptible to fatigue due to the high altitude mountainous environment in which they live, strengthening their legs from incessant high incline traversal and lessening their dependence on oxygen after generations of exposure to the thin mountain air. Even though both fighting forces still exist today, this match puts them both in World War II due to their reputation during that period. That makes this the fourth match-up where the opponents are contemporaneous allies (they both fought for the Allies during World War II). This is the first episode to feature warriors fighting under a country other than their native one (the Gurkhas fight for the United Kingdom and the Legion is open to foreigners who want to serve France). The French Foreign Legion is thus the second warrior group composed of different nationalities. A bonus clip available on Spike.com showcases additional X-Factors that went into the simulator.
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