Category: Transport

F-35: How to build a fighter jet

How It Works visits the Texan F-35 factory that builds stealth fighters for the USA and the world Just a short drive away from Dallas, Texas is the town of Fort Worth, home to...

Extreme off-road vehicles

How can four-wheel drives conquer any terrain? Traditionally, cars are two-wheel drive. This means that only two wheels receive power from the engine at the same time — either the front or back set...

How are tyres made?

Discover what it takes to produce road-ready wheels The very first road vehicle wheels, used for carts and wagons, were made solely of metal or wood. It wasn’t until the mid-1800s with the discovery...

How are cars painted?

A vehicle’s colours and coatings are more than just decorative – they also provide protection Whether your car is bright orange or plain white, the perfect paint job is not just about the colour...

Travelling on ice

How machines have been engineered to tame even the most extreme winter terrain Ploughs in focus The first snow ploughs were horse-drawn sleighs mounted with an iron or wooden wedge. Today, ploughs are engineered...