History Film / OlympusHasFallen

4th Dec '16 5:40:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* DisposableWoman: [[spoiler: Ashley Judd's character is pretty much only in the movie to get killed and give Banning motivation to become a brooding BadAss. Also the poor unnamed intern who was shot as an example in front of the hostages to ensure their cooperation.]]

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* DisposableWoman: [[spoiler: Ashley Judd's character is pretty much only in the movie to get killed and give Banning motivation to become a brooding BadAss.badass. Also the poor unnamed intern who was shot as an example in front of the hostages to ensure their cooperation.]]
25th Nov '16 7:44:38 AM Graypairofsocks
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** {{Peace Through Superior Firepower}}: Horribly inverted: [[spoiler: Kang sets America's nukes to detonate in their silos to blanket the country in nuclear fullout. He almost succeeds but thanks to Banning, his plan is foiled and he saves the day and the country]].

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** * {{Peace Through Superior Firepower}}: Horribly inverted: [[spoiler: Kang sets America's nukes to detonate in their silos to blanket the country in nuclear fullout. He almost succeeds but thanks to Banning, his plan is foiled and he saves the day and the country]].
2nd Nov '16 3:49:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Mike.
12th Oct '16 3:21:00 AM dArhengel
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** And averted when after the first two F-22s were shot down, a third takes off and shoots down the C-130 with an AIM-120 AMRAAM. In the movie, the pilot closed to within visual range before firing his missile. To the uninformed this might seem as an error, the AIM-120 is advertised as having a range of 30 to 100 nautical miles depending on the model. However the 30 to 100 nautical miles range, is at altitudes of above 10000m and fired at an approaching aircraft. In reality if fired, as in the movie, at treetop altitude and from behind the target, due to the denser atmosphere and the lower relative velocity, the AMRAAM would have a range a little over 5 nautical miles. The Surface-Launched AMRAAM, which is basically a standard AMRAAM fired from the ground, used in the NASAMS system (also depicted in the movie) demonstrated a maximum engagement range of 8 nautical miles. To reach 21 nautical miles SL-AMRAAM-ER was introduced which swaps the engine of AMRAAM for the one in the Evolved SeaSparrow, creating a missile twice as big as the normal AMRAAM.

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** And averted when when, after the first two F-22s were shot down, a third takes off and shoots down the C-130 with an AIM-120 AMRAAM. In the movie, the pilot closed to within visual range before firing his missile. To the uninformed this might seem as an error, the AIM-120 is advertised as having a range of 30 to 100 nautical miles depending on the model. However the 30 to 100 nautical miles range, is at altitudes of above 10000m and fired at an approaching aircraft. In reality if fired, as in the movie, at treetop altitude and from behind the target, due to the denser atmosphere and the lower relative velocity, the AMRAAM would have a range a little over 5 nautical miles. The Surface-Launched AMRAAM, which is basically a standard AMRAAM fired from the ground, used in the NASAMS system (also depicted in the movie) demonstrated a maximum engagement range of 8 nautical miles. To reach 21 nautical miles SL-AMRAAM-ER was introduced which swaps the engine of AMRAAM for the one in the Evolved SeaSparrow, creating a missile twice as big as the normal AMRAAM.


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** When, after the first two F-22s were shot down, a third takes off and shoots down the C-130 with an AIM-120 AMRAAM. In the movie, the pilot closed to within visual range before firing his missile. While the AIM-120 is advertised as having a range of 30 to 100 nautical miles depending on the model, that is at altitudes of above 10000m and fired at an approaching aircraft. In reality if fired, as in the movie, at treetop altitude and from behind the target, due to the denser atmosphere and the lower relative velocity, the AMRAAM would have a range a little over visual range (5 nautical miles in the case of a fighter sized target and about 8 miles in the case of a C-130 sized target).
12th Oct '16 3:15:27 AM dArhengel
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** After the first two F-22s were shot down, a third takes off and shoots down the C-130 with an AIM-120 AMRAAM. In the movie, the pilot closed to within visual range before firing his missile. In reality, however, the AIM-120 has a range of 30 to 100 nautical miles depending on the model. The pilot would've most likely been able to fire on the C-130 the moment he got in the air and had radar lock, rather than closing to visual range.


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** And averted when after the first two F-22s were shot down, a third takes off and shoots down the C-130 with an AIM-120 AMRAAM. In the movie, the pilot closed to within visual range before firing his missile. To the uninformed this might seem as an error, the AIM-120 is advertised as having a range of 30 to 100 nautical miles depending on the model. However the 30 to 100 nautical miles range, is at altitudes of above 10000m and fired at an approaching aircraft. In reality if fired, as in the movie, at treetop altitude and from behind the target, due to the denser atmosphere and the lower relative velocity, the AMRAAM would have a range a little over 5 nautical miles. The Surface-Launched AMRAAM, which is basically a standard AMRAAM fired from the ground, used in the NASAMS system (also depicted in the movie) demonstrated a maximum engagement range of 8 nautical miles. To reach 21 nautical miles SL-AMRAAM-ER was introduced which swaps the engine of AMRAAM for the one in the Evolved SeaSparrow, creating a missile twice as big as the normal AMRAAM.
12th Oct '16 3:00:20 AM dArhengel
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** The two F-22s that try to intercept the AC-130 move close enough to the plane to be shot down by the 20mm cannons. In reality, they would be far outside the AC-130's effective range with those guns, and likely approaching from above instead of beside it, at an angle the guns couldn't reach.
4th Aug '16 5:37:44 PM contrafanxxx
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* TheWarOnTerror: Code Red.


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* TheWarOnTerror: Code Red.
4th Aug '16 5:32:50 PM contrafanxxx
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* TheWarOnTerror: Code Red.
22nd Jul '16 12:25:34 PM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Kang. Also his {{Mooks}}, who [[DoubleTap headshots]] every downed Secret Service agent just to make sure they're dead. Kang has also extensively studied the history of the White House and knows pretty much all of its publicly available secrets, such as the secret tunnels created when the White House was rebuilt during Truman's administration.
13th Jun '16 1:17:39 PM jtgibson
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* EasilyConqueredWorld: While not as heavily fortified as NORAD and somewhat limited by its front lawn being visible from the street of a large city, the White House is otherwise the most heavily guarded facility on the face of the globe. In the film, the guard posts along the fenceline offer no resistance, the air-to-air missile and flak systems are powerless against an attacking gunship, and casualties on the part of the Secret Service are near total versus negligible casualties from the invaders. In reality, even after softening them up with a gunship -- which is usually more psychological than effective -- a half-battalion of North Korean militants with small arms wouldn't stand a chance against the snipers and automatic riflemen of the Secret Service, no matter their paramilitary training; sometimes quality cannot beat quantity, and there is plenty of both quality and quantity on the lawn.

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* EasilyConqueredWorld: While not as heavily fortified as NORAD and somewhat limited by its front lawn being visible from the street of a large city, the White House is otherwise the most heavily guarded facility on the face of the globe. In the film, the guard posts along the fenceline offer no resistance, the air-to-air surface-to-air missile and flak systems are powerless against an attacking gunship, and casualties on the part of the Secret Service are near total versus negligible casualties from the invaders. In reality, even after softening them up with a gunship -- which is usually more psychological than effective -- a half-battalion of North Korean militants with small arms wouldn't stand a chance against the snipers and automatic riflemen of the Secret Service, no matter their paramilitary training; sometimes quality cannot beat quantity, and there is plenty of both quality and quantity on the lawn.
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