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23rd Feb '14 8:22:44 AM Zaptech
Addendum: also, while the movie writers likely didn't know it, it would also take too long to get any aircraft int he air that could do anything to the Rex. Emergency-alert fighters aren't equipped with ground-strike munitions, as their purpose is to be ready to launch at invading aircraft, so they would need to spend precious minutes switching their weapons for a ground target. Helicopters of any type, even ones on emergency standby alert, would need to go through substantial pre-flight procedures before launching; even an Apache on alert for immediate liftoff would have to spend at least ten minutes getting ready to lift, with the pilots going through the fastest takeoff process. Considering that not even the local police know what's going on until they run headlong into the Rex, the military certainly doesn't have time to react and get anything in the air that could do anything to the Rex.
23rd Feb '14 8:07:30 AM Zaptech
"The military could have been called in early" is not a case of them being useless, its a case of the guys running the operation being morons. Calling in any military force would also require the authorization of the state governor, and they would have to contact and deploy a chopper or plane from an Air National Guard unit or an Air Force fighter on emergency alert. it would take at least a few minutes for the governor to be reached, for him ot authorize it, and a few minutes more for the nearest base to be alerted and get something in the air. Twenty minutes is to short for the observe-orient-decide-act loop to get a military aircraft up. They're lucky they got a police sniper ready in a helicopter that quickly.
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18th Feb '14 5:36:06 AM PoignardAzur
The military could have come in advance. Of course, no one bothered to call them, but even then, the T-Rex rampage was long enough for a lot of cop cars and an animal control car to come. I don't know how close San Diego is from the nearest military base, but I don't think 20 minutes are too long for a chopper or a plane to come.
14th Feb '14 10:22:13 PM Zaptech
The T-Rex's rampage was way too short for military aid to have stopped it.
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