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Fridge Brilliance:

  • It's been noted that the Belkan War is effectively Strangereal's variant of WWII, with AC 5 taking place 15 years later, with OSEA and Yuktobania being obvious stand ins for the USA and USSR, respectively. WWII took place between 1939 and 1945. 15 years later would then be in the range of 1954 - 1960, immediately after the Korean War and just before Vietnam, respectively. The latter is especially notable, as the Vietnam War was largely unpopular with military personnel, politicians, and citizens alike. The era was also the height of novels and movies about spies, with nuclear weapons as the grand prize.
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Fridge Logic:

  • Chopper would've lived if he just tried to eject. Ejection systems don't rely on electronics at all to avoid the exact same issue he claimed it had likely happened (canopy and seat are fired through explosive charges). On top of that, the F-14's seat is rated for "0-0" launches - it can successfully work even with the aircraft stationary on ground. He could've literally ejected at the last second with the aircraft nearly into the stadium already. This is either an oversight on Project ACES' part, or Chopper was just really adamant in making sure the plane couldn't veer off course and hit civilians.
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