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Old 05-18-2014, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Pajamasalad View Post
Everyone knows that in the real world the US Air Force could take out Godzilla.
Well, admittedly only in Hollywood do military aircraft have to get within spitting distance to attack their targets. The age of biplanes circling King Kong was a long time ago, and nowadays fighter jets can paste a target from miles away.

Of course, it just wouldn't be as epic without the F-22's doing the same thing (despite the impossibility of maneuvering that sharply in such close quarters as supersonic speeds) and at least one of them accidentally running into its target.

Ultimately Hollywood tends to just use modern weaponry as a source of cosmetic flair, while writing aerial dogfights and ground battles as if it's still 1944.
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