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Armageddon - Powerful Machine Gun?
When Harry's Team is shown the freedom and independence, Truman comments on its advanced technology and its "Titanium Alloy Impenetrable Skin." And yet when A.J.'s team crashes on the asteroid, they are easily able to destroy the shuttle wall in order to get out. Either this metal is paper thin and would burn up when it entered the atmosphere, or NASA has very powerful machine guns. (This doesn't even question the fact that NASA equipped their drilling machine with a heavy duty combat machine gun)
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SecretAgentMan on 06-15-2001
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Björn Andreasson writes:
You are right about the machinegun. On any space-expedition, every ounce of equipment must be of essential importance. Did they expect to conquer the asteroid from aliens before they blew it up?
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Joker writes:
I think this slip-up that you added wasn't all that necessary. I mean take a look at the ship after it crashes. The metal was already looking like you could kick right through it so i'm sure before it crashed it might be able to stand through those machine gun bullets.
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Seraphim writes:
Try not to think of the shuttle wall as a solid sheet of material, rather as a structure made out of a material. The outer hull of the shuttle is designed to absorb impacts from the exterior not the interior, imagine an arch, if you hit it from the top it stays standing but, if you hit it from underneath then it will collapse. As for why they took a mini gun with them its anybodys guees
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Blackbird writes:
Believe it or not, the filmmakers actually came up with an excuse for having a gatling gun on a mission to an asteroid. No, they weren't paranoid about E.T. phoning home and getting his disagreeable brother. In a deleted scene, Sharp explains that the guns are "Debris Destruction Systems" or similar. Apparently the idea was to shoot at asteroid fragments that imperiled the crew. But, since they cut the scene with that crucial bit of information, it just seems, well, goofy.
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