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Author Topic: "...nuke the entire site..."  (Read 7186 times)

FenGiddel
Apr 28, 2017, 05:45:55 PM
Topic on: Apr 28, 2017, 05:45:55 PM
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(Oops!  Posted this in the wrong forum... :-[ )
While I am not sure of the exact mega-tonnage with which an Atmospheric Processor detonates, it is easier to be certain of the damage caused by different classes of nukes over at NUKEMAP.  As Private Hudson would say, "Check it out!"

« Last Edit: Apr 28, 2017, 07:05:21 PM by FenGiddel »

SM
Apr 29, 2017, 04:44:24 AM
Reply #1 on: Apr 29, 2017, 04:44:24 AM
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Oddly enough a number of people used Nukemap to illustrate just how dumb it was for Hadley to survive largely intact for Aliens Colonial Marines after a 40 megaton explosion.  ;D


The Cruentus
Apr 29, 2017, 12:45:20 PM
Reply #2 on: Apr 29, 2017, 12:45:20 PM
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Yeah what was the excuse on that again? the explosion went up instead of outward or something. :P


FenGiddel
Apr 29, 2017, 02:54:58 PM
Reply #3 on: Apr 29, 2017, 02:54:58 PM
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Well, then.  Maybe I didn't post the wrong forum after all.   ;D


Darth Rinzler
May 18, 2017, 05:13:13 AM
Reply #4 on: May 18, 2017, 05:13:13 AM
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Considering this thing was made for space travel, traveling through the atmosphere without being aerodynamic at all, while being massive, I can see alot of it surviving and being a reasonable thing to happen, that and remodeling WY forces would have made after coming back to LV-426.


SM
May 19, 2017, 08:28:35 AM
Reply #5 on: May 19, 2017, 08:28:35 AM
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It wasn't just dropped from orbit.


Darth Rinzler
May 24, 2017, 08:41:52 AM
Reply #6 on: May 24, 2017, 08:41:52 AM
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No, but something like it, something massive that is not aerodynamic, has to still survive the stresses of travel both in space and out of it.  The stress the engines would cause traveling through space and int atmosphere would be horrific as well.


swarm87
Jun 03, 2017, 01:30:11 PM
Reply #7 on: Jun 03, 2017, 01:30:11 PM
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maybe the explosion was more like a nutron bomb and Cameron just used thermonuclear because it was a cold war buzz word and audiences for the most part didnt know what a nutron bomb was


Vermillion
Jun 03, 2017, 03:00:11 PM
Reply #8 on: Jun 03, 2017, 03:00:11 PM
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Neutron bombs don't mushroom cloud 


 

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