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Posted by Vermillion
 - Jun 03, 2017, 03:00:11 PM
Neutron bombs don't mushroom cloud 
Posted by swarm87
 - Jun 03, 2017, 01:30:11 PM
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
Posted by Darth Rinzler
 - May 24, 2017, 08:41:52 AM
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.
Posted by SM
 - May 19, 2017, 08:28:35 AM
It wasn't just dropped from orbit.
Posted by Darth Rinzler
 - May 18, 2017, 05:13:13 AM
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.
Posted by FenGiddel
 - Apr 29, 2017, 02:54:58 PM
Well, then.  Maybe I didn't post the wrong forum after all.   ;D
Posted by The Cruentus
 - Apr 29, 2017, 12:45:20 PM
Yeah what was the excuse on that again? the explosion went up instead of outward or something. :P
Posted by SM
 - Apr 29, 2017, 04:44:24 AM
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
Posted by FenGiddel
 - Apr 28, 2017, 05:45:55 PM
(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!"
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