Corrected entry: Going hypersonic is a good plot device, however Stealth fighters operate by avoiding detection on radar and also by people simply looking up and seeing them. Therefore, a "stealth" plane which flies at supersonic speeds is useless. The sonic boom will give them away every time. For example, the F117-A stealth fighter cannot go beyond the speed of sound, and usually flies at night.
Corrected entry: The distances the planes cover in the movie are amazing. The new F/A-22s are supposed to have a combat radius of 900 miles, yet here we see carrier aircraft, which are limited in fuel b/c of weight, b/c of the limited runway, flying to Central Asia, North Korea and Alaska. And the location of the carrier is always given as the Philippine Sea. Plus, EDI should have the worst range of them all, since vertical takeoffs and landings burn up a ton of fuel.
Corrected entry: After Jessica Biel is struck down, she crawls to a body of water and begins to drink. She attempts to clean the blood on her face and gets pretty much all of it off. She hides when the Korean women show up, and in the next shots, her face is bloody again. It's not consistent with the wound on her face as it is smeared over her cheek.
Corrected entry: In the scene near the end where they are running for the border, they are being attacked by a helicopter. In the close up shot of the helicopter, you can see into the cabin through a crack between the door and the body of the helicopter. This crack would not exist in a properly equipped, functioning helicopter.
Corrected entry: When Gannon and EDI are attacked over Russia, Gannon calls the approaching fighters SU-37 Terminators. The NATO-names for Soviet/Russian aircraft always begin with the letter "F" to designate fighters (Fulcrum, Fishbed, Flogger,.) and "B" for bombers (Badger, Blackjack,.).
Corrected entry: In the scene in which the plane flies directly toward the ground to deliver the bomb on a building in Rangoon - Myanmar (Burma), after dropping the bomb and pulling up to fly horizontally through the city streets, the streets are lit up like Christmas trees. Fact is that Rangoon hardly ever has power and if they have, there are hardly any (street)lights. The same counts for the massive traffic jams in the streets; (see link for picture) http://www.innwa.com/dev/_gallery/pictures/rangoon_street.jpg.
Corrected entry: Who designs a military fuel tanker - presumably unmanned - that can't shut the fuel feed off in the event that the hose develops a leak, or worse, some idiot decides that he wants fuel badly enough to shoot the nozzle off?
Corrected entry: In one of the scenes where the jets are taking off from the carrier, a sailor on the flight deck is standing directly behind the jet blast (in front of the jet blast deflector). When the jets take off, the sailor walks away from the jet blast deflector. The sailor should have been burned to a crisp.
Corrected entry: When E.D.I. goes AWOL, it shows the DNA opening up and closing, just in a different direction. Only problem is, DNA does that ALL THE TIME. It frequently has to make R.N.A, and to do this it must open up and then close again later. Even if it changed directions, nothing should have gone wrong.
Corrected entry: During the scene where EDI takes off from the aircraft carrier for the first time, there is a shot of the operator standing nearby. In real life, the operator's ears would not be able to handle the tremendous sound coming from the aircraft's engine. He was not wearing earmuffs.
Corrected entry: Assuming that there is the possibility of an unmanned aerial refueling blimp over enemy airspace that American military aircraft can use, the fuel that spills out of the broken hose would not stay there in a combustible fog. It would fall towards Earth and dissipate in the air.
Corrected entry: Those planes are supposed to be stealthy. Have a look at their jet pipes, they are not protected against heat seekers (infrared) and how did those Russian fighters find them, they are supposed to be invisible to stealth.
Corrected entry: How could Gannon (Talon 1) possibly have been chosen for such an exclusive squad? He doesn't follow a single order given throughout the entire movie, and for such delicate operations they are obviously designed and assigned to, you'd expect them to take someone more reliable.
Corrected entry: After E.D.I., when Lt. Gannon and Capt. Cummings talk in his office, the captain lights a cigar. Later on, his cigar is off.
Corrected entry: In the the first combat scene with E.D.I. Talon 2 quotes how fast they are going, but when they reach Mach 1 nothing happens. When you reach Mach 1 (Speed of sound) there is supposed to be a sonic boom but in this case nothing happens.
Corrected entry: Ignoring the weight-to-volume ratio problem of a blimp full of jet fuel, how are pilots supposed to keep the nozzle in the hose when making a constant turn? Real tankers fly a racetrack pattern, straight down while fueling, turn, and straight back. And it would be an impressive blimp that could move fast enough to refuel a jet. Aircraft have to maintain 100-150 miles per hour to maintain their altitude.
Corrected entry: If the Talons and EDI are so Top Secret projects, how comes the admiral already has a miniature of each on his desk?