Stealth

Factual error: There would not be so many people standing around on the flight deck without some type of ear and eye protection and a float coat.

Factual error: During the scene in which the plane flies directly toward the ground at a speed of 2070 knots to deliver the bomb, after dropping the bomb and pulling up to fly horizontally through the city streets, there is no damage or anything created from a sonic boom. At that level and speed, the sonic boom would have been tremendous on the ground, even if the plane was designed to minimize the shock wave.

Factual error: The Talons and EDI take off on their first mission from the Philippine Sea, which means they have to fly west to reach Myanmar. They're travelling at Mach 4, and it's still daytime when they set off. If you travel west at supersonic speeds, you're actually outpacing the sun, effectively turning back the clock. But when they get to their target, it's dark.

Factual error: At the end during Henry's funeral, the color guard is only holding the American flag and a Marine flag. They would absolutely have a Navy flag in the color guard. (01:50:00)

Factual error: Captain Cummings is shown smoking a cigar inside of his office onboard the ship. This would never happen.

Factual error: On their flight suits the American flag patch on their right shoulder is facing the wrong way.

Factual error: The Fuel/Air explosive fired on the fort is shown incorrectly, FAE (shown as a large green missile) do not impact the ground, but rather explode in the air to give maximum coverage and devestation.

James King III

Factual error: During the scene in which the plane flies directly toward the ground at a speed of 2070 knots to deliver the bomb, after dropping the bomb and pulling up to fly horizontally through the city streets, there is no damage or anything created from a sonic boom. At that level and speed, the sonic boom would have been tremendous on the ground, even if the plane was designed to minimize the shock wave.

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Tim: [Referring to E.D.I.] He can't hear you. He's sleeping.
Ben Gannon: You know what, I'll call it a he when it comes out of its cockpit and takes a piss, how's that?

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Trivia: When E.D.I. first takes off one person says, "I never thought I'd see this day". The man standing next to him is the director, Rob Cohen.

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Question: Is it a coincidence that the name of the plane EDI is made following a pattern similar to the one used with HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey with the name of IBM? Letter "E" is 3 letters before "H", "D" is 3 letters after "A", and "I" is 3 letters before "L". Is it just a coincidence?

Answer: Not a coincidence, this is what happens when a screenwriter or producer decides that he is terribly clever. They probably assumed they were paying homage to 2001: A Space Odyssey with their whole "dangerous AI loses control" schtick, so they thought it'd be coy to make that kind of reference.

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