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The Avengers - Unlikely real life aircraft aboard the Shield Helicarrier

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I saw The Avengers in a midnight preview last tuesday, and there was at least one strange bird aboard the helicarrier.
Finally found a pic partially showing it. One tip, it's on the right:

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from left to right it looks like.
a Harrier, two scifi dropship things, and an Alpha Jet?
 

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A few things I noticed:
1. Why the oldschool Jets and no F-22s or F-35s?
2. The upper supports on those lift fans seem VERY fragile.
3. Why the cargo boxes on the flight deck?

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Spudam in movies in the future the answer to question #2 is always 'nanotechnology'
 

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Speaking of nanotech, it's coming to the F-35 this year.

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/lockheed-martin-reveals-f-35-to-feature-nanocomposite-structures-357223/
 

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Oh, don't worry, they throw plenty of F35's at the Hulk ;D
And, idd, there's a shedload of Alpha Jets on display. I was a bit weirded out by that at first ... No wait, i'm still weirded out.
Still, a very entertaining movie.
 

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Taking off directly over one of the lift fans? What's that going to be like?
 

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actually it looks like the planes would still launch from the bow as usual. hough any plane coming in for a landing and missing the wires would have a hairy time clearing those lift fans the way the deck is oriented.
 

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i watch the movie twice successively !

and yes next to harrier, VTOL drop ships, Hulk's toy F-35, they have Alpha Jets
durring Helicarrier take off , i wonder why are those liftfans not aspirate everything from flightdeck ?
but that's Marvel/Hollywood realm of logic

by the way
go see this movie
 

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Michel Van said:
i watch the movie twice successively !

and yes next to harrier, VTOL drop ships, Hulk's toy F-35, they have Alpha Jets
durring Helicarrier take off , i wonder why are those liftfans not aspirate everything from flightdeck ?
but that's Marvel/Hollywood realm of logic

by the way
go see this movie

Heh, so did I :)
I don't want to sound dirty, but did you enjoy the Hulk as much as I did? ;)

And yes, go see this movie.
 

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Firefly 2 said:
Heh, so did I :)
I don't want to sound dirty, but did you enjoy the Hulk as much as I did? ;)

And yes, go see this movie.


the hulk is realy big hero of the movie
poor cratures who stand in his way... ;D




please don't spoiled
 

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Going tomorrow... at long last. Can't wait! The Avengers were always my favorite Marvel team.
 

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier TRAILER 1 (2014)


Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and teams up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvD6clUAWdA
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvD6clUAWdA
 

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Geeking. Out.

Also, why the emphasis on the carrier with hull number 42? Yet another geek Easter egg?
 

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Hello,
Just for reference, in the post movie credits it is mentioned that alpha jets were provided by Air USA:

http://air-usa.com/aircraft
 

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Firefly 2 said:
Also, why the emphasis on the carrier with hull number 42? Yet another geek Easter egg?

Like this maybe? ;D ;D ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aboZctrHfK8

(I wanted to post the older — and funnier — TV version but the excerpt online was just too long...)
 

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