How Hollywood Adventure Cheats Us
We know that Hollywood in its films allows certain liberties. Hollywood directors rely on the fact that viewers will not pay attention to obvious blunders after seeing mountains of corpses and many fiery explosions. However, sometimes Hollywood allows such stupid things that it is impossible not to notice them. Especially when it comes to movies with fights and weapons.
Consider some of the mistakes made by directors, which are easy to notice, it’s enough just to study the matter a little.
Hey, Rambo, your wound is serious!
The results of a survey of 58 patients with gunshot wounds to the shoulder showed that four months after injury, 51 of them suffered from constant pain due to vascular damage and half of the wounds ended with partial or complete loss of mobility of the arm, while Rambo overlooks the injury and pours Lead on US enemies.
As a result of hitting the sword with a sword, the sword becomes blunt or broken.
If you go back to such a forgotten Hollywood subject of the school curriculum as “History”, it is worth noting that medieval battles ruled out parrying blows altogether. The defenses consisted of deflecting the body, deflecting the blade with strikes on its flat side and using armor.
We have all seen films where a weapon with a silencer emits a quiet whispering sound.
In fact, a shot from conventional firearms makes a sound with a power of 140 to 160 decibels. With a silencer, it comes down to 120 or 130 - this is the approximate volume of the jackhammer.
The machine gun is not a magic factory for spitting out deadly bullets.
In fact, it is designed to fire in short bursts.
The machine gun shoots very quickly, so the bullets quickly run out. For example, the M4 carbine or AK-47 assault rifle has a standard horn for 30 rounds, while their rate of fire is 700 rounds per minute, that is, the line cannot last more than 3 seconds. If we consider that the ammunition of the American infantry is 210 rounds, the total duration of the fire is less than one minute.
Katana is not a magical super sword.
Do you thinkthat hardened steel - all that is required to create the perfect melee weapons? Japanese craftsmen begin to manufacture swords from machining steel cast from iron, which Western swordmakers refused to use because its high carbon content made the sword brittle. Hardening reduces carbon only slightly. Owning a katana requires long training. Without proper wrists, a katana can break only after one unsuccessful stroke.
The sniper must not only catch the target in the sight and pull the trigger.
You must be able to take into account a set of factors such as: wind, precipitation, air temperature, altitude and even the rotation of the Earth. But there is a slight exaggeration. The distance from which the registration of all the above is required is ineffective in combat shooting. The effective sniper position rarely exceeds 100 meters.
The image of a lone sniper is also a myth. A sniper always works with a spotter who has a wider view than a sniper through the sight of his rifle. The spotter helps to find the target, tracks the trajectory of its movement and monitors the enemies while the sniper is focused on the shot.
Contrary to what you see in the movies, removing a bullet from a wound is an unnecessary and dangerous procedure.
The high temperature at a shot makes the bullet sterile and incapable of spreading the infection, while removing it can damage the blood vessels and cause an unnecessary infection.
Attempting to make a sword by pouring molten metal into a mold is like trying to make a baseball bat out of a particle board.
When melted, the metal weakens its chemical bonds and becomes not strong enough to use it in combat. The sword must be forged from an intact solid piece.
Real snipers do not use laser sights.
This will give out their position and show everyone that someone is preparing to make a shot.
If you lose consciousness from a stroke and do not get up within a few hours, you should see a doctor.
Experts say that if you do not come to your senses within more than five minutes after a blow to the head, you will most likely have a severe concussion or, worse, a life-threatening head injury.
A good range of a pistol does not necessarily mean that it is good in combat.
The researchers, who studied more than 200 shootings, did not find any connection between the range of the pistol and its combat effectiveness.
Flamethrowers are incredibly impractical.
They weigh 30 kilograms, are unsuitable for firing from shelter and work no more than 10 seconds.
Cutting off your hand will kill you.
In short: you will die of blood loss.
Yes, you can survive the amputation of several limbs, but you would have to immediately apply a bandage to stop the blood, and you have only one minute to do so before you lose consciousness.
Batman and Rachel Daws in The Dark Knight would never have survived their fall from the Wayne Building to the roof of a taxi.
It was mentioned that they weigh 60 kilograms and fall from a height of 10 meters. When falling from such a height by the time of contact with the ground, they should have reached a speed of about 14 meters per second. When falling on a hard surface, their bodies experience a blow of more than 5 tons.
So won the Joker.
The falling weapon continues to fire. Even if the machine rolls down the stairs.
All machines pass the safety test when falling, i.e. they will not shoot when they fall, and they will not overwhelm the room during the flight.
The film uses the laws of physics, according to which when jumping away from an explosion, the shock wave gives the hero an additional acceleration. Tom Cruise gets a little push from the explosion behind him, which allows him to quickly reach a safe place.
The reality is that a shock wave from an explosion can crush titanium like cigarette paper. She would have turned Tom Cruise into a pressed human pudding, and in the end there would have been a man with a broken bone.
In modern combat aircraft never fly close to each other.
Melee takes place at a distance of not less than a kilometer, and is conducted according to the indications of the display. Most real air battles take place at long distances when the target is not visible to the naked eye.
Arrows with a tranquilizer cannot be universal for any purpose.
Any poison or sleeping pill requires an exact medical dose calculation. Too little, and the drug will not work. Too much and your object will die.
Do you remember moments when someone runs out of ammo?
In life, people who shoot pistols, do not allow the holder to remain empty.
It is like restarting a stalled car engine. Soldiers reload their weapons on the go and cartridges often remain in the cage. If the fighter made a mistake and was in a situation where there are no cartridges left in the holder, then this is certain death.
Bullets do not spark.
Almost all bullets are made of copper or copper alloys. Copper is therefore used because they do not spark.
American body armor - not body armor
Modern American body armor can not withstand a shot from a machine gun. The problem is that in order to stop the bullet you will need to carry a sheet of steel on yourself, at least a centimeter thick. This is unreal. The bulletproof vest is designed to counter stray bullets and soothes the soldier, which makes him a more effective combat unit on the battlefield.
And even the army body armor will not withstand hitting from a distance of less than 14 meters.
Hitting an arrow from a bow or crossbow does not always lead to death.
Arrows and other long projectiles, when hit, get stuck in a wound and save the victim from blood loss. In fact, the arrow itself clogs its own wound.
It is impossible to conduct aimed shooting from two pistols at the same time.
Our eyes are not adapted to hold two lines of sight.