General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper

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General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper
A General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper in Shin Godzilla
Height 3.8 meters[1]
Length 11 meters[1]
Wingspan 20 meters
Targets Godzilla
Piloted by USAF and JASDF Operators

The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper is an American multipurpose unmanned aerial drone manufactured by General Atomics. Six sorties of MQ-9 Reapers participated alongside General Atomics MQ-1 Predator in the first phase of Operation Yashiori during the climax of the 2016 Toho film Shin Godzilla.

History

Reiwa era

Shin Godzilla

Operation Yashiori was a plan devised by Rando Yaguchi's team to stop Godzilla before the United States could drop a nuclear weapon on him, which would destroy Tokyo in the process. In the first phase of this plan, MQ-9 Reaper drones and MQ-1 Predator drones from the U.S. Air Force base in Yokota launched bombs and missiles at Godzilla. As he did against the earlier Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit attack, Godzilla discharged rays from his dorsal fins in response. During the first four sorties, the drones' weapons were destroyed before they could reach him, and the drones themselves followed soon thereafter. However, this was the point: to trick Godzilla into wasting his energy. After the fourth sortie, Godzilla was no longer able to produce rays from his back, and the fifth sortie's attack hit him with full force. To the surprise of onlookers, he switched to using his oral ray and a second beam from the mouth on his tail, which were able to wipe out the fifth and sixth sorties. After that, Godzilla was forced to cease his counterattack, and the second phase of the plan could begin.

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Features and Weapons

Trivia

  • Although the Reaper resembles its predecessor, the MQ-1 Predator, there are some key differences. While both have three tail fins, all three on the MQ-1 Predator point downwards, with one pointing straight down and the other two down at an angle; only one tail fin on the MQ-9 Reaper points straight down with the other two pointing up at a vertical angle.

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TrueLivingCorpse

2 months ago
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That last pic isn't a Reaper Drone but a Predator Drone. Predator's have all 3 tail fins pointing down while the Reapers have two of their tail fins point up and one down.
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Astounding Beyond Belief

2 months ago
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Why would you comment this instead of just removing it
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VaderRaptor

4 months ago
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How do I add multiple references to the same source?
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Astounding Beyond Belief

4 months ago
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You can see examples in the code here: https://wiki...Developement
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VaderRaptor

4 months ago
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Thank you.
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