Tony Stark: Pepper, uh, how big are your hands?
Virginia 'Pepper' Potts: What?
Tony Stark: How big are your hands?
Virginia 'Pepper' Potts: I don't understand why...
Tony Stark: Get down here. I need you.
When Tony's convoy was ambushed at the beginning of the movie he was riding in an non-armored HMMWV. Prior to 2007, all vehicles that leave the base are uparmored in Iraq and Afghanistan, under no circumstances do you leave base in a soft vehicle. The Airmen were wearing the Airman Battle Uniform, which was released for use in the Middle East around 2007, so the movie couldn't have taken place prior to that time period. Some people may try to correct this by claiming that the military doesn't have enough uparmored vehicles to go around and they just got the short end of the stick. That is not the case today like it was a few years ago. Even if it was the case, the military wouldn't put a passenger who would be considered a "high value target" to the enemy like Tony at risk for capture or death in a soft vehicle, especially with his knowledge of weapon systems that can be used against the US. See more...
The lead terrorist gives a speech about Genghis Khan's use of the bow and arrow. Iron Man's archenemy in the comics, The Mandarin, claims to be a direct descendant of Genghis Khan. See more...
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|Original entry||In the scene where Stark is riding in an Air Force convoy that begins to take on small arms fire, one of the troops shouts "Contact Left!" This is to tell everyone else where the hostile contact is coming from so that they don't expose themselves directly to enemy fire. In this scenario all occupants would exit the right side of the vehicle where there is cover and return fire. The driver of that vehicle jumps out on the left side which is absolutely not the way Air Force combat troops are trained - beyond a simple character mistake. (I would know, I am one and I've been there.) It's no surprise that the driver is immediately shot. [It's not far fetched that an inexperienced soldier would panic and go against his/her training and do something crazy like jump in the line of fire. I would know this, I've seen it many times.]|