Batman and the Bomb
WARNING: This post is about a major spoiler for The Dark Knight Rises.
How far away from Gotham would Batman have to have taken the bomb to stay out of the blast radius?
Using New York as a model (which is fair…) he would’ve had to have put it about here:
You can play along here.
- The air blast radius would be about 7.63 miles, but the thermal radiation radius would be about 14 miles. Since third-degree burns are really bad (an understatement), I used the thermal radiation radius to place the bomb.
- Getting the bomb out here is difficult. The Bat would have to be much faster than any helicopter in existence, for sure. (The fastest helicopter in the world can travel about 5 miles per minute, for comparison.)