A2_3 Mission: Incruiseable

George Wattam, Daniel Moore, Thomas Gittins, Robin Smith, Aidan Yiu


This paper considers the feasibility of Tom Cruise holding onto an airbus military A400m during
take-off in a scene in the film Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. Comparing the required force
for Tom Cruise to remain holding onto the aeroplane to the force exerted by the deadlift Guinness World Record holder, Eddie Hall, shows that Tom Cruise would experience 3230 - 6370 N depending on his velocity and posture. Eddie Hall deadlifted 4910 N, making Tom Cruise's stunt a Mission: Impossible.

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