In the “Pacific Rim” movie, how did Gipsy Danger fully submerge underwater in operation “pitfall”? Wouldn’t the water do something to the nuclear reactor? And if it doesn’t, why did Cherno Alpha’s pilots scream “Water is reaching the reactor!”during the double event? Please help me clear this up.
As two of the Jaegers go underwater (aroound 1:45:45), we hear both Stacker Pentecost (acting lead pilot of Striker Eureka) and Raliegh Becket (lead pilot of Gypsy Danger) reporting the exact same thing to LOCCENT (Local Command Center):
LOCCENT: All ports sealed. Ready to submerge.
This implies that the Jaeger pilots have control over waterproof seals that can prevent the Jaegers from flooding.
Obviously, these seals can be damaged, which is exactly what happened when Cherno Alpha was destroyed.