My sister was watching Pacific Rim the other day so as a fan of the movie I decided to join her. I've never really cared about the science of the movie because I've always taken it at face value. It wants to be about robots fighting monsters and it delivers. Good enough for me. This time however I came up with a somewhat more in depth (pun intended I suppose) question that I couldn't find a definitive answer for.
That question is: What is the maximum operational depth of a jaeger, or, how deep underwater can a jaeger be and still function properly?
At the end of the movie two jaegers submerge themselves in the ocean and travel all the way to the breach.
The Pacific Rim wiki states that the breach is located in the challenger deep. http://pacificrim.wikia.com/wiki/Breach
Wikipedia suggests that the challenger deep is well, really deep. Up to 35,814 feet deep. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Challenger_Deep
This seems incredibly deep for a giant robot to work against the water pressure and not get crushed. In light of this I was wondering if anyone had found any canonical info or had any solid theories about the maximum operating depth of a jaeger.
Thanks as always,