The new “Godzilla” movie is coming out next week, and it has a lot of people asking what would happen if Godzilla appeared out of the blue and started destroying things.

The question is particularly relevant in Las Vegas, which is shown destroyed in the trailer for the movie.

Smithsonian’s Air and Space magazine decided to get to the bottom of things and went straight to the U.S.’ front line of defense, should the country ever be attacked by a massive, fire-breathing monster: the Air Force.

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