Shot For Shot Comparison Of The Real Life Events Of Chernobyl Vs The HBO Miniseries

5The Rover

The real rover used and the one in the show look almost entirely identical. The one on the top was the one used in the show. The one on the bottom was the real one. As we can see, the one on the show had six wheels whereas the one, in reality, had only four.

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6The helicopter crash

The show has added minimum unnecessary dramatization. You might have thought that the helicopter crashing near the reactor was just to add chaos. But this actually happened. The picture on the right shows the real helicopter crashing due to it crashing into a crane as a result of all the smoke from the fire.

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7Another newsreader

The show paid immense attention to details. Proof of that is in this picture. The show used actual recorded footage from the time to show this newsreader reporting the incident at Chernobyl. The newsreader was identified by fans as Peter Jennings and he was reporting on ABC News.

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8The tunnel

The show got the tunnel exactly right. This was built to make a way to reinforce the bottom of the reactor so that it wouldn’t leak radioactive materials into the groundwater. Coal miners were tasked to dig the tunnel and they worked round the clock in extreme heat. In reality, too they can be seen sweating profusely.

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