How is that even relevant.
The issue isn’t how much the planes deflected the towers, it’s how significantly they compromised the structural integrity. There was enough force directed in a limited area to fatally compromise the strength of the building allowing the eventual collapse.
You said this:
200 ton airliners moving at 510 knots and 430 knots respectively carry a huge amount of kinetic energy that was transferred to the towers in a very short period of time severing critical support members.
If the building only moved 15 inches then how could the kinetic energy be so great compared to the mass of the building and the damage supposedly be so great?
When people try to win arguments they often try to overwhelm the ignorant with BIG numbers as though that proves their point. You haven’t even computed the kinetic energy actually. You just make emotional references to it.
FIFTEEN INCHES is not a big number.
The NIST report says the south tower move 12 inches at the 70th floor which is where the digital camera was pointed. But the plane impacted at the 81st floor. So that means 11 floor assemblies, each weighing 750 tons had to move one foot or more. Of course that many floor assemblies above the impact had to move also. So energy from that airliner moved more than 15,000 tons. So that energy was spread out and not just concentrated in that one area. But where has the analysis been done of that in 12 years?
We never even hear about the 15 inches the building moved at the level of impact.
If the south tower was so strong and HEAVY that it only moved 15 inches at the time when the most mass was moving the fastest, how could it completely crumble one hour later because of fire? And yet 12 years later we can’t even get data on the tons of steel on each and every level of the tower. In fact after this long the “experts” would look ridiculous if they provided it. We should have had it in 2002, so now everyone must be stampeded into believing unscientific drivel.