Nge1 shot 41 (3+13k):
visual entry: within a sequence, so mid-action, to connect with the previous shot via cut-on-action.
the mid-action here is quite different from what we've seen thus far. the mid-action we left off in the last shot was an explosion white-out. in this shot, the camera is quite a distance from where it was, so the only artifact of that white-out we see is the bright reflection on the vtol aircraft. it's what visually suggests to us that this shot happens right after the previous.
visual exit: within a sequence, so mid-action, to connect with the next shot via cut-on-action.
the vtol is attacked by the angel, and we get another white-out exit. not many frames of the attack are given in this shot, which builds mystery and further desire in the audience to keep watching, at least until the next shot.
this idea of only showing a bit of the attack was planned since the storyboards, with anno noting to only show about 3 frames of the attack. he ended up showing 4 frames.
audio entry: within a sequence, so mid-sfx, to connect with the previous shot. the explosion sfx finishes faintly here, because the camera has been moved far from where it was previously.
the music once again matches the rhythm of the edit, with a note that finishes the riff coming on at the beginning of the shot.
audio exit: within a sequence, so mid-sfx, to connect with the next shot. the angel's attack sfx is shared between the ending of this shot and the beginning of the next.
the pilot's announcement that all the missiles have impacted conveys to viewers who was responsible for the missile attack. we learn that the aircraft fleet belongs to the same party that launched the missiles, and that there is not yet another unseen party involved.
for naive audiences, his announcement's content also fuels further expectation that the angel has been destroyed. but for most audiences, who are aware of this type of giant monster story and the cliche of the military unable to contain an invading monster with conventional weapons, they're just going through the motions of such a genre work.