History Creator / TomClancy

19th Nov '17 7:21:52 PM JackTheHammer
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** Beretta actually [[AluminumChristmasTrees did have a .45 ACP handgun]] at the time of writing: [[http://www.genitron.com/Handgun/Beretta/Pistol/8045-Cougar/45-Auto/Variant-1 the 8-round Beretta 8045 Cougar]]. However, Clancy's choice to equip the Rainbow team with a .45 Beretta had to be a coincidence, because the 8045 hit the market in 1998, the same year the novel was published (unless Clancy had insider knowledge that Beretta was planning to debut a .45 ACP pistol while he was writing the novel).
20th Sep '17 10:17:03 AM MisterBlister
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** Clancy's views of environmentalists in ''Literature/RainbowSix'' has all the subtlety of John Rambo or Jane Shepard trying out for the team: to cut a very long story short they not only have a burning hatred of the human race and desire to wipe them out but feverishly work towards the ability to do so, while pointing out their hypocrisy and double standard left right and center.

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** Clancy's views of environmentalists in ''Literature/RainbowSix'' has all the subtlety of John Rambo or Jane Commander Shepard trying out for the team: to cut a very long story short they not only have a burning hatred of the human race and desire to wipe them out but feverishly work towards the ability to do so, while pointing out their hypocrisy and double standard left right and center.
18th Aug '17 8:23:08 AM erforce
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->"Who the hell cleared ''that?"''

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->"Who ->''"Who the hell cleared ''that?"''''that?''"''



* {{Zeerust}}: From TheHuntForRedOctober on, a big part of the appeal of Clancy's techno-thriller style has been the central placing of speculative military technology that was assumed to be "just around the corner." Silent, non-propeller submarine propulsion, [[KillSat "Star Wars" strategic defense satellite weapons]], Comanche helicopters, and "Dark Star" drones are all examples of showcased military projects on the drawing board or in development at the time books were written that never quite made it into being non-fictional, while others were abandoned or redesigned in real life.

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* {{Zeerust}}: From TheHuntForRedOctober ''Literature/TheHuntForRedOctober'' on, a big part of the appeal of Clancy's techno-thriller style has been the central placing of speculative military technology that was assumed to be "just around the corner." Silent, non-propeller submarine propulsion, [[KillSat "Star Wars" strategic defense satellite weapons]], Comanche helicopters, and "Dark Star" drones are all examples of showcased military projects on the drawing board or in development at the time books were written that never quite made it into being non-fictional, while others were abandoned or redesigned in real life.
4th Aug '17 3:35:57 PM GoodGamer14
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** ''VideoGame/RainbowSix3''
23rd Jun '17 11:05:30 PM OtakuMage
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* ShownTheirWork: He actually had Navy personnel visit him demanding answers about what was in ''Literature/TheHuntForRedOctober'', as some detail about submarine operation that he included in ''Red October'', that he had pieced together himself, turned out to be not only correct but classified. The Soviet embassy in Washington reportedly made the novel required reading for its staff as well. Clancy explained the details were readily available in many library books on submarines. Not bad considering that Clancy was an insurance salesman with no prior military experience before becoming an author.

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* ShownTheirWork: He actually had Navy personnel visit him demanding answers about what was in ''Literature/TheHuntForRedOctober'', as some detail about submarine operation that he included in ''Red October'', that he had pieced together himself, turned out to be not only correct but classified. The Soviet embassy in Washington reportedly made the novel required reading for its staff as well. Clancy explained the details were readily available in many library books on submarines. Not bad considering that Clancy was an insurance salesman with no prior military experience before becoming an author.[[labelnote:*]]Though insurance can be a complicated business requiring fine attention to written details, perfect for putting together navy secrets from library books.[[/labelnote]]
26th Mar '17 8:10:58 AM Wuz
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** ''VideoGame/GhostReconOnline''
22nd Mar '17 7:43:42 PM Saveelich
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Formerly an insurance broker, Tom Clancy (April 12, 1947 -- October 1, 2013) was an American novelist specializing in techno-thrillers. His first and most famous novel is ''Literature/TheHuntForRedOctober''.

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Formerly an insurance broker, Tom Clancy (April 12, 1947 -- October 1, 2013) was an American novelist specializing in techno-thrillers. His first and probably most famous novel is ''Literature/TheHuntForRedOctober''.



* The Literature/JackRyan series - Written by him.

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* The Literature/JackRyan ''Literature/JackRyan'' series - Written by him.
22nd Mar '17 7:40:47 PM Saveelich
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* The ''NetForce'' series - Licensed use of his name.

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* The ''NetForce'' ''Literature/NetForce'' series - Licensed use of his name.
22nd Mar '17 7:36:18 PM Saveelich
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** ''Literature/RainbowSix''
22nd Mar '17 7:35:30 PM Saveelich
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** ''Literature/RainbowSix''



* ''VideoGame/RainbowSix'' (which came out of Literature/RainbowSix, the 9th book in the JackRyan series)

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* ''VideoGame/RainbowSix'' (which came out of Literature/RainbowSix, the 9th book in the JackRyan series)
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