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30th Jun '17 6:59:48 AM CosmicFerret
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* Briefly in RevengeOfTheSith during Anakin and Obi-Wan's duel, the two attack each other while swinging on cables.

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* Briefly in RevengeOfTheSith ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' during Anakin and Obi-Wan's duel, the two attack each other while swinging on cables.
21st Jun '17 4:58:27 PM AgProv
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* There is a skewed example in Creator/AAPessimal's ''{{Discworld}}'' tale ''Gap Year Adventures'', where rival superpowers Klatch and Ankh-Morpork are both developing their own sort-of-an Air Force. both monitor their rival air users in their own airspace, in a manner reminiscent of Nato and Warsaw Pact planes shadowing each other. Ankh-Morpork's winged horses are shadowed by Klatchian magic carpets while on agreed flight paths over Klatch. A Klatchian carpet pilot and an Ankh-Morporkian Pegasus rider decide to have a little fun by engaging in a mock dogfight over a remote oasis settlement, watched by people on the ground.
26th Apr '17 1:35:28 PM eroock
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[[quoteright:350:[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/air_jousting.jpg]]]]

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26th Apr '17 1:34:02 PM eroock
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[[quoteright:323:[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nanohastrikers_airjousting.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:323: No horses required.]]

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[[quoteright:323:[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS [[quoteright:350:[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nanohastrikers_airjousting.org/pmwiki/pub/images/air_jousting.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:323: [[caption-width-right:350: No horses required.]]
8th Feb '17 9:27:18 PM AgentTasmania
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*** The P-38 is especially good at this trope because it's a twin-engined fighter with all it's guns right on it's center, giving it better accuracy than most dogfighters, who either had very few weapons or put them in the wings, where they have to be pointed so they intersect at once distance.

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*** The P-38 is especially good at this trope because it's a twin-engined fighter with all it's guns right on it's center, giving it better accuracy than most dogfighters, who either had very few weapons or put them in the wings, where they have to be pointed in slightly so they intersect at once a set distance.



* The WWII combat manoeuvre called the Thach Weave ''depends'' on the head on attack, the idea being that if the enemy fighter comes down on your tail, you turn towards your buddy; this is the signal for ''him'' to take a head-on shot at the Japanese fighter. It worked in part because the Americans had been taught deflection shooting over the "get in so close you can't miss" method and also because the Japanese fighters were so lightly constructed that getting a short burst on target was often enough.

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* The WWII combat manoeuvre called the Thach Weave ''depends'' on the head on attack, the idea being that if the enemy fighter comes down on your tail, you turn towards your buddy; this is the signal for ''him'' to take a head-on shot at the Japanese fighter. It worked in part because the Americans had been taught deflection shooting over the "get in so close you can't miss" method and also because the Japanese fighters were so lightly constructed that getting a short burst the .50 cal machine guns on target was often enough.American fighters only needed a few hits at most.
27th Dec '16 10:15:16 PM Galacton
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RammingAlwaysWorks applied to characters that can fly without using some sort of vehicle. AirJousting involves two combatants flying at each other at high speed and smashing together, much like Medieval knights on horses and can also be applied to characters riding flying mounts, such as [[DragonRider dragons]]. If the combatants have weapons that resemble actual lances it becomes even more like jousting. If both are covered with a SphereOfPower then they'll bounce off each other like very destructive glowing ping-pong balls.

This is very common in {{shonen}} series, and is a logical application of FlyingBrick powers, and likely to overlap with BeamSpam and BeamOWar. Very often ends with a SingleStrokeBattle. If combined with GunFu it's likely an especially bizarre example of ShortRangeLongRangeWeapon.

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RammingAlwaysWorks A FightScene trope applied to two characters that can fly without using some sort of vehicle. AirJousting involves two combatants flying at each other at high speed and smashing together, much like Medieval knights on horses and can also be applied to characters riding flying mounts, such as [[DragonRider dragons]]. If the combatants have weapons that resemble actual lances it becomes even more like jousting. If both are covered with a SphereOfPower then they'll bounce off each other like very destructive glowing ping-pong balls.

This is very common in {{shonen}} series, and is a logical application of FlyingBrick powers, and likely to overlap with BeamSpam and BeamOWar. Very often ends If used to end the fight then it overlaps with a SingleStrokeBattle. If combined with GunFu it's likely an especially bizarre example of ShortRangeLongRangeWeapon.
7th Oct '16 2:12:08 AM StFan
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[[quoteright:323:[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nanohastrikers_airjousting.jpg]]]]

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[[quoteright:323:[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha [[quoteright:323:[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nanohastrikers_airjousting.jpg]]]]
6th Oct '16 7:53:44 PM Gamermaster
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* Aerial battles in the ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' were often more interesting than this, given that the characters ''could'', in fact, turn around or fly backwards. It only got very lazy and commonplace for the third season, to skimp out on better choreography.

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* Aerial battles in the ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' were often more interesting than this, given that the characters ''could'', in fact, turn around or fly backwards. It only got very lazy and commonplace for the third season, to skimp out on better choreography.
20th Sep '16 3:40:41 PM CJCroen1393
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** Some battles in the show also qualify. One opening theme features Ash's Swellow doing this against a Skarmory.
20th Aug '16 9:43:12 AM nombretomado
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* Naturally, this is what the titular weapons in the ''{{Dragonlance}}'' setting are all about. Mildly subverted in that the dragons are quite capable fighters on their own -- sometimes more so than their riders.

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* Naturally, this is what the titular weapons in the ''{{Dragonlance}}'' ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' setting are all about. Mildly subverted in that the dragons are quite capable fighters on their own -- sometimes more so than their riders.



* The ''{{Dragonlance}}'' computer game, ''VideoGame/DragonStrike'', was a dragon flight simulator where you battled enemy dragons and other flying monsters using a lance and the dragon's breath weapon.

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* The ''{{Dragonlance}}'' ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' computer game, ''VideoGame/DragonStrike'', was a dragon flight simulator where you battled enemy dragons and other flying monsters using a lance and the dragon's breath weapon.
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