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20th Sep '16 3:24:05 AM Chabal2
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* ''VideoGame/EmpireEarth'': Aircraft are divided into two categories: helicopters and balloons, which can be shot down by infantry in addition to anti-air, and planes, which can only be taken down by other planes or anti-air. There's only one dedicated ground AntiAir unit, which is only really effective in large groups, and is later upgraded to a mobile missile launcher. One of the most effective is the Partisan unit, which can shoot at anything short of space units (and due to the way the game works, they can shoot down ''satellites''), is available one era before planes as a CurbstompCushion, and can move through trees.
1st Aug '16 1:22:23 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' has the Anti Air Wraith. However, it only fires the slow-moving fuel rod bolts, which generally are useless against player-piloted aircraft. As the wiki itself states, most player deaths caused by AA Wraiths are due to the pilot's stupidity.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' has ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** The Covenant have
the Anti Air Anti-Air Wraith. However, it only fires the slow-moving fuel rod bolts, which generally are useless against player-piloted aircraft. As the wiki itself states, most player deaths caused by AA Wraiths are due to the pilot's stupidity.stupidity.
** The Covenant also have the Mantis and the Tyrant, both stationary anti-air plasma cannons, with the Tyrant being the heavier of the two. They're a lot more effective at their job than the AA Wraith.
** UNSC rocket/missile launchers can often lock onto enemy vehicles... including aircraft.
** ''VideoGame/HaloWars'' and ''VideoGame/HaloWars2'' add the UNSC Wolverine and the Banished Reaver, both of which are primarily armed with anti-air rockets/missiles.
1st Aug '16 1:10:42 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' has the Anti Air Wraith. However, it only fires the slow-moving fuel rod gun bolts, which generally are useless against the types of aircraft used in the universe, As the wiki itself states, most deaths due to AA Wraiths are due to the pilot's stupidity.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' has the Anti Air Wraith. However, it only fires the slow-moving fuel rod gun bolts, which generally are useless against the types of aircraft used in the universe, player-piloted aircraft. As the wiki itself states, most player deaths due to caused by AA Wraiths are due to the pilot's stupidity.
27th Jul '16 11:06:31 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In the ''Literature/{{Biggles}}''series, Biggles, like many other [=WW1=] aviators is contemptuous of ill-aimed and random ground fire ("Archie" to pilots of the day) and largely ignores it. Which doesn't mean he isn't shocked on the one-in-a-thousand chance when he sees it bring down a plane. At one point, shot down and forced into the trenches for refuge, he leads an informal class in how infantrymen can shoot down German planes with the issue machine-gun - reminding them to account for deflection and to always aim ahead. He proves his point by knocking down a strafing German biplane. Later on, he is victim of a fluke when a single bullet, fired from the ground, knocks out his engine. He glides his plane to a landing wondering, bitterly, how unlucky you can get to be.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Biggles}}''series, ''Literature/{{Biggles}}'' series, Biggles, like many other [=WW1=] aviators is contemptuous of ill-aimed and random ground fire ("Archie" to pilots of the day) and largely ignores it. Which doesn't mean he isn't shocked on the one-in-a-thousand chance when he sees it bring down a plane. At one point, shot down and forced into the trenches for refuge, he leads an informal class in how infantrymen can shoot down German planes with the issue machine-gun - reminding them to account for deflection and to always aim ahead. He proves his point by knocking down a strafing German biplane. Later on, he is victim of a fluke when a single bullet, fired from the ground, knocks out his engine. He glides his plane to a landing wondering, bitterly, how unlucky you can get to be.
27th Jul '16 10:56:30 AM MaulMachine
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* ''VideoGame/WargameRedDragon'' and its predecessors have a variety of missile and gun AA on their ground units, ships, other aircraft, and even infantry. The weapons differentiate themselves by a number of factors, but mostly what kind of targeting system they use: Infrared, Radar, or Optical. They vary hugely in effectiveness, from the laughable Blowpipe missile to the terrifying Phoenix missile. Also notable in that AA guns rip infantry apart faster than anything but napalm, while AA missiles can't target ground units at all, but if a shot ''misses'' and hits the enemy below it, they explode. TruthInTelevision, too, as anybody who has seen a late-series Tunguska could tell you.
22nd Jul '16 11:00:18 PM nombretomado
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* Every faction in ''CompanyOfHeroes'' gets access to some form of anti-aircraft weaponry, but since the only aircraft in the game are in the form of doctrine-specific {{Support Power}}s they're employed more for their ability to [[MoreDakka shred infantry and light vehicles]].

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* Every faction in ''CompanyOfHeroes'' ''VideoGame/CompanyOfHeroes'' gets access to some form of anti-aircraft weaponry, but since the only aircraft in the game are in the form of doctrine-specific {{Support Power}}s they're employed more for their ability to [[MoreDakka shred infantry and light vehicles]].
17th Jul '16 4:38:19 PM eroock
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->''We don't fly and we're not letting anyone else, either!''

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->''We ->''"We don't fly and we're not letting anyone else, either!''either!"''
3rd Jul '16 7:24:22 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** As it includes the original ''Macross'', ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' also has the Defender, plus a few other additions put on the various ships' hulls. This makes quite painful how the ships of the third series are PointDefenseless in spite of fighting an enemy that relies ''exclusively'' on massed fighter attacks.

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** As it includes the original ''Macross'', ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' also has the Defender, plus a few other additions put on the various ships' hulls. This makes quite painful how the ships of the [[Anime/GenesisClimberMospeada third series series]] are PointDefenseless in spite of fighting an enemy that relies ''exclusively'' on massed fighter attacks.
2nd Jul '16 12:46:07 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}'': the Venom Flyer's Rhotuka prevents targets from flying, naturally or mechanically.

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\n* ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}'': ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'': the Venom Flyer's Rhotuka prevents targets from flying, naturally or mechanically.
mechanically.



30th Jun '16 11:37:31 PM Alceister
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'': The Dragon Rend shout is probably the most evident example, being specifically designed to force dragons to land. However, other Shouts such as Storm Call and Marked for Death are also pretty effective against flying dragons as well: Storm Call will indiscriminately target any non-player entity within a given area, while Marked for Death will severely weaken the armour of anything it hits. Lightning-based Destruction spells are also good for the task too, due to the fact that they are insta-hit.

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'': ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'': The Dragon Rend shout is probably the most evident example, being specifically designed to force dragons to land. However, other Shouts such as Storm Call and Marked for Death are also pretty effective against flying dragons as well: Storm Call will indiscriminately target any non-player entity within a given area, while Marked for Death will severely weaken the armour of anything it hits. Lightning-based Destruction spells are also good for the task too, due to the fact that they are insta-hit.
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