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--->'''Jesta Pilot''': What is this, some kinda walking war museum!?
*** Not to be outdone, the EFSF also broke out infantry use, guided anti-MS missiles, like the ones [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamMSIgloo Lieutenant Barberry]] and his anti-MS teams used and their own Gryps Conflict mobile suits. The Gryps Conflict, admittedly, isn't too long ago for the time's mobile suits to be considered obsolete (just nine years) as they're still being widely used by all sides.
*** TheRemnant's earlier attack on Dakar was much more successful, with the Juaggu lasting longer and doing more damage than the newer Capule against the Federation defenders.

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--->'''Jesta Pilot''': Pilot:''' What is this, some kinda walking war museum!?
*** ** Not to be outdone, the EFSF also broke out infantry use, guided anti-MS missiles, like the ones [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamMSIgloo Lieutenant Barberry]] and his anti-MS teams used and their own Gryps Conflict mobile suits. The Gryps Conflict, admittedly, isn't too long ago for the time's mobile suits to be considered obsolete (just nine years) as they're still being widely used by all sides.
*** ** TheRemnant's earlier attack on Dakar was much more successful, with the Juaggu lasting longer and doing more damage than the newer Capule against the Federation defenders.



* In ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'', Millia is shown to have kept her old Valkyrie from the original ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' over the years and breaks it out to assist the defenses when City 7 is cut off from the fleet and other reinforcements. However, while Millia can pilot it well enough to fight off the more advanced machines of the day, Gamlin (who's only piloted more powerful modern Nightmares) gets quickly shot down when he tries to pilot it because he pushed it too hard.

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* In ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'', ''Anime/Macross7'', Millia is shown to have kept her old Valkyrie from the original ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' over the years and breaks it out to assist the defenses when City 7 is cut off from the fleet and other reinforcements. However, while Millia can pilot it well enough to fight off the more advanced machines of the day, Gamlin (who's only piloted more powerful modern Nightmares) gets quickly shot down when he tries to pilot it because he pushed it too hard.



* In ''FanFic/WorldwarWarOfEquals'', [[UsefulNotes/NewRomanLegions the Italian military]] uses old UsefulNotes/ColdWar equipment (mainly the [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Lockheed F-104 Starfighter]]) and anti-air emplacements to fight off Race killercraft. Bonus point for the F-104, as the fanfiction takes place ''after'' it was decommissioned... Meaning that some ''were'' in the museums before the Italians brought them back in service.

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* In ''FanFic/WorldwarWarOfEquals'', ''Fanfic/WorldwarWarOfEquals'', [[UsefulNotes/NewRomanLegions the Italian military]] uses old UsefulNotes/ColdWar equipment (mainly the [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Lockheed F-104 Starfighter]]) and anti-air emplacements to fight off Race killercraft. Bonus point for the F-104, as the fanfiction takes place ''after'' it was decommissioned... Meaning that some ''were'' in the museums before the Italians brought them back in service.



* In ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock'', The 20-year-old (actually 40-years-old) ''Enterprise'' outruns the Young Whippersnapper ''Excelsior'', thanks to Scotty disabling the ''Excelsior'''s engines.
-->'''Scotty:''' The more they overthink the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain.

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* In ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock'', ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock'':
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The 20-year-old (actually 40-years-old) ''Enterprise'' outruns the Young Whippersnapper ''Excelsior'', thanks to Scotty disabling the ''Excelsior'''s engines.
-->'''Scotty:''' --->'''Scotty:''' The more they overthink the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain.



* In ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', Hicks keeps an antiquated pump-action shotgun "for close encounters," and ends up having to rely on it on several occasions, particularly during the Marines' first run-in with the eponymous critters because [[AwesomeButImpractical the pulse rifles fire ammunition that would rupture the cooling system for the nuclear reactor in which the Aliens are hiding]]. The {{Novelization}} makes it clear the gun has been in Hicks' family for centuries, but it's not entirely clear whether pump-action shotguns are still made in the Xth century.

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* In ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', ''Film/{{Aliens}}'':
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Hicks keeps an antiquated pump-action shotgun "for close encounters," and ends up having to rely on it on several occasions, particularly during the Marines' first run-in with the eponymous critters because [[AwesomeButImpractical the pulse rifles fire ammunition that would rupture the cooling system for the nuclear reactor in which the Aliens are hiding]]. The {{Novelization}} makes it clear the gun has been in Hicks' family for centuries, but it's not entirely clear whether pump-action shotguns are still made in the Xth century.



* ''Film/{{Battleship}}'' sees USS ''Missouri'' taken back into action.
** Part of the reason for that is because a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII-era battleship has more armor than modern warships and packs quite a punch with its guns.
*** The ''Missouri'''s main battery guns are capable of firing shells weighing nearly a ton and a half around 20 miles and are among the most powerful ''practical'' artillery pieces ever built. If what you need is purely ballistic firepower and you need it to be able to ''move'', even today it would be hard to do better than Mighty Mo. There have been bigger guns (for example, the German ''Gustav'' gun could fire seven ton shells almost 30 miles), but to move it you either have to already have a rail line handy or build one for it, and once you get it there it still takes a team of 250 men over two days to actually assemble it.
** Another reason is [[spoiler:it's the only remaining warship within the shield; the three modern destroyers having been blown up by the aliens, and the rest of the Navy is outside the shield]].

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* ''Film/{{Battleship}}'' sees the USS ''Missouri'' taken back into action.
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action. Part of the reason for that is because a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII-era battleship has more armor than modern warships and packs quite a punch with its guns.
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guns.The ''Missouri'''s main battery guns are capable of firing shells weighing nearly a ton and a half around 20 miles and are among the most powerful ''practical'' artillery pieces ever built. If what you need is purely ballistic firepower and you need it to be able to ''move'', even today it would be hard to do better than Mighty Mo. There have been bigger guns (for example, the German ''Gustav'' gun could fire seven ton shells almost 30 miles), but to move it you either have to already have a rail line handy or build one for it, and once you get it there it still takes a team of 250 men over two days to actually assemble it.
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it. Another reason is [[spoiler:it's the only remaining warship within the shield; the three modern destroyers having been blown up by the aliens, and the rest of the Navy is outside the shield]].



* ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' has Bond retrieve some mothballed equipment from storage: [[spoiler: A vintage, Q-upgraded Aston Martin [=DB5=]. Complete with ejector seat and (still ''very'' lethal) machine guns. In keeping with the vintage vibe, the original James Bond Theme from the Sean Connery era plays while Bond drives it out]].
** Another James Bond example is found in ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'', when one of the villain's henchmen triggers the explosive anti-theft device on 007's gadget-laden Lotus Esprit, causing it (and the henchman) to blow up. 007 is then forced to rely on his wits -- with the BondGirl's [[TheAllegedCar Citroen 2CV]].

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* ''Film/JamesBond'':
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''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' has Bond retrieve some mothballed equipment from storage: [[spoiler: A [[spoiler:A vintage, Q-upgraded Aston Martin [=DB5=]. Complete with ejector seat and (still ''very'' lethal) machine guns. In keeping with the vintage vibe, the original James Bond Theme from the Sean Connery era plays while Bond drives it out]].
** Another James Bond example is found in In ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'', when one of the villain's henchmen triggers the explosive anti-theft device on 007's gadget-laden Lotus Esprit, causing it (and the henchman) to blow up. 007 is then forced to rely on his wits -- with the BondGirl's [[TheAllegedCar Citroen 2CV]].



* ''Film/PacificRim'': the Gipsy Danger is a severely outdated Mk 3, which has to be taken out because they only had four mecha left to fight the {{Kaiju}}. There's an even ''more'' outdated Jaeger present in the form of the Cherno Alpha, a Mk 1 Jaeger, but [[spoiler:that one gets ripped to shreds in its onscreen battle, killing the pilots]]. Gipsy's outdated status does give it an advantage over the newer Jaegers when Leatherback deploys its EMP. Its the only "analog" Jaeger and is therefore unaffected by the EMP, making it definitely qualify for this trope. Though, while Gipsy is called out as being outdated in the movie, she's really not all that old. Apart from Striker Eureka, there's only one "series" of Jaegar newer than Gipsy. It's just that in the LensmanArmsRace between the Kaiju and humans, Jaegers become obsolete ''fast''. She's also been upgraded from her original Mk 3 specifications by the main part of the movie. Cherno Alpha, now, is a museum piece, but it probably doesn't quite qualify for this trope since it's never been put into storage; it's been fighting all along.

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* ''Film/PacificRim'': the Gipsy Danger is a severely outdated Mk 3, which has to be taken out because they only had four mecha left to fight the {{Kaiju}}. There's an even ''more'' outdated Jaeger present in the form of the Cherno Alpha, a Mk 1 Jaeger, but [[spoiler:that one gets ripped to shreds in its onscreen battle, killing the pilots]]. Gipsy's outdated status does give it an advantage over the newer Jaegers when Leatherback deploys its EMP. Its the only "analog" Jaeger and is therefore unaffected by the EMP, making it definitely qualify for this trope. Though, while Gipsy is called out as being outdated in the movie, she's really not all that old. Apart from Striker Eureka, there's only one "series" of Jaegar newer than Gipsy. It's just that in the LensmanArmsRace between the Kaiju and humans, Jaegers become obsolete ''fast''. She's also been upgraded from her original Mk 3 specifications by the main part of the movie. Cherno Alpha, now, is a museum piece, but it probably doesn't quite qualify for this trope since it's never been put into storage; it's been fighting all along.



* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', Cap steals his old World War II uniform from the Smithsonian. Unusually, this isn't because the old uniform is better than his current equipment, it's because his new suit was abandoned (it had a tracking device) and because [[spoiler: he's trying to jog the memory of a BrainwashedAndCrazy Bucky Barnes.]]

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* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', Cap steals his old World War II uniform from the Smithsonian. Unusually, this isn't because the old uniform is better than his current equipment, it's because his new suit was abandoned (it had a tracking device) and because [[spoiler: he's [[spoiler:he's trying to jog the memory of a BrainwashedAndCrazy Bucky Barnes.]]



* In some films, it's the creators who break out the museum pieces. For example, the World War Two film ''Film/{{Fury 2014}}'' uses some genuine World War Two tanks. In the DVDBonusContent, the creators note that the tanks had to be treated gently, because they were more than seventy years old.

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* In some films, it's the creators who break out the museum pieces. For example, the World War Two film ''Film/{{Fury 2014}}'' ''Film/Fury2014'' uses some genuine World War Two tanks. In the DVDBonusContent, the creators note that the tanks had to be treated gently, because they were more than seventy years old.



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* ''Series/DadsArmy'' had an early episode in which the platoon go to the museum with the intention of taking weaponry, but do not succeed. The museum's caretaker who is trying to stop them, however, makes good use of the pieces inside to stop them entering.
** TruthInTelevision: The original Home Guard was formed at a time when Britain was so short of weapons of any kind that many soldiers were armed with pikes, spears, even bows; long-redundant weapons such as single-shot 1870s rifles were issued if the unit was lucky. These were supplemented with HeathRobinson devices such as muzzle-loading artillery pieces and low-tech anti-tank guns lashed up in local garages, along with various sporting rifles donated by American civilians. By 1941, all Home Guard units were equipped on a level not far short of the Regular Army. The German equivalent, the Volkssturm, suffered similar issue shortages and many units were equipped with redundant UsefulNotes/WW1 vintage weaponry -- or older.

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* ''Series/DadsArmy'' had an early episode in which the platoon go to the museum with the intention of taking weaponry, but do not succeed. The museum's caretaker who is trying to stop them, however, makes good use of the pieces inside to stop them entering.
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entering. TruthInTelevision: The original Home Guard was formed at a time when Britain was so short of weapons of any kind that many soldiers were armed with pikes, spears, even bows; long-redundant weapons such as single-shot 1870s rifles were issued if the unit was lucky. These were supplemented with HeathRobinson devices such as muzzle-loading artillery pieces and low-tech anti-tank guns lashed up in local garages, along with various sporting rifles donated by American civilians. By 1941, all Home Guard units were equipped on a level not far short of the Regular Army. The German equivalent, the Volkssturm, suffered similar issue shortages and many units were equipped with redundant UsefulNotes/WW1 vintage weaponry -- or older.



* In one episode of ''Series/{{Tremors}}: The Series'' GunNut Burt Gummer is out of weapons while fighting a monster infestation. The locals tell him of a resident gun nut with a huge arsenal. When they get there, they discover that the "huge arsenal" consists of 18th-century black-powder muzzle-loaders. Burt, however, being a drooling gun fanboy, is well-versed in 18th-century warfare and manages to organize the locals to Save The Day. (It helps that the actors in that episode were part of a historical re-enactment society.)
** It also helps that the shriekers have no concept of tactics or even pack mentality (even wolves know to surround a prey). They just charge at the defenders without regard for their own lives.
--> '''Burt Gummer''': Don't fire until you see the whites of their... heat-seeking organs!
* In ''Series/StargateSG1'', if the Planet of the Week has forgotten what the Stargate ''is'' then it is often found at an archaeological site, in a museum, or in storage.
** Also in a less literal sense, one episode had Bra'tac break out an old version of the Death Glider that has a small enough wingspan to pass through a stargate.
*** The "Needle Threader" variant was specifically designed for gate travel. However, so few Jaffa could pilot it without crashing into the gate that the model was retired. Teal'c manages to do it without any previous training.

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* In one episode of ''Series/{{Tremors}}: The Series'' GunNut Burt Gummer is out of weapons while fighting a monster infestation. The locals tell him of a resident gun nut with a huge arsenal. When they get there, they discover that the "huge arsenal" consists of 18th-century black-powder muzzle-loaders. Burt, however, being a drooling gun fanboy, is well-versed in 18th-century warfare and manages to organize the locals to Save The the Day. (It helps that the actors in that episode were part of a historical re-enactment society.)
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) It also helps that the shriekers have no concept of tactics or even pack mentality (even wolves know to surround a prey). They just charge at the defenders without regard for their own lives.
--> '''Burt Gummer''': -->'''Burt Gummer:''' Don't fire until you see the whites of their... heat-seeking organs!
* In ''Series/StargateSG1'', if ''Series/StargateSG1'':
** If
the Planet of the Week has forgotten what the Stargate ''is'' ''is'', then it is often found at an archaeological site, in a museum, or in storage.
** Also in a less literal sense, one episode had Bra'tac break out an old version of the Death Glider that has a small enough wingspan to pass through a stargate.
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stargate. The "Needle Threader" variant was specifically designed for gate travel. However, so few Jaffa could pilot it without crashing into the gate that the model was retired. Teal'c manages to do it without any previous training.



* Hodgins and Wendell did this on ''Series/{{Bones}}'' (with a healthy dose of MacGyvering) when they were trapped by a blizzard without power, and they had to solve the case quickly because the murderer might be contagious. The clearest example was when Hodgins actually managed to vaporize some of the metal shrapnel and analyze it. Justified because they work IN a museum.

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* ''Series/{{Bones}}'':
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Hodgins and Wendell did does this on ''Series/{{Bones}}'' (with a healthy dose of MacGyvering) when they were are trapped by a blizzard without power, and they had have to solve the case quickly because the murderer might be contagious. The clearest example was is when Hodgins actually managed manages to vaporize some of the metal shrapnel and analyze it. Justified because they work IN a museum.



* The characters in ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' had to do this during a power outage. Instead of digital cameras they used Gibbs's Polaroids, which they put up on a cork board, searched through boxes of fingerprints by hand and dug out an antique hand-cranked mimeograph to make copies.

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* The characters in ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' had have to do this during a power outage. Instead of digital cameras they used use Gibbs's Polaroids, which they put up on a cork board, searched through boxes of fingerprints by hand and dug out an antique hand-cranked mimeograph to make copies.



* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial ''The Seeds of Death'', the Ice Warriors have hijacked the T-MAT teleportation grid, which is on the Moon. Luckily for our heroes, the crackpot who runs a space museum has been secretly maintaining a rocket...

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial ''The "The Seeds of Death'', Death", the Ice Warriors have hijacked the T-MAT teleportation grid, which is on the Moon. Luckily for our heroes, the crackpot who runs a space museum has been secretly maintaining a rocket...



** In "A Good Man Goes To War" he presents Amy and Rory with ''his'' cot for their baby, with its mobile still in perfect working order after a thousand years.
** The TARDIS itself is an example since it was an outdated model on its way to be decommissioned when the Doctor stole it. The Master even calls it an "overweight, underpowered museum piece" in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E3TheClawsOfAxos The Claws Of Axos]]''.

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** In "A Good Man Goes To to War" he presents Amy and Rory with ''his'' cot for their baby, with its mobile still in perfect working order after a thousand years.
** The TARDIS itself is an example since it was an outdated model on its way to be decommissioned when the Doctor stole it. The Master even calls it an "overweight, underpowered museum piece" in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E3TheClawsOfAxos "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E3TheClawsOfAxos The Claws Of Axos]]''.Axos]]".



* During the Dominion War in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' we routinely see parts of the Federation fleet are made up of ''Constellation''-, ''Miranda''- and ''Excelsior''-class vessels, which initially debuted ''over a hundred years ago'' and are ''still'' in active service. Its implied that in some cases that some of these vessels were even taken out of mothball to replace lost ships and still managed to hold their own.

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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'':
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During the Dominion War in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' War, we routinely see parts of the Federation fleet are made up of ''Constellation''-, ''Miranda''- and ''Excelsior''-class vessels, which initially debuted ''over a hundred years ago'' and are ''still'' in active service. Its implied that in some cases that some of these vessels were even taken out of mothball to replace lost ships and still managed manage to hold their own.



** In-universe, the Starfleet Corps of Engineers were considered to be at the MemeticBadass level. A Vorta (one of the enemy races in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'') once stated that a Starfleet engineer could turn "rocks into replicators". Bringing old mothballed ships up to modern spec would be easy for such people.
* In ''Series/LoisAndClark'', when Jimmy Olson was about to write his first major article for the ''Daily Planet'', Perry White insisted that Olson follow an old tradition and write the piece on an antique manual typewriter that Perry used to write his first news story when he was a cub reporter.
** In another episode of ''Series/LoisAndClark'' a computer virus first takes out all personal computers and later the entire Metropolis power grid. Perry doesn't miss a beat, first having his reporters use typewriters and white out, eventually getting the outdated (but computer free) printing presses running with the help of the old man who lost most of his hearing running those presses for years.

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** In-universe, the Starfleet Corps of Engineers were considered to be at the MemeticBadass level. A Vorta (one of the enemy races in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'') ''Deep Space Nine'') once stated that a Starfleet engineer could turn "rocks into replicators". Bringing old mothballed ships up to modern spec would be easy for such people.
* In ''Series/LoisAndClark'', when ''Series/LoisAndClark'':
** When
Jimmy Olson was Olsen is about to write his first major article for the ''Daily Planet'', Perry White insisted insists that Olson Olsen follow an old tradition and write the piece on an antique manual typewriter that Perry used to write his first news story when he was a cub reporter.
** In another episode of ''Series/LoisAndClark'' episode, a computer virus first takes out all personal computers and later the entire Metropolis power grid. Perry doesn't miss a beat, first having his reporters use typewriters and white out, eventually getting the outdated (but computer free) computer-free) printing presses running with the help of the old man who lost most of his hearing running those presses for years.



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* StarfleetBattles
** The Romulans have a couple of sublight ship designs (ships unable to maneuver faster than light in battle because they simply don't have warp engines at all) more than 80 years after everyone else has warp powered ships. These remain in service through the entire period of the game, and form the bulk of the Romulan fleet and many of the support ships for much of the game's timeline, receiving technology upgrades all along the way.
** The Federation keeps it's old (as in, first Romulan war era, decades before the main period of the game) cruisers in service (upgraded to warp power and now classed as light cruisers) for a variety of support roles. (The fact that these are among the few Federation warships that can land on a planet makes them particularly valuable as ground troop transports and medical ships.)
** And in case you want to seriously break out the genuine museum pieces, you can get Module Y: The Early Years, which covers the early warp powered ships, and Module Q: Sublight Battles, which covers the period before warp driven ships.
* This is practically mandatory for the aspiring Vampire Hunter in ''VampireTheMasquerade'' and ''VampireTheRequiem''. In both games, vampires are fully dead animated corpses, which means they don't actually NEED things like their kidneys or liver, and they don't bleed out... which means bullets more or less just go right through them, and only deal Bashing damage because they're not actually doing that much damage to the vampire's essential parts... and vampires have a HealingFactor to boot. (That said, a headshot will do the trick just fine, they need their brain.) Whereas bladed weapons, like a sword, actually cut and sever flesh and tendons and tend to be more hindering, doing Lethal damage. (That, and severed limbs are much harder for a vampire to heal then a simple gash.)
* A ''TabletopGame/D20Modern'' one-shot adventure, ''No Man's Land'', occurs inside of the titular UsefulNotes/WorldWarI museum exhibit, which is fully loaded with everything including a trench (transplanted from an actual battlefield), multiple samples of weapons and a ''[[TankGoodness tank]]'' of the era, which ''will'' be used by a number of [[NightOfTheLivingMooks zombies]] that were buried on the trench (and [[BigBad a vengeful necromancer will wake up]]. A sidebar mentions that RealLife museum exhibits would have everything deactivated, but for the sake of the RuleOfCool (or through the simple HandWave [[AWizardDidIt of magical influence]], if the [=GM=] wishes to use it), the weapons are live.

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* StarfleetBattles
''TabletopGame/StarfleetBattles'':
** The Romulans have a couple of sublight ship designs (ships unable to maneuver faster than light in battle because they simply don't have warp engines at all) more than 80 years after everyone else has warp powered warp-powered ships. These remain in service through the entire period of the game, and form the bulk of the Romulan fleet and many of the support ships for much of the game's timeline, receiving technology upgrades all along the way.
** The Federation keeps it's its old (as in, first Romulan war era, decades before the main period of the game) cruisers in service (upgraded to warp power and now classed as light cruisers) for a variety of support roles. (The fact that these are among the few Federation warships that can land on a planet makes them particularly valuable as ground troop transports and medical ships.)
** And in case you want to seriously break out the genuine museum pieces, you can get Module "Module Y: The Early Years, Years", which covers the early warp powered ships, and Module "Module Q: Sublight Battles, Battles", which covers the period before warp driven warp-driven ships.
* This is practically mandatory for the aspiring Vampire Hunter in ''VampireTheMasquerade'' ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' and ''VampireTheRequiem''.''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem''. In both games, vampires are fully dead animated corpses, which means they don't actually NEED things like their kidneys or liver, and they don't bleed out... which means bullets more or less just go right through them, and only deal Bashing damage because they're not actually doing that much damage to the vampire's essential parts... and vampires have a HealingFactor to boot. (That said, a headshot will do the trick just fine, they need their brain.) Whereas bladed weapons, like a sword, actually cut and sever flesh and tendons and tend to be more hindering, doing Lethal damage. (That, and severed limbs are much harder for a vampire to heal then a simple gash.)
* A ''TabletopGame/D20Modern'' one-shot adventure, ''No Man's Land'', occurs inside of the titular UsefulNotes/WorldWarI museum exhibit, which is fully loaded with everything including a trench (transplanted from an actual battlefield), multiple samples of weapons and a ''[[TankGoodness tank]]'' of the era, which ''will'' be used by a number of [[NightOfTheLivingMooks zombies]] that were buried on the trench (and [[BigBad a vengeful necromancer will wake up]]. A sidebar mentions that RealLife museum exhibits would have everything deactivated, but for the sake of the RuleOfCool (or through the simple HandWave [[AWizardDidIt of magical influence]], if the [=GM=] GM wishes to use it), the weapons are live.



* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'':

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* ''RedDawnPlus20'' features many "warbirds" from previous wars being pressed back into service, as well as ships and other equipment.

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* ''RedDawnPlus20'' ''Roleplay/RedDawnPlus20'' features many "warbirds" from previous wars being pressed back into service, as well as ships and other equipment.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' movie, a working item (which cures LaserGuidedAmnesia) was in the museum, but it was put there to hide it in plain sight, because everyone believed it was broken beyond repair.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', Batman has to use the 1940s-model Batmobile when Owlman steals the current model. It turns out that Batman keeps every vehicle gadget and device he's ever had in proper working order, even after it's long obsolete, just in case he needs to use this trope due to his being CrazyPrepared.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' movie, a working item (which cures LaserGuidedAmnesia) was is in the museum, but it was put there to hide it in plain sight, because everyone believed it was broken beyond repair.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', Batman has to use the 1940s-model Batmobile when Owlman steals the current model. It turns out that Batman keeps every vehicle vehicle, gadget and device he's ever had in proper working order, even after it's long obsolete, just in case he needs to use this trope due to his being CrazyPrepared.



** Terry's batsuit was technically a museum piece in the Batcave, though he said, "This suit may be old, but it's still cutting-edge." He uses other artifacts from Batman's crimefighting days in the series as well. (e.g. Nightwing's domino mask for [=ID=] obfuscation when the suit was unavailable, along with some old-style Batarangs.)
** In "Blackout", Bruce took the freeze ray out of his [[SuperheroTrophyShelf little crime museum]] to stop Inque, and wore the old Gray Ghost hat and mask to keep his identity hidden. In her second appearance, Terry tried the same, but she broke it; later, Bruce took a huge PoweredArmor suit out of retirement to go hand-to-hand with her.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/GerryAndersonsNewCaptainScarlet'', Captain Black was creating CropCircles that render any digital systems (essentially, ''everything'') inoperable. Spectrum took out his base of operations with an old Lancaster Bomber, [[ChekhovsGun which had been introduced earlier in the episode]].

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** Terry's batsuit was technically a museum piece in the Batcave, though he said, "This suit may be old, but it's still cutting-edge." He uses other artifacts from Batman's crimefighting days in the series as well. (e.g. Nightwing's domino mask for [=ID=] I.D. obfuscation when the suit was unavailable, along with some old-style Batarangs.)
** In "Blackout", Bruce took takes the freeze ray out of his [[SuperheroTrophyShelf little crime museum]] to stop Inque, and wore wears the old Gray Ghost hat and mask to keep his identity hidden. In her second appearance, Terry tried tries the same, but she broke breaks it; later, Bruce took takes a huge PoweredArmor suit out of retirement to go hand-to-hand with her.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/GerryAndersonsNewCaptainScarlet'', Captain Black was is creating CropCircles that render any digital systems (essentially, ''everything'') inoperable. Spectrum took takes out his base of operations with an old Lancaster Bomber, [[ChekhovsGun which had has been introduced earlier in the episode]].



* In ''Franchise/GIJoe,'' when COBRA had a new device that was incapacitating technology, the Joes went to fight with the U.S.S. ''Constitution'', the wooden fighting ship.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Go God Go XII", Cartman tries cryogenic suspension to avoid waiting for the release of the {{Wii}}, but ends waking up in year 2546. He actually finds and gets a Wii from a museum (but he can't play because there's no compatible screen at the time).

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* In ''Franchise/GIJoe,'' ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'', when COBRA had has a new device that was is incapacitating technology, the Joes went go to fight with the U.S.S. ''Constitution'', the wooden fighting ship.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Go God Go XII", Cartman tries cryogenic suspension to avoid waiting for the release of the {{Wii}}, UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}, but ends waking up in year 2546. He actually finds and gets a Wii from a museum (but he can't play because there's no compatible screen at the time).




12th Sep '16 7:37:11 PM AFP
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* During the KoreanWar, the US military realized it had too quickly demobilized and dismantled the old fashioned equipment left over from UsefulNotes/WorldWarII that'd be suitable in Korea, such as P-51 Mustang fighters and M-4 Sherman tanks. At least some of the equipment shipped over to Korea were literally taken hastily from war memorials.

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* During the KoreanWar, the US military realized it had too quickly demobilized and dismantled the old fashioned equipment left over from UsefulNotes/WorldWarII that'd be suitable in Korea, such as P-51 Mustang fighters and M-4 Sherman tanks. At least some of the equipment shipped over to Korea were literally taken hastily from war memorials. Mind you, the US Air Force was still operating Mustangs (by now re-designated as F-51s), albeit more advanced versions than the WWII models.
2nd Sep '16 12:08:00 PM erforce
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-->-- Franchise/{{Batman}} tanking out the Bat Tank in ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'' after ten years.

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-->-- Franchise/{{Batman}} '''Franchise/{{Batman}}''' tanking out the Bat Tank in ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'' after ten years.



* In ''Film/{{Sahara}}'', the protagonists use a still-working UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar-era Confederate ironclad's cannon to [[spoiler:destroy the BigBad's helicopter gunship]].

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* In ''Film/{{Sahara}}'', ''Film/{{Sahara 2005}}'', the protagonists use a still-working UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar-era Confederate ironclad's cannon to [[spoiler:destroy the BigBad's helicopter gunship]].
31st Aug '16 9:20:21 PM pwiegle
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* In the James Garner film ''Film/{{Tank}}'', he plays an Army post's Command Sergeant Major (''the'' highest ranking enlisted man) who owns a WWII era tank. When his son is framed and then threatened on the local mayor's "work farm," he resigns from the Army, takes his tank and brings his son across the state line to expose the corruption. The mayor gets a local retire Army man to break out ''his'' anti-tank rocket launcher to stop him. (The mayor spins the story so the CSM looks like ''he's'' breaking out a criminal from a legitimate jail.) [[spoiler: They make it, with some help.]]

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* In the James Garner film ''Film/{{Tank}}'', he plays an Army post's Command Sergeant Major (''the'' highest ranking enlisted man) who owns a WWII era Sherman tank. When his son is framed and then threatened on the local mayor's sheriff's "work farm," he resigns from the Army, takes and uses his tank and brings to bring his son across the state line to line, where an extradition hearing would expose the sheriff's corruption. The mayor sheriff gets a local retire retired Army man to break out ''his'' anti-tank rocket launcher to stop him. (The mayor sheriff spins the story so the CSM looks like ''he's'' breaking out a criminal from a legitimate jail.) [[spoiler: They make it, with some help.]]
10th Aug '16 9:59:34 PM YeMightyDespair
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* In ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'', the crew of the late ''Enterprise'' discovers the U.S.S. ''Franklin'', an over 100 year ship that was the first Warp 4-capable starship (which means this was around before the [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise NX-01]]). It was repaired and modified to save the day.

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* In ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'', the crew of the late ''Enterprise'' discovers the U.S.S. ''Franklin'', an over 100 year ship that was the first Warp 4-capable starship (which means this was around before the [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise NX-01]]). It was repaired and modified to save the day. Keep in mind, back in those days ships were armored with, well, ''armor.'' Meaning that the ''Franklin'' could take a ton of abuse without shields online and still keep on a tickin'. Comes in real handy when you don't really have enough power for good shields anyway even if you had any. Even old and worn, a FlyingBrick in ship form can still shine with the best.
9th Aug '16 9:17:07 PM Orome
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* In ''WesternAnimation/ArthurChristmas'', the current SantaClaus uses a gigantic, futuristic aircraft with cloaking technology to deliver presents to all the children in the world. When Arthur discovers that one child has been overlooked, he and Grandsanta try to deliver the present using the 170 year-old sleigh that previous generations of Santa used, which looks just like the traditional version of Santa's sleigh.
9th Aug '16 3:28:00 PM ElectroKraken
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* In the James Garner film ''Film/Tank'', he plays an Army post's Command Sergeant Major (''the'' highest ranking enlisted man) who owns a WWII era tank. When his son is framed and then threatened on the local mayor's "work farm," he resigns from the Army, takes his tank and brings his son across the state line to expose the corruption. The mayor gets a local retire Army man to break out ''his'' anti-tank rocket launcher to stop him. (The mayor spins the story so the CSM looks like ''he's'' breaking out a criminal from a legitimate jail.) [[spoiler: They make it, with some help.]]

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* In the James Garner film ''Film/Tank'', ''Film/{{Tank}}'', he plays an Army post's Command Sergeant Major (''the'' highest ranking enlisted man) who owns a WWII era tank. When his son is framed and then threatened on the local mayor's "work farm," he resigns from the Army, takes his tank and brings his son across the state line to expose the corruption. The mayor gets a local retire Army man to break out ''his'' anti-tank rocket launcher to stop him. (The mayor spins the story so the CSM looks like ''he's'' breaking out a criminal from a legitimate jail.) [[spoiler: They make it, with some help.]]
31st Jul '16 7:02:40 PM M84
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** Not to mention the fact that the Eldar and the Dark Eldar are still using hardware from before the ancestors of humanity ever crawled out of the primordial soup.

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** Not to mention the fact that the Eldar and the Dark Eldar are still using hardware from before the ancestors of humanity ever crawled out of the primordial soup. The Dark Eldar take it even further since they have no qualms about using the tech that the Craftworld and Exodite Eldar deny themselves.
26th Jul '16 6:12:05 PM Blazer
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** He brings it back out in ''ComicBook/DarkKnightIIITheMasterRace'', along with the PoweredArmor he used to fight Superman.


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* In one issue of ''The Amazing ComicBook/SpiderMan'', Spidey and Iron Man are being overwhelmed by the supervillain Regent when Mary Jane, watching from the ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentAvengers' base, remembers Tony keeps a lot of his stuff, digs into one of the boxes nearby and hauls out the Iron Spider costume, which she dons to aid the two heroes.
26th Jul '16 3:08:28 PM Blazer
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* In ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'', the crew of the late ''Enterprise'' discovers the U.S.S. ''Franklin'', an over 100 year ship that was the first Warp 4-capable starship (which means this was around before the [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise NX-01]]). It was repaired and modified to save the day.
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