History Main / BreakOutTheMuseumPiece

15th Sep '17 8:01:31 AM shadowbeast
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* ''TabletopGame/Rifts'' had multiple examples, not just [[Magitek]] reconstructions, but due to the [[ScavengerWorld]] nature of the setting any pre-Rifts technology that can be found is liable to be dug up and pressed back into service. Golden Age Weaponsmiths are a big name in this industry; though their products are upgraded to take on modern platforms, they are mostly restored salvaged relics like F-14s. One ''Rifter'' had an adventure where the players must help one such salvager/restorer deal with the problem of the A-10 she's found and reactivated, as she's found the Coalition spot her almost immediately when she flies it.

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* ''TabletopGame/Rifts'' ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' had multiple examples, not just [[Magitek]] Magitek reconstructions, but due to the [[ScavengerWorld]] ScavengerWorld nature of the setting any pre-Rifts technology that can be found is liable to be dug up and pressed back into service. Golden Age Weaponsmiths are a big name in this industry; though their products are upgraded to take on modern platforms, they are mostly restored salvaged relics like F-14s. One ''Rifter'' had an adventure where the players must help one such salvager/restorer deal with the problem of the A-10 she's found and reactivated, as she's found the Coalition spot her almost immediately when she flies it.
15th Sep '17 7:57:43 AM shadowbeast
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When the Royal Australian Army finally decided to create a sniper school in the 70s, they were initially equipped with SMLE mkIII rifles.

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* When the Royal Australian Army finally decided to create a sniper school in the 70s, they were initially equipped with SMLE mkIII rifles.
15th Sep '17 7:57:17 AM shadowbeast
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** The prop Tiger, on the [[InvertedTrope other hand]], ended up ''in'' a museum, [[https://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Tiger-prop-703283355 which has insisted on putting it on a custom powered chassis]] as the prop originally didn't have one and was moved around on a sled.


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* ''TabletopGame/Rifts'' had multiple examples, not just [[Magitek]] reconstructions, but due to the [[ScavengerWorld]] nature of the setting any pre-Rifts technology that can be found is liable to be dug up and pressed back into service. Golden Age Weaponsmiths are a big name in this industry; though their products are upgraded to take on modern platforms, they are mostly restored salvaged relics like F-14s. One ''Rifter'' had an adventure where the players must help one such salvager/restorer deal with the problem of the A-10 she's found and reactivated, as she's found the Coalition spot her almost immediately when she flies it.


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** This occurred in the '60s (it's long been quite difficult and expensive to ship stuff out there) to replace steam trains dating back to the Victorian era.


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When the Royal Australian Army finally decided to create a sniper school in the 70s, they were initially equipped with SMLE mkIII rifles.


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* Similar to the point brought up regarding ''The Salvation War'', there is a story that the US keeps, in case modern trains are rendered useless, a federal strategic reserve of steam locomotives.
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11th Sep '17 3:46:08 PM TedlyAnderson
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This trope is about using old equipment. When an old paradigm beats a new one (like pitfalls versus HumongousMecha), it's RockBeatsLaser. When older equipment is better, it's TheyDontMakeThemLikeTheyUsedTo when standards decline within a civilization, but OlderIsBetter when an older civilization or some flavor of {{Precursors}} are involved; in either case an ArchaeologicalArmsRace can ensue. In SF settings, it's very possible that KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter. If the museum piece is used with something newer it's RetroUpgrade. See also InvincibleClassicCar.

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This trope is about using old equipment. When an old paradigm beats a new one (like pitfalls versus HumongousMecha), it's RockBeatsLaser. When older equipment is better, it's TheyDontMakeThemLikeTheyUsedTo when standards decline within a civilization, but OlderIsBetter when an older civilization or some flavor of {{Precursors}} are involved; in either case an ArchaeologicalArmsRace can ensue. In SF settings, it's very possible that KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter. If the museum piece is used with something newer it's RetroUpgrade. See also InvincibleClassicCar.
InvincibleClassicCar. Contrast with UnfinishedUntestedUsedAnyway, in which the piece of equipment is usually a prototype or one-of-a-kind that's put into service before being properly put through its paces.
11th Sep '17 11:50:43 AM TedlyAnderson
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* Averted in ''VideoGame/TheJourneymanProject 3'': Due to the political fallout from the last game, all the time jump suits were deactivated and the TSA was put on suspension. When the [[TemptingFate inevitable crises]] strikes TheHero suggests reactivating the "Pegasus device" used the first game, but the idea gets shot down because the it would take too long to get the old time machine working again. He ends up using a top secret prototype instead (which, incidentally, he wasn't supposed to know about; his boss throws a fit when he gets back).

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* Averted Inverted in ''VideoGame/TheJourneymanProject 3'': Due to the political fallout from the last game, all the time jump suits were deactivated and the TSA was put on suspension. When the [[TemptingFate inevitable crises]] strikes strikes, TheHero suggests reactivating the "Pegasus device" used in the first game, but the idea gets shot down because the it would take too long to get the old time machine working again. He ends up using a top secret top-secret prototype instead (which, incidentally, he wasn't supposed to know about; his boss throws a fit when he gets back).
31st Aug '17 4:53:55 PM astrakhan
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*** In the second season, Gundam Bael was kept in a crypt beneath Gjallarhorn headquarters until its use in the modern day.
30th Aug '17 1:23:02 AM Carnel
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* During the Homeland War, some Croatian units used M4 Sherman tanks and US WWII M36 Jackson tank destroyers. They proved effective in infantry support.

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* During the Homeland War, some Croatian units used M4 Sherman tanks and US WWII M36 Jackson tank destroyers. They proved effective in infantry support. The M4 Sherman remains in service in certain parts of South America.
15th Aug '17 2:21:19 PM KaijuDirectorOO7
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** The UK Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm used the Fairey Swordfish, "The String Bag", a biplane design commissioned in 1936. It would have been helpless against enemy fighters (like most of the war's torpedo bombers), but it had an advantage against enemy AA: WWII rangefinders couldn't predict the flight path of anything that slow. Thus, attacks by Swordfish sank much of the Italian Navy in its home port of Taranto, and crippled the ''Bismarck'' in its breakout attempt in the North Sea, both times with negligible British losses.

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** The UK Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm used the Fairey Swordfish, "The String Bag", a biplane design commissioned in 1936. It would have been helpless against enemy fighters (like most of the war's torpedo bombers), but it had an advantage against enemy AA: WWII rangefinders couldn't predict the flight path of anything that slow. Thus, attacks by Swordfish sank much of the Italian Navy in its home port of Taranto, and crippled the ''Bismarck'' in its breakout attempt in the North Sea, Atlantic, both times with negligible British losses.
7th Aug '17 12:03:03 PM Weirdoinventor
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* In the Netherlands some of the old steam pumps that were used to regulate the water level of the farmlands or polders are still kept functional in their capacity as monuments or museums. It happens from time to time that the water levels become dis-regulated enough that the modern system of electrical pumps simply does not have the capacity to deal with in, in which cases the old steam pumps can be brought back online to help.
** So far no reports are known about any of the even older windmills made for the job being brought back into action in the modern day.
4th Aug '17 12:54:26 AM JackG
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In "The Harvest of Kairos", Servalan seizes the Liberator and has its crew abandoned on a DeathWorld. Their only hope of escape is an unarmed and obsolete Apollo-era landing craft.
-->'''Tarrant:''' But there's nothing I can do with this...
-->'''Avon:''' [[RunOrDie YOU CAN GET IT OFF THE GROUND!]]
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