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23rd May '16 12:31:46 PM Exxolon
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** Owls are the stealth version of this - they hunt at night and are almost silent in flight - most of their prey are dead before they know what hits them.
23rd May '16 12:29:08 PM Exxolon
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** The A-10 "Thunderbolt II" attack aircraft (A.K.A. the "Warthog") - A close-air support aircraft capable of carrying a dozen bombs or missiles on the sort of "low and slow" flight plan necessary for accurate ground attack, but its main feature is a tank-busting [[GatlingGood 30mm rotary cannon]] that fires 65 depleted uranium slugs EVERY SECOND. The plane had to be specially designed with a low stall speed and two very powerful engines just to keep it from dropping out of the sky every time the pilot pulled the trigger. It can still do this with about half of everything [[{{Badass}} blown off]]. Even [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySuixFGIfbE#t=11s the noise it makes]], onomatopoeified as "BRRRRRRRT", has gained [[https://www.google.com/search?q=brrrrrt&tbm=isch a sort of iconic status]] in its own right.
*** The Warthog's GAU-8 cannon produces more recoil than its engines do thrust. Continual fire of the cannon would eventually stop the forward momentum of the airplane entirely, save that it would run out of ammunition long before that point.

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** The A-10 "Thunderbolt II" attack aircraft (A.K.A. the "Warthog") - A close-air support aircraft capable of carrying a dozen bombs or missiles on the sort of "low and slow" flight plan necessary for accurate ground attack, but its main feature is a tank-busting [[GatlingGood 30mm rotary cannon]] that fires 65 depleted uranium slugs EVERY SECOND. The plane had to be specially designed with a low stall speed and two very powerful engines just to keep it from dropping out of the sky every time the pilot pulled the trigger. It can still do this with about half of everything [[{{Badass}} blown off]]. Even [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySuixFGIfbE#t=11s the noise it makes]], onomatopoeified as "BRRRRRRRT", has gained [[https://www.google.com/search?q=brrrrrt&tbm=isch a sort of iconic status]] in its own right.
*** The There is a persistent urban legend that the Warthog's GAU-8 cannon produces more recoil than its engines do thrust. Continual thrust and that continual fire of the cannon would eventually stop the forward momentum of the airplane entirely, save that it would run out of ammunition long before that point.point. While the recoil is significant, in practice the effect on the planes speed is negligible.
28th Mar '16 5:42:11 PM LentilSandEater
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->''"You should encounter little organized resistance because the Pfhor are preoccupied. I've been introducing them to the '''magic''' of {{orbital bombardment}}."''

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->''"You should encounter little organized resistance because the Pfhor are preoccupied. I've been introducing them to the '''magic''' of {{orbital bombardment}}.orbital bombardment."''
24th Mar '16 9:04:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* An unusual take on the trope occurs in ''TheBoondockSaints''. TheMafiya soldier is about to execute one of the protagonists when [[ItMakesSenseInContext a toilet drops on his head]].

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* An unusual take on the trope occurs in ''TheBoondockSaints''.''Film/TheBoondockSaints''. TheMafiya soldier is about to execute one of the protagonists when [[ItMakesSenseInContext a toilet drops on his head]].
10th Mar '16 2:01:49 PM khalcyon2011
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*** To say nothing of the B-52's [[NuclearOption original purpose]].

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*** To say nothing of the B-52's [[NuclearOption [[NukeEm original purpose]].
10th Mar '16 2:00:59 PM khalcyon2011
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*** To say nothing of the B-52's [[NuclearOption original purpose]].
23rd Feb '16 1:13:50 AM Phoenixion
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12th Feb '16 9:52:15 PM Zxczxczbfgman
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*** The Warthog's WWII-era ancestor, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_P-47_Thunderbolt Republic P-47 Thunderbolt]], is also well-known for this. Its armament of ten under-wing rockets, 2,500 pounds of bombs, and ''[[MoreDakka eight]]'' [[MoreDakka M2 heavy machine guns]] made it one of the most feared ground-attack planes of the war. And with its [[LightningBruiser powerful engine and brick-house durability]], it was a respectable air-to-air fighter to boot!
30th Jan '16 11:59:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* The {{CCG}} ''NetRunner'' has a powerful card named ''Death From Above''.

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* The {{CCG}} ''NetRunner'' ''TabletopGame/NetRunner'' has a powerful card named ''Death From Above''.
27th Jan '16 9:04:12 AM EDP
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** ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' adds conventional artillery used by the clonetroopers, devastating enough that half a dozen ''wiped out an army''.
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