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10th Jun '16 12:52:56 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Kudo Shin from ''Anime/MacrossZero'' does the Pugachev Cobra maneuver. Unfortunately, the enemy knows what he's up to and nothing short of abusing the VF's innate ability to change forms did Shin able to get a shot in.
** The 'braking' version is actually a fairly common AcePilot trick in the entire Anime/{{Macross}} franchise. It helps when you can change into GERWALK mode in mid flight and actually have your main engines point forward for a few seconds.
** Alto Saotome's attempt to do it to kill Brera in ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' fails when Brera dodges his attack. [[InvokedTrope And Alto was so certain it'd work too]].

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* A fairly common AcePilot trick in the ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' franchise. It helps when you can change your [[TransformingMecha Variable Fighter]] into GERWALK mode mid-flight and actually have your main engines point forward for a few seconds.
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Kudo Shin from ''Anime/MacrossZero'' does the Pugachev Cobra maneuver. Unfortunately, the enemy knows what he's up to and nothing short of abusing the VF's innate ability to change forms did allowed Shin to be able to get a shot in.
** The 'braking' version is actually a fairly common AcePilot trick in the entire Anime/{{Macross}} franchise. It helps when you can change into GERWALK mode in mid flight and actually have your main engines point forward for a few seconds.
** Alto Saotome's attempt to do it to kill Brera in ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' fails when Brera dodges his attack. [[InvokedTrope And Alto was so certain it'd work too]].too.]]
9th Jun '16 7:32:50 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' episode "Inside Job", Buzz uses this twice as it is his [[ChekhovsSkill Chekhov's Maneuver]] for the episode. He referred to it as "Stop, Drop, Rock and Roll!".
* ''SamuraiJack'': Episode XIX "Jack Remembers the Past". Jack is being pursued by bounty hunters riding on giant hornets. Jack has his own hornet stop and draws his sword and cuts off his opponent's head as they fly past.

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* In the ''BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' episode "Inside Job", Buzz uses this twice as it is his [[ChekhovsSkill Chekhov's Maneuver]] for the episode. He referred to it as "Stop, Drop, Rock and Roll!".
* ''SamuraiJack'': ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'': Episode XIX "Jack Remembers the Past". Jack is being pursued by bounty hunters riding on giant hornets. Jack has his own hornet stop and draws his sword and cuts off his opponent's head as they fly past.
31st May '16 11:21:10 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Early in ''TransformersCybertron'', Thundercracker pulls this on Optimus Prime. Unfortunately for 'Cracker, when the [[SmokeShield smoke clears]] [[TheWorfBarrage it turns out to have done no damage]], and Optimus kicks off the running gag of [[ButtMonkey Thundercracker]] being [[AmusingInjuries injured for our amusement]] by blowing up the poor Decepticon's own missiles in his face.

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* Early in ''TransformersCybertron'', ''Anime/TransformersCybertron'', Thundercracker pulls this on Optimus Prime. Unfortunately for 'Cracker, when the [[SmokeShield smoke clears]] [[TheWorfBarrage it turns out to have done no damage]], and Optimus kicks off the running gag of [[ButtMonkey Thundercracker]] being [[AmusingInjuries injured for our amusement]] by blowing up the poor Decepticon's own missiles in his face.
24th Jan '16 9:47:34 AM nombretomado
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* Erica pulls one in ''StrikeWitches'', although it's Gertrud that gets the kills.

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* Erica pulls one in ''StrikeWitches'', ''Anime/StrikeWitches'', although it's Gertrud that gets the kills.
21st Dec '15 9:01:38 PM JRDelta
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* A discarded trope, at least in the real world. Modern fighter combat is based on the Energy Maneuverability (EM) theory of Col. John Boyd, a Maverick USAF officer responsible for developing the F-15, F-16, and the A-10, among much else. Boyd conceptualized air combat as a physical system featuring two energy parameters: kinetic (motion) and potential (altitude). The key to victory is maintaining as high a reservoir of energy as possible -- the pilot who maintains the highest energy level wins. This allowed Boyd to work out an entire series of previously unknown maneuvers (called "zero-gee" maneuvers) to allow pilots to break locks and outturn opponents without losing energy. It also rules out tactics like braking and Viffing, which waste energy. (And explains why Harrier pilots refrained from using Viffing over the Falklands.) EM is the current paradigm for air combat and is utilized by all air forces in training pilots.
13th Dec '15 3:17:53 PM demonfiren
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** The first MIG-29 sent to the Paris Airshow crashed doing this, ironically. Do not assault your stall speed close to the ground!

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** The first MIG-29 [=MiG=]-29 sent to the Paris Airshow crashed doing this, ironically. Do not assault your stall speed close to the ground!
12th Dec '15 4:31:25 PM nombretomado
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* Lampshaded in the ''StarWars: XWingSeries''. A fake recruit in training ([[spoiler:as part of a sting operation against an officer who's faking crashes and selling fighters on the black market]]), is in the simulator with other members of her squadron. Her mission is to deliberately be an average student, in order to entrap a villainous instructor into artificially improving her scores. So she takes the lead from her less experienced but determined wingmate during the simulated mission. While being chased by two TIE fighters, she pulls one of these. It doesn't work. After the sim, her commander notes something to the effect of, "you were trying to slow down, in open airspace, while being chased by two more experienced pilots in more maneuverable craft? WhatWereYouThinking"

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* Lampshaded in the ''StarWars: XWingSeries''.Literature/XWingSeries''. A fake recruit in training ([[spoiler:as part of a sting operation against an officer who's faking crashes and selling fighters on the black market]]), is in the simulator with other members of her squadron. Her mission is to deliberately be an average student, in order to entrap a villainous instructor into artificially improving her scores. So she takes the lead from her less experienced but determined wingmate during the simulated mission. While being chased by two TIE fighters, she pulls one of these. It doesn't work. After the sim, her commander notes something to the effect of, "you were trying to slow down, in open airspace, while being chased by two more experienced pilots in more maneuverable craft? WhatWereYouThinking"
5th Oct '15 4:45:44 PM Conradus
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** Subverted in a ''Galactica'' comic, where the Viper pilots are up against a Cylon ace (an advanced model; he didn't look like a standard Centurion). As they start to tangle with him, one of the Viper pilots says, "Reverse thrust, that ''always'' works." When they do so, the Cylon ace says, "Reverse thrust? That ''never'' works," and sure enough proceeds to hand the Viper pilots their asses.
16th Jul '15 5:51:36 PM Specialist290
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* It's an effective maneuver to evade Darth Vader and his wingmen in the trench run on the Death Star in ''RogueSquadron''.

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* It's an effective maneuver to evade Darth Vader and his wingmen in the trench run on the Death Star in ''RogueSquadron''.''VideoGame/RogueSquadron''. You can even get in a few good shots of your own if you're quick enough on the draw.
11th Jul '15 9:40:16 AM StFan
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* Yuichi's signature move in TheSkyCrawlers, which wins him several dogfights. [[spoiler:Also the signature move of The Teacher, which turns out to be a plot point.]]
* Graham Aker pulls this off in a HumongousMecha in ''Film/Gundam00AwakeningOfTheTrailblazer'' to deal with a large wave of ELS following him, by reversing the direction his thrusters are pointing. He is shown to be in some amount of pain from the G-forces he pulls doing it, but it works.

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* Yuichi's signature move in TheSkyCrawlers, which wins him several dogfights. [[spoiler:Also the signature move of The Teacher, which turns out to be a plot point.]]
* Graham Aker pulls this off in a HumongousMecha in ''Film/Gundam00AwakeningOfTheTrailblazer'' ''Anime/Gundam00AwakeningOfTheTrailblazer'' to deal with a large wave of ELS following him, by reversing the direction his thrusters are pointing. He is shown to be in some amount of pain from the G-forces he pulls doing it, but it works.


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* Yuichi's signature move in ''Anime/TheSkyCrawlers'', which wins him several dogfights. [[spoiler:Also the signature move of The Teacher, which turns out to be a plot point.]]
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