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11th Sep '16 8:20:05 AM darrenr
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11th Sep '16 8:10:23 AM darrenr
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* The original ''Film/BehindEnemyLines'' film shows an ejection sequence in quite a bit of detail: once the handle is pulled, straps pull the pilot and [=RIO's=] legs tight against their seats (to avoid anything getting caught on anything), charges go off, igniting the rockets, and when their parachutes pop, the chairs themselves fall away, broadcasting a distress signal back to home base. The pilot is seriously injured from the ejection and the landing, and the RIO is suitably exhausted and has minor injuries himself., but they were flying at relatively slow speeds[[labelnote:*]]Despite trying to dodge a missile, they weren't flying very fast: they were trying to outmanuever it, and the aerial acrobatics required relatively low speed to limit G force[[/labelnote]]. The pilot is seriously injured from the ejection and the landing, and the RIO is suitably exhausted and has minor injuries himself.
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* The original ''Film/BehindEnemyLines'' film shows an ejection sequence in quite a bit of detail: once the handle is pulled, straps pull the pilot and [=RIO's=] legs tight against their seats (to avoid anything getting caught on anything), charges go off, igniting the rockets, and when their parachutes pop, the chairs themselves fall away, broadcasting a distress signal back to home base. The pilot is seriously injured from the ejection and the landing, and the RIO is suitably exhausted and has minor injuries himself., but they were flying at relatively slow speeds[[labelnote:*]]Despite trying to dodge a missile, they weren't flying very fast: they were trying to outmanuever it, and the aerial acrobatics required relatively low speed to limit G force[[/labelnote]]. The pilot is seriously injured from the ejection and the landing, and the RIO is suitably exhausted and has minor injuries himself.
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10th Sep '16 9:14:51 PM TheGunheart
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Smaller cousin of the EscapePod.

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Smaller cousin of the EscapePod.
EscapePod. Contrast ArmoredCoffins.
9th Sep '16 11:46:48 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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->'''Q:''' Now this I'm particularly proud of. You see the gear-stick here? Now if you take the top off, you'll find a [[BigRedButton little red button.]] Whatever you do, [[DontTouchItYouIdiot don't touch it.]]\\

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->'''Q:''' Now this I'm particularly proud of. You see the gear-stick here? Now if you take the top off, you'll find a [[BigRedButton little red button.]] button. Whatever you do, [[DontTouchItYouIdiot don't touch it.]]\\\\
9th Sep '16 11:44:16 PM BenOfHouston
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* Used as a continue mechanic for the X-Wing and Tie Fighter series. If near friendly forces when shot down, your pilot can eject and be recovered. If the primary objectives were completed, it would even count as a victory (albeit with a sharp penalty to the final score). However, ejecting near enemy forces would cause your pilot to be [[FateWorseThanDeath captured and interrogated]], and the ejection seat system could be damaged, causing your character's actual death instead of ejection.
9th Sep '16 9:55:38 AM RA0808
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* In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'', the P-996 Lazer fighter jet features one, letting you escape easily if you get shot up. However, if you manage to somehow wreck it, but still get to the ground mostly in one piece, the seat likes to fire you backwards into the ground. [[CaptainObvious This hurts]]. In addition to that, one of the cars Franklin has to steal in one of the missions is equipped with an ejectable passenger seat. The actress who Franklin accidentally kidnapped found this out the hard way when Franklin pressed the button, not knowing what it would do.

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* In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'', the P-996 Lazer fighter jet features one, letting you escape easily if you get shot up. However, if you manage to somehow wreck it, but still get to the ground mostly in one piece, the seat likes to fire you backwards into the ground. [[CaptainObvious This hurts]]. In addition to that, one of the cars Franklin has to steal in one of the missions is a spy car from a movie studio that comes equipped with an ejectable passenger seat. The actress who Franklin accidentally kidnapped found this out the hard way when Franklin pressed the button, not knowing what it would do.
9th Sep '16 7:44:10 AM MarsJenkar
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* The Series/MythBusters proved you could, with some difficulty, put a crude ejector seat in a car and trick somebody into sitting on it. They also found that a rocket booster powerful enough to be useful for such a purpose [[WeaponizedExhaust would cook]] [[HoistByHisOwnPetard everyone else in the car]].

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* The Series/MythBusters proved you could, with some difficulty, put a crude ejector seat in a car and trick somebody into sitting on it. They also found that a rocket booster powerful enough to be useful for such a purpose [[WeaponizedExhaust would cook]] [[HoistByHisOwnPetard everyone else in the car]]. Which is why their ejection seat used [[BoringButPractical pneumatic pressure]] instead.
8th Sep '16 2:38:10 PM CleverPun
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** Players are also actively encouraged to fire upon ejecting pilots: one in game challenge explicitly tracks how many pilots you've killed this way.
8th Sep '16 1:13:43 PM margdean56
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It should be pointed out that shooting an airman after he or she's ejected is a war crime, though this is a relatively recent idea and wasn't in force until 1977.[[note]]This seems counterintuitive, especially since you could still shoot at paratroopers, or a tank crew abandoning their vehicle. The long and short of it was that the airmen are now considered ''hors de combat'', or "outside of the fight" (that is, no longer a combatant) - somewhat justified, as pilots are rarely armed with anything more than a pistol for self-defense, and not trained to be a OneManArmy, at least not without their plane. Plus, if you shot at the enemy's downed airmen, ''they'' may start shooting at ''yours''..[[/note]]

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It should be pointed out that shooting an airman after he or she's ejected is a war crime, though this is a relatively recent idea and wasn't in force until 1977.[[note]]This seems counterintuitive, especially since you could still shoot at paratroopers, or a tank crew abandoning their vehicle. The long and short of it was that the airmen are now considered ''hors de combat'', or "outside of the fight" (that is, no longer a combatant) - -- somewhat justified, as pilots are rarely armed with anything more than a pistol for self-defense, and not trained to be a OneManArmy, at least not without their plane. Plus, if you shot at the enemy's downed airmen, ''they'' may start shooting at ''yours''..[[/note]]



** In another comic, Mr. Weatherbee decides to take a break in the shop class, where the students have been constructing pieces of an airplane. We next see Jughead reporting that 'The Bee' has hit the ceiling, and because he sat on an ejector seat, that was NotAHyperbole.

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** In another comic, Mr. Weatherbee decides to take a break in the shop class, where the students have been constructing pieces of an airplane. We next see Jughead reporting that 'The Bee' has hit the ceiling, and because he sat on an ejector seat, that was NotAHyperbole.NotHyperbole.
8th Sep '16 6:38:01 AM hullflyer
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* During the 1980s, the MoralGuardians were (and still are) all concerned about damaging fragile child minds, so NeverSayDie was in full effect. This was particularly noticeable on ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero''. Any aerial dogfight between the Joes and Cobra ended up with the loser ejecting and parachuting to safety before their plane was destroyed.

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* During the 1980s, the MoralGuardians were (and still are) all concerned about damaging fragile child minds, so NeverSayDie was in full effect. This was particularly noticeable on ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero''. Any aerial dogfight between the Joes and Cobra ended up with the loser ejecting and parachuting to safety before their plane was destroyed. This even happened with ''helicopters'', though sometimes due to the pilot simply bailing out, rather than ejecting.
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