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25th Apr '18 9:33:07 AM Malady
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[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] actual cannons made of glass, which would be {{Glass Weapon}}s.

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[[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] actual cannons made of glass, which would be {{Glass Weapon}}s.
18th Apr '18 11:49:11 PM BlackBaroness
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* Before gunpowder, there were {{Battering Ram}}s, whose only functionality and purpose was to knock down walls. They were slow and heavy, and unless they were constructed with an outer shell, they were completely helpless against ranged and melee combatants. When carried by people, as opposed to supported by ropes or chains, those carrying the ram would be defenseless themselves, as both their hands would be occupied.

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* Before gunpowder, there were {{Battering Ram}}s, whose only functionality and purpose was to knock down walls. They were slow and heavy, and unless they were constructed with an outer shell, they were completely helpless against ranged and melee combatants. When carried by people, as opposed to supported by ropes or chains, those carrying the ram would be defenseless themselves, as both their hands would be occupied. In spite of these drawbacks, they continue to be used by modern-day police forces and fire brigades to enter locked doors; the latter even benefits from being used in a non-combat context, with the raw power of the battering ram only helping them in their goal to extinguish the fire as soon as possible.
18th Apr '18 11:44:08 PM BlackBaroness
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* Before gunpowder, there were {{Battering Ram}}s, whose only functionality and purpose was to knock down walls. They were slow and heavy, and unless they were constructed with an outer shell, they were completely helpless against ranged and melee combatants. When carried by people, as opposed to supported by ropes or chains, those carrying the ram would be defenseless themselves, as both their hands would be occupied.
15th Apr '18 2:16:10 AM MarcusSLazarus
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* A key issue with Ash's battle style in ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines''; Pokémon such as Squirtle can hit hard, but their unevolved state limits the amount of punishment they can take in return.
6th Apr '18 7:50:34 PM MBG159
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* Most venomous snakes and bugs are these, many of them can seriously injure or even kill with a single bite/sting but with the snakes the second you grab the behind the head or they run out of venom, all they can do is wriggle helplessly or try to escape. It's even worse for the arthropods since if you can see them coming all it would take is shoe or newspaper to take them out.

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* Most venomous snakes and bugs are these, many these. Many of them can seriously injure or even kill with a single bite/sting bite/sting. but with the snakes snakes, the second you grab the behind back the head or they run out of venom, all they can do is wriggle helplessly or try to escape. It's even worse for the arthropods arthropods, since if you can see them coming coming, all it would take is a shoe or a newspaper to take them out.out.
* The [[WeaponizedCar technical]], basically a four-wheel pickup truck with a weapon mounted in its bed. It's quite speedy and maneuverable, and thanks to its heavy weapons (which have historically included things like rocket pods, anti-aircraft cannons, and turrets from proper fighting vehicles), it can be a terror to even armored vehicles if it gets the drop on them. It also has the armor of, well... a pickup truck.
31st Mar '18 7:11:21 AM ScorpiusOB1
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* Japanese cruisers during WWII. They had excellent firepower, especially thanks to their long-range torpedoes already mentioned above. However, as happened during the Battle off Samar, a [[AttackItsWeakPoint lucky hit on the torpedo launchers]] could be enough to disable or even sink them.

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* Japanese cruisers during WWII. They had excellent firepower, especially thanks to their long-range torpedoes already mentioned above. However, as happened during the Battle off Samar, However even if they were not badly armored a [[AttackItsWeakPoint lucky hit on the torpedo launchers]] could be enough to disable or even sink them.them, as happened during the Battle off Samar.
31st Mar '18 7:06:44 AM ScorpiusOB1
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* Torpedo boats were essentially [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin small but inexpensive vessels armed with torpedoes]]. They have sometimes managed to sunk even vessels as heavy as battleships, they also were highly vulnerable to gunfire from larger ships.

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* Torpedo boats were essentially [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin small but inexpensive vessels armed with torpedoes]]. torpedoes]], and later on destroyers after the later took the role of the former. They have sometimes managed to sunk even vessels as heavy as battleships, they also were highly vulnerable to gunfire from larger ships.ships, especially WWII Japanese ones with their explosive "Long Lance" torpedoes.


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* Japanese cruisers during WWII. They had excellent firepower, especially thanks to their long-range torpedoes already mentioned above. However, as happened during the Battle off Samar, a [[AttackItsWeakPoint lucky hit on the torpedo launchers]] could be enough to disable or even sink them.
30th Mar '18 8:29:13 PM TheBigBopper
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* There was a period of time during The UsefulNotes/ColdWar when some tank designers believed that the growing power of anti-tank weapons would eventually make conventional heavy armour useless. To this end, France and West Germany began designing tanks with lighter armour to increase mobility, all the while maintaining their heavy guns.
28th Mar '18 9:58:56 AM ilaiho
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* Torpedo boats were essentially [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin small but inexpensive vessels armed with torpedoes]]. Theoretically capable of sinking larger warships, they in turn could be sunk by gunfire well before they could get in range.

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* Torpedo boats were essentially [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin small but inexpensive vessels armed with torpedoes]]. Theoretically capable of sinking larger warships, They have sometimes managed to sunk even vessels as heavy as battleships, they in turn could be sunk by also were highly vulnerable to gunfire well before they could get in range.from larger ships.
28th Mar '18 6:29:17 AM Freezer
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* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'': The Daxamites are an alien race related to the Kryptonians that share many of their powers under exposure to yellow sun. As such, Daxamites are capable the same potential of destruction as their counterparts (made even worse by the race tendency to be {{Absolute Xenophobe}}s and not refraining from minimizing damage around them), the difference is that their [[WeaksauceWeakness main weaknesses]] is exposure to lead, which is even deadlier than exposure to Kryptonite since Kryptonians recover quickly after being moved away from it - once lead is inside Daxamites' body, its not going away and it will slowly kill them. While they can be as strong as Superman, Daxamites can be easily brought down using just conventional firearms.
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