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* ''Durandal'' gets the medal for her appearance to save ''Elsa'' from Gnosis in ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}''. ''Episode 1'' goes one better with a heavily-armed mobile ''space colony'', appearing to similarly relieve the Durandal and the colony it is docked with.
* In ''Anime/TransformersArmada'', the Decepticons decide to call in Tidal Wave as backup. Tidal Wave happens to be a gunship.
** In the sense that he's [[MilitaryMashupMachine a Flying Aircraft Carrier with Guns]].
* Mildly subverted in the last episode of ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', where [[spoiler: a Vajra "[[OrganicTechnology gunship]]" is about to blast its WaveMotionGun point-blank into the Battle Frontier's bridge, only to have the Macross Quarter --a ship ''much'' smaller than Frontier-- skewer the Vajra with its own main cannon while coming out of Fold space]].
* In the flashback of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', the armada of the three major powers in the MagicWorld arrives to stop the end-of-the-world spell, as Nagi defeated the BigBad one second too late.
** In chapter 274, Paru uses her ship for this, complete with Sayo manning a {{Magitek}} [[GatlingGood minigun]]. [[spoiler:It doesn't make much difference, though, since [[ActionGirl Kaede and Setsuna]] can handle the {{Mooks}}, and Paru hadn't anticipated the enemy cruisers and [[SummonMagic summoned]] EldritchAbomination.]]
** Chachamaru's [[KillSat Artifact]] was introduced this way.
* The arrival of the [[spoiler:Moby Dick, Whitebeard's personal flagship]] early in the Marineford arc of ''Manga/OnePiece''. The shocker is that it came [[spoiler: from underwater taking the entire Marine force at Maineford by surprise!]]
** And then one-upped 15 chapters later, [[spoiler:when a black replica of Moby Dick arrives in the same way as its predecessor, to save the Whitebeard pirates who survived Admiral Akainu's destruction of their entire fleet's vessels.]]
* ''[[Anime/GaoGaiGar The King of Braves GaoGaiGar Final]]'', ep. 7. Palparepa: "Pathetic God of Destruction...what can you do alone against us?" Off-screen Taiga: "He is ''not'' alone!" Turn camera to the Division Fleet and cue Taiga's greatest speech ''ever''.
** Even earlier in the series, during the final battle with the Machine Kings. Volfogg's getting trashed rather badly by Penchinon, then gets saved by the Multi-Dimensional Intelligence Submarine going on a kamikaze strike to Volfogg's 3rd theme. Topped off by Penchinon's attempt to absorb it proving to be a ''very'' bad idea as its fusion reactor explodes.
** Inadvertently invoked by Soldato J and the J-Ark on their debut a few episodes later. While defeating the Primevals ''was'' intentional, saving [=GaoGaiGar=] in the process...not so much.



* At the end of ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'''s first season, Saito shows up in a WWII-era fighter plane, turning the battle and [[spoiler:giving up his chance to go home.]]

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* At In episode 5 of ''LightNovel/BodaciousSpacePirates'', the end of ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'''s first season, Saito shows up in a WWII-era fighter plane, turning Odette II is being fired upon by the battle Lightning 11 using optical sights (since the crew had hacked their computer beforehand). The main character, Marika, aboard the Odette II, uses an ImprovisedWeapon in the form of aiming their solar sails to blind the Lightning 11's gunners. Shortly afterwards, the Bentenmaru and [[spoiler:giving the Barbaroosa, along with several military ships show up his chance to go home.]]assist them.



* There was a ''Toad'' Rescue moment in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. During the invasion of Konoha, a giant three-headed snake was devastating a large region of Konoha, having already breached the defensive wall to allow the invasion force inside. As the Konoha ninja are fighting a losing battle against it a giant toad summon falls from the sky, wiping out the snake summon and turning the tide.
* ''Anime/HaloLegends'':
** In ''The Package'', when the Master Chief and Dr. Halsey are escaping from dozens of Seraphs, the ONI stealth ship ''PRO-49776'' comes to their rescue by blowing up all their remaining pursuers in seconds.
** Brutally subverted in ''Homecoming''; the Pelican gunship coming in to rescue Daisy and company is itself destroyed.



* ''[[Anime/GaoGaiGar The King of Braves GaoGaiGar Final]]'', ep. 7. Palparepa: "Pathetic God of Destruction...what can you do alone against us?" Off-screen Taiga: "He is ''not'' alone!" Turn camera to the Division Fleet and cue Taiga's greatest speech ''ever''.
** Even earlier in the series, during the final battle with the Machine Kings. Volfogg's getting trashed rather badly by Penchinon, then gets saved by the Multi-Dimensional Intelligence Submarine going on a kamikaze strike to Volfogg's 3rd theme. Topped off by Penchinon's attempt to absorb it proving to be a ''very'' bad idea as its fusion reactor explodes.
** Inadvertently invoked by Soldato J and the J-Ark on their debut a few episodes later. While defeating the Primevals ''was'' intentional, saving [=GaoGaiGar=] in the process...not so much.
* ''Anime/HaloLegends'':
** In ''The Package'', when the Master Chief and Dr. Halsey are escaping from dozens of Seraphs, the ONI stealth ship ''PRO-49776'' comes to their rescue by blowing up all their remaining pursuers in seconds.
** Brutally subverted in ''Homecoming''; the Pelican gunship coming in to rescue Daisy and company is itself destroyed.



* In episode 5 of ''LightNovel/BodaciousSpacePirates'', the Odette II is being fired upon by the Lightning 11 using optical sights (since the crew had hacked their computer beforehand). The main character, Marika, aboard the Odette II, uses an ImprovisedWeapon in the form of aiming their solar sails to blind the Lightning 11's gunners. Shortly afterwards, the Bentenmaru and the Barbaroosa, along with several military ships show up to assist them.

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* There was a ''Toad'' Rescue moment in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. During the invasion of Konoha, a giant three-headed snake was devastating a large region of Konoha, having already breached the defensive wall to allow the invasion force inside. As the Konoha ninja are fighting a losing battle against it a giant toad summon falls from the sky, wiping out the snake summon and turning the tide.
* In ''Anime/MacrossDelta'', the heroes' [[TransformigMecha Variable Fighters]] appear just in time to save them.
* Mildly subverted in the last
episode 5 of ''LightNovel/BodaciousSpacePirates'', ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', where [[spoiler: a Vajra "[[OrganicTechnology gunship]]" is about to blast its WaveMotionGun point-blank into the Odette II is being fired upon by Battle Frontier's bridge, only to have the Lightning 11 using optical sights (since Macross Quarter --a ship ''much'' smaller than Frontier-- skewer the crew had hacked their computer beforehand). The Vajra with its own main character, Marika, aboard cannon while coming out of Fold space]].
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the Odette II, uses an ImprovisedWeapon flashback of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', the armada of the three major powers in the form MagicWorld arrives to stop the end-of-the-world spell, as Nagi defeated the BigBad one second too late.
** In chapter 274, Paru uses her ship for this, complete with Sayo manning a {{Magitek}} [[GatlingGood minigun]]. [[spoiler:It doesn't make much difference, though, since [[ActionGirl Kaede and Setsuna]] can handle the {{Mooks}}, and Paru hadn't anticipated the enemy cruisers and [[SummonMagic summoned]] EldritchAbomination.]]
** Chachamaru's [[KillSat Artifact]] was introduced this way.
* The arrival
of aiming the [[spoiler:Moby Dick, Whitebeard's personal flagship]] early in the Marineford arc of ''Manga/OnePiece''. The shocker is that it came [[spoiler: from underwater taking the entire Marine force at Maineford by surprise!]]
** And then one-upped 15 chapters later, [[spoiler:when a black replica of Moby Dick arrives in the same way as its predecessor, to save the Whitebeard pirates who survived Admiral Akainu's destruction of
their solar sails to blind the Lightning 11's gunners. Shortly afterwards, the Bentenmaru and the Barbaroosa, along with several military ships show up to assist them.entire fleet's vessels.]]


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* At the end of ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'''s first season, Saito shows up in a WWII-era fighter plane, turning the battle and [[spoiler:giving up his chance to go home.]]
* In ''Anime/TransformersArmada'', the Decepticons decide to call in Tidal Wave as a backup. Tidal Wave happens to be a gunship.
** In the sense that he's [[MilitaryMashupMachine a Flying Aircraft Carrier with Guns]].
* ''Durandal'' gets the medal for her appearance to save ''Elsa'' from Gnosis in ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}''. ''Episode 1'' goes one better with a heavily-armed mobile ''space colony'', appearing to similarly relieve the Durandal and the colony it is docked with.
1st Sep '16 12:43:07 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''StarCraft''

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** There is also a Gunship Rescue in ''CallOfDuty2''. Dog Company has to hold Hill 400 against an overwhelming amount of German infantry, supported by tanks and half-tracks. After doing this for several minutes, a flight of P-51 Mustangs will finally come to the Rangers' rescue, forcing the German troops to break off their attack.

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** There is also a Gunship Rescue in ''CallOfDuty2''.''VideoGame/CallOfDuty2''. Dog Company has to hold Hill 400 against an overwhelming amount of German infantry, supported by tanks and half-tracks. After doing this for several minutes, a flight of P-51 Mustangs will finally come to the Rangers' rescue, forcing the German troops to break off their attack.



* ''{{Freelancer}}'' has many of these. In one instance you and Juni [[spoiler: are cornered by ''half the Liberty Navy'' as wanted criminals, and you're outgunned so badly it's not even funny. Just when things are at their bleakest, Captain Marcus Walker charges to the rescue in his cruiser, blowing away a ''battleship'' with its WaveMotionGun, buying you and Juni precious time to escape.]]

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* ''{{Freelancer}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Freelancer}}'' has many of these. In one instance you and Juni [[spoiler: are cornered by ''half the Liberty Navy'' as wanted criminals, and you're outgunned so badly it's not even funny. Just when things are at their bleakest, Captain Marcus Walker charges to the rescue in his cruiser, blowing away a ''battleship'' with its WaveMotionGun, buying you and Juni precious time to escape.]]



* In ''[[GhostRecon Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter]]'', Captain Mitchell (the player) is given the chance to direct gunships at armored targets at various point in the game. However, there is a deliberate invocation of the trope in the infamous Plaza del Angel mission: after the US Embassy has been blown up by insurgents, the Ghost squad must protect the dignitaries --and the "football"-- from a sheer ''onslaught'' of enemy forces. These start as endless on-foot infantry... then a couple of jeeps... then an [=APV=]... Then you see a ''tank'' just a few blocks away, and all of a sudden the ruins of the embassy are demolished by cannon fire... Then you hear the roar of helicopter blades and the tank ''disintegrates'' as a US gunship descends from ''[[TheCavalry freaking nowhere]]'', giving Mitchell and his squad the chance to evacuate on a Blackhawk, providing a glorious finish to [[NintendoHard the most intense firefight]] in the entire game.

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* In ''[[GhostRecon ''[[VideoGame/GhostRecon Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter]]'', Captain Mitchell (the player) is given the chance to direct gunships at armored targets at various point in the game. However, there is a deliberate invocation of the trope in the infamous Plaza del Angel mission: after the US Embassy has been blown up by insurgents, the Ghost squad must protect the dignitaries --and the "football"-- from a sheer ''onslaught'' of enemy forces. These start as endless on-foot infantry... then a couple of jeeps... then an [=APV=]... Then you see a ''tank'' just a few blocks away, and all of a sudden the ruins of the embassy are demolished by cannon fire... Then you hear the roar of helicopter blades and the tank ''disintegrates'' as a US gunship descends from ''[[TheCavalry freaking nowhere]]'', giving Mitchell and his squad the chance to evacuate on a Blackhawk, providing a glorious finish to [[NintendoHard the most intense firefight]] in the entire game.



* ''[[CrisisCore Cirisis Core: Final Fantasy VII]]'' has the Air Strike LimitBreak invoked by lining up Tseng's image in the DMW slots. He flies in on a helicopter, shoots up your enemies, then launches some rockets/missiles. Unfortunately, it doesn't ignore enemy Vitality.

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* ''[[CrisisCore ''[[VideoGame/CrisisCore Cirisis Core: Final Fantasy VII]]'' has the Air Strike LimitBreak invoked by lining up Tseng's image in the DMW slots. He flies in on a helicopter, shoots up your enemies, then launches some rockets/missiles. Unfortunately, it doesn't ignore enemy Vitality.



* In ''WorldInConflict'', the heavy attack helicopters. Their only purpose in the game is dishing out DeathFromAbove to everything that moves and has wrong colors on it, meaning that in any given multiplayer match, the Heavy Air players will end up pulling off Gunship Rescues repeatedly. Is it any surprise that the SeparateButIdentical heavy chopper models of the Soviets and the U.S. are Mi-24 Hind and AH-64 Apache? The Tactical Aids can be this, if applied correctly, particularly the Heavy Air Support.

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* In ''WorldInConflict'', ''VideoGame/WorldInConflict'', the heavy attack helicopters. Their only purpose in the game is dishing out DeathFromAbove to everything that moves and has wrong colors on it, meaning that in any given multiplayer match, the Heavy Air players will end up pulling off Gunship Rescues repeatedly. Is it any surprise that the SeparateButIdentical heavy chopper models of the Soviets and the U.S. are Mi-24 Hind and AH-64 Apache? The Tactical Aids can be this, if applied correctly, particularly the Heavy Air Support.



* Happens a lot in ''OperationFlashpoint'' and ''{{ARMA}}'' missions, due to the inherent power of helicopter gunships against tanks and infantry. In a rare example of this being used against the good guys, the climax of one mission in the Resistance expansion has your guerrilla group abandon the armored vehicles you captured in the previous mission and flee into the woods when you come under attack by Soviet Mi-24 attack helicopters.
* You are the Gunship Rescue several times throughout the AceCombat series. The fourth installment's Operation Bunker Shot plays this twice in the same mission. The first is you doing this for the amphibious assault forces; the second was the Eruseans attempting this at the end of the mission with their flight of A-10s showing up.

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* Happens a lot in ''OperationFlashpoint'' ''VideoGame/OperationFlashpoint'' and ''{{ARMA}}'' ''VideoGame/{{ARMA}}'' missions, due to the inherent power of helicopter gunships against tanks and infantry. In a rare example of this being used against the good guys, the climax of one mission in the Resistance expansion has your guerrilla group abandon the armored vehicles you captured in the previous mission and flee into the woods when you come under attack by Soviet Mi-24 attack helicopters.
* You are the Gunship Rescue several times throughout the AceCombat ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' series. The fourth installment's Operation Bunker Shot plays this twice in the same mission. The first is you doing this for the amphibious assault forces; the second was the Eruseans attempting this at the end of the mission with their flight of A-10s showing up.



* Whether you choose the "Deal" or "Revenge" path in VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV, the final battle leads to a pretty much unwinnable chase. It's either Niko in boat vs. badguy on helicopter, or Niko on dirt bike vs. badguy in boat. Until Little Jacob swoops down in an aptly-named Annihilator helicopter to give you a lift and provide supporting fire.

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* Whether you choose the "Deal" or "Revenge" path in VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV, ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'', the final battle leads to a pretty much unwinnable chase. It's either Niko in boat vs. badguy on helicopter, or Niko on dirt bike vs. badguy in boat. Until Little Jacob swoops down in an aptly-named Annihilator helicopter to give you a lift and provide supporting fire.



* The climax of ''AMiracleOfScience'', though it was fairly obviously coming. In a bit of a twist, however, the gunship fleet only guarantees everyone's physical safety, and the main character still risks his life to SaveTheVillain (or rather, the villain's sanity).
* In the "Dead Dogs" arc of ''SkinHorse'', the team and [[TalkingAnimal Sweetheart's]] pack are facing off against a horde of werewolves. Sweetheart is in the middle of her RousingSpeech when [[BlackHelicopter Nick]], who'd been left behind at the pack's base, shows up with massive reinforcements.

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* The climax of ''AMiracleOfScience'', ''Webcomic/AMiracleOfScience'', though it was fairly obviously coming. In a bit of a twist, however, the gunship fleet only guarantees everyone's physical safety, and the main character still risks his life to SaveTheVillain (or rather, the villain's sanity).
* In the "Dead Dogs" arc of ''SkinHorse'', ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'', the team and [[TalkingAnimal Sweetheart's]] pack are facing off against a horde of werewolves. Sweetheart is in the middle of her RousingSpeech when [[BlackHelicopter Nick]], who'd been left behind at the pack's base, shows up with massive reinforcements.
28th Aug '16 3:26:50 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''Film/StarTrek'': [[spoiler:Alternate Spock is headed into a massive missile barrage in Spock Prime's little ship, with the computer warning him that the black-hole-creating-stuff in the back will ignite if they're hit. Cue the "Jump-out-of-warp" noise, and the ''Enterprise'' blasts into the scene with all guns blazing furiously, picking off every missile. Oh, and they beam Spock out of the little ship and Kirk and Pike off of the bigger one about to be rammed.]] BigDamnHeroes ''and'' Gunship Rescue moment for the ''Enterprise'' and her crew, set to [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome an epic, ''epic'' soundtrack.]]

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** ''Film/StarTrek'': [[spoiler:Alternate Spock is headed into a massive missile barrage in Spock Prime's little ship, with the computer warning him that the black-hole-creating-stuff in the back will ignite if they're hit. Cue the "Jump-out-of-warp" noise, and the ''Enterprise'' blasts into the scene with all guns blazing furiously, picking off every missile. Oh, and they beam Spock out of the little ship and Kirk and Pike off of the bigger one about to be rammed.]] BigDamnHeroes ''and'' Gunship Rescue moment for the ''Enterprise'' and her crew, set to [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome an epic, ''epic'' soundtrack.]]



*** And who could forget [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5y8pJLYl44 this]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome scene?]] Admittedly, it's more {{Subverted}} than not, but hey, [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome music.]]

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*** And who could forget [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5y8pJLYl44 this]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome scene?]] scene? Admittedly, it's more {{Subverted}} than not, but hey, [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome music.]]



* The beginning of Season 3 ("Volume 2") of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'' has a custom-painted gunship save some Jedi from General Grievous just in the nick of time, in a move almost as cool as Grievous hunting them down in the first place. In the ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' episode [[spoiler: "Landing at Point Rain", the clone troopers under Obi-Wan Kenobi are falling back and an injured Obi-Wan lights his saber for their LastStand... and a squadron of Y-Wings arrive to take out the incoming droids and bugs. One of the few [[CrowningMomentofAwesome crowning moments]] given to the Y-Wing bomber.]]

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* The beginning of Season 3 ("Volume 2") of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'' has a custom-painted gunship save some Jedi from General Grievous just in the nick of time, in a move almost as cool as Grievous hunting them down in the first place. In the ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' episode [[spoiler: "Landing at Point Rain", the clone troopers under Obi-Wan Kenobi are falling back and an injured Obi-Wan lights his saber for their LastStand... and a squadron of Y-Wings arrive to take out the incoming droids and bugs. One of the few [[CrowningMomentofAwesome crowning moments]] moments given to the Y-Wing bomber.]]
28th Aug '16 3:25:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' has this for the climatic scene where Stoik and his forces are fighting a hopeless battle against [[spoiler:the Red Death Dragon]], and suddenly Hiccup and swoop in and give the Vikings one thing they never had before in battle, ''air support''.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAndMisterFreezeSubZero'': Batman and Robin do this with Batwing to save Barbara Gordon.
* ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe2'':Towards the end of the movie, Gru and two minions are rescued from a bunch of evil minions from a rooftop by a VTOL plane. Visually the scene is held close to the well known examples of this trope, but instead of lasers or machine guns the plane uses jelly-miniguns to distribute a cure.
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* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' has this for the climatic scene where Stoik and his forces are fighting a hopeless battle against [[spoiler:the Red Death Dragon]], and suddenly Hiccup and swoop in and give the Vikings one thing they never had before in battle, ''air support''.



* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAndMisterFreezeSubZero'', Batman and Robin do this with Batwing to save Barbara Gordon.



* ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe2'':Towards the end of the movie, Gru and two minions are rescued from a bunch of evil minions from a rooftop by a VTOL plane. Visually the scene is held close to the well known examples of this trope, but instead of lasers or machine guns the plane uses jelly-miniguns to distribute a cure.
28th Aug '16 3:24:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* Reports are that the Libyan rebels in the 2011 civil war, being forced to retreat under fire from government forces, regarded the sudden arrival of [[GaulsWithGrenades French air support]] as this. To make it even more dramatic, one commander even said that he had thought that the UN resolution authorizing force had been forgotten and that they really had been abandoned.

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* Reports are that the Libyan rebels in the 2011 civil war, being forced to retreat under fire from government forces, regarded the sudden arrival of [[GaulsWithGrenades [[UsefulNotes/GaulsWithGrenades French air support]] as this. To make it even more dramatic, one commander even said that he had thought that the UN resolution authorizing force had been forgotten and that they really had been abandoned.
11th Aug '16 7:47:56 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga The Vor Game]]'', the heroes are hopelessly outnumbered when the commander says, "Whatinhell's that? It's too big to be that fast. It's too fast to be that big." It's the gunship rescue, is what it is.

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* In Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga The Vor Game]]'', ''Literature/TheVorGame'', the heroes are hopelessly outnumbered when the commander says, "Whatinhell's that? It's too big to be that fast. It's too fast to be that big." It's the gunship rescue, is what it is.
6th Aug '16 11:07:40 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** In the ''VideoGame/HaloWars 2'' beta, Captain Cutter could call in a squadron of 4 Pelican gunships that circle an area, [[StuffBlowingUp obliterating all enemies with]] [[MacrossMissileMassacre volley after volley of guided missiles]], paired with [[GatlingGood withering rakes of fire from]] [[MoreDakka 8 gatling guns]].

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** In the ''VideoGame/HaloWars 2'' ''VideoGame/HaloWars2'' beta, Captain Cutter could call in a squadron of 4 Pelican gunships that circle an area, [[StuffBlowingUp obliterating all enemies with]] [[MacrossMissileMassacre volley after volley of guided missiles]], paired with [[GatlingGood withering rakes of fire from]] [[MoreDakka 8 gatling guns]].
24th Jul '16 5:45:00 PM nombretomado
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* Arguably, any RTS where you can call in an air attack to bail out your ground forces can count. ''CompanyOfHeroes'''s Strafing Runs from Airborne Company P-47s have been known to turn the tide of many a game. In the expansion pack, the Panzer Elite can request Henschel close air support aircraft for a similar purpose. The Soviets in the ''Eastern Front'' fan-made expansion take it UpToEleven in typical Russian style by calling in an entire squadron of Il-2 Sturmoviks. Nothing says "Gunship Rescue" like watching Panther and Tiger tanks disintegrate under a storm of [[MacrossMissileMassacre aerial rockets.]]

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* Arguably, any RTS where you can call in an air attack to bail out your ground forces can count. ''CompanyOfHeroes'''s ''VideoGame/CompanyOfHeroes'''s Strafing Runs from Airborne Company P-47s have been known to turn the tide of many a game. In the expansion pack, the Panzer Elite can request Henschel close air support aircraft for a similar purpose. The Soviets in the ''Eastern Front'' fan-made expansion take it UpToEleven in typical Russian style by calling in an entire squadron of Il-2 Sturmoviks. Nothing says "Gunship Rescue" like watching Panther and Tiger tanks disintegrate under a storm of [[MacrossMissileMassacre aerial rockets.]]
21st Jul '16 7:57:04 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In the anime ''Anime/HaloLegends'', when the Master Chief and Dr. Halsey are escaping from dozens of Seraphs, the ONI stealth ship ''PRO-49776'' comes to their rescue by blowing up all their remaining pursuers in seconds.

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* ''Anime/HaloLegends'':
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In the anime ''Anime/HaloLegends'', ''The Package'', when the Master Chief and Dr. Halsey are escaping from dozens of Seraphs, the ONI stealth ship ''PRO-49776'' comes to their rescue by blowing up all their remaining pursuers in seconds.seconds.
** Brutally subverted in ''Homecoming''; the Pelican gunship coming in to rescue Daisy and company is itself destroyed.



* ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' had a Pelican come in to take out Covenant ships that are giving you trouble. Subverted later, they see thousands of sentinel drones rising in the air and Sergeant Johnson prepares to engage them with the turret on the Pelican, but Guilty Spark alerts them that he is in control and they are to slow down the Covenant forces.
** A [[TheCavalry cavalry]] version happens earlier when the ''Shadow of Intent'' arrives and Elites start dropping into to help you against the Flood, showing that they have switched sides.
** And who could forget [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5y8pJLYl44 this]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome scene?]] Admittedly, it's more {{Subverted}} than not, but hey, [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome music.]]
** A variant of it happens in ''Halo 2''. The Master Chief [[RidingTheBomb rides a bomb]] into a Covenant Supercarrier destroying it. Unfortunately, he is now plummeting to Earth. Fortunately, Miranda Keyes maneuvers her frigate to "catch" him.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' had a Pelican come in to take out Covenant ships that are giving you trouble. Subverted later, they see later; when thousands of sentinel Sentinel drones are rising in the air and Sergeant Johnson prepares is preparing to engage them with the turret on the Pelican, but Guilty Spark alerts the good guys that the Sentinels are on their side, and are ready to help them that he is in control and they are to slow down the against Covenant forces.
** *** A [[TheCavalry cavalry]] version happens earlier when the ''Shadow of Intent'' arrives and Elites start dropping into to help you against the Flood, showing that they have switched sides.
** *** And who could forget [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5y8pJLYl44 this]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome scene?]] Admittedly, it's more {{Subverted}} than not, but hey, [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome music.]]
** A variant of it happens in ''Halo 2''. ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}''. The Master Chief [[RidingTheBomb rides a bomb]] into a Covenant Supercarrier Assault Carrier, destroying it. Unfortunately, he is now plummeting to Earth. Fortunately, Miranda Keyes maneuvers her frigate to "catch" him.



** In the HaloWars 2 beta, Captain Cutter could call in a squadron of 4 Pelican gunships that circle an area, [[StuffBlowingUp obliterating all enemies with]] [[MacrossMissileMassacre volley after volley of guided missiles]], paired with [[GatlingGood withering rakes of fire from]] [[MoreDakka 8 gatling guns]].

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** In the HaloWars 2 ''VideoGame/HaloWars 2'' beta, Captain Cutter could call in a squadron of 4 Pelican gunships that circle an area, [[StuffBlowingUp obliterating all enemies with]] [[MacrossMissileMassacre volley after volley of guided missiles]], paired with [[GatlingGood withering rakes of fire from]] [[MoreDakka 8 gatling guns]].
1st Jul '16 11:34:02 AM DeltaDart
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** In the HaloWars 2 beta, Captain Cutter could call in a squadron of 4 Pelican gunships that circle an area, [[StuffBlowingUp obliterating all enemies with]] [[MacrossMissileMassacre volley after volley of guided missiles]], paired with [[GatlingGood withering rakes of fire from]] [[MoreDakka 8 gatling guns]].
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