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3rd Dec '16 8:18:41 AM Rmpdc
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15th Nov '16 10:28:40 PM Rmpdc
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24th Oct '16 4:44:12 PM StevieC
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** Nakajima B5N "Kate"

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** Nakajima B5N [=B5N=] "Kate"
24th Oct '16 4:43:28 PM StevieC
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** There's a good reason that the Wild Weasels adopted "[[FunWithAcronyms YGBSM]]" as their motto, for "[[YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe You Gotta Be Shittin' Me]]." Supposedly it was the first reaction from the first Wild Weasel pilot when he learned exactly what he was supposed to do. The two crewmembers had to trust each other so closely in order to survive these missions that it wasn't unheard of for a pilot and GIB to have a ''[[HoYay faux-wedding ceremony]]'' upon completing their training.

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** There's a good reason that the Wild Weasels adopted "[[FunWithAcronyms YGBSM]]" as their motto, for "[[YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe You Gotta Be Shittin' Me]]." Supposedly it was the first reaction from the first Wild Weasel pilot back-seater when he learned exactly what he was supposed to do.do, namely, ride in the back-seat of a plane being piloted by an especially foolhardy hotshot flyboy straight into the jaws of enemy anti-aircraft weaponry, to find and destroy said weaponry. The two crewmembers had to trust each other so closely in order to survive these missions that it wasn't unheard of for a pilot and GIB to have a ''[[HoYay faux-wedding ceremony]]'' upon completing their training.
27th Sep '16 12:01:48 AM Stealth
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* In ''Tabletopgame/BattleTech'' normally uses lone pilots for the signature [[HumongousMecha BattleMechs]], but heavy or assault class mechs such as the ''Atlas'' can be fitted with a secondary seat for a radio operator or command functionality. The advanced Cockpit Command Console was favored by many {{Front Line General}}s, but soon became LostTechnology during the Succession Wars as mechs equipped with them were [[StraightForTheCommander usually targeted first]]

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* In ''Tabletopgame/BattleTech'' ''Tabletopgame/BattleTech''
** The game
normally uses lone pilots for the signature [[HumongousMecha BattleMechs]], but heavy or assault class mechs such as the ''Atlas'' can be fitted with a secondary seat for a radio operator or command functionality. The advanced Cockpit Command Console was favored by many {{Front Line General}}s, but soon became LostTechnology during the Succession Wars as mechs equipped with them were [[StraightForTheCommander usually targeted first]]first]].
** There is also a slightly more common variant called the Dual Cockpit or Tandem Cockpit configuration, which is closer to this trope: two Mechwarriors occupy the expanded cockpit, where one is primarily focused on piloting and the other on gunnery. Together, they provide superior team performance, being able to hit targets more accurately and control the machine more efficiently. One pilot can also take over in the case that their partner is incapacitated or killed, but this reduces the machine's efficiency down below that of a normal single-pilot 'Mech.
10th Aug '16 1:52:24 PM StarTropes
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* In ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'', Picard and Data steal a ''Scorpion''-class fighter to escape from Shinzon's warlord. Picard flies while Data shoots.
9th Jul '16 11:43:45 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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Their position is useful for comedy, as they can throw up in particularly vicious manoeuvres. It also allows for a major sense of danger they can be hit in a fight and create a time-sensitive element to the mission. The position is also useful in general for giving the pilot somebody to talk to without necessarily needing another plane nearby, similar to cop shows where two cops always ride in a car together (even though the vast majority of police forces don't have enough manpower to put two cops to each car). They can also highlight the drama of fight scenes when enemies approach, the back guy races through the craft's combat analysis computer to identity them and [[OhCrap reacts with alarm]] as he realizes what they are taking on. The back guy can also be working the craft's operating maintenance systems to attempt to keep the craft operating even as the pilot is pushing the envelope trying to keep them from being shot down.

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Their position is useful for comedy, as they can throw up in particularly vicious manoeuvres.maneuvers. It also allows for a major sense of danger they can be hit in a fight and create a time-sensitive element to the mission. The position is also useful in general for giving the pilot somebody to talk to without necessarily needing another plane nearby, similar to cop shows where two cops always ride in a car together (even though the vast majority of police forces don't have enough manpower to put two cops to each car). They can also highlight the drama of fight scenes when enemies approach, the back guy races through the craft's combat analysis computer to identity them and [[OhCrap reacts with alarm]] as he realizes what they are taking on. The back guy can also be working the craft's operating maintenance systems to attempt to keep the craft operating even as the pilot is pushing the envelope trying to keep them from being shot down.


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** In ''Anime/Macross7'', Ray's VF-17T has been modified to include a passenger seat for his co-pilot/drummer Veffidas.
1st Jul '16 9:38:03 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** In ''Anime/MacrossDelta'', the VF-31 is primarily used as a single-pilot fighter, but has a second seat anyways.

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** In ''Anime/MacrossDelta'', the VF-31 is primarily used as a single-pilot fighter, but has a second seat anyways.anyways (useful for carrying the members of [[GirlGroup Walkure]] around).
1st Jul '16 9:37:24 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Anime/MacrossZero'' featured F-14s, and the VF-0 apparently also had a RIO position, unlike its descendant VF-1. The VF-1 does have a two-seat trainer variant that is apparently used for impromptu flying dates with idol singers.
** Probably a training variant (common with real-world fighters).
** It's kinda zigzagged throughout ''Macross''. In ''Anime/MacrossZero'', the VF-0A and VF-0S (used by Roy) are single seat swing-wing fighters, while the VF-0D (used by Shinn) is a delta wing tandem seater. In ''Macross'', the VF-1D is a two seat trainer. In ''Anime/MacrossPlus'', while Isamu usually flies the YF-19 as a single seater, it does carry space in the cockpit for a RIO, which is where Jann tagged along (and the RIO can be ejected independently of the pilot). Finally, in ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', while the VF-25 is primarily a single-seater fighter, it's shown to have enough space in the cockpit for one passenger, and presumably can be configured for a RIO if need be.

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* ''Anime/MacrossZero'' featured F-14s, and Kind of zigzagged throughout ''Anime/{{Macross}}'':
** In ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'',
the VF-0 apparently also had VF-1D is a RIO position, unlike its descendant VF-1. The VF-1 does have a two-seat two seat trainer variant that is apparently used (perfect for impromptu flying dates with idol singers.
singers).
** Probably a training variant (common with real-world fighters).
** It's kinda zigzagged throughout ''Macross''.
In ''Anime/MacrossZero'', the VF-0A and VF-0S (used by Roy) are single seat swing-wing fighters, while the VF-0D (used by Shinn) is a delta wing delta-wing tandem seater. In ''Macross'', the VF-1D is a two seat trainer. The series also features your standard two-seat [=F-14=].
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In ''Anime/MacrossPlus'', while Isamu usually flies the YF-19 as a single seater, it does carry space in the cockpit for a RIO, which is where Jann tagged along (and the RIO can be ejected independently of the pilot). Finally, in pilot).
** In
''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', while the VF-25 is primarily a single-seater fighter, it's shown to have enough space in the cockpit for one passenger, and presumably can be configured for a RIO if need be.be.
** In ''Anime/MacrossDelta'', the VF-31 is primarily used as a single-pilot fighter, but has a second seat anyways.
30th Jun '16 7:45:37 PM nombretomado
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* {{Bionicle}}: In the first Mata Nui Online Game, you play as a Second for a Kewa (really big bird) pilot during the Le-Koro level. Your job is to shoot down enemy Nui-Rama (giant flies).

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* {{Bionicle}}: Toys/{{Bionicle}}: In the first Mata Nui Online Game, you play as a Second for a Kewa (really big bird) pilot during the Le-Koro level. Your job is to shoot down enemy Nui-Rama (giant flies).
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