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14th Mar '18 5:32:12 PM Rmpdc
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** SBD Dauntless

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** SBD DauntlessDauntless, as shown on the page image


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* In the "Black Cats" level of ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyWorldAtWar'', the [[RealLife/CoolPlane PBY Catalina]] "Mantaray" has Locke (the PlayerCharacter), Laughlin, and Landry, who are the gunners and CommunicationsOfficer, respectively.
11th Feb '18 1:25:45 PM StarSword
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* ''Literature/TheFourHorsemenUniverse'': Tortantula mercs often partner up with Flatar mercs, presenting the amusing image of a GiantSpider with a one-foot chipmunk riding on its back in a saddle. Not so amusing when you're on the receiving end of the Flatar's guns. Out of combat, the Flatar often helps the LiteralMinded Tortantula navigate social interactions with species that can lie and speak metaphorically.


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12th Jan '18 9:20:30 AM Linda58
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** Luke Skywalker's gunner Dack Ralter is hit during the battle of Hoth at the beginning of ''Franchise/StarWars'' Episode V, resulting in the snowspeeder they were using becoming functionally useless against the attacking [=AT-ATs=] and him having to land (of course, the smoke trailing out of it from the shot that killed Dack might have had something to do with it).

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** In ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', the snowspeeder's gunner is in the back. Luke Skywalker's gunner Dack Ralter is hit killed early on during the battle Battle of Hoth at Hoth, meaning all Luke can now do is fly around and give the beginning of ''Franchise/StarWars'' Episode V, resulting in the snowspeeder they were using becoming functionally useless against the attacking [=AT-ATs=] and him having to land (of course, the smoke trailing out of it from the shot that killed Dack might have had Imperial Walkers something else to do with it).shoot at. Eventually Luke is also shot down, but he lives.
11th Dec '17 1:42:13 PM AgProv
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* In the WW1 air combat novels of Creator/DerekRobinson, the roles are reversed as the pilot sits behind the air gunner in the barely airworthy FE biplane. In the novel ''War Story'', the "man in front" is navigator and air gunner Paxman, a newbie to the squadron who is paired with an Australian pilot who delights in pricking the new boy's pomposity and pretentions. The two don't so much exchange banter as punches in mid-air, such is their mutual animosity.
23rd Aug '17 11:23:46 AM AkiTendo
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* Flying the SR-71 Blackbird was a full time job onto itself, so the plane had an officer to run pretty much everything else, including the radio. This is touched on in a humorous story [[http://oppositelock.kinja.com/favorite-sr-71-story-1079127041 excerpted here]].
14th Jun '17 4:29:47 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.

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* In ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'', Picard and Data steal a ''Scorpion''-class fighter to escape from Shinzon's warlord.warship. Picard flies while Data shoots.
28th Apr '17 5:04:47 AM StarTropes
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* In ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', Indy and his dad steal a German fighter from a zeppelin. Indy flies while his dad shoots at their attackers--and [[EpicFail accidentally shoots off their own tail]].
--> '''Indy:''' Dad! Were we hit?\\
'''Henry, Sr.:''' More or less. Son, I'm sorry. They got us.
26th Apr '17 3:08:46 PM fdsa1234567890
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* Amusingly, ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' features the same R2 units as normal, but they actually sit in front of the pilots seat. This was to allow a proper R2 unit to fit into the space, as they otherwise don't actually physically fit in the version used in Attack of the Clones.
6th Apr '17 10:05:27 AM Willbyr
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* The combined ''{{Vandread}}'' fighters, with the comedic/fanservice twist that they mostly lack second seats. When Hibiki's Vanguard merges with Meia's Dread, he becomes the "Guy In Lap". With Dita it's reversed. Jura remembers to bring a chair.

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* The combined ''{{Vandread}}'' ''Anime/{{Vandread}}'' fighters, with the comedic/fanservice twist that they mostly lack second seats. When Hibiki's Vanguard merges with Meia's Dread, he becomes the "Guy In Lap". With Dita it's reversed. Jura remembers to bring a chair.
8th Mar '17 5:59:31 PM SSJMagus
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* Legendary AcePilot Manfred von Richthofen, the RedBaron, started his flying career as an observer in a 2-seat recon plane. He's believed to have scored a gunnery kill in that role, though as the enemy plane went down in French territory the kill was unconfirmed.
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