History Main / HighSpeedMissileDodge

12th May '16 10:27:09 AM StarSword
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* Attempted in ''Film/BehindEnemyLines''. [[SubvertedTrope It doesn't work.]]

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* Attempted in ''Film/BehindEnemyLines''. [[SubvertedTrope It doesn't work.]]''Film/BehindEnemyLines'' when Serbian troops fire two [=SAMs=] at Burnett and Stackhouse's F-18 after [[spoiler: they inadvertently spot the Serbs covering up a mass grave]]. They manage to evade one by tricking it into crashing with their dropped auxiliary fuel tanks, but the other one lands a near-miss and takes the plane down.


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* ''Film/TopGun'' has this happen a couple times during the climactic dogfight. Iceman dodges an air-to-air missile from one of the [=MiGs=], while Maverick snap-fires at a [=MiG=] chasing Ice without waiting for a lock and his shot goes wide.
25th Apr '16 6:30:46 PM REV6Pilot
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Compare with the WronskiFeint, which uses the local landscape as an accessory. The same skills used in dodging missiles are also handy for dodging {{laser|Hallway}}s. See also SmokeShield, where it's sometimes implied that although the missiles exploded, the character dodged while obscured from the camera. See also MisguidedMissile, where the missiles are led back to their launcher or into each other. On a smaller scale there's DodgeTheBullet, which is about, well ... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin dodging bullets]].

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May not work against a SuperPersistentMissile. Compare with the WronskiFeint, which uses the local landscape as an accessory. The same skills used in dodging missiles are also handy for dodging {{laser|Hallway}}s. See also SmokeShield, where it's sometimes implied that although the missiles exploded, the character dodged while obscured from the camera. See also MisguidedMissile, where the missiles are led back to their launcher or into each other. On a smaller scale there's DodgeTheBullet, which is about, well ... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin dodging bullets]].
22nd Apr '16 12:39:30 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', which gave us both MacrossMissileMassacre and {{Roboteching}}, also naturally features plenty of missile dodging.
22nd Apr '16 12:36:46 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** This became canonized somewhat in the official ''{{Anime/Robotech}}'' RPG by Palladium. According to the rules, it was possible to dodge volleys of up to three missiles, but never more than four, just because it never happened on the show.
*** Someone was obviously not paying attention. Max dodges a twenty-plus swarm from Miryia's FPA at least once. Of course, Max is the best pilot living to the point he's ''just that good.''
*** To be fair, that is the same chart used in every Palladium game with missiles. It was more a matter that Palladium didn't do their research.



*** They even comment on the proximity fuses of the missiles and wonder why they have not detonated as the YF-21 is dodging them. It seems the YF-21 is travelling too fast for the triggers to engage.

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*** They even comment on the proximity fuses of the missiles and wonder why they have not detonated as the YF-21 is dodging them. It seems the YF-21 is travelling traveling too fast for the triggers to engage.


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* According to the rules of the official ''{{Anime/Robotech}}'' RPG by Palladium, it is possible to dodge volleys of up to three missiles, but never more than four, allegedly because no one did it in the show; however, Max dodges a twenty-plus swarm from Miryia's FPA at least once in the actual show (of course, Max is the best pilot living to the point where it's explained as him being ''just that good'').
** To be fair, that is the same chart used in every Palladium game with missiles. It was more a matter that Palladium didn't do their research.
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20th Apr '16 5:02:55 PM StarSword
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* Captain Ramius in ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober'' pulls this off ''twice''. With a ''submarine''. Then the USS ''Dallas'' one-ups him after leading away the live torpedo tracking the ''Red October''.
** Ramius' {{Crowning Moment Of Awesome}} was the case where he ordered his sub to ''run head-first into an incoming torpedo'' to destroy it before its warhead had time to arm.
** In fact, the ''Red October'' never once fires a torpedo throughout the movie. Neither does the ''Dallas'', for that matter.



* Most submarine movies will have at least one scene of the heroes performing a last minute turn to escape an incoming torpedo. ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober'' accomplishes this by having the crew blow ballast so that they quickly rise vertically. In real life, submarines will attempt to turn to face the torpedo so that they present the smallest possible target while discharging countermeasures, or employ high-speed maneuvers that create agitated areas of water which reflect sonar. The lack of submarine-vs-submarine battles, at least when armed with homing torpedoes, means this tactic remains historically untested.

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* Most submarine movies will have at least one scene of the heroes performing a last minute turn to escape an incoming torpedo. ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober'' accomplishes this in two different scenes, once by having ''Red October'' reversing an engine to turn so tightly that the crew blow torpedo cannot compensate and hits an underwater canyon wall, and once by USS ''Dallas'' launching countermeasures and simultaneously blowing ballast so that they quickly rise vertically.vertically. Captain Ramius also once destroys a torpedo by closing the range before its safety measures switch off and arm the warhead, essentially {{ramming|AlwaysWorks}} it with his sub. In real life, submarines will attempt to turn to face the torpedo so that they present the smallest possible target while discharging countermeasures, or employ high-speed maneuvers that create agitated areas of water which reflect sonar. The lack of submarine-vs-submarine battles, at least when armed with homing torpedoes, means this tactic remains historically untested.



* Attempted by a Pinnace pilot in ''Literature/HonorHarrington: Flag in Exile''. Unfortunately, they still took a glancing blow from the missile, cutting the ship in half rather than simply disintegrating it.

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* Attempted by a Pinnace pilot in ''Literature/HonorHarrington: Flag in Exile''. Unfortunately, they still took a glancing blow from the missile, cutting the ship in half rather than simply disintegrating it. The pinnace crash-lands and most aboard and several people on the ground are killed. The MadeOfIron Honor survives.


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* A fairly common feature in the ''Literature/{{RCN}}'' novels. The matter/antimatter-fueled [[KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter kinetic impact missiles]] used in the series are guided until the point of burnout and extremely lethal when they hit: even the missiles from a corvette like ''Princess Cecile'' can do serious damage to large capital ships. Evading incoming fire is easier at long range than short since the missile cannot change course after burnout, but thanks to Einsteinian physics missiles are conversely more damaging after burnout (about .6''c'', assuming a straight-line course) than at closer range. The main purpose of plasma cannon is to either deflect or destroy incoming missiles that cannot be outright dodged.
1st Mar '16 2:13:49 AM StFan
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* Kagutsuchi of ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'' when attacking Artemis.

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* Kagutsuchi of ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'' ''Anime/MaiHime'' when attacking Artemis.
13th Dec '15 2:57:45 AM doulifee
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* In ''Comicbook/BuckDanny'' the titular hero, being an ace pilote performs this a lot. Even the admiral in one of the book realize it's buck flying, due to the unknow plane dodging two missiles in a row.
14th Nov '15 5:17:04 PM nombretomado
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** This became canonized somewhat in the official ''{{Robotech}}'' RPG by Palladium. According to the rules, it was possible to dodge volleys of up to three missiles, but never more than four, just because it never happened on the show.

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** This became canonized somewhat in the official ''{{Robotech}}'' ''{{Anime/Robotech}}'' RPG by Palladium. According to the rules, it was possible to dodge volleys of up to three missiles, but never more than four, just because it never happened on the show.
7th Nov '15 10:57:53 PM nombretomado
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* Episode 10 of ''RedVsBlue'' Season 8 brings forth [[spoiler:the return of Tex, who then delivers a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown to the Reds and Tucker. Simmons fires a heat-seaking missile to Tex, who ''outruns it'' and goes through a portal and runs right back to the "heroes", missile in tow. She clotheslines Sarge, Simmons and Tucker who were conveniently standing in single-file at the time... [[FridgeLogic for some reason...]] and she slides under Grif. She then leads the missile into a bunch of exploding barrels.]]

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* Episode 10 of ''RedVsBlue'' ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' Season 8 brings forth [[spoiler:the return of Tex, who then delivers a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown to the Reds and Tucker. Simmons fires a heat-seaking missile to Tex, who ''outruns it'' and goes through a portal and runs right back to the "heroes", missile in tow. She clotheslines Sarge, Simmons and Tucker who were conveniently standing in single-file at the time... [[FridgeLogic for some reason...]] and she slides under Grif. She then leads the missile into a bunch of exploding barrels.]]
9th Oct '15 5:09:42 PM Thunderchin
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* In ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'', Film/JamesBond is in a small jet in hostile territory and the enemy launches a surface to air missile at him. With the missile chasing him, Bond heads for the hangar where he was caught trying to destroy a plane. The commander realizes what he is about to attempt and orders the hangar doors closed. But it's too late, Bond successfully flies through the hangar just in time while the pursuing missile collides with the interior and destroys the hangar.

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* ''Film/JamesBond''
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In ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'', Film/JamesBond 007 is in a small jet in hostile territory and the enemy launches a surface to air missile at him. With the missile chasing him, Bond heads for the hangar where he was caught trying to destroy a plane. The commander realizes what he is about to attempt and orders the hangar doors closed. But it's too late, Bond successfully flies through the hangar just in time while the pursuing missile collides with the interior and destroys the hangar.hangar.
** ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' has Bond dodge one of Zao's missiles (and right his upside-down Aston) with a well-timed EjectionSeat.
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