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9th Apr '18 8:39:19 PM Stealth
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* This is core game mechanic in ''VideoGame/BomberCrew'' is choosing which of your various brave, foolhardy crew will have to climb out onto the wing of your damaged bomber to repair a damaged engine or rush to extinguish a fire in the ammunition locker before you're all blown up. On top of that, there is a very real risk of your crewman saving the plane but dying from exposure, enemy gunfire, exploding equipment/ammo, or simply being swept off the wing and into the night.

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* This is A core game mechanic in ''VideoGame/BomberCrew'' is choosing which of your various brave, foolhardy crew will have to climb out onto the wing of your damaged bomber to repair a damaged engine or rush to extinguish a fire in the ammunition locker before you're all blown up. On top of that, there is a very real risk of your crewman saving the plane but dying from exposure, enemy gunfire, exploding equipment/ammo, or simply being swept off the wing and into the night.
9th Apr '18 8:39:00 PM Stealth
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* This is core game mechanic in ''VideoGame/BomberCrew'' is choosing which of your various brave, foolhardy crew will have to climb out onto the wing of your damaged bomber to repair a damaged engine or rush to extinguish a fire in the ammunition locker before you're all blown up. On top of that, there is a very real risk of your crewman saving the plane but dying from exposure, enemy gunfire, exploding equipment/ammo, or simply being swept off the wing and into the night.
6th Mar '18 2:46:37 PM marcoasalazarm
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* ''Film/TheFlightOfThePhoenix2004'': As part of the remake's overall ActionizedSequel modification, sequence where the ''Phoenix'' finally is made to fly includes Elliot having to climb the plane's fuselage to fix the controls as it is picking up speed in order for the plane to achieve takeoff (and having to dodge gunfire from the angry nomads chasing the group as well).
6th Mar '18 2:36:51 PM darkemyst
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** Tarvek is forced to do the same thing when Gil decides to save him by tossing him out of Castle Wulfenbach on the same "falling machine"... while tied up to a Spark fighting with a mad Jäger on board. He finally makes the machine fly inches from the ground.
28th Jan '18 10:50:39 PM foxley
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* In a first season episode of ''Series/MacGyver'', Mac uses a map to patch his hot air balloon when it springs a leak after being shot.

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* In a first season episode of ''Series/MacGyver'', ''Series/MacGyver1985'', Mac uses a map to patch his hot air balloon when it springs a leak after being shot.
8th Jan '18 1:36:33 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In line with the real life example below, ''Film/Flyboys'' has a scene featuring a German bomber crewman walking out on the wing to conduct some maintenance on one of the bomber's engines. Not that it helps much in the end, as the bomber is shot down not moments later.

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* In line with the real life example below, ''Film/Flyboys'' ''Film/{{Flyboys}}'' has a scene featuring a German bomber crewman walking out on the wing to conduct some maintenance on one of the bomber's engines. Not that it helps much in the end, as the bomber is shot down not moments later.
8th Jan '18 1:28:26 PM foxley
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* ''Film/JumanjiWelcomeToTheJungle'': After the helicopter is damaged by gunfire and unable to ascend, Spencer climbs on to the roof to reconnect the control arm to the rotor.
7th Nov '17 12:36:13 PM ThomasProofreader
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* There's a hilarious example of this in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', when Gilgamesh and Agatha are first testing Gilgamesh's ThoseMagnificentFlyingMachines FlyingMachine (or rather, as Agatha sourly points out, "[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20030623 It's a falling machine. I'm so impressed.]]") by starting from Baron Wulfenbach's airship. As they both slip into Spark-mode, their growing excitement about repairing and upgrading the ship in mid-flight almost fatally distracts them from the approaching doom.

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* There's a hilarious example of this in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', when Gilgamesh and Agatha are first testing Gilgamesh's ThoseMagnificentFlyingMachines FlyingMachine [[ThoseMagnificentFlyingMachines flying machine]] (or rather, as Agatha sourly points out, "[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20030623 It's a falling machine. I'm so impressed.]]") by starting from Baron Wulfenbach's airship. As they both slip into Spark-mode, their growing excitement about repairing and upgrading the ship in mid-flight almost fatally distracts them from the approaching doom.
7th Nov '17 12:35:02 PM ThomasProofreader
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* There's a hilarious example of this in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', when Gilgamesh and Agatha are first testing Gilgamesh's FlyingMachine (or rather, as Agatha sourly points out, "[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20030623 It's a falling machine. I'm so impressed.]]") by starting from Baron Wulfenbach's airship. As they both slip into Spark-mode, their growing excitement about repairing and upgrading the ship in mid-flight almost fatally distracts them from the approaching doom.

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* There's a hilarious example of this in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', when Gilgamesh and Agatha are first testing Gilgamesh's ThoseMagnificentFlyingMachines FlyingMachine (or rather, as Agatha sourly points out, "[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20030623 It's a falling machine. I'm so impressed.]]") by starting from Baron Wulfenbach's airship. As they both slip into Spark-mode, their growing excitement about repairing and upgrading the ship in mid-flight almost fatally distracts them from the approaching doom.
11th Oct '17 7:10:19 AM RedScharlach
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': The Millenium Falcon is the TropeNamer for WhatAPieceOfJunk for a reason, especially in the ExpandedUniverse.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': The Millenium Millennium Falcon is the TropeNamer for WhatAPieceOfJunk for a reason, especially in the ExpandedUniverse.



** The crew of Apollo 13 effected a successful repair of their craft and safely returned to Earth after one of their Oxygen tanks exploded (as seen in [[Film/{{Apollo 13}} the film]]).

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** The crew of Apollo 13 effected a successful repair of their craft and safely returned to Earth after one of their Oxygen oxygen tanks exploded (as seen in [[Film/{{Apollo 13}} the film]]).



** Additionaly, many older multi-engine airplanes (mostly made during/before the 1950s) were actually ''designed'' so a mechanic could access the engines mid-flight through a cramped tunnel burried in the wing. Even earlier airplanes (First World War vintage) considered it a matter of routine for the mechanic to do a wing-walk to maintain the notably finicky engines while the plane was underway. These days engines are so reliable that a breakdown is considered truely exceptional rather than uncommon.

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** Additionaly, Additionally, many older multi-engine airplanes (mostly made during/before the 1950s) were actually ''designed'' so a mechanic could access the engines mid-flight through a cramped tunnel burried buried in the wing. Even earlier airplanes (First World War vintage) considered it a matter of routine for the mechanic to do a wing-walk to maintain the notably finicky engines while the plane was underway. These days engines are so reliable that a breakdown is considered truely truly exceptional rather than uncommon.



** Three years before Jackson, a Sergeant James Allen Ward did the exact same thing in his Wellington bomber: when the starboard engine caught fire, he tied a rope to himself, and punched holes in the Wellington's fabric wings for handholds, and managed to climb out to the engine and smother the fire with a blanket-and then he ''climbed back in'' and flew the plane home.

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** Three years before Jackson, a Sergeant James Allen Ward did the exact same thing in his Wellington bomber: when the starboard engine caught fire, he tied a rope to himself, and punched holes in the Wellington's fabric wings for handholds, and managed to climb out to the engine and smother the fire with a blanket-and blanket--and then he ''climbed back in'' and flew the plane home.
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