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29th Jan '18 7:54:33 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Manga/{{Area 88}}'' Shin does this when he is bounced by [[spoiler:a pair of MiG s while in an unarmed Phantom.]]

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* In ''Manga/{{Area 88}}'' Shin does this when he is bounced by [[spoiler:a pair of MiG s [=MiG=]s while in an unarmed Phantom.]]



* During the 2nd Indo-Pakistanese War (1973), an Indian Mig fired a missile at a Pakistani Mirage IIIE, but the missile shot down the Mig's wingman.

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* During the 2nd Indo-Pakistanese War (1973), an Indian Mig [=MiG=] fired a missile at a Pakistani Mirage IIIE, but the missile shot down the Mig's [=MiG=]'s wingman.
19th Dec '17 8:18:58 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* Deliberately set up in ''Rogue Squadron'', the first book of the ''ComicBook/XWingSeries''. A ''Lancer'' frigate, specially designed to destroy fighters, has just appeared in the picture. Y-wings (slow bombers) can't get close enough for a missile lock without being vaped. The plan is going to be "let the X-wings distract the frigate so the Y-wings can escape," which is suicide. So Corran Horn comes up with a plan:

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Deliberately set up in ''Rogue Squadron'', the first book of the ''ComicBook/XWingSeries''. A ''Lancer'' frigate, specially designed to destroy fighters, has just appeared in the picture. Y-wings (slow bombers) can't get close enough for a missile lock without being vaped. The plan is going to be "let the X-wings distract the frigate so the Y-wings can escape," which is suicide. So Corran Horn comes up with a plan:



** Mara Jade in [[Literature/NewJediOrder ''Destiny's Way'']] fighting some [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Yuuzhan Vong]] in a submarine pulls off a [[HighSpeedMissileDodge High Speed Torpedo Dodge]] then guides said torpedo right back at them.

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** Mara Jade in [[Literature/NewJediOrder ''Destiny's Way'']] fighting some [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Yuuzhan Vong]] in a submarine pulls off a [[HighSpeedMissileDodge High Speed Torpedo Dodge]] then guides said the torpedo right back at them.



* One of the theories about the loss of the USS ''Scorpion'', an attack submarine, was that one of its torpedoes malfunctioned and accidentally turned on in the torpedo room, so it had to be fired off. However, it is thought that the guidance wires got cut when this happened, so it started looking for a target--and the only submarine in the area was the ''Scorpion'' itself. This theory is heavily disputed, however, and most torpedomen familiar with the Mark 37 torpedo deny that this could have happened given the failsafes of said design. As we said before, it's one of several theories about the incident. Others suggest a major mechanical failure or hostile action by a nearby Soviet task force. The only thing that is certain is that both the US and Russian governments know more about what really happened than they will ever admit.

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* One of the theories about the loss of the USS ''Scorpion'', an attack submarine, was that one of its torpedoes malfunctioned and accidentally turned on in the torpedo room, so it had to be fired off. However, it is thought that the guidance wires got cut when this happened, so it started looking for a target--and the only submarine in the area was the ''Scorpion'' itself. This theory is heavily disputed, however, and most torpedomen familiar with the Mark 37 torpedo deny that this could have happened given the failsafes of said the design. As we said before, it's one of several Other theories about the incident. Others suggest a major mechanical failure or hostile action by a nearby Soviet task force. The only thing that is certain is that both the US and Russian governments know more about what really happened than they will ever admit.
7th Jul '17 9:01:36 PM DarkHunter
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* ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'': Ryder uses such a tactic when attacking the kett armada at Meridian. While they have plenty of hacked Remnant warships backing them up, the kett still outgun them. So Ryder has the Remnant fly very close to the Scourge, that bizarre dark energy NegativeSpaceWedgie that homes in on Remnant technology, and thereby guides the Scourge tendrils to the kett ships and rips them apart. This works quite well and opens a hole for the ''Tempest'' to break through.
2nd Jul '17 12:11:58 PM nombretomado
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* Mao does [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixpnrbWvsa8&t=10m20s this]] to protect a helicopter full of refugees in the first episode of ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic The Second Raid''. Of course, it was justified that her AS is custom-equipped with electronic warfare equipment. Plus the fact that she did this with ARF missiles which also exist in real life; according to TheOtherWiki, they are specifically built in a way that if someone attempts to jam them, they lock onto the jammer instead(!).

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* Mao does [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixpnrbWvsa8&t=10m20s this]] to protect a helicopter full of refugees in the first episode of ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic The Second Raid''. Of course, it was justified that her AS is custom-equipped with electronic warfare equipment. Plus the fact that she did this with ARF missiles which also exist in real life; according to TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, they are specifically built in a way that if someone attempts to jam them, they lock onto the jammer instead(!).
1st Jul '17 5:42:35 PM rjd1922
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* The entire first section of [[TrueFinalBoss The Doomsday Zone]] in [[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles Sonic & Knuckles/Sonic 3 & Knuckles]] consists of you doing this to Robotnik's ship with the homing missiles he fires at you.
* This is how you defeat Megaleg in VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy, by blowing out the HumongousMecha with its own Bullet Bills.
** And for the giant robot Malletoid in VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2, at least from the trailer, where you have to eat its own Bullet Bills with Yoshi and shoot them back at certain points on the robot.

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* The entire first section of [[TrueFinalBoss The Doomsday Zone]] in [[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles ''[[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles Sonic & Knuckles/Sonic 3 & Knuckles]] Knuckles]]'' consists of you doing this to Robotnik's ship with the homing missiles he fires at you.
* This is how you defeat Megaleg in VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy, ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'', by blowing out the HumongousMecha with its own Bullet Bills.
** And for the giant robot Malletoid Megahammer in VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2, at least from the trailer, ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'', where you have to eat its own Bullet Bills with Yoshi and shoot them back at certain points on the robot.
23rd May '17 3:56:55 PM WillKeaton
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* Pulled off by Topper in the finale of ''Film/HotShots''.

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* Pulled off by Topper in the finale of ''Film/HotShots''.''Film/HotShots''
23rd May '17 3:56:01 PM WillKeaton
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The AcePilot either has the skills to blow it up or a plan (well, [[IndyPloy more like on the spot improvising]]) to destroy or escape from the missile. Usually by [[HighSpeedMissileDodge deftly dodging]] [[WronskiFeint and making it hit a cliff or asteroid]], just plain letting it hit his plane but using an EjectionSeat beforehand, or best of all, [[StopHittingYourself leading it back to the launcher!]] If he's being chased by the MacrossMissileMassacre, then expect his new target to go "OhCrap".

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The AcePilot either has the skills to blow it up or a plan (well, [[IndyPloy more like on the spot improvising]]) to destroy or escape from the missile. Usually by [[HighSpeedMissileDodge deftly dodging]] [[WronskiFeint and making it hit a cliff or asteroid]], just plain letting it hit his plane but using an EjectionSeat beforehand, or best of all, [[StopHittingYourself leading it back to the launcher!]] If he's being chased by the MacrossMissileMassacre, then expect his new target to go "OhCrap".
"OhCrap"
23rd Apr '17 10:22:29 AM nombretomado
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* In ''SwordOfTheStars'', destroyers equipped with the Wild Weasel mission section can spoof enemy missiles into tracking it instead of the more valuable targets. Later patches/addons added the chance of some of these missiles returning "to sender" for a nasty surprise. In the latter case, the firing ship's [[PointDefenseless point-defense]] weapons will not intercept the returning missiles. The dreadnought Electronic Warfare command section does this along with two other important functions (sensor jamming and long-range scanning).

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* In ''SwordOfTheStars'', ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars'', destroyers equipped with the Wild Weasel mission section can spoof enemy missiles into tracking it instead of the more valuable targets. Later patches/addons added the chance of some of these missiles returning "to sender" for a nasty surprise. In the latter case, the firing ship's [[PointDefenseless point-defense]] weapons will not intercept the returning missiles. The dreadnought Electronic Warfare command section does this along with two other important functions (sensor jamming and long-range scanning).
25th Feb '17 11:24:37 AM nombretomado
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* Captain Jack "Heartbreak One" Bartlett took the missile away from Kei "Edge" Nagase's tail in the ''second'' mission of ''AceCombat 5''. [[spoiler: Bartlett got shot down and it isn't until the end of the game you get to see him again]]

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* Captain Jack "Heartbreak One" Bartlett took the missile away from Kei "Edge" Nagase's tail in the ''second'' mission of ''AceCombat 5''.''VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar''. [[spoiler: Bartlett got shot down and it isn't until the end of the game you get to see him again]]
8th Jan '17 11:54:25 AM nombretomado
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* In the {{Marvel 2099}} sections of ''SpiderManShatteredDimensions'', it's possible to do this with the homing missiles fired by [[LawEnforcementInc Public Eye officers]]. You need to use [[BulletTime Accelerated Vision]], though.

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* In the {{Marvel 2099}} ComicBook/Marvel2099 sections of ''SpiderManShatteredDimensions'', it's possible to do this with the homing missiles fired by [[LawEnforcementInc Public Eye officers]]. You need to use [[BulletTime Accelerated Vision]], though.
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