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20th May '18 2:52:23 AM vovan1
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** Also parodied in [[http://i.imgur.com/HcUY6.png this depiction]] of the same game's final level.

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** Also parodied in [[http://i.imgur.com/HcUY6.png [[https://desdinova84.deviantart.com/art/Game-over-106046360 this depiction]] of the same game's final level.
21st Mar '18 8:17:26 AM Medinoc
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* [[http://www.corbisimages.com/Enlargement/TU001386.html Here]] is a rather infamous photo of Dan Quayle holding an unloaded RPG-7 launcher for a photo op. Given that he is holding it ''backward'' -- note the trigger guard, which is neatly tucked in against the base of his thumb -- and also in such fashion that the exhaust end is pointing right past the fellow on his left, while the business end appears to be aimed squarely ''through his elbow'' at the fellow on his right, it's really just as well that the launcher doesn't have a rocket mounted.

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* [[http://www.corbisimages.com/Enlargement/TU001386.html Here]] There is a rather infamous photo of Dan Quayle holding an unloaded RPG-7 launcher for a photo op. Given that he is holding it ''backward'' -- note the trigger guard, which is neatly tucked in against the base of his thumb -- and also in such fashion that the exhaust end is pointing right past the fellow on his left, while the business end appears to be aimed squarely ''through his elbow'' at the fellow on his right, it's really just as well that the launcher doesn't have a rocket mounted.
5th Feb '18 10:52:53 PM onyhow
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* Probably ''over''averted in the [=RTS=] ''VideoGame/ActOfWar'', where the player can have infantry occupy buildings for added protection. Attempting this with rocket-armed troops will result in the death of the rocket guy, some or all of any other infantry in the building, and considerable damage to the building itself the instant something hostile comes within range of the garrisoned building and those rocket guys open fire on it.

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* Probably ''over''averted ''Inverted'' in the [=RTS=] ''VideoGame/ActOfWar'', where the player can have infantry occupy buildings for added protection. Attempting this with rocket-armed troops will result in the death of the rocket guy, some or all of any other infantry in the building, and considerable damage to the building itself the instant something hostile comes within range of the garrisoned building and those rocket guys open fire on it.
15th Jan '18 7:00:59 AM jamespolk
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* [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in the German anti-war movie ''[[Film/TheBridge Die Brücke]]''. When one of the boys charged with defending a (tactically actually meaningless) bridge during the last days of WWII fires his Panzerfaust at an American tank from inside a house, ''he'' isn't adversely affected and is even momentarily jubilant about his success. Then he turns back towards the elderly owner of the building who was protesting from behind him only moments ago... In the remake, the old civilian isn't there, but he ''does'' set the house on fire.

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* [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in the German anti-war movie ''[[Film/TheBridge Die Brücke]]''.''Film/{{The Bridge|1959}}''. When one of the boys charged with defending a (tactically actually meaningless) bridge during the last days of WWII fires his Panzerfaust at an American tank from inside a house, ''he'' isn't adversely affected and is even momentarily jubilant about his success. Then he turns back towards the elderly owner of the building who was protesting from behind him only moments ago... In the remake, the old civilian isn't there, but he ''does'' set the house on fire.
12th Dec '17 11:37:00 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Speaking of the SMAW, its field manual does say you can use the weapon in the prone position. A platoon training with live ammo was curious enough to try it... but [[GenreSavvy knowing that the thing had a massive backblast]] piled all their [[BulletProofVest flak jackets]] on the volunteer. The end result was the SMAW blew out at least half the flak jackets and then some.[[note]]Those were [[TooDumbToLive probably not the smartest guys]], since any rocket launch system fired from prone is intended to be fired with the weapon at a 90 degree angle from the shooter.[[/note]]

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** Speaking of the SMAW, its field manual does say you can use the weapon in the prone position. A platoon training with live ammo was curious enough to try it... but [[GenreSavvy knowing that the thing had a massive backblast]] backblast piled all their [[BulletProofVest flak jackets]] on the volunteer. The end result was the SMAW blew out at least half the flak jackets and then some.[[note]]Those were [[TooDumbToLive probably not the smartest guys]], since any rocket launch system fired from prone is intended to be fired with the weapon at a 90 degree angle from the shooter.[[/note]]
2nd Aug '17 2:06:21 PM Underachiever
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* [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in the German anti-war movie ''Die Brücke''. When one of the boys charged with defending a (tactically actually meaningless) bridge during the last days of WWII fires his Panzerfaust at an American tank from inside a house, ''he'' isn't adversely affected and is even momentarily jubilant about his success. Then he turns back towards the elderly owner of the building who was protesting from behind him only moments ago... In the remake, the old civilian isn't there, but he ''does'' set the house on fire.

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* [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in the German anti-war movie ''Die Brücke''.''[[Film/TheBridge Die Brücke]]''. When one of the boys charged with defending a (tactically actually meaningless) bridge during the last days of WWII fires his Panzerfaust at an American tank from inside a house, ''he'' isn't adversely affected and is even momentarily jubilant about his success. Then he turns back towards the elderly owner of the building who was protesting from behind him only moments ago... In the remake, the old civilian isn't there, but he ''does'' set the house on fire.
25th Jul '17 11:16:17 PM Dingbot
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* Partially averted in ''Film/{{Commando}}''. Cindy attempts to rescue Matrix by firing a M202 Flash rocket launcher. No recoil at all on the first shot then the ''{{Rule of Funny}}'' comes to the rescue of physics with the second shot throwing her backwards into the car.

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* Partially averted in ''Film/{{Commando}}''. Cindy attempts to rescue Matrix by firing a an M202 Flash rocket launcher. No recoil at all on the first shot when she fires it backwards, then the ''{{Rule of Funny}}'' comes to the rescue of physics with the second shot shot, properly aimed, throwing her backwards into the car.
5th Jul '17 9:32:37 AM Cifer
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* While not in the normal game, the modding community for ''VideoGame/OperationFlashpoint'' and ''VideoGame/{{ArmA}}'' has created a realism modification that adds backblast to all recoilless RPG weapons (along with a whole host of other realistic features).

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* While not in the normal game, the modding community for ''VideoGame/OperationFlashpoint'' and ''VideoGame/{{ArmA}}'' has created a realism modification that adds backblast to all recoilless RPG weapons (along with a whole host of other realistic features). The later parts of the series include backblast, both in the "make sure your back is not to a wall" and the "your squaddies ''will'' be yelling at you if you don't warn them to get out of the blast zone" sense.
8th Mar '17 9:42:25 AM nombretomado
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* Averted by MatthewReilly. When Renshaw fires a rocket in a hovercraft, the backblast destroys the windows behind him.

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* Averted by MatthewReilly.Creator/MatthewReilly. When Renshaw fires a rocket in a hovercraft, the backblast destroys the windows behind him.
13th Feb '17 9:00:24 PM Kotomikun
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* In ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'', the "Great Wolf's Rocket Launcher" gives you a special "Fire Rocket" combat ability. This does quite a lot of damage, but also hits you for about 1/3rd of your HP, because "the rocket part of the rocket burned your face pretty badly on its way out."
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