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16th May '16 1:35:54 AM Yalsaris63
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** Bear in mind that the Panzerfaust's backblast is ''comparatively'' milder; the end of the tube still had to be pointed away from the user. Thus, the Germans were aware enough to inscribe a warning at the rear end of the launcher ("Achtung! Feuerstrahl!"[[note]]literally, "Beware! Fire Jet!" in German[[/note]]) to admonish its users. There were numerous cases of soldiers, generally Finns who were issued with Panzerfausts but not trained in their use[[note]]The written instructions were in German.[[/note]], killing themselves by bracing the tube against their shoulder like a regular rifle and firing.

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** Bear in mind that the Panzerfaust's backblast is ''comparatively'' milder; the end of the tube still had to be pointed away from the user. Thus, Nevertheless, the Germans were aware enough to inscribe a warning at the rear end of the launcher ("Achtung! Feuerstrahl!"[[note]]literally, "Beware! Fire Jet!" in German[[/note]]) to admonish its users. There were numerous cases of soldiers, generally Finns who were issued with Panzerfausts but not trained in their use[[note]]The written instructions were in German.[[/note]], killing themselves by bracing the tube against their shoulder like a regular rifle and firing.
16th May '16 1:34:38 AM Yalsaris63
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** Bear in mind that the Panzerfaust's backblast is ''comparatively'' milder; the end of the tube still had to be pointed away from the user. Thus, the Germans were aware enough to inscribe a warning at the rear end of the launcher ("Achtung! Feuerstrahl![[note]]literally, "Beware! Fire Jet!" in German[[/note]]) to admonish its users. There were numerous cases of soldiers, generally Finns who were issued with Panzerfausts but not trained in their use[[note]]The written instructions were in German.[[/note]], killing themselves by bracing the tube against their shoulder like a regular rifle and firing.

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** Bear in mind that the Panzerfaust's backblast is ''comparatively'' milder; the end of the tube still had to be pointed away from the user. Thus, the Germans were aware enough to inscribe a warning at the rear end of the launcher ("Achtung! Feuerstrahl![[note]]literally, Feuerstrahl!"[[note]]literally, "Beware! Fire Jet!" in German[[/note]]) to admonish its users. There were numerous cases of soldiers, generally Finns who were issued with Panzerfausts but not trained in their use[[note]]The written instructions were in German.[[/note]], killing themselves by bracing the tube against their shoulder like a regular rifle and firing.
16th May '16 1:34:13 AM Yalsaris63
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** Bear in mind that the Panzerfaust's backblast is ''comparatively'' milder; the end of the tube still had to be pointed away from the user. There were numerous cases of soldiers, generally Finns who were issued with Panzerfausts but not trained in their use[[note]]The written instructions were in German.[[/note]], killing themselves by bracing the tube against their shoulder like a regular rifle and firing.

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** Bear in mind that the Panzerfaust's backblast is ''comparatively'' milder; the end of the tube still had to be pointed away from the user. Thus, the Germans were aware enough to inscribe a warning at the rear end of the launcher ("Achtung! Feuerstrahl![[note]]literally, "Beware! Fire Jet!" in German[[/note]]) to admonish its users. There were numerous cases of soldiers, generally Finns who were issued with Panzerfausts but not trained in their use[[note]]The written instructions were in German.[[/note]], killing themselves by bracing the tube against their shoulder like a regular rifle and firing.
8th May '16 12:26:18 AM Khathi
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** Ironically, it's actually one of the few cases when the trope would've been TruthInTelevision. The German-designed Panzerfaust 3, just like its smaller cousin Armbrust, mentioned in the Real Life section below, instead of a venturi nozzle uses a load of plastic chips to throw back to compensate the recoil. The chips actually come out as a plastic ''dust'', which loses speed very fast, but you still wouldn't want to stand within 1-2 meters behind it. One of the elves gets barely dazzled after being hit by the dust cloud, after which he promptly gets ''eaten'' by the dragon they were fighting.


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** Bundeswehr doesn't actually use Armbrust, which is mainly an export weapon, but its somewhat larger and heavier cousin, imaginatively named ''Panzerfaust 3'', though it still uses the same "countermass" principle.
23rd Mar '16 6:23:47 PM JamesAustin
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* In ''Film/RamboFirstBloodPartII'', Rambo shoots down an enemy helicopter by firing an M72 LAW from the cockpit of his own chopper, which was full of prisoners of war he was evacuating. In real life, the backblast from the LAW would have injured or killed most or all of the people behind him.



* ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines''. From the Internet Movie Firearms Database [[http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Terminator_3:_Rise_of_the_Machines#Type_69_RPG wiki]]: "The Terminator aims the Type 69 RPG at the T-X. Note Claire Danes standing directly in the path of the backblast." The side view mirror, door frame and car interior remain unaffected by smoke representing the backblast. The RPG appears low enough for force to either hit part of the car or leave perfectly out the car window, yet Claire Danes' character remains standing as if there is no force coming from the blast.
11th Mar '16 12:22:34 AM Euromutt
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* The fatal flaw in Tom Clancy's ''Clear and Present Danger'' (despite his supposed mastery of the techno-thriller). The director of the FBI is assassinated in Colombia when an RPG is fired into his car. The fact that his security escort were explicitly scanning rooftops for threats is negated by the RPG's operator firing the weapon from an upper-story window (with the sun behind the building), in spite of the fact that in so doing, he would likely fry himself because the exhaust gases would fill the room he was in. (Drug cartel thugs are not known for being dedicated to their cause to the point of being suicidal.)



*** Also, depending on the design of the weapon, if you don't properly clean the tube, soot and muck from previous firings can clog the tube up a bit, relieving it of the "Recoiless" adjective.

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*** Also, depending on the design of the weapon, if you don't properly clean the tube, soot and muck from previous firings can clog the tube up a bit, relieving it of the "Recoiless" "Recoilless" adjective.
10th Mar '16 11:26:08 PM ultimomant
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* Averted in ''{{Literature/Gate}}'', where a soldier attacking a dragon with a Panzerfaust actually checks to make sure nobody is behind him before firing. One of the peasants witnessing the fight mistakes his attack for a magic spell: "Bakblast Clir".

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* Averted in ''{{Literature/Gate}}'', where a soldier attacking a dragon with a Panzerfaust actually checks to make sure nobody is behind him before firing. One of the peasants witnessing the fight mistakes his attack for a magic spell: "Bakblast Clir". Later, Itami loans several Panzerfausts to a group of Dark Elves and specifically warns them about the backblast. Unfortunately, they completely forget his warning and as a result, several of their number get killed or maimed by the backblasts.



















* In ''Film/RamboFirstBloodPartII'', Rambo shoots down an enemy helicopter by firing an M72 LAW from the cockpit of his own chopper, which was full of prisoners of war he was evactuating. In real life, the backblast from the LAW would have injured or killed most or all of the people behind him.

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\n* In ''Film/RamboFirstBloodPartII'', Rambo shoots down an enemy helicopter by firing an M72 LAW from the cockpit of his own chopper, which was full of prisoners of war he was evactuating.evacuating. In real life, the backblast from the LAW would have injured or killed most or all of the people behind him.










































23rd Jan '16 9:26:29 AM shooterboss
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* In ''VideoGame/TheEvilWithin'', Sebastian [[spoiler:fires a rocket launcher at the final boss while lying against a wall he was just impaled on.]]
21st Jan '16 3:12:14 PM Ohio9
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* In ''Film/RamboFirstBloodPartII'', Rambo shoots down an enemy helicopter by firing an M72 LAW from the cockpit of his own chopper, which was full of {{POWs}} he was evactuating. In real life, the backblast from the LAW would have injured or killed most or all of the POWs behind him.

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* In ''Film/RamboFirstBloodPartII'', Rambo shoots down an enemy helicopter by firing an M72 LAW from the cockpit of his own chopper, which was full of {{POWs}} prisoners of war he was evactuating. In real life, the backblast from the LAW would have injured or killed most or all of the POWs people behind him.
21st Jan '16 3:10:35 PM Ohio9
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* In ''Film/RamboFirstBloodPartII'', Rambo shoots down an enemy helicopter by firing an M72 LAW from the cockpit of his own chopper, which was full of POWs he was evactuating. In real life, the backblast from the LAW would have injured or killed most or all of the people behind him.

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* In ''Film/RamboFirstBloodPartII'', Rambo shoots down an enemy helicopter by firing an M72 LAW from the cockpit of his own chopper, which was full of POWs {{POWs}} he was evactuating. In real life, the backblast from the LAW would have injured or killed most or all of the people POWs behind him.
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