History Main / MissingBackblast

26th Nov '16 10:53:56 AM Sar-Chasm
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* In a real-life, partial subversion, the United States' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FGM-148_Javelin FGM-148 Javelin]] was specifically designed to be fire-able from inside enclosed spaces, and is the only US item in the inventory certified to do so. The backblast itself however is still very dangerous, and the area behind the shooter should be clear of personnel and equipment before firing.

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* In a real-life, partial subversion, the The United States' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FGM-148_Javelin FGM-148 Javelin]] was specifically designed to be fire-able from inside enclosed spaces, and is the only US item in the inventory certified to do so. The backblast itself however is still very dangerous, and the area behind the shooter should be clear of personnel and equipment before firing.
30th Oct '16 10:16:37 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Rifts}}'' partially averts this. A particular heavy missile launcher is specifically stated to inflict damage to not only anyone standing close behind the firer, but the firer themself if they're not wearing armor. In fact, the backblast will destroy the launcher, which is in of itself a disposable weapon.
* Rocket launchers in ''{{GURPS}}'' create a fairly dangerous backblast when fired. If you use a reactionless missile however, there is no backblast, thanks to superscience.

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* ''{{Rifts}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' partially averts this. A particular heavy missile launcher is specifically stated to inflict damage to not only anyone standing close behind the firer, but the firer themself if they're not wearing armor. In fact, the backblast will destroy the launcher, which is in of itself a disposable weapon.
* Rocket launchers in ''{{GURPS}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' create a fairly dangerous backblast when fired. If you use a reactionless missile however, there is no backblast, thanks to superscience.
17th Oct '16 10:54:31 AM WillKeaton
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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. 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.

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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. Nevertheless, 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.
17th Oct '16 10:53:53 AM WillKeaton
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* In VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals, not only do rockets not have backblast, you can fill a tiny Humvee up with rocket-carrying infantry, all of whom can fire out of the windows, while the vehicle itself has a mounted TOW missile launcher.

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* In VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals, ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals,'' not only do rockets not have backblast, you can fill a tiny Humvee up with rocket-carrying infantry, all of whom can fire out of the windows, while the vehicle itself has a mounted TOW missile launcher.



** 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. 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.

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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. 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]]) 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]], [[/note]] killing themselves by bracing the tube against their shoulder like a regular rifle and firing.
17th Oct '16 10:52:31 AM WillKeaton
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* According to the History Channel's ''[[http://www.history.com/minisites/shootout/ Shootout!]]'', a U.S. combat advisor was knocked off his feet and thrown through the air by the backblast of a heavy RPG.

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* According to the History Channel's ''[[http://www.history.com/minisites/shootout/ Shootout!]]'', Shootout!]]'' a U.S. combat advisor was knocked off his feet and thrown through the air by the backblast of a heavy RPG.
17th Oct '16 10:52:12 AM WillKeaton
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* Averted in the Franchise/MassEffect fanfiction FanFic/MassEffectInterregnum. One of the stories Garrus tells Sidonis is about the time C-Sec investigated the murder of an elcor, blown out of a tower by a rocket launcher. As Garrus points out, however, "an elcor weighs an awful lot, and that means you need a big, big gun to launch one out of a window"... leaving only a handful of smoking remains of the killer behind.

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* Averted in the Franchise/MassEffect ''Franchise/MassEffect'' fanfiction FanFic/MassEffectInterregnum. ''FanFic/MassEffectInterregnum.'' One of the stories Garrus tells Sidonis is about the time C-Sec investigated the murder of an elcor, blown out of a tower by a rocket launcher. As Garrus points out, however, "an elcor weighs an awful lot, and that means you need a big, big gun to launch one out of a window"... leaving only a handful of smoking remains of the killer behind.
27th Aug '16 9:08:18 PM SabresEdge
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* There is [[http://spioenkop.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-islamic-state-going-diy-inside-diy.html an infamous headcam video from the Syrian Civil War]] on the Internet, captured from the Islamic State and then shared with Vice Media, showing a failed offensive against entrenched Kurdish fighters from the POV of some of the luckless participants. Almost everything that can go wrong, does, including an RPG gunner who manages to toast his teammates with the backblast (despite being ''specifically'' warned about this in the video) and the memetically incompetent Abu Hajaar, whose feats include spraying his teammates with hot brass from his machine gun and nearly killing them with ricochets.
13th Aug '16 4:50:49 PM nombretomado
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* Averted in ''Film/TheEnforcer''. There is a military demonstration of a LAW rocket, and rookie Inspector Moore is trying to see what it does by standing behind the shooter. DirtyHarry grabs her by the collar and pulls her back in time; afterwards there is a huge scorch mark on the berm ''where she would have been in the way'', behind the shooter who did not experience any recoil effect.

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* Averted in ''Film/TheEnforcer''. There is a military demonstration of a LAW rocket, and rookie Inspector Moore is trying to see what it does by standing behind the shooter. DirtyHarry Film/DirtyHarry grabs her by the collar and pulls her back in time; afterwards there is a huge scorch mark on the berm ''where she would have been in the way'', behind the shooter who did not experience any recoil effect.
8th Aug '16 7:58:28 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' is a bit funny about this. For the first 2/3 of the trilogy, the rocket launcher is the only one of its kind, and has a small puff of flame that emits out the back (though it doesn't actually harm anything). The third installment has the return of the rocket launcher, but also features a missile pod that launchers missiles with compressed air before their fuel ignites.
** ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'' has a (non-[[HeroicMime Rookie]]) player that swaps to a rocket launcher shout a warning about backblast, as well.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' is a bit funny about this. For the first 2/3 of the trilogy, the The rocket launcher is the only one of its kind, and has a small puff of flame that emits out the back (though back, but it doesn't actually harm anything). The third installment has the return of the rocket launcher, but also features a missile pod that launchers missiles with compressed air before their fuel ignites.
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anything. Nonetheless, ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'' has a any (non-[[HeroicMime Rookie]]) player that swaps to a rocket launcher shout a warning about backblast, as well.backblast. ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' features an explicit justification with its missile pod, which launches its missiles with compressed air, with their fuel only igniting after they've already left the pod.
16th Jul '16 5:53:36 PM TheD3rp
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* Averted and then ''Defied'' in ''VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesAlice''. The Blunderbuss, the most powerful weapon in the game, has a recoil that knocks Alice on her tush when she uses it, making it dangerous to use on ledges and cliff sides. Still, it's worth the risk, as she can use it to kill ''several'' enemies in ''one shot''.
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