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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.
21st Jan '16 3:09:27 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.
17th Jan '16 10:42:53 PM Jice_Wumpkin
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', Dash and Violet are sent scampering from their hiding spot due to a very large-scale aversion of this trope. The BigBad is firing an ''intercontinental ballistic missile'' and its exhaust has to go somewhere since the silo is inside a volcano...mainly through the "cave" that was actually intended to channel the missile's backblast (presumably one of many).



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', Dash and Violet are sent scampering from their hiding spot due to a very large-scale aversion of this trope. The BigBad is firing an ''intercontinental ballistic missile'' and its exhaust has to go somewhere since the silo is inside a volcano...mainly through the "cave" that was actually intended to channel the missile's backblast (presumably one of many).

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', Dash and Violet are sent scampering from their hiding spot due to a very large-scale aversion of this trope. The BigBad is firing an ''intercontinental ballistic missile'' and its exhaust has to go somewhere since the silo is inside a volcano...mainly through the "cave" that was actually intended to channel the missile's backblast (presumably one of many).
20th Nov '15 11:16:22 AM LadyJaneGrey
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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''.
3rd Nov '15 7:55:57 AM Divra
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* Touched on hilariously in ''VideoGame/CompanyOfHeroes'', when ordering Panzergrenadiers with Panzerschrecks into a building.
--> I KNOW it's technically impossible to shoot a Panzerschreck from an enclosed position. ''Don't read the fucking manual next time, and you won't care so much!''
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