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25th Jun '16 7:28:14 AM AFP
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** Note that one is effectively forcing the tank-commander to choose between killing the engine, potentially allowing you to bring something bigger (like an anti-tank rocket-launcher) to bear on the vehicle's weak spots and disable/destroy it, or to retreat and risk engine failure. Even though tanks never operate alone, the latter is still a safer bet in most cases.

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** Note that one is effectively forcing the tank-commander to choose between killing the engine, potentially allowing you to bring something bigger (like an anti-tank rocket-launcher) to bear on the vehicle's weak spots and disable/destroy it, or to retreat and risk engine failure. Even though tanks never operate alone, the latter is still a safer bet in most cases. Even if the molotov cocktail poses little direct threat to a buttoned-up tank, the presence of them on the battlefield could force vehicle commanders to duck inside and close the hatches, reducing their ability to spot more dangerous threats.
10th Jun '16 6:51:31 PM Doug86
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* The ''Literature/Timeline191'' AlternateHistory series by Creator/HarryTurtledove has them called Featherston Fizzes, named after the [[DeepSouth Confederate]] [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler analogue]] Jake Featherston, as they're first used by Confederate resistance fighters in parts of the CSA occupied by the USA after UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne.

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* The ''Literature/Timeline191'' AlternateHistory series by Creator/HarryTurtledove has them called Featherston Fizzes, named after the [[DeepSouth Confederate]] [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler analogue]] Jake Featherston, as they're first used by Confederate resistance fighters in parts of the CSA occupied by the USA after UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.
7th Jun '16 9:52:00 PM gewunomox
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* GreenDay "Peacemaker"

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14th May '16 3:43:34 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The ''{{Timeline-191}}'' AlternateHistory series by Creator/HarryTurtledove has them called Featherston Fizzes, named after the [[DeepSouth Confederate]] [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler analogue]] Jake Featherston, as they're first used by Confederate resistance fighters in parts of the CSA occupied by the USA after UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne.

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* The ''{{Timeline-191}}'' ''Literature/Timeline191'' AlternateHistory series by Creator/HarryTurtledove has them called Featherston Fizzes, named after the [[DeepSouth Confederate]] [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler analogue]] Jake Featherston, as they're first used by Confederate resistance fighters in parts of the CSA occupied by the USA after UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne.
5th Apr '16 5:55:33 PM REV6Pilot
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* In ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' molotovs are best used as barriers against large numbers of charging zombies. The fire instantly kills regular infected, though their flaming, screaming bodies often run a bit further before collapsing. A Tank set on fire by one will die of fire damage in around a minute and a half - in Expert difficulty, due to the [[LightningBruiser incredible resilience and incredible damage]] of Tanks, the best strategy is generally to ignite him and run like hell. Hunters used to do considerably more damage when ignited by one, until it was changed in a patch. There's also an achievement called BurnTheWitch, which is pretty much ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.

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* In the ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' games, molotovs are best used as barriers against large numbers a monster of charging zombies. The fire many bites since zombies are MadeOfIncendium. When they hit the ground, they create a massive pool of flame that can stop horde rushes dead in their tracks (common infected are [[OneHitKill instantly kills regular infected, though their flaming, screaming bodies often run a bit further before collapsing. A Tank set on fire by one will die of fire damage in around a minute killed]]), can flush out those pesky [[EliteZombie specials]], and a half - slow down[[note]]except in Expert difficulty, due to the [[LightningBruiser incredible resilience first game's Campaign mode, where the tank speeds up[[/note]] and incredible damage]] of Tanks, the best strategy is generally to ignite him eventually kill both [[BossInMookClothing witches and run like hell. Hunters used to do considerably more damage when ignited by one, until it was changed in a patch. There's also an achievement called BurnTheWitch, which is pretty much ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.tanks]].
7th Mar '16 8:41:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the original miniseries ''Series/{{V}}'', little old Ruby throws a Molotov into a Visitor craft, saying, "This one's for Abraham," her friend whom the Visitors killed.

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* In the original miniseries ''Series/{{V}}'', ''Series/{{V 1983}}'', little old Ruby throws a Molotov into a Visitor craft, saying, "This one's for Abraham," her friend whom the Visitors killed.



* Randy's house in ''TheWire'' got torched by two thugs armed with Molotovs after he had told the police details about a gang killing.

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* Randy's house in ''TheWire'' ''Series/TheWire'' got torched by two thugs armed with Molotovs after he had told the police details about a gang killing.
30th Jan '16 5:26:35 PM Knight20
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Payday2}}'' these are a usable weapon introduced in the "The Butcher's BBQ Pack" DLC.
30th Jan '16 5:20:47 PM Knight20
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* In ''Film/TheWarriors'' The Warriors use one to blow up a car to ward away an opposing gang.
28th Jan '16 7:21:54 AM LordDack
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* Used in ''VideoGame/DeadRising''. One boss even uses them as his main attack. Once you "kill" him, you can save his life and he will return the favor by making them for you.
24th Jan '16 2:29:43 AM foxley
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* ''Series/{{Vera}}'': Used as a murder weapon in "The Ghost Position" where the killer throws three petrol bombs into a house.
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