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22nd Dec '16 11:16:37 AM Rubber_Lotus
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* ComicBook/TheJoker (in collaboration with some Middle Eastern terrorists) once did this with an oil tanker in a ''Legends of the Dark Knight'' storyline.
19th Dec '16 4:22:52 AM TheKaizerreich
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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals'': The GLA (totally not Al-Qaida ripoffs) have a bomb truck unit, that can carry explosives or anthrax or both. It can also be disguised as any vehicle, so the enemy thinks it one of their resource gatherers, and won't react as it cheerfully runs over their infantry.

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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals'': The terrorist GLA (totally not Al-Qaida ripoffs) have a bomb truck Bomb Truck unit, that which can carry explosives and upgrade with better explosives or anthrax anthrax, or both.even both (though that's quite expensive). It can also be disguised as any vehicle, so the enemy thinks it one of their resource gatherers, and won't react as it cheerfully runs over their infantry. The ExpansionPack ''Zero Hour'' adds 3 Generals per faction, two of the GLA Generals have their Bomb Trucks pre-upgraded with anthrax or high-explosive payload, respectively.
2nd Nov '16 9:05:41 PM BKelly95
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Also related: CarFu, ExternalCombustion (kind of an XMeetsY of the two), ActionBomb, IncendiaryExponent, and MolotovCocktail.

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Also related: CarFu, ExternalCombustion (kind of an XMeetsY of the two), ActionBomb, IncendiaryExponent, and MolotovCocktail.
MolotovCocktail. But while ''VideoGame/MotorStorm'' has a manufacturer called Molotov and they do make trucks, this trope [[IThoughtItMeant does not refer to that]].



* TheFilmOfTheBook of ''Film/{{Sahara 2005}}''. "I think we need to pull a Panama!"

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* TheFilmOfTheBook of ''Film/{{Sahara 2005}}''. "I think we need 2005}}'' does this with a boat when Pitt and his teammates have to pull a Panama!"escape an attack by the army. Apparently, he and Giordino attempted it once in Nicaragua when they thought they were in Panama. By the way, this scene does not appear in the book.
14th Oct '16 8:30:52 PM jormis29
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* A variation appears in ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: World At War'', where your squad encounters a truck with fuel barrels in it, at the top of a hill, facing an enemy encampment. Rather than lighting the whole thing on fire, you puncture one of the barrels while a squadmate puts the truck in neutral and lets it careen downhill, and then ignites the ''[[VaporTrail fuel trail]]'' instead.

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* A variation appears in ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: World At War'', ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyWorldAtWar'', where your squad encounters a truck with fuel barrels in it, at the top of a hill, facing an enemy encampment. Rather than lighting the whole thing on fire, you puncture one of the barrels while a squadmate puts the truck in neutral and lets it careen downhill, and then ignites the ''[[VaporTrail fuel trail]]'' instead.



* ''[[VideoGame/MadMax Mad Max]]'' features cars packed with explosives. Enemies driving these try to get close to you and light the fuse, killing themselves in the process. If you can get rid of the driver without destroying the car, you can do the same thing...just remember to jump out before it blows. Additionally, one side mission involves Max intercepting explosive trucks heading towards an allied base.

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* ''[[VideoGame/MadMax Mad Max]]'' ''VideoGame/MadMax'' features cars packed with explosives. Enemies driving these try to get close to you and light the fuse, killing themselves in the process. If you can get rid of the driver without destroying the car, you can do the same thing...just remember to jump out before it blows. Additionally, one side mission involves Max intercepting explosive trucks heading towards an allied base.



** In ''Battlefield 1942'', jumping in a jeep and ramming a tank was a good way to make both explode.

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** In ''Battlefield 1942'', ''VideoGame/Battlefield1942'', jumping in a jeep and ramming a tank was a good way to make both explode.



* ''VideoGame/RedFaction Guerrilla'' is no stranger to this either. Plentiful vehicles, ready access to mining explosives, and gratuitous (perhaps excessive) values for explosive splash damage means that EDF checkpoints can be cleared by virtue of a truck full of demo charges and, if you're lucky, another handy vehicle nearby to escape in.

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* ''VideoGame/RedFaction Guerrilla'' ''VideoGame/RedFactionGuerrilla'' is no stranger to this either. Plentiful vehicles, ready access to mining explosives, and gratuitous (perhaps excessive) values for explosive splash damage means that EDF checkpoints can be cleared by virtue of a truck full of demo charges and, if you're lucky, another handy vehicle nearby to escape in.in.
* It's a possible strategy in Demolition side missions in ''VideoGame/RedFactionGuerilla'', since the victory condition is either killing all EDF or blowing the building up yourself (also applicable for just blowing up key structures in a sector in order to weaken EDF control): since you're going to have to drive to the site, you can stick mining charges on your ride, drive into the target structure thanks to demolishable physics engines, get out, and blow the charges. Friendly fire can be a hazard, though, especially as you may have up to three guerrilla fighters automatically join you and hitch your charged ride when you start the mission. And, of course, you may find that the building you just crippled, if you're not careful or lucky enough, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard toppling in]] [[OhCrap your direction]].



* It's a possible strategy in Demolition side missions in ''VideoGame/RedFaction Guerilla'', since the victory condition is either killing all EDF or blowing the building up yourself (also applicable for just blowing up key structures in a sector in order to weaken EDF control): since you're going to have to drive to the site, you can stick mining charges on your ride, drive into the target structure thanks to demolishable physics engines, get out, and blow the charges. Friendly fire can be a hazard, though, especially as you may have up to three guerrilla fighters automatically join you and hitch your charged ride when you start the mission. And, of course, you may find that the building you just crippled, if you're not careful or lucky enough, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard toppling in]] [[OhCrap your direction]].
13th Oct '16 1:41:49 PM OneTwoNine
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* It's a possible strategy in Demolition side missions in ''VideoGame/RedFaction Guerilla'', since the victory condition is either killing all EDF or blowing the building up yourself (also applicable for just blowing up key structures in a sector in order to weaken EDF control): since you're going to have to drive to the site, you can stick mining charges on your ride, drive into the target structure thanks to demolishable physics engines, get out, and blow the charges. Friendly fire can be a hazard, though, especially as you may have up to three guerrilla fighters automatically join you and hitch your charged ride when you start the mission. And, of course, you may find that the building you just crippled, if you're not careful or lucky enough, [[HoistedByHisOwnPetard toppling in]] [[OhCrap your direction]].

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* It's a possible strategy in Demolition side missions in ''VideoGame/RedFaction Guerilla'', since the victory condition is either killing all EDF or blowing the building up yourself (also applicable for just blowing up key structures in a sector in order to weaken EDF control): since you're going to have to drive to the site, you can stick mining charges on your ride, drive into the target structure thanks to demolishable physics engines, get out, and blow the charges. Friendly fire can be a hazard, though, especially as you may have up to three guerrilla fighters automatically join you and hitch your charged ride when you start the mission. And, of course, you may find that the building you just crippled, if you're not careful or lucky enough, [[HoistedByHisOwnPetard [[HoistByHisOwnPetard toppling in]] [[OhCrap your direction]].
3rd Oct '16 3:57:24 AM Chabal2
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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals'': The GLA (totally not Al-Qaida ripoffs) have a bomb truck unit, that can carry either explosives or anthrax. It can also be disguised as any vehicle, so the enemy thinks it a resource gatherer.

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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals'': The GLA (totally not Al-Qaida ripoffs) have a bomb truck unit, that can carry either explosives or anthrax. anthrax or both. It can also be disguised as any vehicle, so the enemy thinks it a one of their resource gatherer.gatherers, and won't react as it cheerfully runs over their infantry.



* Brander, or the "Fire ship" often used in the [[WoodenShipsAndIronMen age of wooden ships]]. It was simply an old, wreck-like ship, with a skeleton crew, set aflame and rammed into the center of the enemy fleet for massive damage. Preferrably filled with as much powder as it could carry, but even when not, once the brander's riggings snag on another ship's, there's a good chance that its target's powder-magazine will shower everything with burning remnants soon.

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* Brander, or the "Fire ship" often used in the [[WoodenShipsAndIronMen age of wooden ships]]. It was simply an old, wreck-like ship, with a skeleton crew, set aflame and rammed into the center of the enemy fleet for massive damage. Preferrably filled with as much powder as it could carry, but even when not, once the brander's riggings snag on another ship's, there's a good chance that its target's powder-magazine will shower everything with burning remnants soon. Another name for them? ''[[AwesomeMcCoolName Hellburners]].''
9th Sep '16 7:09:00 AM Ambaryerno
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* In ''Film/IndependenceDay'' the leaders of Earth's resistance infiltrate and explode a hydrogen bomb-laden reverse-engineered alien fighter-craft inside the alien mothership in order to disrupt the fleet's shields

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* In ''Film/IndependenceDay'' the leaders of Earth's resistance infiltrate and explode a hydrogen bomb-laden reverse-engineered alien fighter-craft inside the alien mothership in order to disrupt the fleet's shields
2nd Sep '16 11:52:54 AM erforce
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* TheMovie of ''Film/{{Sahara}}''. "I think we need to pull a Panama!"

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* TheMovie TheFilmOfTheBook of ''Film/{{Sahara}}''.''Film/{{Sahara 2005}}''. "I think we need to pull a Panama!"
16th Jun '16 7:44:14 PM AjWargo
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* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', Homura launches a gas tanker off a bridge and directly into the face of a giant witch. [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill And that's not all she does to it...]]

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* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', Homura launches a gas tanker off a bridge and directly into the face of a giant witch.Walpurgis Night. [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill And that's not all she does to it...]]]] though it still manages to stay alive after all of that.
12th Apr '16 8:07:53 AM Jarfulous
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* ''[[VideoGame/MadMax Mad Max]]'' features cars packed with explosives. Enemies driving these try to get close to you and light the fuse, killing themselves in the process. If you can get rid of the driver without destroying the car, you can do the same thing...just remember to jump out before it blows. Additionally, one side mission involves Max intercepting explosive trucks heading towards an allied base.
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