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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.
6th Apr '16 6:32:43 PM charlessage
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* This is how TheQuestion eventually destroyed Luthor's Science Spire from LexLuthorManOfSteel. (He did it to free the [[ItMakesSenseInContext souls trapped in the building.]])
29th Feb '16 1:57:52 PM Morgenthaler
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** Also a favoured tactic by the GLA rebels with their Bomb Trucks and Carjackers, or explosive-vest terrorists in a pinch, if they find a truck they can operate.



* ''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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* ''CommandAndConquerGenerals'': ''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.
29th Feb '16 1:55:12 PM Morgenthaler
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* Demolition Trucks from the ''CommandAndConquerRedAlert'' series. They contain ''nukes''. They tend to get blown up before getting near their targets, so a common strategy is to make them temporarily invincible with the Iron Curtain, allowing you to detonate them right where your opponent doesn't want you to.

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* Demolition Trucks from the ''CommandAndConquerRedAlert'' ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert'' series. They contain ''nukes''. They tend to get blown up before getting near their targets, so a common strategy is to make them temporarily invincible with the Iron Curtain, allowing you to detonate them right where your opponent doesn't want you to.



** In CommandAndConquerRedAlert3 the Empire has the Yari Submarine, whose special ability is a suicide run at enemy ships (a plausible strategy since the units are cheap). They are based off the real-life ''kaiten'' (see Real Life section).

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** In CommandAndConquerRedAlert3 ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'' the Empire has the Yari Submarine, whose special ability is a suicide run at enemy ships (a plausible strategy since the units are cheap). They are based off the real-life ''kaiten'' (see Real Life section).



* ''{{Homefront}}'' has your rebel force using this against the KPA, or so it appears at first; [[spoiler:the truck is actually a distraction; the KPA forces no sooner move in to examine the truck as white phosphorus rains down upon them]].
* ''CompanyOfHeroes'' have the Wehrmacht faction fielding the remote-controlled Goliaths that explode spectacularly upon destruction or prompt. Which are created from bunkers. The Panzer Elite Munitions Half-track also has this capability for more flexible deployment.

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* ''{{Homefront}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Homefront}}'' has your rebel force using this against the KPA, or so it appears at first; [[spoiler:the truck is actually a distraction; the KPA forces no sooner move in to examine the truck as white phosphorus rains down upon them]].
* ''CompanyOfHeroes'' ''VideoGame/CompanyOfHeroes'' have the Wehrmacht faction fielding the remote-controlled Goliaths that explode spectacularly upon destruction or prompt. Which are created from bunkers. The Panzer Elite Munitions Half-track also has this capability for more flexible deployment.



* ''ResidentEvil4'' has powder keg wagons, which start moving when shot, exploding on impact with the enemy.

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* ''ResidentEvil4'' ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' has powder keg wagons, which start moving when shot, exploding on impact with the enemy.



* One of the campaign missions of ''AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag'' involves the player character teaming up with [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Charles Vane and Jack Rackham]] to use a fire ship to break a British blockade around Nassau after it comes under occupation by Woodes Rogers.

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* One of the campaign missions of ''AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag'' ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag'' involves the player character teaming up with [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Charles Vane and Jack Rackham]] to use a fire ship to break a British blockade around Nassau after it comes under occupation by Woodes Rogers.
25th Feb '16 8:25:00 AM megarockman
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** In CommandAndConquerRedAlert3 the Empire has the Yari Submarine, which is a kamikaze sub.

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** In CommandAndConquerRedAlert3 the Empire has the Yari Submarine, which whose special ability is a kamikaze sub.suicide run at enemy ships (a plausible strategy since the units are cheap). They are based off the real-life ''kaiten'' (see Real Life section).


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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]].
14th Feb '16 2:48:29 PM Kimera128
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* In ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', the Battle of Chibi (Red Cliff) is decided in dramatic fashion by a fleet of fire ships... disguised as supply ships.
7th Feb '16 12:02:07 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''ThePowerOfFive'', Matt's aunt is mind-controlled and attempts to kill Matt by driving one of these into his school.

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* In ''ThePowerOfFive'', ''Literature/ThePowerOfFive'', Matt's aunt is mind-controlled and attempts to kill Matt by driving one of these into his school.



* In ''TomorrowWhenTheWarBegan'', a petrol tanker is used to blow up the bridge into town.
* In ''{{Everworld}}'', a boat is simply lit afire and rammed into a wooden dam on the Nile.

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* In ''TomorrowWhenTheWarBegan'', ''Literature/TomorrowWhenTheWarBegan'', a petrol tanker is used to blow up the bridge into town.
* In ''{{Everworld}}'', ''Literature/{{Everworld}}'', a boat is simply lit afire and rammed into a wooden dam on the Nile.



* In ''[[TalesOfTheBranionRealm The Granite Shield]]'', eleven-year-old Flairalynne leads a fireship raid on the enemy fleet -- and follows it up by [[spoiler:setting her ''[[ArchnemesisDad father]]'' on fire.]]

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* In ''[[TalesOfTheBranionRealm ''[[Literature/TalesOfTheBranionRealm The Granite Shield]]'', eleven-year-old Flairalynne leads a fireship raid on the enemy fleet -- and follows it up by [[spoiler:setting her ''[[ArchnemesisDad father]]'' on fire.]]



* In the ''{{Hornblower}}'' episode "The Examination for Lieutenant" the Spanish sail a fire ship (an old ship packed with gunpowder and set alight) into Gibraltar. Hornblower and Foster manage to steer it clear of the British fleet.

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* In the ''{{Hornblower}}'' ''Series/{{Hornblower}}'' episode "The Examination for Lieutenant" the Spanish sail a fire ship (an old ship packed with gunpowder and set alight) into Gibraltar. Hornblower and Foster manage to steer it clear of the British fleet.



* In the pilot episode of ''TheLoneGunmen'', there is a governement conspiracy to crash a passenger plane into the middle of New York.

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* In the pilot episode of ''TheLoneGunmen'', ''Series/TheLoneGunmen'', there is a governement conspiracy to crash a passenger plane into the middle of New York.
7th Nov '15 5:35:13 PM nombretomado
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** In Battlefield 1942, jumping in a jeep and ramming a tank was a good way to make both explode.
* ''RedDeadRedemption'' has you use an dynamite-laden wagon to crash the gates of El Presidio.

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** In Battlefield 1942, ''Battlefield 1942'', jumping in a jeep and ramming a tank was a good way to make both explode.
* ''RedDeadRedemption'' ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' has you use an dynamite-laden wagon to crash the gates of El Presidio.
26th Sep '15 3:27:33 PM Berrenta
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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 ForMassiveDamage. 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 ForMassiveDamage.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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