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13th May '17 7:50:37 AM DukeofFinland
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* TruthInTelevision in bad weather conditions such as snow and rain. As many of the examples below showcase, even otherwise hard to maneuver vehicles such as armored vehicles and heavy duty trucks can easily slip out of control on snow or wet ground.
1st May '17 4:02:13 PM AgProv
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* In WW2, Britain's Churchill tank certainly wasn't built for speed. But its engine power and gearing meant it could climb steeper slopes than practically every other tank out. One hilltop defensive position in Tunisia, thought impassible for tanks by its German defenders and therefore lightly guarded by mines or anti-tank guns, was over-run by Churchills climbing a slope the Germans only thought to lightly defend. Churchill tank commander John Foley, in his autobiography ''Literature/MailedFist'', records that his Churchills crossed wide anti-tank ditches in the Siegfried Line simply by driving into them. and then climbing out of them as if it were a minor inconvenience. Much to the consternation of the German defenders. Foley also records a case where a Churchill skidded off a road in the Ardennes in winter ice and smow, plunging into a ravine. It landed right side up and was able to climb out again, ascending the precipitous slope with little damage to tank or crew.
5th Apr '17 2:30:24 PM Dvandemon
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* It is also used in scruples questions to take both options to run over something undesirable with a train.

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* ** It is also used in scruples questions to take both options to run over something undesirable with a train.
5th Apr '17 2:29:16 PM Dvandemon
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* It is also used in scruples questions to take both options to run over something undesirable with a train.
13th Jan '17 4:55:37 PM BillWoods
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** Second, in the 6th Episode, where the same driver again drifts the tank to dodge an incoming shell from [[Main/{{Eagleland}} Saunders High]]'s Sherman Firefly; and
** Lastly, in the finals, (as homage to her previous trick as stated in the first example) where she drifted around [[GermanicEfficiency Kuromorimine]]'s Tiger I flag tank so hard that she broke the Panzer IV's suspension in the process.

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** Second, in the 6th Episode, episode, where the same driver again drifts the tank to dodge an incoming shell from [[Main/{{Eagleland}} Saunders High]]'s Sherman Firefly; and
** Lastly, in the finals, (as homage to her previous trick as stated in the first example) where she drifted around [[GermanicEfficiency Kuromorimine]]'s Tiger I flag tank so hard that she broke the Panzer IV's suspension tracks in the process.



** They also did a similar thing with a Lotus Exige versus an Apache helicopter gunship - racing around the confines of the track, trying to get missile lock. They weren't allowed to use the [[GatlingGood chin cannon]] or pop up from miles away and use the [[MacrossMissileMassacre hellfire rockets]], that would have been unfair...

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** They also did a similar thing with a Lotus Exige versus an Apache helicopter gunship - -- racing around the confines of the track, trying to get missile lock. They weren't allowed to use the [[GatlingGood chin cannon]] or pop up from miles away and use the [[MacrossMissileMassacre hellfire rockets]], that would have been unfair...



* The Chevalier wheeled scout tank in ''[[Videogame/MechWarrior MechWarrior Living Legends]]'' is capable of going through absurdly tight turns at high speed, faster than a modern car could do. It's even possible to do ''drifting'' in the Chevalier, despite it being a 35 ton tank. Strangely, the [[FanNickname Chevy]] handles better the faster its moving, allowing a Chevy moving at max speed to turn extremely quickly. It's also possible to ''do donuts'' the [[SpacePlane aerospace fighters]], owing to their huge thrust and screwy aerodynamic stall mechanics - cut the throttle as you mash the yaw axis, wait a moment, then kick on the afterburners at max power and bam, you're doing donuts in the sky.

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* The Chevalier wheeled scout tank in ''[[Videogame/MechWarrior MechWarrior Living Legends]]'' is capable of going through absurdly tight turns at high speed, faster than a modern car could do. It's even possible to do ''drifting'' in the Chevalier, despite it being a 35 ton 35-ton tank. Strangely, the [[FanNickname Chevy]] handles better the faster its moving, allowing a Chevy moving at max speed to turn extremely quickly. It's also possible to ''do donuts'' the [[SpacePlane aerospace fighters]], owing to their huge thrust and screwy aerodynamic stall mechanics - -- cut the throttle as you mash the yaw axis, wait a moment, then kick on the afterburners at max power and bam, you're doing donuts in the sky.



* {{World of Tanks}} makes it possible with particularly fast vehicles; French light/medium tanks from the ELC AMX on and the US M18 Hellcat are notorious for being able to powerslide. The British Light-and-Medium line from the Tier IV Coventanter to the Tier VII Comet recently joined them.

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* {{World of Tanks}} makes it possible with particularly fast vehicles; French light/medium tanks from the ELC AMX on and the US M18 Hellcat are notorious for being able to powerslide. The British Light-and-Medium line from the Tier IV Coventanter Covenanter to the Tier VII Comet recently joined them.



* During WWII, LT. Richard Candelaria was dogfighting in his P-51 Mustang with a skilled German pilot in am Me109. With the German flying circles around him and latched on his tail, Candelaria tries a risky maneuver, kicking his Mustang's tail around so the German would overshoot him. His plane does the equivalent of a short spin in the air and shoots down the German plane. Although he's not spinning in the air per-se, it still qualifies as an unconventional tactic. Eat your heart out, thrust vectoring.

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* During WWII, LT. Richard Candelaria was dogfighting in his P-51 Mustang with a skilled German pilot in am Me109.an [=Me109=]. With the German flying circles around him and latched on his tail, Candelaria tries a risky maneuver, kicking his Mustang's tail around so the German would overshoot him. His plane does the equivalent of a short spin in the air and shoots down the German plane. Although he's not spinning in the air per-se, it still qualifies as an unconventional tactic. Eat your heart out, thrust vectoring.



** In the Dogfights documentary series, one WWII pilot had the trick of simultaneously pitching down and yawing, turning his whole plane into one huge, unstable, airbrake. In the same series, one US pilot in Vietnam had perfected an exploitation of the Phantom jet's flat spin failure mode, putting his plane into a flat spin for a few seconds at a time to WTF his enemies and forcing overshoots by losing airspeed, then quickly recovering to normal flight on their tails.

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** In the Dogfights ''Dogfights'' documentary series, one WWII pilot had the trick of simultaneously pitching down and yawing, turning his whole plane into one huge, unstable, airbrake. In the same series, one US pilot in Vietnam had perfected an exploitation of the Phantom jet's flat spin failure mode, putting his plane into a flat spin for a few seconds at a time to WTF his enemies and forcing overshoots by losing airspeed, then quickly recovering to normal flight on their tails.



* The Nimitz class Supercarrier can do [[http://media-cache-lt0.pinterest.com/upload/28217935135885018_ZiPMs7gZ_c.jpg this]]. That's a boat big enough to have two runways drifting.
* Sailing ships stuck without enough room to turn and facing the wind can [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anchor#Club_hauling club haul]]. An anchor is attached to the lee quarter (rear of the ship facing the shore) but dropped from the lee bow (front facing the shore). The vessel gathers sternway (it moves backwards) and is turned around by the now trailing anchor. The anchor cable is cut, and the ship proceeds on its way facing the opposite direction in a very narrow (for a sailing ship) turning radius.... minus one anchor. Not exactly The Fast And The Furious, but pretty nimble for a 72 gun man of war.
** Do the same setup, but with two anchors, reversing the setup on the other side of the ship. The ship can't go anywhere, but by reeling in and reeling out the anchor cables, the ship can be turned any which way. You now have a 72 gun turret, unlike your enemies, who likely are at the mercy of the wind and currents to maneuver against you. Obviously only works when you are on the defense.

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* The Nimitz class Supercarrier ''Nimitz''-class supercarrier can do [[http://media-cache-lt0.pinterest.com/upload/28217935135885018_ZiPMs7gZ_c.jpg this]]. That's a boat big enough to have two runways drifting.
* Sailing ships stuck without enough room to turn and facing the wind can [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anchor#Club_hauling club haul]]. An anchor is attached to the lee quarter (rear of the ship facing the shore) but dropped from the lee bow (front facing the shore). The vessel gathers sternway (it moves backwards) and is turned around by the now trailing anchor. The anchor cable is cut, and the ship proceeds on its way facing the opposite direction in a very narrow (for a sailing ship) turning radius.... minus one anchor. Not exactly The ''The Fast And The Furious, Furious'', but pretty nimble for a 72 gun man of war.
72-gun man-of-war.
** Do the same setup, but with two anchors, reversing the setup on the other side of the ship. The ship can't go anywhere, but by reeling in and reeling out the anchor cables, the ship can be turned any which way. You now have a 72 gun 72-gun turret, unlike your enemies, who likely are at the mercy of the wind and currents to maneuver against you. Obviously only works when you are on the defense.


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* A [=FedEx=] driver handled his truck [[http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/12/us/big-rig-slides-down-street-chp-trnd-irpt/index.html "like a boss"]], taking it down a steep, icy road -- without working brakes on the rear trailer.
7th Jan '17 9:04:17 AM SwordsageRagnar
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** An [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wKfpPrRVIo episode]] involved Jeremy Clarkson in a Land Rover Sport attempting to outmanoeuvre a ''[[CoolTank Challenger 2]]''. He failed. The episode showcased the tank's smokelaunchers, manoeuvrability, speed and ability to handle rough terrain. And it was [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]]. However, Clarkson managed to survive for a full five minutes, by weaving around forests where the tank could not get a good shot on him.

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** An [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wKfpPrRVIo episode]] involved Jeremy Clarkson in a Land Rover Sport attempting to outmanoeuvre a ''[[CoolTank Challenger 2]]''. He failed. The episode showcased the tank's smokelaunchers, manoeuvrability, speed and ability to handle rough terrain. And it was [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]]. However, Clarkson managed to survive for a full five minutes, by weaving around forests where the tank could not get a good shot on him. And that was with Challenger's crew having the handicap that they could only use it's main gun's sight to draw a bead on Clarkson's Land Rover, not any of it's co-axial, pintle or turreted mounted machine guns.
5th Dec '16 3:33:44 AM Wooboo
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* The Japanese Type 10 Main Battle Tank is not only extremely fast for an MBT, with a top speed of a 70 km/h, it's also able to travel at the same speed in ''reverse''.
17th Nov '16 7:56:41 AM Saber15
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* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePolarExpress'', the eponymous train gets derailed and begins to slide out of control when the track dips below the frozen-over surface of a lake. The engineer uses the brake and throttle to pull a J-turn, pointing it back on course, and slowly corrects the direction to line up with the rails on the other side of the lake.
6th Nov '16 3:24:17 PM BattleMaster
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** The Blizzard variant of the Erlenburg map lets you do this with practically anything: just go racing down one of the hills onto the frozen river, once you're on the ice it's pretty easy even if you're in a huge monster like a KV-4 or Type 4 Heavy.
20th Oct '16 6:35:58 PM Willbyr
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