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31st Jul '17 5:17:55 PM Dvandemon
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* IronMan is something of an inversion of this. The purpose of the propulsors ''is'' to boost him, but he quickly realized that he can use the opposing force to blast his enemies.
22nd Jul '17 11:42:43 AM TeraChimera
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* This is basically how the proposed [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_fountain space fountain]] works. A variant on the SpaceElevator, space fountains stay aloft not by tensile strength in a cable (as in regular space elevators), but by constantly shooting pellets down towards Earth (while replacement pellets are constantly shot back up). While this design lets it stay in orbit in far lower altitudes than a normal space elevator, it needs a constant, extremely high supply of energy to power the shots, or else it'll fall.
30th Jun '17 12:08:05 PM Twiddler
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** Also used by Pyrrha (her spear/rifle), Nora (her hammer/grenade launcher), and Blake (her gun/whip) in similar fashions. If a fight scene in ''RWBY'' doesn't involve at least one recoil boost then it was probably a short one.

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** Also used by Pyrrha (her spear/rifle), Nora (her hammer/grenade launcher), and Blake (her gun/whip) in similar fashions. If a fight scene in ''RWBY'' doesn't involve at least one recoil boost boost, then it was probably a short one.
30th Jun '17 12:07:52 PM Twiddler
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* Ruby and Yang's combat styles in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' involve using the recoil of their sniper rifle/scythe and gauntlet/shotgun [[SwissArmyWeapon Swiss Army Weapons,]] respectively, with deadly efficiency. Primarily, they use this to blow themselves across the battlefield; Ruby also does this to pull her weapon right through her enemies.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':
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Ruby and Yang's combat styles in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' involve using the recoil of their sniper rifle/scythe and gauntlet/shotgun [[SwissArmyWeapon Swiss Army Weapons,]] respectively, with deadly efficiency. Primarily, they use this to blow themselves across the battlefield; Ruby also does this to pull her weapon right through her enemies.
30th Apr '17 1:15:10 PM Saber15
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* In ''Film/TheATeam'', after losing two of the three parachutes in a falling tank from AttackDrone fire, the A-Team uses the main gun to steer the plummeting vehicle towards a (SoftWater slightly) softer landing in a lake.

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* In ''Film/TheATeam'', after losing two of the three parachutes in a falling tank from AttackDrone fire, the A-Team uses the main gun to steer the plummeting vehicle towards a (SoftWater slightly) ([[SoftWater slightly]]) softer landing in a lake.
30th Apr '17 1:14:42 PM Saber15
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* In ''Film/TheATeam'', this is done with a tank's main gun. The tank was dropped out of a plane, but it lost two of its three chutes. The recoil was used to aim the tank towards a lake and then to soften the landing.

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* In ''Film/TheATeam'', this is done with a tank's main gun. The tank was dropped out of a plane, but it lost after losing two of its the three chutes. The recoil was used to aim the parachutes in a falling tank from AttackDrone fire, the A-Team uses the main gun to steer the plummeting vehicle towards a lake and then (SoftWater slightly) softer landing in a lake.
-->'''Drone pilot''': Are they trying
to soften the landing.shoot down that other drone?
-->'''Charissa''': No... They're trying to fly that tank.
18th Apr '17 10:54:43 AM zoop
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* On ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Fifth Doctor does this with a cricket ball. Since he bounces it off a space ship, he gets the added inertia ''twice''. (Once when he throws it, once when he catches it.)
8th Mar '17 10:27:47 AM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/{{Crysis}}'''s engine supports true weapon recoil, which has important effects [[spoiler:in space]]. One of its mods, ''[[MechWarrior Mechwarrior: Living Legends]]'', features a ground troop weapon (the [[ShockAndAwe Man-Pack PPC]]) that creates enough recoil with one shot as to provide you a good 15 [[superscript:km]]∕[[subscript:h]] in the opposite direction. The low gravity map provides extended entertainment when using this weapon, but it is regardless useful as an extra manoeuvring tool.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Crysis}}'''s engine supports true weapon recoil, which has important effects [[spoiler:in space]]. One of its mods, ''[[MechWarrior ''[[VideoGame/MechWarrior Mechwarrior: Living Legends]]'', features a ground troop weapon (the [[ShockAndAwe Man-Pack PPC]]) that creates enough recoil with one shot as to provide you a good 15 [[superscript:km]]∕[[subscript:h]] in the opposite direction. The low gravity map provides extended entertainment when using this weapon, but it is regardless useful as an extra manoeuvring tool.
1st Feb '17 8:59:37 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* This would work with hand-held weapons in a microgravity environment, and is essentially a small-scale version of ExplosionPropulsion. Unless specially modified for vacuum, however, many gun cartridges wouldn't work in space.[note]Chiefly because, to fire properly, the cartridge needs an oxidizing agent, the most common being [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin oxygen]] from the air. However, self-oxidizing powders do exist.[/note] And trying this on a space station would be... [[ExplosiveDecompression inadvisable]].

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* This would work with hand-held weapons in a microgravity environment, and is essentially a small-scale version of ExplosionPropulsion. Unless specially modified for vacuum, however, many gun cartridges wouldn't work in space.[note]Chiefly [[note]]Chiefly because, to fire properly, the cartridge needs an oxidizing agent, the most common being [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin oxygen]] from the air. However, self-oxidizing powders do exist.[/note] [[/note]] And trying this on a space station would be... [[ExplosiveDecompression inadvisable]].
28th Jan '17 11:41:08 PM Yozzy
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* This would work with hand-held weapons in a microgravity environment, and is essentially a small-scale version of ExplosionPropulsion. Unless specially modified for vacuum, however, many guns wouldn't work in space. And trying this on a space station would be... [[ExplosiveDecompression inadvisable]].

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* This would work with hand-held weapons in a microgravity environment, and is essentially a small-scale version of ExplosionPropulsion. Unless specially modified for vacuum, however, many guns gun cartridges wouldn't work in space. space.[note]Chiefly because, to fire properly, the cartridge needs an oxidizing agent, the most common being [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin oxygen]] from the air. However, self-oxidizing powders do exist.[/note] And trying this on a space station would be... [[ExplosiveDecompression inadvisable]].
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