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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]].
13th Jan '17 9:04:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[TheHero Wax]] uses a large-caliber gun to push himself sideways when he's flying around at significantly reduced weight in ''[[{{Mistborn}} The Alloy of Law]]''.

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* [[TheHero Wax]] uses a large-caliber gun to push himself sideways when he's flying around at significantly reduced weight in ''[[{{Mistborn}} ''[[Literature/{{Mistborn}} The Alloy of Law]]''.
30th Oct '16 10:46:24 AM nombretomado
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* The "Recoil Rocket" perk from ''{{GURPS}}: GunFu'' works this way.

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* The "Recoil Rocket" perk from ''{{GURPS}}: ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}: GunFu'' works this way.
25th Oct '16 6:41:26 PM BattleMaster
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* In ''ComicBook/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'', Galvatron flies by firing his ArmCannon behind him. Unlike many versions of the franchise, most Decepticons can't fly in robot mode unless they also have a flying alt-mode.
8th Oct '16 8:10:37 PM Pepperyena
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* The Bazooka in ''VideoGame/{{Wuppo}}'' will push you slightly in the other direction when a charged shot is fired. The same goes for ''every'' shot fired by the Newspaper Cannon.
15th Sep '16 11:08:07 PM Mhazard
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* In an inversion, the recoil from a GAU-8 Avenger on the A-10 Thunderbolt is severe enough to give the plane a noticeable drop in speed with each burst, though never quite enough to actually stall it.[[note]]Indeed the GAU-8 at full auto produces 5 tons of force as recoil, one of the A-10's engines produces 4 tons, if the A-10 only had 1 engine or had 2 guns, the entire thing would be flying backwards if you used all 4 of them at once[[/note]] This is actually helpful, since at slower speeds it's easier to aim (and the A-10's [[MightyGlacier not about to outrun anything at the best of times anyway]]).

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* In an inversion, the recoil from a GAU-8 Avenger [[GatlingGood GAU-8]] [[{{BFG}} Avenger]] on the A-10 Thunderbolt is severe enough to give the plane a noticeable drop in speed with each burst, though never quite enough to actually stall it.[[note]]Indeed the GAU-8 at full auto produces 5 tons of force as recoil, one of the A-10's engines produces 4 tons, if the A-10 only had 1 engine or had 2 guns, the entire thing would be flying backwards if you used all 4 of them at once[[/note]] This is actually helpful, since at slower speeds it's easier to aim (and the A-10's [[MightyGlacier not about to outrun anything at the best of times anyway]]).
14th Aug '16 9:50:33 AM nombretomado
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* Squall in [[DissidiaFinalFantasy Dissidia: Final Fantasy]] utilizes this in some of his attacks. They vary from giving a heel drop more kick, to repeatedly using the recoil to 'push' his weapon out of his opponent only to quickly thrust it back in, to propelling him forward at blistering speeds.

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* Squall in [[DissidiaFinalFantasy Dissidia: Final Fantasy]] ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' utilizes this in some of his attacks. They vary from giving a heel drop more kick, to repeatedly using the recoil to 'push' his weapon out of his opponent only to quickly thrust it back in, to propelling him forward at blistering speeds.
15th Jul '16 9:13:32 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** Experiments have been conducted on the feasibility of using railguns or mass drivers as spaceship propulsion, which essentially would make your entire spaceship a backwards-firing gun.

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** Experiments have been conducted on the feasibility of using railguns or mass drivers as spaceship propulsion, which essentially would make your entire spaceship a backwards-firing gun. The OrionDrive is similar in that it uses ''nuclear bombs'' [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_pulse_propulsion to provide thrust]]. Obviously, it works best in a vacuum away from any livable planets.
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