History Main / RidingTheBomb

13th Oct '17 11:18:08 AM CosmicFerret
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* Honorable Mention to [[BabylonFive John Sheridan]] in "Z'Ha'Dum". (Purists might object that there was a White Star around the nukes. And that Sheridan technically jumped ''ahead'' of them; he didn't ride them himself.)

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* Honorable Mention to [[BabylonFive [[Series/BabylonFive John Sheridan]] in "Z'Ha'Dum". (Purists might object that there was a White Star around the nukes. And that Sheridan technically jumped ''ahead'' of them; he didn't ride them himself.)
15th Jul '17 10:12:44 AM nombretomado
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* During the closing stages of WWII, the Japanese developed the [[WorldWarII Yokosuka]] [[HeroicSacrifice MXY]]-[[SenselessSacrifice 7]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohka Ohka]], essentially a 1200kg bomb with wings and a cockpit attached. The mothership would approach to within twenty nautical miles of the target and release the Ohka. The Okha would glide to the target, before firing three Type 4 rocket motors for the final approach. Despite having a production run of 838 bombs, thankfully most were sunk along with the Japanese carriers ''Shinano'' and ''Unryu''; those that did see service accounted for only seven Allied ships, largely due to the excellent defensive tactics of the Allied navies. US sailors nicknamed them "baka bombs", after the Japanese word for "idiot".

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* During the closing stages of WWII, the Japanese developed the [[WorldWarII [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Yokosuka]] [[HeroicSacrifice MXY]]-[[SenselessSacrifice 7]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohka Ohka]], essentially a 1200kg bomb with wings and a cockpit attached. The mothership would approach to within twenty nautical miles of the target and release the Ohka. The Okha would glide to the target, before firing three Type 4 rocket motors for the final approach. Despite having a production run of 838 bombs, thankfully most were sunk along with the Japanese carriers ''Shinano'' and ''Unryu''; those that did see service accounted for only seven Allied ships, largely due to the excellent defensive tactics of the Allied navies. US sailors nicknamed them "baka bombs", after the Japanese word for "idiot".



* A subversion during the [[WorldWarII Battle of Midway]], the Japanese carrier ''Kaga'' was in the process of being [[AbandonShip abandoned]] by her crew due to severe damage and fires caused by the American dive bomber attack from the Enterprise. An American submarine saw the opportunity to launch a CoupDeGrace on the vulnerable ship (in case the Japanese may have [[DamageControl managed to save her]]). American torpedos of the time [[ReliablyUnreliableGuns being what they were]], the torpedo struck dead on, then promptly [[EpicFail didn't explode]]. The warhead snapped off and sank, leaving the body of the torpedo bobbing in the water, whereupon the Japanese sailors swimming in the water clambered on to it as a life raft, cursing and pounding on the torpedo. For their trouble, the submarine crew spent the rest of the day being chased by Japanese destroyers and being pummeled by depth charge near-misses before they escaped to fight another day.

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* A subversion during the [[WorldWarII [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Battle of Midway]], the Japanese carrier ''Kaga'' was in the process of being [[AbandonShip abandoned]] by her crew due to severe damage and fires caused by the American dive bomber attack from the Enterprise. An American submarine saw the opportunity to launch a CoupDeGrace on the vulnerable ship (in case the Japanese may have [[DamageControl managed to save her]]). American torpedos of the time [[ReliablyUnreliableGuns being what they were]], the torpedo struck dead on, then promptly [[EpicFail didn't explode]]. The warhead snapped off and sank, leaving the body of the torpedo bobbing in the water, whereupon the Japanese sailors swimming in the water clambered on to it as a life raft, cursing and pounding on the torpedo. For their trouble, the submarine crew spent the rest of the day being chased by Japanese destroyers and being pummeled by depth charge near-misses before they escaped to fight another day.
14th Jun '17 5:55:31 PM JackG
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* ''Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs'' (1966). In an obvious parody of ''Film/DrStrangelove'', the two {{Idiot Hero}}es Franco and Ciccio successfully defuse the 'superbomb' the title villain intends to drop on the Soviet Union, but the bomb bay doors open accidentally and they're dropped onto Siberia, riding it like a horse. [[ComicallyInvincibleHero They survive.]]

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* ''Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs'' (1966). In an obvious parody of ''Film/DrStrangelove'', the two {{Idiot Hero}}es Franco and Ciccio successfully defuse the 'superbomb' the title villain intends to drop on the Soviet Union, but the bomb bay doors open accidentally and they're dropped onto Siberia, riding it like a horse. [[ComicallyInvincibleHero They survive.]]
6th Jun '17 8:30:19 AM JackG
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* ''Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs'' (1966). In an obvious parody of ''Film/DrStrangelove'', the two {{Idiot Hero}}es Franco and Ciccio successfully defuse the 'superbomb' the title villain intends to drop on the Soviet Union, but the bomb bay doors open accidentally and they dropped onto Siberia, riding it like a horse. [[ComicallyInvincibleHero They survive.]]

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* ''Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs'' (1966). In an obvious parody of ''Film/DrStrangelove'', the two {{Idiot Hero}}es Franco and Ciccio successfully defuse the 'superbomb' the title villain intends to drop on the Soviet Union, but the bomb bay doors open accidentally and they they're dropped onto Siberia, riding it like a horse. [[ComicallyInvincibleHero They survive.]]
6th Jun '17 8:29:48 AM JackG
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* ''Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs'' (1966). In an obvious parody of ''Film/DrStrangelove'', the two {{Idiot Hero}}es Franco and Ciccio successfully defuse the 'superbomb' the title villain intends to drop on the Soviet Union, but the bomb bay doors open accidentally and they dropped onto Siberia, riding it like a horse. [[ComicallyInvincibleHero They survive.]]


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9th May '17 8:30:05 AM JamesAustin
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* In the movie ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'', when they're trying to lower the bomb into the core of the asteroid, Steve "Rockhound" Buscemi duplicates this scene, and everyone yells at him. Although he claims that he was actually getting the idea from ''TheLoneRanger''.

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* In the movie ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'', when they're trying to lower the bomb into the core of the asteroid, Steve "Rockhound" Buscemi duplicates this scene, and everyone yells at him. Although he claims that he was actually getting the idea from ''TheLoneRanger''.''Radio/TheLoneRanger''.
10th Apr '17 11:09:25 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Sealab 2021}}'': In "Red Dawn", when Quinn learns Debbie slept with the President, he bombs Washington, DC in a fit of jealousy, shouting "Nobody shucks my corn but meeeeeee!" as he rides the bomb. (Inexplicably enough, however, the cityscape he's dropping into is clearly [[CaliforniaDoubling San Diego, CA]].)

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* ''{{Sealab ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2021}}'': In "Red Dawn", when Quinn learns Debbie slept with the President, he bombs Washington, DC in a fit of jealousy, shouting "Nobody shucks my corn but meeeeeee!" as he rides the bomb. (Inexplicably enough, however, the cityscape he's dropping into is clearly [[CaliforniaDoubling San Diego, CA]].)
14th Mar '17 3:21:29 PM FF32
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* A mission in Jak 3 has Daxter ride a missile.

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* A mission in Jak 3 ''VideoGame/Jak3Wastelander'' has Daxter ride a missile.
21st Feb '17 4:37:56 AM WillyFourEyes
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* A slight variant, but [[Anime/ProjectAKo A-Ko]] uses missiles as stepping stones to fight alien invaders.

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* A slight variant, but [[Anime/ProjectAKo A-Ko]] uses missiles as stepping stones {{stepping stones|InTheSky}} to fight alien invaders.
13th Dec '16 4:54:25 PM Bissek
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* The US tried to build one that was designed to be flown by a trained ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Pigeon pigeon]]''; the idea was that the pigeon would be trained to peck at the image of potential targets, and then the target would be projected onto a lens in front of the pigeon; the pigeon would peck it, and thus through a system of electronic controls attached to the unfortunate bird, the missile would self-correct. Despite some actual successes, the US military never picked it up because electronic guidance was coming in anyway, training the pigeons to recognize enough enemy targets took too much time, and they considered the whole thing absurd.

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* The US tried to build one that was designed to be flown by a trained ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Pigeon pigeon]]''; the idea was that the pigeon would be trained to peck at the image of potential targets, and then the target would be projected onto a lens in front of the pigeon; the pigeon would peck it, and thus through a system of electronic controls attached to the unfortunate bird, the missile would self-correct. Despite some actual successes, the US military never picked it up because electronic guidance was coming in anyway, training the pigeons to recognize enough enemy targets took too much time, and they considered the whole thing absurd. The project did lead to the development of touch-screen technology, however.
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