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22nd Sep '16 9:34:40 PM Berrenta
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* Subverted with the WWII British Matilda II tanks. Their external fuel tanks were arranged so they could get shot, blow up, and the tank could still keep fighting. This troper is sure many Nazi AT teams were very disappointed at this, considering how tough the Matilda II was.

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* Subverted with the WWII British Matilda II tanks. Their external fuel tanks were arranged so they could get shot, blow up, and the tank could still keep fighting. This troper is sure many Nazi AT teams were very disappointed at this, considering how tough the Matilda II was.
16th Sep '16 6:33:27 AM JackG
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* ''Series/TheTransporter'' has a variant where Frank Martin rams a hydrogen-fueled car, then throws his car lighter out the window as he drives off, igniting the fuel.
1st Sep '16 12:25:02 PM Morgenthaler
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* Shooting another tank's fuel tank in ''MultiTrackDriftingWorldOfTanks'' won't make it explode, unless your gun was actually enough to kill it, but if the enemy doesn' die from it, it will immobilize it until its crew can fix it.

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* Shooting another tank's fuel tank in ''MultiTrackDriftingWorldOfTanks'' ''VideoGame/WorldOfTanks'' won't make it explode, unless your gun was actually enough to kill it, but if the enemy doesn' die from it, it will immobilize it until its crew can fix it.



* The ''MultiTrackDriftingFarCry'' series of games has this as a gameplay element, usually to show off the dynamic fire effects in game. Dotted around enemy outposts and towns are a variety of tanks to shoot, ranging from the standard ExplodingBarrel to a large propane tanks. It should be noted that some of the tanks don't immediately explode when shot; they rather emit gouts of flame from the bullet holes, or in some cases fly around like rockets before exploding. While EveryCarIsAPinto, they don't blow up when the gas tank is shot, curiously.

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* The ''MultiTrackDriftingFarCry'' ''VideoGame/FarCry'' series of games has this as a gameplay element, usually to show off the dynamic fire effects in game. Dotted around enemy outposts and towns are a variety of tanks to shoot, ranging from the standard ExplodingBarrel to a large propane tanks. It should be noted that some of the tanks don't immediately explode when shot; they rather emit gouts of flame from the bullet holes, or in some cases fly around like rockets before exploding. While EveryCarIsAPinto, they don't blow up when the gas tank is shot, curiously.
1st Sep '16 12:23:38 PM Morgenthaler
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* Shooting another tank's fuel tank in ''WorldOfTanks'' won't make it explode, unless your gun was actually enough to kill it, but if the enemy doesn' die from it, it will immobilize it until its crew can fix it.

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* Shooting another tank's fuel tank in ''WorldOfTanks'' ''MultiTrackDriftingWorldOfTanks'' won't make it explode, unless your gun was actually enough to kill it, but if the enemy doesn' die from it, it will immobilize it until its crew can fix it.



* The ''FarCry'' series of games has this as a gameplay element, usually to show off the dynamic fire effects in game. Dotted around enemy outposts and towns are a variety of tanks to shoot, ranging from the standard ExplodingBarrel to a large propane tanks. It should be noted that some of the tanks don't immediately explode when shot; they rather emit gouts of flame from the bullet holes, or in some cases fly around like rockets before exploding. While EveryCarIsAPinto, they don't blow up when the gas tank is shot, curiously.

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* The ''FarCry'' ''MultiTrackDriftingFarCry'' series of games has this as a gameplay element, usually to show off the dynamic fire effects in game. Dotted around enemy outposts and towns are a variety of tanks to shoot, ranging from the standard ExplodingBarrel to a large propane tanks. It should be noted that some of the tanks don't immediately explode when shot; they rather emit gouts of flame from the bullet holes, or in some cases fly around like rockets before exploding. While EveryCarIsAPinto, they don't blow up when the gas tank is shot, curiously.
14th Aug '16 12:45:49 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'', shooting a Ghost's gas tank will cause it to explode.
** Of course, a Ghost's "gas" is pressurized [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment hot plasma]].

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* In ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', from ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'', 2}}'' onward, shooting a Ghost's gas tank will cause it to explode.
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explode. Of course, a Ghost's "gas" is actually pressurized [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment hot plasma]].
6th Aug '16 12:34:12 PM Morgenthaler
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* Done in ''Series/{{Torchwood}}: Children of Earth,'' when the bad guys are pursuing, Gwen uses this tactic to buy themselves some time. It works.

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* Done in ''Series/{{Torchwood}}: Children of Earth,'' ''Series/TorchwoodChildrenOfEarth,'' when the bad guys are pursuing, Gwen uses this tactic to buy themselves some time. It works.
21st Jul '16 5:15:14 AM JackG
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* Averted in ''Film/TheBaaderMeinhofComplex''. Police corner two terrorists in a garage used for storing bomb supplies, including several gas cylinders. Though multiple shots are fired into the garage, nothing explodes.

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* Averted in ''Film/TheBaaderMeinhofComplex''. Police corner two terrorists in a garage used for storing bomb supplies, including several gas cylinders. Though multiple shots are fired the police fire automatic weapons into the garage, nothing explodes.
21st Jul '16 5:12:48 AM JackG
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* Averted in ''Film/TheBaaderMeinhofComplex''. Police corner two terrorists in a garage used for storing bomb supplies, including several gas cylinders. Though multiple shots are fired into the garage, nothing explodes.
19th Jul '16 10:32:00 AM JackG
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* Seen in ''Film/TheColony'' when one character makes his last stand against the horde of cannibals.

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* Seen in ''Film/TheColony'' when one character Mason makes his last stand LastStand against the horde of cannibals.cannibals, TakingYouWithMe by shooting a propane tank in the room with him.
17th Jul '16 12:49:57 PM nombretomado
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* JustifiedTrope in ''Film/LoneWolfMcQuade'', as the opening scene has ChuckNorris loading his sniper rifle from an ammunition case of 7.62mm Armor-Piercing Incendiary rounds.

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* JustifiedTrope in ''Film/LoneWolfMcQuade'', as the opening scene has ChuckNorris Creator/ChuckNorris loading his sniper rifle from an ammunition case of 7.62mm Armor-Piercing Incendiary rounds.
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