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21st May '17 5:20:04 PM nombretomado
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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] twice on WereAlive. First in Chpater 13 when Burt, Angel and Riley try to use gas canisters as explosives to ward off zombies while they try to get a fire truck started. The tanks don't ignite when Burt tries to shoot them. ([[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Datu who told them it wouldn't work before they tried it.) The second instance happens in Chapter 24, when the Mallers have a fuel truck rigged with explosives driving toward the Tower and Burt tries to blow it up while it's still far enough away to not cause any damage, but once again his shots fail to blow it up. (Again [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]], this time by Angel who screams "This is just like the gas cans all over again!"

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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] twice on WereAlive.''AudioPlay/WereAlive''. First in Chpater 13 when Burt, Angel and Riley try to use gas canisters as explosives to ward off zombies while they try to get a fire truck started. The tanks don't ignite when Burt tries to shoot them. ([[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Datu who told them it wouldn't work before they tried it.) The second instance happens in Chapter 24, when the Mallers have a fuel truck rigged with explosives driving toward the Tower and Burt tries to blow it up while it's still far enough away to not cause any damage, but once again his shots fail to blow it up. (Again [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]], this time by Angel who screams "This is just like the gas cans all over again!"
17th May '17 5:18:03 PM Crino37
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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in ''WesternAnimation/Archer''. In the episode "The Rules of Extraction", Archer tries to shoot a gasoline tank with a M-16 in order to set a fire to scare some alligators. [[RealityEnsues It doesn't work]], the tank just end up with some holes in it.

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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in ''WesternAnimation/Archer''.''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}''. In the episode "The Rules of Extraction", Archer tries to shoot a gasoline tank with a M-16 in order to set a fire to scare some alligators. [[RealityEnsues It doesn't work]], the tank just end up with some holes in it.
17th May '17 5:17:37 PM Crino37
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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in ''WesternAnimation/Archer''. In the episode "The Rules of Extraction", Archer tries to shoot a gasoline tank with a M-16 in order to set a fire to scare some alligators. [[RealityEnsues It doesn't work]], the tank just end up with some holes in it.
16th Apr '17 8:29:05 PM nombretomado
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26th Mar '17 9:37:49 AM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/Uncharted2AmongThieves'' has a few sequences where Nathan shoots propane tanks in order to cause explosions. One instance where he's hurling them at the enemy and shooting them in the air was a big pain for NolanNorth who was performing the motion capture and voice acting at the same time. He had to repeatedly hurl an empty propane tank, which isn't exactly light weight, across the studio to act out the sequence.

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* ''VideoGame/Uncharted2AmongThieves'' has a few sequences where Nathan shoots propane tanks in order to cause explosions. One instance where he's hurling them at the enemy and shooting them in the air was a big pain for NolanNorth Creator/NolanNorth who was performing the motion capture and voice acting at the same time. He had to repeatedly hurl an empty propane tank, which isn't exactly light weight, across the studio to act out the sequence.
23rd Feb '17 4:31:09 AM JackG
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* Justified in ''Film/TheMechanic2011'' where the shooter lets the fuel spill out over the ground before igniting it with a shot from his pistol.
13th Feb '17 8:16:56 AM DropperofBrigdes
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It is important to note that, while conventional bullets or even tracer bullets do not often generate the heat or have enough surface area to diffuse this heat fast enough required to ignite fuels like diesel or jet fuel, white phosphorus rounds, like those shot from the Lahti L-39 Finnish 20mm Anti-tank/Anti-aircraft sniper rifle (more commonly known as the "Elephant Gun") or the minigun wielded by the Mythbusters, are more than capable of both penetrating the outer shell and fuel-tank wall of the vehicle they are hitting and delivering enough heat to cause an explosion. Of course, the behavior of the vehicle during the explosion is still the same, aside from getting quite a significant jolt from the impact of a 20mm rifle rould traveling at 800m/s (similar to the muzzle velocities of some naval cannons).
26th Nov '16 6:32:32 PM JackG
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* The assassination in ''Film/TheJackal'' (1997) involves a remote-controlled gun in the back of a station wagon. A police sniper destroys the weapon ([[NoKillLikeOverkill and the vehicle, and everything around it]]) by firing a shot into the fuel tank, then a second shot to ignite the leaking fuel.

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* The assassination in ''Film/TheJackal'' (1997) involves a remote-controlled gun in the back of a station wagon. A police sniper destroys the weapon ([[NoKillLikeOverkill and the vehicle, and everything around it]]) by firing a shot into the fuel tank, then a second shot to ignite the leaking fuel.fuel after a sizeable puddle has formed.
26th Nov '16 6:27:32 PM JackG
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* The assassination in ''Film/TheJackal'' (1997) involves a remote-controlled gun in the back of a station wagon. A police sniper destroys the weapon ([[NoKillLikeOverkill and the vehicle, and everything around it]]) by firing a shot into the fuel tank, then a second shot to ignite the leaking fuel.
9th Oct '16 10:30:30 AM FordPrefect
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** Strange, when you consider this is averted in the first movie, though that was with a helicopter and not a car. The only effect [[ShootTheFuelTank shooting the fuel tank]] had was an empty tank a few moments later.
** Hell it was averted a few minutes earlier when Morpheus' Cadillac was shot about 1500 times from all directions during the car chase, which must have hit the fuel tank at least once, and nothing happens to it.

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** Strange, when you consider this is averted in the first movie, though that was with a helicopter and not a car. The only effect [[ShootTheFuelTank shooting the fuel tank]] tank had was an empty tank a few moments later.
** Hell Hell, it was averted a few minutes earlier when Morpheus' Cadillac was shot about 1500 times from all directions during the car chase, which must have hit the fuel tank at least once, and nothing happens to it.
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