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10th Jun '17 3:18:30 PM nombretomado
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* The first carrier-launched air raid exploited this trope during WorldWarOne. HMS ''Furious'', a battlecruiser which had her forward and aft guns replaced with launch and recovery decks, launched seven Sopwith Camels which attacked the German airship base at Tondern, which had previously been considered beyond the range of air attack. In return for one British pilot lost, the Germans lost two zeppelins and a balloon. The zeppelins in particular would have been very difficult to engage if they were airborne.

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* The first carrier-launched air raid exploited this trope during WorldWarOne.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. HMS ''Furious'', a battlecruiser which had her forward and aft guns replaced with launch and recovery decks, launched seven Sopwith Camels which attacked the German airship base at Tondern, which had previously been considered beyond the range of air attack. In return for one British pilot lost, the Germans lost two zeppelins and a balloon. The zeppelins in particular would have been very difficult to engage if they were airborne.
8th Jun '17 8:49:32 AM Piterpicher
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* In ''AeroFighters Assault'', one of the bonus mission has you protecting your AirborneAircraftCarrier from enemy attacks while it's refueling.

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* In ''AeroFighters ''VideoGame/AeroFighters Assault'', one of the bonus mission has you protecting your AirborneAircraftCarrier from enemy attacks while it's refueling.
9th Apr '17 9:32:02 AM nombretomado
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* An available tactic in a few missions of RogueSquadron.

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* An available tactic in a few missions of RogueSquadron.''VideoGame/RogueSquadron''.
5th Mar '17 10:52:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* Operation Focus was the opening airstrike by Israel at the start of the [[ArabIsraeliConflict Six-Day War of 1967]]. At 07:45 on June 5, 1967, the Israeli Air Force launched a massive airstrike, using very nearly every airworthy plane they had, which destroyed the majority of the Egyptian air force on the ground. By noon, the Egyptian, Jordanian and Syrian Air Forces, with about 450 aircraft, were destroyed, allowing the Israelis to enjoy air supremacy for the entire war. The war only lasted six days.

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* Operation Focus was the opening airstrike by Israel at the start of the [[ArabIsraeliConflict [[UsefulNotes/ArabIsraeliConflict Six-Day War of 1967]]. At 07:45 on June 5, 1967, the Israeli Air Force launched a massive airstrike, using very nearly every airworthy plane they had, which destroyed the majority of the Egyptian air force on the ground. By noon, the Egyptian, Jordanian and Syrian Air Forces, with about 450 aircraft, were destroyed, allowing the Israelis to enjoy air supremacy for the entire war. The war only lasted six days.
25th Feb '17 11:31:57 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{AceCombat}}'' has the player take out bombers or other aircraft on the ground from time to time. Attacking ships at anchor also shows up occasionally.
** Also makes the player the subject of this trope a few times, with ''you'' being the sitting duck after being on the recieving end of a surprise attack on your base or needing to refuel mid-combat. Slowly taxiing to the runway while fuel trucks and hangars are bombed to oblivion around you is one of the most intense scenes in the game.

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* ''{{AceCombat}}'' has the ''VideoGame/AceCombat'':
** The
player take takes out bombers or other aircraft on the ground from time to time. Attacking ships at anchor also shows up occasionally.
** Also makes the The player becomes the subject of this trope a few times, with ''you'' being the sitting duck after being on the recieving receiving end of a surprise attack on your base or needing to refuel mid-combat. Slowly taxiing to the runway while fuel trucks and hangars are bombed to oblivion around you is one of the most intense scenes in the game.
2nd Jan '17 9:01:37 AM Chabal2
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* ''VideoGame/StarcraftBroodWar'' has a level where Kerrigan turns against her allies, the Dominions led by General Duke ([[KickTheSonOfABitch to most players' glee]]) and the Protoss led by Fenix ([[PlayerPunch to their consternation]]). You start with a time limit during which neither base produces units or attack waves, letting you take out one faction's base.
--> '''Terran Marine:''' Kerrigan caught us with our pants down, but it's time to start givin' some back!
* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals'' annoyingly uses this along with ArtificialStupidity: your units will often be more than happy to let an enemy shoot them without reacting, unless they're told to guard the terrain, in which case they'll chase after the attacker and get themselves killed.
* ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' has a similar level in the expansion where Kerrigan sneaks her way into a city controlled by the Dreadlord Detheroc and the humans he's mind-controlled (led by [[HateSink Grand Marshal Garithos]]). As in Brood War, the timer is usually enough to take out a single side's base (with the game itself recommending you use banshees to possess powerful enemy units along the way).
25th Oct '16 7:39:50 PM PaulA
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* Clive Cussler's ''The Mediterranean Caper''. A UsefulNotes/WorldWarI biplane strafes a U.S. Air Force base and destroys a number of F-105 Starfire jet fighters and C-133 Cargomasters while they're helpless on the ground.

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* Clive Cussler's Literature/DirkPittAdventures novel ''The Mediterranean Caper''. A UsefulNotes/WorldWarI biplane strafes a U.S. Air Force base and destroys a number of F-105 Starfire jet fighters and C-133 Cargomasters while they're helpless on the ground.
20th Sep '16 8:44:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* Earlier in WorldWarII, HMS ''Royal Oak'' was lying at anchor in Scapa Flow on October 14, 1939 when it was torpedoed by a U-Boat.

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* Earlier in WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, HMS ''Royal Oak'' was lying at anchor in Scapa Flow on October 14, 1939 when it was torpedoed by a U-Boat.



** Often pulled by the Italians themselves: during WorldWarI [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMS_Wien they would use small motorboats with torpedoes strapped on them to infiltrate Austro-Hungarian harbours and sink the warships there]] and invented the manned torpedo to deal with the increased surveillance and the deploying of torpedo nets (the former wasn't much of a problem, but [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bakar_mockery the latter had foiled attempts at repeating the performance]]), an invention they used to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raid_on_Alexandria_%281941%29 take revenge for the events of Taranto by sinking two battleships moored at Alexandria]].

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** Often pulled by the Italians themselves: during WorldWarI UsefulNotes/WorldWarI [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMS_Wien they would use small motorboats with torpedoes strapped on them to infiltrate Austro-Hungarian harbours and sink the warships there]] and invented the manned torpedo to deal with the increased surveillance and the deploying of torpedo nets (the former wasn't much of a problem, but [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bakar_mockery the latter had foiled attempts at repeating the performance]]), an invention they used to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raid_on_Alexandria_%281941%29 take revenge for the events of Taranto by sinking two battleships moored at Alexandria]].
12th Aug '16 9:09:37 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'' series, all Covenant spacecraft have DeflectorShields that reduce humanity's [[MacrossMissileMassacre Archer missiles]] into a WorfBarrage. Once they go down for whatever reason, those same missiles prove to be quite effective. In particular, the first mission in the fourth game has the player shred an entire cruiser with a measly two missile pods.

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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'' ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series, all Covenant spacecraft have DeflectorShields that reduce humanity's [[MacrossMissileMassacre Archer missiles]] into a WorfBarrage. Once they go down for whatever reason, those same missiles prove to be quite effective. In particular, the first mission in the fourth game ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' has the player shred an entire cruiser with a measly two missile pods.
18th Jul '16 11:19:27 AM Doug86
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* ''SecretWeaponsOfTheLuftwaffe'':

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* ''SecretWeaponsOfTheLuftwaffe'':''VideoGame/SecretWeaponsOfTheLuftwaffe'':
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