History Main / StandardHollywoodStrafingProcedure

19th Apr '16 11:06:13 AM erforce
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** During the IndianaJones stunt show's recreation of the Cairo marketplace fight and truck destruction of Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Indy shoots a thug on a rooftop, allowing him to [[RailingKill fall from his perch]], and takes his MP-40 to blow up the oncoming truck. As the trope suggests, the bullet hits travel up the ground toward the truck, suggesting that Indy started his gunfire [[FridgeLogic at the ground a few feet in front of him]].

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** During the IndianaJones ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' stunt show's recreation of the Cairo marketplace fight and truck destruction of Raiders Of The Lost Ark, ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', Indy shoots a thug on a rooftop, allowing him to [[RailingKill fall from his perch]], and takes his MP-40 to blow up the oncoming truck. As the trope suggests, the bullet hits travel up the ground toward the truck, suggesting that Indy started his gunfire [[FridgeLogic at the ground a few feet in front of him]].
23rd Mar '16 2:55:15 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the premiere of ''{{UFO}}'', the motor convoy carrying General Henderson and Commander Straker is attacked by a FlyingSaucer which stafes the nature strips on either side of the road; somehow this crashes their car. The saucer's distinctive high-pitched whine substitutes for the Stuka dive-bombing sound.

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* In the premiere of ''{{UFO}}'', ''Series/{{UFO}}'', the motor convoy carrying General Henderson and Commander Straker is attacked by a FlyingSaucer which stafes the nature strips on either side of the road; somehow this crashes their car. The saucer's distinctive high-pitched whine substitutes for the Stuka dive-bombing sound.
29th Feb '16 7:11:09 AM dArhengel
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* LionsForLambs deserves a mention as an aversion. The battle scenes feature some strafing runs by A-10s, but instead of neat ordered lines of puffs, the result, from the point of view of those on the ground, is of several large grouped explosions, approximating very well the power of a 30mm shell and the disordered pattern in which the shells hit the ground in reality.

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* LionsForLambs ''Film/LionsForLambs'' deserves a mention as an aversion. The battle scenes feature some strafing runs by A-10s, but instead of neat ordered lines of puffs, the result, from the point of view of those on the ground, is of several large grouped explosions, approximating very well the power of a 30mm shell and the disordered pattern in which the shells hit the ground in reality.
17th Jan '16 10:00:47 AM Morgenthaler
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** More GenreSavvy characters abandon vehicles and throw themselves in a ditch or into foliage alongside the road.
** Less GenreSavvy vehicle drivers try to dodge the bullets.

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** More GenreSavvy intelligent characters abandon vehicles and throw themselves in a ditch or into foliage alongside the road.
** Less GenreSavvy intelligent vehicle drivers try to dodge the bullets.
14th Jan '16 1:34:36 PM Morgenthaler
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** This might be FridgeBrilliance on the part of Tim Burton. Batman hates killing. The machine guns on the Batplane are probably meant to scare not kill and thus are wrongly sighted which the Joker probably anticipated, though wrongly sighted guns would endanger innocent bystanders, which is a [[FridgeHorror fridge trope of an entirely different kind.]]
14th Jan '16 1:32:31 PM Morgenthaler
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* Twice in ''RedTails'': Towards the beginning of the film, a quartet of P-40 Warhawks spots a German train, and dive in to strafe it. One of the pilots actually protests that they should attack the train from head-on instead, to give the [[AntiAir defensive gunners]] on the train [[ShownTheirWork less of a chance to shoot them back]]. After three of the planes strafe the train in classic Hollywood fashion to little productive effect, the fourth pilot comes at the train low and head-on, focusing all of his fire into the locomotive, trashing the train.

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* Twice in ''RedTails'': ''Film/RedTails'': Towards the beginning of the film, a quartet of P-40 Warhawks spots a German train, and dive in to strafe it. One of the pilots actually protests that they should attack the train from head-on instead, to give the [[AntiAir defensive gunners]] on the train [[ShownTheirWork less of a chance to shoot them back]]. After three of the planes strafe the train in classic Hollywood fashion to little productive effect, the fourth pilot comes at the train low and head-on, focusing all of his fire into the locomotive, trashing the train.
13th Jan '16 10:56:14 AM PatPayne
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* Played with in ''Battletech'', where a strafing run has the capacity to damage ''everything'', foe '''and''' friend, that's in the path of a strafing run. Coupled with a fairly high to-hit modifier, it may well be that nothing or everything gets tagged.
7th Jan '16 11:05:16 AM nombretomado
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* In ''SoraNoWoto'', [[spoiler: Filicia]] is targeted by a tank's secondary gunner; the shots describe the standard 'bullet line' toward her.

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* In ''SoraNoWoto'', ''Anime/SoundOfTheSky'', [[spoiler: Filicia]] is targeted by a tank's secondary gunner; the shots describe the standard 'bullet line' toward her.
23rd Dec '15 2:20:28 AM direguy
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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals'' has the USA Warthogs their gatling guns at a targeted location, and firing missiles once their close enough.
23rd Dec '15 2:18:01 AM direguy
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* In ''Franchise/StarWars'' ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' the Resistance make strafing runs against the First Order's ground forces attacking Maz's castle. Poe Dameron is skilled enough to take out individual Stormtroopers with pinpoint accuracy, and leaving the good guys unscathed.
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