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14th Jun '16 2:49:29 AM eroock
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-->--'''Admiral Hurkk''', ''Franchise/StarWars'', on Rebel Nebulon-B frigates

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-->--'''Admiral -->-- '''Admiral Hurkk''', ''Franchise/StarWars'', on Rebel Nebulon-B frigates
6th Jun '16 5:53:40 PM 20person
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*** This can be difficult unless you have the Penetrator perk (which lets you shoot through obstacles), as the fusion core is located on the back of the armor.

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*** **** This can be difficult unless you have the Penetrator perk (which lets you shoot through obstacles), as the fusion core is located on the back of the armor.


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** Near the end of the Railroad's main quest, [[spoiler:after massacring the Brotherhood of Steel members (including NiceGirl Scribe Haylen) inside the Cambridge Police Station, Tinker Tom will hijack a Brotherhood Vertibird to get you and Deacon aboard the ''[[CoolAirship Prydwen]]'' (the Brotherhood's mobile HQ). After the end of the main quest, the Vertibird can be summoned with a signal grenade to fly you to anywhere in the Commonwealth. If you destroy the Brotherhood as the Minutemen, they'll manage to salvage a Vertibird for transport purposes as well]].
6th Jun '16 5:41:52 PM 20person
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** It's possible to sneak up on an occupied suit, steal its fusion core, kill the operator when he bails out, replace the core, and take the suit for yourself.

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** It's possible to sneak up on an occupied suit, suit of power armor, steal its fusion core, kill the operator when he bails out, replace the core, and take the suit for yourself.yourself.
*** Alternatively, you can also shoot the fusion core, which causes it to blow up. If the occupant survived the explosion, they'll be forced to exit the armor, making them a much softer target. You'll need a new core to enter the armor though.
**** This can be difficult unless you have the Penetrator perk (which lets you shoot through obstacles), as the fusion core is located on the back of the armor.
*** In either case, the armor will be marked as owned. This means using it is technically considered stealing by the game, which "nice" companions will disapprove of.


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* In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'', the Soviet commando Natasha can [[SnipingTheCockpit snipe the cockpit]] of enemy vehicles, and sending one of your infantry units inside will allow you to commandeer the vehicle.
27th May '16 5:27:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* Happened during WWII to a great extent. The Germans used a great many captured tanks -- French ones were used as training, guard and anti-partisan units, Czech ones formed standard combat forces. In the Desert campaign, it was not unknown for both the Axis and Allied sides to scrounge and use each other's captured vehicles so long as the ammo and spares lasted, with Germans operating examples of practically every British tank, whilst so many Italian tanks were captured intact in early 1941 that they were used to equip entire ''armoured regiments''. In 1944, the Guards Armoured Division recycled captured Panthers as "Cuckoo" tanks. The Luftwaffe had a squadron of captured aircraft it used for spy missions, and the Kriegsmarine operated several captured submarines (for example UB-1, the former HMS ''Seal''). The Japanese used captured M3 Stuart tanks. A number of battles were initiated specifically to prevent the enemy from taking advantage of captured vehicles, most significantly the British bombardment of Mers-el-Kebir which sank three French battleships and killed a thousand French sailors.
* HMS Morse was a German U-Boat captured intact near Iceland. The ''Morse'' was used to patrol the approach routes to the German U-Boat bases in France: the reasoning being that a German crew so near home would relax and take her for a friendly vessel. Until...
* The Germans during WWI operated captured British tanks in addition to their own (since their own design was more cumbersome and took a long time to build).
* A standard tactic of LaResistance in pretty much any war ever.
* Ironically, the first fighter planes of the nascent Israeli Air Force were four Nazi-designed Messerschmitt BF 109s. Subverted since they were license-built postwar by Czechoslovakia, and due to a different engine were poor knock-offs of the original marks of the aircraft. Still it must have been a bit satisfying. In a further irony, they were flown against Egyptian Spitfires -- when most of their pilots had been flying British Spitfires against German Messerschmitts a few years before. The Israeli army also used thousands of Nazi rifles (which in some cases, still bore swastikas, though these were usually obliterated by stamping).
* Regarding the statement above, the renaming of enemy ships was common practice, just not amongst the British and American fleets. And the British took this rule to the extreme. During the Revolutionary War, the British took a ship called ''Ville de Paris'' (the City of Paris). This ship sank in a storm soon after it was captured, but a second ''Ville de Paris'' was commissioned twelve years later. The only problem was the time period: the second ''Ville de Paris'' was launched during the Napoleonic Wars, where she served admirably.
* [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Stewart_(DD-224) The peculiar case]] of USS ''Stewart'' (DD-224). ''Stewart'' was a ''Clemson''-class destroyer built in WWI, assigned to the Asiatic Fleet when WWII broke out. ''Stewart'' fought valiantly against superior Japanese opposition in the Asiatic Fleet's [[HopelessWar retreat from the Philippines to Indonesia to Australia]], but was badly damaged and had to be scuttled in Surabaya Harbor on February 22, 1942. Beginning in early 1943, American planes and submarines in the western Pacific started reporting attacks by a "ghost ship" of sorts. She had Japanese-style trunked funnels and a raked-tripod mast, but still had the unmistakable silhouette of a classic American "Four-Stacker." The Japanese had refloated ''Stewart'', given her some cosmetic alterations to avoid friendly fire by looking more Japanese, and commissioned her as Patrol Craft 102. In Japanese service, she was partially responsible for the sinking of USS ''Harder'' (SS-257) in 1944. She was repossessed by the US Navy after the war's end, but since there was already a new ship named USS ''Stewart'', she was called "RAMP-224" (RAMP stands for "Recovered Allied Military Personnel"--rescued [=POWs=]) and transported former [=POWs=] back to the States. She was then decommissioned and sunk for target practice.
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* Happened during WWII to a great extent. The Germans used a great many captured tanks -- French ones were used as training, guard and anti-partisan units, Czech ones formed standard combat forces. In the Desert campaign, it was not unknown for both the Axis and Allied sides to scrounge and use each other's captured vehicles so long as the ammo and spares lasted, with Germans operating examples of practically every British tank, whilst so many Italian tanks were captured intact in early 1941 that they were used to equip entire ''armoured regiments''. In 1944, the Guards Armoured Division recycled captured Panthers as "Cuckoo" tanks. The Luftwaffe had a squadron of captured aircraft it used for spy missions, and the Kriegsmarine operated several captured submarines (for example UB-1, the former HMS ''Seal''). The Japanese used captured M3 Stuart tanks. A number of battles were initiated specifically to prevent the enemy from taking advantage of captured vehicles, most significantly the British bombardment of Mers-el-Kebir which sank three French battleships and killed a thousand French sailors.
* HMS Morse was a German U-Boat captured intact near Iceland. The ''Morse'' was used to patrol the approach routes to the German U-Boat bases in France: the reasoning being that a German crew so near home would relax and take her for a friendly vessel. Until...
* The Germans during WWI operated captured British tanks in addition to their own (since their own design was more cumbersome and took a long time to build).
* A standard tactic of LaResistance in pretty much any war ever.
* Ironically, the first fighter planes of the nascent Israeli Air Force were four Nazi-designed Messerschmitt BF 109s. Subverted since they were license-built postwar by Czechoslovakia, and due to a different engine were poor knock-offs of the original marks of the aircraft. Still it must have been a bit satisfying. In a further irony, they were flown against Egyptian Spitfires -- when most of their pilots had been flying British Spitfires against German Messerschmitts a few years before. The Israeli army also used thousands of Nazi rifles (which in some cases, still bore swastikas, though these were usually obliterated by stamping).
* Regarding the statement above, the renaming of enemy ships was common practice, just not amongst the British and American fleets. And the British took this rule to the extreme. During the Revolutionary War, the British took a ship called ''Ville de Paris'' (the City of Paris). This ship sank in a storm soon after it was captured, but a second ''Ville de Paris'' was commissioned twelve years later. The only problem was the time period: the second ''Ville de Paris'' was launched during the Napoleonic Wars, where she served admirably.
* [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Stewart_(DD-224) The peculiar case]] of USS ''Stewart'' (DD-224). ''Stewart'' was a ''Clemson''-class destroyer built in WWI, assigned to the Asiatic Fleet when WWII broke out. ''Stewart'' fought valiantly against superior Japanese opposition in the Asiatic Fleet's [[HopelessWar retreat from the Philippines to Indonesia to Australia]], but was badly damaged and had to be scuttled in Surabaya Harbor on February 22, 1942. Beginning in early 1943, American planes and submarines in the western Pacific started reporting attacks by a "ghost ship" of sorts. She had Japanese-style trunked funnels and a raked-tripod mast, but still had the unmistakable silhouette of a classic American "Four-Stacker." The Japanese had refloated ''Stewart'', given her some cosmetic alterations to avoid friendly fire by looking more Japanese, and commissioned her as Patrol Craft 102. In Japanese service, she was partially responsible for the sinking of USS ''Harder'' (SS-257) in 1944. She was repossessed by the US Navy after the war's end, but since there was already a new ship named USS ''Stewart'', she was called "RAMP-224" (RAMP stands for "Recovered Allied Military Personnel"--rescued [=POWs=]) and transported former [=POWs=] back to the States. She was then decommissioned and sunk for target practice.
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3rd May '16 4:19:29 AM JackG
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* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', the MirrorUniverse episode "[[Recap/StarTrekEnterpriseS04E18InAMirrorDarkly In A Mirror, Darkly]]". The Tholians steal the USS Defiant (in The Original Series episode "[[Recap/StarTrkS3E9TheTholianWeb The Tholian Web]]") only to have it stolen again by the Terran Empire, hoping to use the Defiant as a GameBreaker due to its technology a hundred years in advance of their own.

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* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', the MirrorUniverse episode "[[Recap/StarTrekEnterpriseS04E18InAMirrorDarkly In A Mirror, Darkly]]". The Tholians steal the USS Defiant (in The Original Series episode "[[Recap/StarTrkS3E9TheTholianWeb "[[Recap/StarTrekS3E9TheTholianWeb The Tholian Web]]") only to have it stolen again by the Terran Empire, hoping to use the Defiant as a GameBreaker due to its technology a hundred years in advance of their own.
3rd May '16 4:18:41 AM JackG
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* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', the MirrorUniverse episode "Recap/StarTrekEnterpriseS04E18InAMirrorDarkly In A Mirror, Darkly]]". The Tholians steal the USS Defiant (in The Original Series episode "[[Recap/StarTrkS3E9TheTholianWeb The Tholian Web]]") only to have it stolen again by the Terran Empire, hoping to use the Defiant as a GameBreaker due to its technology a hundred years in advance of their own.

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* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', the MirrorUniverse episode "Recap/StarTrekEnterpriseS04E18InAMirrorDarkly "[[Recap/StarTrekEnterpriseS04E18InAMirrorDarkly In A Mirror, Darkly]]". Darkly]]". The Tholians steal the USS Defiant (in The Original Series episode "[[Recap/StarTrkS3E9TheTholianWeb The Tholian Web]]") only to have it stolen again by the Terran Empire, hoping to use the Defiant as a GameBreaker due to its technology a hundred years in advance of their own.
3rd May '16 4:17:29 AM JackG
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* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', the MirrorUniverse episode "Recap/StarTrekEnterpriseS04E18InAMirrorDarkly In A Mirror, Darkly]]". The Tholians steal the USS Defiant (in The Original Series episode "[[Recap/StarTrkS3E9TheTholianWeb The Tholian Web]]") only to have it stolen again by the Terran Empire, hoping to use the Defiant as a GameBreaker due to its technology a hundred years in advance of their own.
19th Mar '16 8:21:34 AM NhazUl
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* ''WesternAnimtion/StarWarsRebels'' continues the trend from ''Legends'', featuring numerous instances of the Rebels stealing enemy ships for continued use.
18th Mar '16 10:31:54 AM JackTheHammer
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