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24th Mar '16 6:39:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* Torpedoes generally go around 50 knots. When launched at a target 2.5 nautical miles away, a torpedo will take 3 minutes to reach a target, allowing a sub time to "clear datum."
* Nuclear missile from the US to Russia, about half an hour. From Russia to the UK, about ten minutes. From Cuba to the southern US, under five. [[UsefulNotes/TheMoscowCriterion Welcome to nuclear strategy]].
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Torpedoes generally go around 50 knots. When launched at a target 2.5 nautical miles away, a torpedo will take 3 minutes to reach a target, allowing a sub time to "clear datum."
* Nuclear missile from the US to Russia, about half an hour. From Russia to the UK, about ten minutes. From Cuba to the southern US, under five. [[UsefulNotes/TheMoscowCriterion Welcome to nuclear strategy]].
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24th Mar '16 6:35:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* Nuclear missile from the US to Russia, about half an hour. From Russia to the UK, about ten minutes. From Cuba to the southern US, under five. [[TheMoscowCriterion Welcome to nuclear strategy]].

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* Nuclear missile from the US to Russia, about half an hour. From Russia to the UK, about ten minutes. From Cuba to the southern US, under five. [[TheMoscowCriterion [[UsefulNotes/TheMoscowCriterion Welcome to nuclear strategy]].
2nd May '15 6:15:53 PM nombretomado
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* The first scene in the ''CallOfDuty 4'' mission "One Shot, One Kill" is a sniping mission. The target is so far away that the bullet will take over a second to reach him and your CO tells you that you need to account for the Coriolis effect in your aim.

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* The first scene in the ''CallOfDuty 4'' ''[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Call of Duty 4]]'' mission "One Shot, One Kill" is a sniping mission. The target is so far away that the bullet will take over a second to reach him and your CO tells you that you need to account for the Coriolis effect in your aim.
14th Apr '14 11:11:45 AM dotchan
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* In {{Portal 2}}, the portal gun works at the speed of light. In all of the test chambers save the finale [[spoiler: where you have to put a portal on the surface of the Moon]], the delay between trigger and portal open is negligible.
16th Jan '13 6:15:05 PM Quanyails
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* ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober'' has several scenes with torpedos inexorably closing in on the sub. Usually includes the first officer stoicly counting down the time to impact with his stopwatch.

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* ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober'' has several scenes with torpedos torpedoes inexorably closing in on the sub. Usually includes the first officer stoicly stoically counting down the time to impact with his stopwatch.



* In [[Literature/AlexRider Eagle Strike]], [[spoiler:Alex has 90 minutes to stop the nukes launched by Cray near the end of the book.]]

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* In [[Literature/AlexRider ''[[Literature/AlexRider Eagle Strike]], Strike]]'', [[spoiler:Alex has 90 minutes to stop the nukes launched by Cray near the end of the book.]]
27th Dec '12 7:21:36 PM erforce
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* ''TheHuntForRedOctober'' has several scenes with torpedos inexorably closing in on the sub. Usually includes the first officer stoicly counting down the time to impact with his stopwatch.

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* ''TheHuntForRedOctober'' ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober'' has several scenes with torpedos inexorably closing in on the sub. Usually includes the first officer stoicly counting down the time to impact with his stopwatch.
24th May '12 7:34:48 AM erforce
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* In ''TomorrowNeverDies'', Bond has to get an aircraft clear from an ArmsFair before a Tomahawk hits the place.

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* In ''TomorrowNeverDies'', ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'', Bond has to get an aircraft clear from an ArmsFair before a Tomahawk hits the place.
8th Dec '11 10:58:40 PM AnomanderRake472
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* Torpedoes in ''BattlefleetGothic'' move a set distance (usually 30cm) every turn, which means that at long ranges they're more useful for limiting enemy movements than actually attacking.
24th Nov '11 7:32:39 PM KrisMahai
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* In [[AlexRider Eagle Strike]], [[spoiler:Alex has 90 minutes to stop the nukes launched by Cray near the end of the book.]]

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* In [[AlexRider [[Literature/AlexRider Eagle Strike]], [[spoiler:Alex has 90 minutes to stop the nukes launched by Cray near the end of the book.]]
9th Sep '11 2:41:05 AM AmyJade
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* In ''BlakesSeven'' plasma bolts had running times, allowing the force wall on ''Liberator'' to be activated.

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* In ''BlakesSeven'' ''Series/BlakesSeven'' plasma bolts had running times, allowing the force wall on ''Liberator'' to be activated.
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