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27th Nov '16 12:35:22 AM Sark0TAG
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* At one point near the middle of ''VideoGame/MrRobot'', there's a shuttle inside the starship Eidelon. While it doesn't have enough fuel to go anywhere, you are able to burn what it has left, to destroy a bunch of enemy robots inside the hangar.
13th Nov '16 11:30:21 AM DustSnitch
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** Also used in the climax of the novel ''I Am Jade Falcon.'' The aging Falcon Mechwarrior Joanna is trapped in a fallen ''Summoner,'' having lost a leg in battle and with her weapons nonfunctional. [[spoiler: She activates her one remaining offensive option, the jump jets in her 'Mech's remaining leg, which causes the flare from the jets to impale [[BadAss Khan Natasha Kerensky's]] [[AceCustom modified Dire Wolf]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "Widowmaker"]] through the cockpit, killing her and making Joanna a Jade Falcon legend.]]

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** Also used in the climax of the novel ''I Am Jade Falcon.'' The aging Falcon Mechwarrior Joanna is trapped in a fallen ''Summoner,'' having lost a leg in battle and with her weapons nonfunctional. [[spoiler: She activates her one remaining offensive option, the jump jets in her 'Mech's remaining leg, which causes the flare from the jets to impale [[BadAss Khan Natasha Kerensky's]] Kerensky's [[AceCustom modified Dire Wolf]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "Widowmaker"]] through the cockpit, killing her and making Joanna a Jade Falcon legend.]]
4th Nov '16 5:44:03 AM AgProv
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* In ''Literature/HulloRussiaGoodbyeEngland'', Silk's crew does this to a Russian spy "trawler" in the Atlantic near Scotland which is eavesdropping on their comms. While they are strictly forbidden from sinking it, they fly over it at mast-top height then stand their Vulcan jet bomber plane on its tail to give it the benefit of the back-blast from the engines. The ship stays afloat, just about, but its sensitive and expensive electronic systems are shot to pieces.
30th Oct '16 11:12:44 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{GURPS}}: Space'' lists the offensive potential of several engines. Because GURPS assumes that most engines will not have particularly coherent exhaust streams they're relatively weak compared to normal armaments.

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* ''{{GURPS}}: ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}: Space'' lists the offensive potential of several engines. Because GURPS assumes that most engines will not have particularly coherent exhaust streams they're relatively weak compared to normal armaments.
11th Oct '16 10:58:00 PM PaulA
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* Attempted in ''[[Creator/BruceCoville The A.I. Gang]]'' trilogy's second book. The title characters have built a rocket and are preparing to launch it; however, two separate spies break into it for their own reasons. One is discovered by two of the kids, whom he knocks out, ties up and leaves to be incinerated by the rocket's exhaust. The other is discovered by a third member of the gang, who is knocked out and left inside the rocket; her efforts to signal for help lead to the launch being aborted by the rest of the gang, saving all three lives.

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* Attempted in ''[[Creator/BruceCoville The the second book of Creator/BruceCoville's ''The A.I. Gang]]'' trilogy's second book.Gang'' trilogy. The title characters have built a rocket and are preparing to launch it; however, two separate spies break into it for their own reasons. One is discovered by two of the kids, whom he knocks out, ties up and leaves to be incinerated by the rocket's exhaust. The other is discovered by a third member of the gang, who is knocked out and left inside the rocket; her efforts to signal for help lead to the launch being aborted by the rest of the gang, saving all three lives.
14th Sep '16 8:55:22 PM PaulA
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* In the ''Literature/EndersGame'' prequel ''Earth Unaware'' the Formic mothership vents "gamma plasma" in all directions while decelerating from relativistic speed. The first time it's shown doing that it [[spoiler: destroys a space station in the Kuiper Belt.]] It also uses this plasma as point defense.

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* In the ''Literature/EndersGame'' prequel ''Earth Unaware'' ''Literature/EarthUnaware'' the Formic mothership vents "gamma plasma" in all directions while decelerating from relativistic speed. The first time it's shown doing that it [[spoiler: destroys [[spoiler:destroys a space station in the Kuiper Belt.]] It also uses this plasma as point defense.
10th Sep '16 2:10:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[InsaneCafeSeries Insane Cafe 4]], [[SentientVehicle Rain]][[CoolPlane bow]] uses her jet wash (with full afterburners) to fry [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic a swarm of changelings]].

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* [[InsaneCafeSeries [[Roleplay/InsaneCafeSeries Insane Cafe 4]], [[SentientVehicle Rain]][[CoolPlane bow]] uses her jet wash (with full afterburners) to fry [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic a swarm of changelings]].
7th Aug '16 5:20:32 PM Morgenthaler
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* As part of the climactic sequence of Creator/SandyMitchell's ''[[DarkHeresy Scourge the Heretic]]'', an Inquisition shuttle pilot uses his exhaust to blast the front wall off the bad guys' mansion.
* In the early Creator/TerryPratchett novel ''Literature/{{Strata}}'', at one point Marco mentions they could use their ship's engine's fusion flame as a weapon (although this is never actually seen). Unsurprising given the book was strongly inspired by TropeNamer Larry Niven's ''{{Ringworld}}''.

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* As part of the climactic sequence of Creator/SandyMitchell's ''[[DarkHeresy ''[[Literature/DarkHeresy Scourge the Heretic]]'', an Inquisition shuttle pilot uses his exhaust to blast the front wall off the bad guys' mansion.
* In the early Creator/TerryPratchett novel ''Literature/{{Strata}}'', at one point Marco mentions they could use their ship's engine's fusion flame as a weapon (although this is never actually seen). Unsurprising given the book was strongly inspired by TropeNamer Larry Niven's ''{{Ringworld}}''.''Literature/{{Ringworld}}''.



* Mack Maloney's ''Wingman'' series has an air pirate early on threaten to torture Hawk Hunter by strapping his face to the engine of his fighter and slowly turning up the power. While he never goes through with this threat, in a later book (''Freedom Express'') Hawk kills an escaping baddie by flying his Harrier over the jeep and cooking them until the obese lieutenant [[LudicrousGibs bursts]].

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* Mack Maloney's ''Wingman'' ''Literature/{{Wingman}}'' series has an air pirate early on threaten to torture Hawk Hunter by strapping his face to the engine of his fighter and slowly turning up the power. While he never goes through with this threat, in a later book (''Freedom Express'') Hawk kills an escaping baddie by flying his Harrier over the jeep and cooking them until the obese lieutenant [[LudicrousGibs bursts]].
30th Jul '16 11:17:41 AM nombretomado
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* D20Future mentions this in the descriptions for starship engines. Rules aren't given for it, since it's an unorthodox (and clever) tactic.

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* D20Future TabletopGame/D20Future mentions this in the descriptions for starship engines. Rules aren't given for it, since it's an unorthodox (and clever) tactic.
29th Jun '16 3:53:20 PM AnnaPseud
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* In AncillaryJustice, it's implied to be the warships' primary weapon system.
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