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20th May '18 9:47:55 AM nombretomado
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* Played with in ''TopGear'' with a car (a Red Bull ''UsefulNotes/FormulaOne car'') shooting paintballs from its exhaust. It proved a highly effective weapon when one hit Clarkson [[GroinAttack quite painfully]]. In another episode, a 1980s Nissan Pulsar, which was voted 'most boring car' by the audience, was burned up with a large jet turbine.

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* Played with in ''TopGear'' ''Series/{{Top Gear|UK}}'' with a car (a Red Bull ''UsefulNotes/FormulaOne car'') shooting paintballs from its exhaust. It proved a highly effective weapon when one hit Clarkson [[GroinAttack quite painfully]]. In another episode, a 1980s Nissan Pulsar, which was voted 'most boring car' by the audience, was burned up with a large jet turbine.



** ''TopGear'' did the same stunt at one point, using a saloon car and then a Citroen 2CV.

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** ''TopGear'' ''Series/{{Top Gear|UK}}'' did the same stunt at one point, using a saloon car and then a Citroen 2CV.
11th May '18 8:27:03 PM Killerweinerdog
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** More generally, the shuttle system was inherently unsafe because you couldn't stop the [=SRBs=] once lit, and you couldn't separate the orbiter from the [=SRBs=] safely while they were burning because there was no way to avoid the orbiter flying into the blowtorch exhaust plumes.[[note]]It actually wasn't the explosion that destroyed the ''Challenger''; the explosion was actually well within the shuttle's design tolerances (the shuttles did need to be able to survive the heat of reentry after all) but force of the explosion along with the [=SRBs=] dislodging caused the shuttle to suddenly change its angle relative to its direction of travel and subjected it to extreme aerodynamic forces, similar to how your hand will be pushed backwards by the wind when you stick it out the window of a car. Since the shuttle was at the time travelling at ''eighteen thousand miles per hour,'' it was apart like a model plane in hurricane-force winds. [[/note]]

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** More generally, the shuttle system was inherently unsafe because you couldn't stop the [=SRBs=] once lit, and you couldn't separate the orbiter from the [=SRBs=] safely while they were burning because there was no way to avoid the orbiter flying into the blowtorch exhaust plumes.[[note]]It actually wasn't the explosion that destroyed the ''Challenger''; the explosion was actually well within the shuttle's design tolerances (the shuttles did need to be able to survive the heat of reentry after all) but force of the explosion along with the [=SRBs=] dislodging caused the shuttle to suddenly change its angle relative to its direction of travel and subjected it to extreme aerodynamic forces, similar to how your hand will be pushed backwards by the wind when you stick it out the window of a car. Since the shuttle was at the time travelling at ''eighteen thousand miles per hour,'' it was torn apart like a model plane in hurricane-force winds. [[/note]]
11th May '18 8:25:40 PM Killerweinerdog
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** More generally, the shuttle system was inherently unsafe because you couldn't stop the [=SRBs=] once lit, and you couldn't separate the orbiter from the [=SRBs=] safely while they were burning because there was no way to avoid the orbiter flying into the blowtorch exhaust plumes.[[note]]It actually wasn't the explosion that destroyed the ''Challenger''; the explosion was actually well within the shuttle's design tolerances (the shuttles did need to be able to survive the heat of reentry after all) but force of the explosion along with the [=SRBs=] dislodging caused the shuttle to suddenly change its angle relative to its direction of travel and subjected it to extreme aerodynamic forces, similar to how your hand will be pushed backwards by the wind when you stick it out the window of a car. Since the shuttle was at the time travelling at ''eighteen thousand miles per hour,'' the shuttle came apart like a model plane in hurricane-force winds. [[/note]]

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** More generally, the shuttle system was inherently unsafe because you couldn't stop the [=SRBs=] once lit, and you couldn't separate the orbiter from the [=SRBs=] safely while they were burning because there was no way to avoid the orbiter flying into the blowtorch exhaust plumes.[[note]]It actually wasn't the explosion that destroyed the ''Challenger''; the explosion was actually well within the shuttle's design tolerances (the shuttles did need to be able to survive the heat of reentry after all) but force of the explosion along with the [=SRBs=] dislodging caused the shuttle to suddenly change its angle relative to its direction of travel and subjected it to extreme aerodynamic forces, similar to how your hand will be pushed backwards by the wind when you stick it out the window of a car. Since the shuttle was at the time travelling at ''eighteen thousand miles per hour,'' the shuttle came it was apart like a model plane in hurricane-force winds. [[/note]]
26th Apr '18 4:48:20 AM JackG
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* Played with in ''Voyager from Yesteryear'', where it's speculated that the spaceship used to carry the LibertariansInSpace to their new world (and is now orbiting as a makeshift SpaceStation) is a hidden-in-plain-sight weapon. So the [[TheWarOfEarthlyAggression invasion force from Earth]] wait till it's on the far side of the planet before launching their attack. Turns out there's a SuperweaponSurprise hidden on a nearby moon instead.

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* Played with in ''Voyager from Yesteryear'', Yesteryear'' by Creator/JamesPHogan, where it's speculated that the spaceship used to carry the LibertariansInSpace to their new world (and is now orbiting as a makeshift SpaceStation) is a hidden-in-plain-sight weapon. So the [[TheWarOfEarthlyAggression invasion force from Earth]] wait till it's on the far side of the planet before launching their attack. Turns out there's a SuperweaponSurprise hidden on a nearby moon instead.
26th Apr '18 4:38:40 AM JackG
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* Played with in ''Voyager from Yesteryear'', where it's speculated that the spaceship used to carry the LibertariansInSpace to their new world (and is now orbiting as a makeshift SpaceStation) is a hidden-in-plain-sight weapon. So the [[TheWarOfEarthlyAggression invasion force from Earth]] wait till it's on the far side of the planet before launching their attack. Turns out there's a SuperweaponSurprise hidden on a nearby moon instead.
25th Apr '18 1:04:26 PM intastiel
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* In ''Literature/LogansRun'', a gang of "Devilstick" [[RocketRide rocket bike]] riders circle around Logan and threaten him with their engines, which could "char a man down in the snap of a finger".
18th Apr '18 9:30:25 PM jormis29
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* Thanks to the robust dynamic fire engine in the ''Franchise/FarCry'' games, you can use rocket launchers as makeshift flame-throwers to kill enemies who are trying to ambush you with the backblast if you don't want to blow yourself up with the warhead by shooting them directly. Of course, it's entirely possible to burn yourself to death by firing while crouched, or against a wall.

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* Thanks to the robust dynamic fire engine in the ''Franchise/FarCry'' ''VideoGame/FarCry'' games, you can use rocket launchers as makeshift flame-throwers to kill enemies who are trying to ambush you with the backblast if you don't want to blow yourself up with the warhead by shooting them directly. Of course, it's entirely possible to burn yourself to death by firing while crouched, or against a wall.
2nd Apr '18 2:12:23 PM Killerweinerdog
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** More generally, the shuttle system was inherently unsafe because you couldn't stop the [=SRBs=] once lit, and you couldn't separate the orbiter from the [=SRBs=] safely while they were burning because there was no way to avoid the orbiter flying into the blowtorch exhaust plumes.[[note]]It actually wasn't the explosion that destroyed the ''Challenger''; the explosion was actually well within the shuttle's design tolerances (the shuttles did need to be able to survive the heat of reentry after all) but force of the explosion along with the [=SRBs=] dislodging caused the shuttle to suddenly change its angle relative to its direction of travel and subjected it to extreme aerodynamic forces. Since the shuttle was at the time travelling at ''eighteen thousand miles per hour,'' the shuttle came apart like a model plane in hurricane-force winds. [[/note]]

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** More generally, the shuttle system was inherently unsafe because you couldn't stop the [=SRBs=] once lit, and you couldn't separate the orbiter from the [=SRBs=] safely while they were burning because there was no way to avoid the orbiter flying into the blowtorch exhaust plumes.[[note]]It actually wasn't the explosion that destroyed the ''Challenger''; the explosion was actually well within the shuttle's design tolerances (the shuttles did need to be able to survive the heat of reentry after all) but force of the explosion along with the [=SRBs=] dislodging caused the shuttle to suddenly change its angle relative to its direction of travel and subjected it to extreme aerodynamic forces. forces, similar to how your hand will be pushed backwards by the wind when you stick it out the window of a car. Since the shuttle was at the time travelling at ''eighteen thousand miles per hour,'' the shuttle came apart like a model plane in hurricane-force winds. [[/note]]
2nd Apr '18 2:09:20 PM Killerweinerdog
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** More generally, the shuttle system was inherently unsafe because you couldn't stop the [=SRBs=] once lit, and you couldn't separate the orbiter from the [=SRBs=] safely while they were burning because there was no way to avoid the orbiter flying into the blowtorch exhaust plumes.[[note]]It actually wasn't the explosion that destroyed the ''Challenger''; the explosion was actually well within the shuttle's design tolerances (the shuttles did need to be able to survive the heat of reentry after all) but force of the explosion along with the [=SRBs=] dislodging caused the shuttle to suddenly change its angle relative to its direction of travel and subjecting it to extreme aerodynamic forces. Since the shuttle was at the time travelling at ''eighteen thousand miles per hour,'' the shuttle came apart like a model plane in hurricane-force winds. [[/note]]

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** More generally, the shuttle system was inherently unsafe because you couldn't stop the [=SRBs=] once lit, and you couldn't separate the orbiter from the [=SRBs=] safely while they were burning because there was no way to avoid the orbiter flying into the blowtorch exhaust plumes.[[note]]It actually wasn't the explosion that destroyed the ''Challenger''; the explosion was actually well within the shuttle's design tolerances (the shuttles did need to be able to survive the heat of reentry after all) but force of the explosion along with the [=SRBs=] dislodging caused the shuttle to suddenly change its angle relative to its direction of travel and subjecting subjected it to extreme aerodynamic forces. Since the shuttle was at the time travelling at ''eighteen thousand miles per hour,'' the shuttle came apart like a model plane in hurricane-force winds. [[/note]]
2nd Apr '18 2:07:04 PM Killerweinerdog
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** More generally, the shuttle system was inherently unsafe because you couldn't stop the [=SRBs=] once lit, and you couldn't separate the orbiter from the [=SRBs=] safely while they were burning because there was no way to avoid the orbiter flying into the blowtorch exhaust plumes.

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** More generally, the shuttle system was inherently unsafe because you couldn't stop the [=SRBs=] once lit, and you couldn't separate the orbiter from the [=SRBs=] safely while they were burning because there was no way to avoid the orbiter flying into the blowtorch exhaust plumes. [[note]]It actually wasn't the explosion that destroyed the ''Challenger''; the explosion was actually well within the shuttle's design tolerances (the shuttles did need to be able to survive the heat of reentry after all) but force of the explosion along with the [=SRBs=] dislodging caused the shuttle to suddenly change its angle relative to its direction of travel and subjecting it to extreme aerodynamic forces. Since the shuttle was at the time travelling at ''eighteen thousand miles per hour,'' the shuttle came apart like a model plane in hurricane-force winds. [[/note]]
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