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1st Apr '16 9:59:31 AM JackG
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* ''Literature/TheExecutioner''. In the Able Team spin-off series, the villains are in a helicopter in Guatemala, amusing themselves by pretending to do a strafing run on the local peasants who flee in terror. Except for one old man who runs for a solitary tree, knowing the pilot will focus on him and miss the tree against the forest background. TheDragon abruptly calls the pilot's attention to it, and HelicopterBlender is averted.
13th Mar '16 9:41:14 PM GrammarNavi
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** Lackey refers to the Feint again in ''[[TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms One Good Knight]]''. One of the creatures native to Arcadia is the Kyryxes, a bloodsucking insect the size of a bird, and with barely enough brainpower to tell which potential meal is closer.

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** Lackey refers to the Feint again in ''[[TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms ''[[Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms One Good Knight]]''. One of the creatures native to Arcadia is the Kyryxes, a bloodsucking insect the size of a bird, and with barely enough brainpower to tell which potential meal is closer.
25th Jan '16 10:40:11 AM Vios
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* In ''ComicBook/AthenaVoltaire'', Athena seems to favour this tactic for disposing of attackers. The fight in ''The Brotherhood of Shambalha'' is typical; she's out-gunned by two Japanese fighter planes, but thanks to being a better pilot, is able to arrange matters so that one fails to pull out of a dive and hits a river, while another doesn't turn quickly enough to avoid a cliff.
13th Dec '15 4:32:49 PM nombretomado
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* In the XWingSeries, Corran Horn uses this trope. A wing of [[MightyGlacier Y-Wing bombers]] can't get close enough to a [[MoreDakka Lancer-class frigate]] to get a missile lock without getting blown away. So Corran, in his much more agile X-wing, tells the bombers to have the proton torpedoes lock on to ''him'', with the [[InvokedTrope express intent]] of using a WronskiFeint to deliver the ordnance to target. It works.

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* In the XWingSeries, Literature/XWingSeries, Corran Horn uses this trope. A wing of [[MightyGlacier Y-Wing bombers]] can't get close enough to a [[MoreDakka Lancer-class frigate]] to get a missile lock without getting blown away. So Corran, in his much more agile X-wing, tells the bombers to have the proton torpedoes lock on to ''him'', with the [[InvokedTrope express intent]] of using a WronskiFeint to deliver the ordnance to target. It works.
28th Nov '15 12:27:10 PM WhosAsking
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* Occurred in RealLife, as seen on History Channel's Dogfights show. In the episode, "Desert Aces", the to-be [[IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles Israeli jet ace]] Geora Epstein is chasing a [=MiG=]-21, which tries to shake him off by doing a Split-S maneuver at dangerously low altitude - a SuicidalGotcha. At first Epstein thought he had crashed and died... but then, the [=MiG=] began rising out of the swirling storm of sand kicked up by his jet afterburners. The feat was AwesomeButImpractical, and Epstein used common sense, casually flying up to the struggling [=MiG=] and scragging it with his cannon.

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* Occurred in RealLife, as seen on History Channel's Dogfights ''Series/{{Dogfights}}'' show. In Making an enemy crash in a Wronski Feint counts as a Maneuvering Kill for the episode, pilot. "No Room for Error," which focused on low-altitude Dogfights, features one instance of this, in Korea, when a [=MiG=]-15 tries to evade a chasing F-86 Saber and misjudges the altitude, crashing into a mud field; the Saber barely makes the maneuver. In "Desert Aces", the to-be [[IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles Israeli jet ace]] Geora Epstein is chasing a [=MiG=]-21, which tries to shake him off by doing a Split-S maneuver at dangerously low altitude - a SuicidalGotcha. At first Epstein thought he had crashed and died... but then, the [=MiG=] began rising out of the swirling storm of sand kicked up by his jet afterburners. The feat was AwesomeButImpractical, and Epstein used common sense, casually flying up to the struggling [=MiG=] and scragging it with his cannon.



*** Dive bombers such as the Stuka and SBD Dauntless had remarkable turn rates when not carrying ordnance (their wing area is very generous, to provide the lift to carry bombs, so when the payload is gone, their wing-loading numbers approach or exceed contemporary fighters). The US Navy used [=SBDs=] as fighters during the early days of WWII when its supply of Wildcats was limited. One of the episodes of Dogfight focused on a Dauntless pilot holding off a whole passel of Zero fighters, and shooting down a couple.

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*** Dive bombers such as the Stuka and SBD Dauntless had remarkable turn rates when not carrying ordnance (their wing area is very generous, to provide the lift to carry bombs, bombs and to pull out of their dive runs, so when the payload is gone, their wing-loading numbers approach or exceed contemporary fighters). The US Navy used [=SBDs=] as fighters during the early days of WWII when its supply of Wildcats was limited. One of the episodes of Dogfight ''Dogfights'' ("The Long Odds") focused on a Dauntless pilot holding off a whole passel of Zero fighters, and shooting down a couple.couple, and returning alive.
26th Sep '15 4:56:22 PM Bissek
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*** In a later book, Admiral Pellaeon uses a variant of bel Iblis' trick (Using torpedoes instead of A-Wings) to defeat a fleet of ships that attacked him at a time when he was expecting bel Iblis to be meeting him to discuss a peace treaty. Since he had been present at the battle when bel Iblis had ''invented'' that move, he took the fact that the enemy fell for it as proof that the Corellian had nothing to do with the ambush.
4th Sep '15 7:15:42 AM MechWarrior
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* At least until the end of WW2, this also gave the Swiss the edge when flying substantially inferior aircraft against combatants who had entered their (neutral) airspace - they knew the mountains like the back of their hand and the intruders did not.

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* At least until the end of WW2, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, this also gave the Swiss the edge when flying substantially inferior aircraft against combatants who had entered their (neutral) airspace - they knew the mountains like the back of their hand and the intruders did not.



*** Dive bombers such as the Stuka and SBD Dauntless had remarkable turn rates when not carrying ordnance (their wing area is very generous, to provide the lift to carry bombs, so when the payload is gone, their wing-loading numbers approach or exceed contemporary fighters). The US Navy used SBDs as fighters during the early days of WWII when its supply of Wildcats was limited. One of the episodes of Dogfight focused on a Dauntless pilot holding off a whole passel of Zero fighters, and shooting down a couple.

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*** Dive bombers such as the Stuka and SBD Dauntless had remarkable turn rates when not carrying ordnance (their wing area is very generous, to provide the lift to carry bombs, so when the payload is gone, their wing-loading numbers approach or exceed contemporary fighters). The US Navy used SBDs [=SBDs=] as fighters during the early days of WWII when its supply of Wildcats was limited. One of the episodes of Dogfight focused on a Dauntless pilot holding off a whole passel of Zero fighters, and shooting down a couple.
25th Aug '15 4:25:46 PM DeisTheAlcano
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* In ''VideoGame/StarFox64'' Team Starwolf would tail you unmercifully. You COULD pull an Immelmann Turn and shoot whoever was following you that way - but it's waaay more fun to fly almost right into a pillar, ''then'' pull an Immelmann, and have Wolf die an instantaneous death. Cue ''EvilLaugh''.
** However, due to technical limitations this would only work if you had the victim in your sight.

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* In ''VideoGame/StarFox64'' Team Starwolf would tail you unmercifully. You COULD pull an Immelmann Turn and shoot whoever was following you that way - but it's waaay more fun to fly almost right into a pillar, ''then'' pull an Immelmann, and have Wolf die an instantaneous death. Cue ''EvilLaugh''.
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''EvilLaugh''. However, due to technical limitations limitations, this would only work if you had the victim in your sight.



* In the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' and ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'' games, the best way to lose a cop pursuit it to switch into the opposite lane [[LemmingCops wait for them to follow you]] and switch out just before you hit another car.
* An infamous [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twMmSSB3HME trick]] in ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizon Assault Horizon]]'''s multiplayer, known as "ground pounding", is essentially this.

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* In the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' and ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'' games, the best way to lose a cop pursuit it is to switch into the opposite lane [[LemmingCops wait for them to follow you]] and switch out just before you hit another car.
* An infamous [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twMmSSB3HME trick]] in ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizon Assault Horizon]]'''s ''VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizon'''s multiplayer, known as "ground pounding", is essentially this.



* This is used in Jak 3 (sometimes called Jak: Wastelander) when Daxter is accidently testing a missile and must destroy the trailing heat seekers from his tail. While a majority of these are dealt with by 'flare defense' the last one is destroyed by pulling off a Wronksi Feint with a giant statue of Daxter.

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* This is used in Jak 3 (sometimes called Jak: Wastelander) ''VideoGame/Jak3Wastelander'' when Daxter is accidently testing a missile and must destroy the trailing heat seekers from his tail. While a majority of these are dealt with by 'flare defense' the last one is destroyed by pulling off a Wronksi Feint with a giant statue of Daxter.
23rd Aug '15 4:20:15 PM nombretomado
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* Early in ''ZetaGundam'', Quattro and his team take advantage of their Rick Dias suits' superior manoeuvrability to pull the basic 'fly at the ground and swerve away at the last minute' version on a squadron of pursuing [=GMs=]. Made rather more plausible by the fact that the Federation GM II, to be blunt, steers like a cow.

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* Early in ''ZetaGundam'', ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'', Quattro and his team take advantage of their Rick Dias suits' superior manoeuvrability to pull the basic 'fly at the ground and swerve away at the last minute' version on a squadron of pursuing [=GMs=]. Made rather more plausible by the fact that the Federation GM II, to be blunt, steers like a cow.
23rd Aug '15 10:16:42 AM nombretomado
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* ''Gundam Evolve 7'', a computer-generated short based on ''GundamWing'', has Heero use the colony cannon he's attempting to destroy for a Wronski Feint.

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* ''Gundam Evolve 7'', a computer-generated short based on ''GundamWing'', ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'', has Heero use the colony cannon he's attempting to destroy for a Wronski Feint.
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