History PintSizedPowerhouse / RealLife

29th Jul '17 7:20:22 PM ElSquibbonator
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* Finnish Air Force. Never consisting of more than two fighter regiments, one bomber regiment and one reconnaissance regiment, it nevertheless managed to score more than 1500 confirmed victories against the Soviets and create 106 [[AcePilot fighter aces]] in WWII. Even today, Finnish pilots flying F-18 Hornets managed to score 100-6 against their NATO opponents in Frisian Flag 2013 excercize.

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* Finnish Air Force. Never consisting of more than two fighter regiments, one bomber regiment and one reconnaissance regiment, it nevertheless managed to score more than 1500 confirmed victories against the Soviets and create 106 [[AcePilot fighter aces]] in WWII.WWII (many of them flying obsolete Brewster Buffalo fighters). Even today, Finnish pilots flying F-18 Hornets managed to score 100-6 against their NATO opponents in Frisian Flag 2013 excercize.
16th Jul '17 11:48:45 AM nombretomado
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* Pretty much any dive bomber in WW2. It was really cheap to build, but any well-placed bomb could destroy a ship.

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* Pretty much any dive bomber in WW2.[=WW2=]. It was really cheap to build, but any well-placed bomb could destroy a ship.
9th Jul '17 8:43:10 AM nombretomado
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* While not exactly a small aircraft by any standards, the [[CoolPlane B-25 Mitchel]] of US Army Air Force fame in WorldWarTwo was still smaller then most other bombers of the war, but it was probably the single most versatile bomber of the war as a result. The most widely used version, the B-25J, was used in just about every attack role imaginable. Aside from the defensive machine guns (which the B-25 had in abundance), the bomber also had 4-6 .50cals fixed forward for strafing duties, with a later version even mounting a 75mm cannon in the nose. It would be this bombers small size, and still impressive bomb capacity (3,000lbs), that would make it the perfect choice to launch the Doolittle Raid with, since the bomber was small enough, and[[note]]after shedding unnecessary weight[[/note]] light enough to launch from the Aircraft Carrier Hornet. Compared to the damage B-29s would do some years later, the raid itself did little physical damage, but B-25s were still able to send the message to Japan that they really DID wake a sleeping giant.

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* While not exactly a small aircraft by any standards, the [[CoolPlane B-25 Mitchel]] of US Army Air Force fame in WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII was still smaller then most other bombers of the war, but it was probably the single most versatile bomber of the war as a result. The most widely used version, the B-25J, was used in just about every attack role imaginable. Aside from the defensive machine guns (which the B-25 had in abundance), the bomber also had 4-6 .50cals fixed forward for strafing duties, with a later version even mounting a 75mm cannon in the nose. It would be this bombers small size, and still impressive bomb capacity (3,000lbs), that would make it the perfect choice to launch the Doolittle Raid with, since the bomber was small enough, and[[note]]after shedding unnecessary weight[[/note]] light enough to launch from the Aircraft Carrier Hornet. Compared to the damage B-29s would do some years later, the raid itself did little physical damage, but B-25s were still able to send the message to Japan that they really DID wake a sleeping giant.
7th Jun '17 1:18:13 PM ectostar
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* Johannes Lichtenauer, one of the prominent Medieval figures in [[UsefulNotes/EuropeanSwordsmanship German School Of Swordsmanship]] considered an ideal knight to be rather small and concord in stature than big and well-built, and having rather stamina than strength. [Strong, tall and well-built men would make fine [[AnnoyingArrows archers]].]

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* Johannes Lichtenauer, one of the prominent Medieval figures in [[UsefulNotes/EuropeanSwordsmanship German School Of Swordsmanship]] considered an ideal knight to be rather small and concord in stature than big and well-built, and having rather stamina than strength. [Strong, Strong, tall and well-built men would make fine [[AnnoyingArrows archers]].]



* Tim Lincecum of the San Francisco Giants, a skinny rod of a guy if there ever was one, is one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball today. [[HilariousInHindsight When he was in college, most major-league scouts thought he was too small to play major-league ball.]]

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* Tim Lincecum of the San Francisco Giants, a skinny rod of a guy if there ever was one, is one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball today. [[HilariousInHindsight When he was in college, most major-league scouts thought he was too small to play major-league ball.]]ball]].



* [[http://notalwaysright.com/needs-to-press-paws/29017 Tiny Asian woman takes on big angry customer.]] Tiny Asian woman wins effortlessly.

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* [[http://notalwaysright.com/needs-to-press-paws/29017 Tiny Asian woman takes on big angry customer.]] customer]]. Tiny Asian woman wins effortlessly.



* With sufficient advancements in the efficiency of computer components, [[https://www.reddit.com/r/sffpc/ PC enthusiasts have built workstations and gaming-grade powerhouses that take up only a few liters of space.]]

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* With sufficient advancements in the efficiency of computer components, [[https://www.reddit.com/r/sffpc/ PC enthusiasts have built workstations and gaming-grade powerhouses that take up only a few liters of space.]]space]].



* Usually subverted in [[Useful Notes / Robot Combat Robot Combat.]] While many successful machines appear to be dwarfed by their opponents, robots are almost always very close to the maximum weight for their weight class. Packing the same mass into a smaller physical size allows them to have thicker armor. However, several robots played this straight:

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* Usually subverted in [[Useful Notes / Robot Combat Robot Combat.]] UsefulNotes/RobotCombat. While many successful machines appear to be dwarfed by their opponents, robots are almost always very close to the maximum weight for their weight class. Packing the same mass into a smaller physical size allows them to have thicker armor. However, several robots played this straight:
1st Jun '17 2:30:28 AM Omnigeek6
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* Usually subverted in [[Useful Notes / Robot Combat Robot Combat.]] While many successful machines appear to be dwarfed by their opponents, robots are almost always very close to the maximum weight for their weight class. Packing the same mass into a smaller physical size allows them to have thicker armor. However, several robots played this straight:
** Chaos 2 of RobotWars weighed only about 80 kg while its opponents weighed up to 100 kg after Series 4. However, it remained a serious contender due to its speed, skilled driver, and powerful flipper.
** Sewer Snake and Megabyte are normally heavyweights, but fought with some success in the Superheavyweight class, going up against robots 50% heavier than they were.
** Crash and Burn are a heavyweight "Multibot" consisting of two small robots fighting as a team, with a combined weight less than their opponents. This is usually not an effective strategy because the opponents of multibots can pick them off one at a time, but Crash and Burn took on two of the most destructive robots in their weight class - Megabyte and Last Rites - and won by knockout both times!
30th May '17 11:23:07 AM DastardlyDemolition
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* Taffy 3, a small group of destroyers, destroyer escorts, and escort carriers, which fought off a major Japanese assault on the Leyte Gulf landings during during the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Battle Off Samar]]. Their opponents included the enormous battleship ''Yamato'', which alone exceeded the displacement of the entire task group ''combined''.

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* Taffy 3, a small group of destroyers, destroyer escorts, and escort carriers, which fought off a major Japanese assault on the Leyte Gulf landings during during the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Battle Off Samar]]. Their opponents included the enormous battleship ''Yamato'', which alone exceeded the displacement of the entire task group ''combined''. Taffy 3 fought with such ferocity that the captain of the ''Yamato'' was forced to retreat because he believed that he was fighting a much larger group and couldn't sacrifice one of the three most expensive ships the [=IJN=] had.
8th May '17 3:27:31 PM redandready45
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* Deng Xiaoping. The guy survived Mao purges, outmaneuvered Mao's chosen successor, Hua Guofeng, and reformed China's economy. And he did all this when he was 5 ft tall.
7th May '17 12:46:09 PM shooterboss
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* With sufficient advancements in the efficiency of computer components, [[https://www.reddit.com/r/sffpc/ PC enthusiasts have built workstations and gaming-grade powerhouses that take up only a few liters of space.]]
24th Feb '17 5:32:27 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* "World's Strongest Woman" [[http://boredomtherapy.com/worlds-strongest-woman/?as=701aol&bdk=a701aol Varya Akulova]] was able to lift ''nine times her body weight and ''carry her father and two other adult men on her back'' when she was only six years old. Even as an adult, her physical strength is unheard of for a woman her age and height.
2nd Jan '17 5:15:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* Arabian Horses. Most range from 12-14 hands high (the technical size of ''[[AllGirlsLikePonies ponies]]''), and are renowned for three things: Their delicate beauty, being gentle enough that children can ride ''stallions'', and having so much natural speed and endurance that [[{{Badass}} it]]'s ''[[{{Badass}} illegal]]'' [[{{Badass}} to race them against any other breed]]. [[GameBreaker Because it just wouldn't be fair to the other horses]].

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* Arabian Horses. Most range from 12-14 hands high (the technical size of ''[[AllGirlsLikePonies ponies]]''), and are renowned for three things: Their delicate beauty, being gentle enough that children can ride ''stallions'', and having so much natural speed and endurance that [[{{Badass}} it]]'s ''[[{{Badass}} illegal]]'' [[{{Badass}} it's ''illegal'' to race them against any other breed]].breed. [[GameBreaker Because it just wouldn't be fair to the other horses]].



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mirMEsFI07o Kacy]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfZFuw7a13E Catanzaro]] from Series/AmericanNinjaWarrior. 5'0'', 100 lbs of {{badass}}.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mirMEsFI07o Kacy]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfZFuw7a13E Catanzaro]] from Series/AmericanNinjaWarrior. 5'0'', 100 lbs of {{badass}}.badass.
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