History Series / Airwolf

9th Jan '17 1:32:42 PM Exxolon
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->''"This briefing is from file A56-7W. Classified Top Secret. Subject is, Airwolf. A Mach 1+ attack helicopter with the most advanced weapons system in the air today. It's been hidden somewhere in the Western United States by it's test pilot Stringfellow Hawke. Hawke has promised to return Airwolf only if we can find his brother, St. John, an MIA in Vietnam. We suspect that Archangel, deputy director of the agency that built Airwolf is secretly helping Hawk in return for Hawke flying Airwolf on missions of national concern."''



* DodgeByBraking

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* DodgeByBrakingDodgeByBraking: A common combat tactic was to slam open Airwolf's air brakes causing a pursuing aircraft to overshoot.



%% * FutureCopter

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%% * FutureCopterFutureCopter: Airwolf's specs are absurdly advanced for a helicopter with a maximum cruising speed over twice that the fastest real helicopter and capable of using afterburners to reach Mach 2 with physics defying manouverability and an insane weapons loudout.



* ReportingNames

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%% * ReportingNames



* StockFootage Only became truly obnoxious in later episodes.

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* StockFootage StockFootage: Only became truly obnoxious in later episodes.



* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Saint John.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Saint John.John Hawke.



* VillainousValor: Moffet again, at the end of the pilot, when he finds himself facing an enraged Stringfellow piloting Airwolf: he coolly tries to shoot a bullet into the chopper's [[AchillesHeel gas-intake]].

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* VillainousValor: Moffet again, at the end of the pilot, when he finds himself facing an enraged Stringfellow piloting Airwolf: he coolly tries to shoot a bullet into the chopper's [[AchillesHeel gas-intake]]. Had he succeeded, it would have been a OneHitKill.
27th Nov '16 4:43:23 PM tropower
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* AdjectiveNounFred / MarketBasedTitle: The Japanese dub is known as "Chou Onsoku Kougeki Heli[[note]]"Supersonic Attack Helicopter"[[/note]] Airwolf".
23rd Oct '16 4:59:17 PM TheGoodnight
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**Only partly a noodle incident; though we never learn anything about Proteus itself, Gabrielle mentions Moffet killed women there in the same way he was doing in Libya, implying Proteus was cancelled because Moffet was discovered to be a serial killer. Which makes the FIRM TooDumbToLive for trusting him to design Airwolf.
7th Oct '16 12:00:41 AM Geoduck
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* VillainousValor: Moffet again, at the end of the pilot, when he finds himself facing an enraged Stringfellow piloting Airwolf: he coolly tries to shoot a bullet into the chopper's [[AchillesHeel gas-intake]].
22nd Sep '16 1:28:13 AM southpaw2977
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* BittersweetEnding: The ending of the pilot episode. Airwolf is recovered, but [[spoiler: Gabrielle is dead.]]
--> Archangel: "Did...she suffer?"
--> ''(long pause)''
--> Hawke: "What difference does it make?"
--> Archangel: "''Dammit'', I sent her out there, I wanna know!"
--> ''(long pause)''
--> Hawke: No........no, she didn't suffer.
--> Archangel: "....thank God for that."
22nd Sep '16 1:10:27 AM southpaw2977
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* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Hawke in the pilot episode suffers this after Gabrielle dies. He takes out his rage by getting into Airwolf, tracking down the villain who killed her, and pulling the trigger on his sidewinder missiles until it clicks.]]
22nd Sep '16 12:59:42 AM southpaw2977
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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: When Stringfellow corners Moffett, he unloads Airwolf's entire weapons payload into his Jeep, with Dom only able to close his eyes in the back seat as String continues to fire everything with BerserkerTears until he's squeezing the trigger repeatedly on an empty barrel.
** Hawke's usual operating procedure. He does try to avoid bloodshed when he can, and he gives enemies the chance to surrender whenever possible, but when he shoots he doesn't just shoot to kill, he makes sure ''no one'' is walking away.

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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: When Stringfellow corners Moffett, he unloads Airwolf's entire weapons payload into his Jeep, with Dom only able to close his eyes in the back seat as String continues to fire everything with BerserkerTears until he's squeezing the trigger repeatedly on an empty barrel.
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Zig-Zagged. It's Hawke's usual operating procedure. He procedure, though he does try to avoid bloodshed when he can, and he gives enemies the chance to surrender whenever possible, but possible. But when he shoots shoots, he doesn't just shoot to kill, kill - he makes sure ''no one'' is walking away.
22nd Sep '16 12:49:38 AM southpaw2977
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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Hawk does this ''full-on'' after [[spoiler: Gabrielle dies due to Moffett’s torture of her.]] He plows through numerous Libyan tanks, aircraft, and surface-to-air missiles, then finally comes to a tense stand-off with Moffett, all while [[ThousandYardStare stoically]] not saying a word. Before Moffett can use his pistol in a [[ImprobableAimingSkills near-miraculous, last-ditch attempt]] to bring down Airwolf, [[note]]Moffett had explained to a Lybian officer earlier in the episode Airwolf’s "weak point": a single bullet into the mid-air refueling intake. [[/note]] Hawke unloads Airwolf’s '''ENTIRE''' remaining missile cache on him...even continuing to pull the trigger switch after all are depleted. Dom finally breaks Hawke out of his daze...
--> "''String''......it's done."



-->'''Dom:''' ''String''......it's done.
21st Sep '16 11:31:49 PM southpaw2977
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* BlackHelicopter: It's black for a start... Designed to be a "wolf in sheep's clothing" as the flight suit badge references.

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* BlackHelicopter: It's black for a start... Designed start,[[note]]Well, ''technically'' it's a dark charcoal gray, with a white underside[[/note]] designed to be a "wolf in sheep's clothing" as the flight suit badge references.
21st Sep '16 11:25:44 PM southpaw2977
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-->'''Dom:''' ''String''......it's done.
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