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AgProv
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11:13:20 AM Apr 28th 2015
Is this one of the reasons why tank turrets seem to have inflated massively in size between the early 1980's and now? The turret on a Challenger II seems to be three times the size of the relatively small installation on its Chieftain predecessor, for instance - almost ridiculously bigger and boxier with fewer curves and more straight slabby surfaces. you could say the same for German Leopards and the comparable American MBT's. Is increased ammo storage one reason for the radical design change?
Arivne
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11:20:46 PM Nov 9th 2012
edited by Arivne
Deleted the following from the Predator example:


  • More appropriately, they hoped to use the incredibly reduced temperature to effectively blind it during the capture, assuming (rather poorly) that it ONLY had thermal vision.

Not only is is Natter, it's wrong as well. In Predator 2 Harrigan specifically says "Liquid nitrogen. You're not gonna kill him. You're gonna freeze him."

There is nothing said about using the nitrogen to blind the Predator. Keyes says that his team will be wearing suits that insulate body heat, making them invisible to the Predator's infrared vision.
Arivne
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04:55:03 PM Dec 12th 2011
Deleted the non-backpack information from the Traveller example.
Stoogebie
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07:48:26 PM Jun 3rd 2011
Does this trope cover Abnormal Ammo? Like, say a Paper Master carrying a ream or two "just in case" the occasion presents itself.
Arivne
04:55:49 PM Dec 12th 2011
If it's carried in a backpack, yes. If it isn't carried in a backpack, no.
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