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* ''Film/DeathRace'': The hero's car has a 6-inch-thick armor plating in the back called "The Tombstone". When it gets damaged, the hero jettisons it in the hope that it will damage the car behind him.

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* ''Film/DeathRace'': The hero's car has a 6-inch-thick armor plating in the back called "The Tombstone". When it gets damaged, damaged and his other defensive weapons aren't working, the hero jettisons it in the hope that it will damage the car behind him.him. The disadvantage of this tactic is that [[EveryCarIsAPinto it leaves the fuel tank exposed]].


* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', the ending FMV of has [[spoiler:an emergency switch to eject the bridge from the Highwind, which transforms into a functional airplane]].

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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', the ending FMV of the game has [[spoiler:an emergency switch to eject the bridge from the Highwind, which transforms into a functional airplane]].

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* ''Film/SonicTheHedgehog'': Doctor Robotnik's first attack vehicle has three separate stages - a large menacing black semitruck, a smaller white vehicle that pops out of the underside of the first and can function with even one wheel, and finally one of his Badniks, a little white drone armed with a laser that becomes a StickyBomb when damaged.


* In ''Manga/BreakBlade'', the ''[[HumongousMecha Delphine]]'' goes into battle wearing colossal heavy armor plates. Once those are too damaged to help anymore, Rygart drops them and gets about 200% faster.

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* In ''Manga/BreakBlade'', ''Manga/BrokenBlade'', the ''[[HumongousMecha Delphine]]'' goes into battle wearing colossal heavy armor plates. Once those are too damaged to help anymore, Rygart drops them and gets about 200% faster.




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\n* Likely copied from the Franchise/JamesBond film ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'', in one episode of ''Anime/MarineBoy'', the title hero has the episode's BigBad cornered when he's driving off on his speedboat. So he presses a switch which splits the boat, with him speeding away and Marine Boy left behind on the rear half.


* Seen in ''Literature/PerryRhodan'''s Andromeda arc. One contemporary [[FasterThanLightTravel linear drive]] unit simply doesn't have the range to cross the void between the galaxies with while the enemy can take a convenient large-scale intergalactic [[TeleportersAndTransporters transmitter]] shortcut? Well, let's just revive the old multi-stage principle with additional ''external'' units and jettison each as it burns out!

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* Seen in ''Literature/PerryRhodan'''s Andromeda arc. One contemporary [[FasterThanLightTravel linear drive]] unit simply doesn't have the range to cross the void between the galaxies with while the enemy can take a convenient large-scale intergalactic [[TeleportersAndTransporters [[{{Teleportation}} transmitter]] shortcut? Well, let's just revive the old multi-stage principle with additional ''external'' units and jettison each as it burns out!

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* ''Film/FiveWeeksInABalloon'': At the climax of the film, the heroes have performed an EmergencyCargoDump to try to keep the balloon aloft after it gets damaged, but when it turns out it's still not enough weight ''and'' that the villainous team of slavers are about to cross a bridge to get to the uncharted territory they're all racing for and conquer it, they intentionally allow the balloon's passenger section to hook on to the bridge and then they release the balloon, flying off in a smaller "crow's nest" section while the bridge collapses.


* ''Anime/HaloLegends''. In "The Package", when the team of Spartans led by Master Chief gets too close to their objective, the Elite Supreme Commander starts ejecting parts of his spacecraft in an effort to stop him, [[WeHaveReserve throwing everyone inside those sections into space]].


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* ''Anime/HaloLegends''. In "The Package", when the team of Spartans led by Master Chief gets too close to their objective, the Elite Supreme Commander starts ejecting parts of his spacecraft in an effort to stop him, [[WeHaveReserve [[WeHaveReserves throwing everyone inside those sections into space]].


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* ''Anime/HaloLegends''. In "The Package", when the team of Spartans led by Master Chief gets too close to their objective, the Elite Supreme Commander starts ejecting parts of his spacecraft in an effort to stop him, [[WeHaveReserve throwing everyone inside those sections into space]].



* ''Radio/{{Earthsearch}}''. The protagonists are in a shuttle when they find their starship has been hijacked and left without them. They do an EmergencyCargoDump in a desperate effort to catch up before they are AlmostOutOfOxygen. Sharna decides to ReadTheFreakingManual and finds the engine section can be detached with explosive bolts in event of an overload, so once they're out of fuel they dump that as well.

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* ''Radio/{{Earthsearch}}''. The protagonists are away in a shuttle when they find their starship has been is hijacked and left leaves without them. They do an EmergencyCargoDump in a desperate effort to catch up before they are AlmostOutOfOxygen. Sharna decides to ReadTheFreakingManual and finds the engine section can be detached with explosive bolts in event of an overload, so once they're out of fuel they dump that as well.

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* ''Radio/{{Earthsearch}}''. The protagonists are in a shuttle when they find their starship has been hijacked and left without them. They do an EmergencyCargoDump in a desperate effort to catch up before they are AlmostOutOfOxygen. Sharna decides to ReadTheFreakingManual and finds the engine section can be detached with explosive bolts in event of an overload, so once they're out of fuel they dump that as well.

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* In the ''Series/{{Buck Rogers in the 25th Century}}'' episode "Space Vampire", the ship that the Vorvon and Vamp!Wilma escape on is programmed to fly into a star. Once the star's radiation returns Wilma to normal, she detaches the rear portion of the ship and flies to safety while the Vorvon continues into the star in the front portion.

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* In the ''Series/{{Buck Rogers in the 25th Century}}'' ''Series/BuckRogersInThe25thCentury'' episode "Space Vampire", the ship that the Vorvon and Vamp!Wilma escape on is programmed to fly into a star. Once the star's radiation returns Wilma to normal, she detaches the rear portion of the ship and flies to safety while the Vorvon continues into the star in the front portion.



* The final boss in ''VideoGame/FTLFasterThanLight'' which loses a wing and escapes after you beat it the first and second times.

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* The final boss in ''VideoGame/FTLFasterThanLight'' which loses a wing can lose its two wings and escapes after you beat it the first and second times.keep fighting, though not without [[CowardlyBoss making a jump to safety first]].


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* The Corpus Obelisks in ''VideoGame/{{Warframe}}'' can eject their bridges in case something goes wrong, as Frohd Bek demonstrates after you sneak [[TrojanHorse hacked Ambulases]] on his ship in Pluto [[BossBattle assassination mission]].

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode, "Hereafter", Superman is sent thousands of years into the future. Since the planet now has a red sun, he's been stripped of his powers and unable to fly. Luckily, several vehicles were transported with him, so he manages to siphon the gasoline out of them and drives off in one of the cars, following a homing signal on his communicator. When he eventually runs out of gas, he's forced to leave the car behind and start walking as he grumbles to himself that he should have taken the compact instead.

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* ''Anime/BatmanNinja'': The cockpit of the Batmobile detaches and transforms into the Batwing. When the Batwing is grabbed, Batman is again able to detach the cockpit, which becomes the Batcycle.

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