9 weapons and tactics only The A-Team could get away with using
You shouldn't be surprised if you see The A-Team using cabbage as a weapon, or spraying soda at hostile enemies.
When agreeing to hire The A-Team, it's generally a given that they'll get the job done. Whether it's fighting off a drug cartel or rescuing a captured asset, The A-Team puts their money (a lot of it) where their mouth is.
What wasn't a given is how they went about executing their missions, as plans varied drastically in multiple episodes of The A-Team.
Firepower is never lacking when it comes to The A-Team. It's used, in some variation, in every episode of the series. Of course the traditional way of using force is a staple no matter what episode is on, but there are a few ways the Team defeated their adversaries that were more than a little unorthodox.
Here several weapons and creations only The A-Team could come up with, and get away with.
Don't try these at home!
1. Cabbage-launching Wood Chipper
Let's start this list off strong with a cabbage-propelling weapon that was converted from a wood chipper. The A-Team helps a group of local farmers, who are overworked and underpaid, form a union against their crazed and greedy grower. When an attack from the grower is imminent, the Team is standing by with the cabbage and the power. It's a little unorthodox sure, but the effectiveness isn't in question! A cabbage to the rib cage doesn't feel good, and it's a big reason The A-Team comes out on top.
When fighting an extortionist group causing trouble for a friend of the Team, the squad uses fireworks as the firepower. When a battle goes down at a warehouse full of fireworks, the Team uses them wisely, setting up cannons that launch screamers and bottle rockets.
3. Hearse Trojan Horse
This one doesn't fire bullets or inflict any direct damage, but an altered hearse allows the Team to enter a funeral as a Trojan Horse! Looking to save the life of a funeral attendee, the squad engages a group of adversaries disguised as police officers. With B.A. behind the wheel of the hearse, it doesn't take long for the Team to get ahead, allowing Howling Mad to emerge through the roof in a coffin!
4. Fake Train
Sometimes it's not about true firepower, but the ability to intimidate! The team's creativeness again doesn't disappoint. When needing the signature of a Florida congressman, the team captures him and ties him to the railroad tracks, one of the oldest intimidation plays in the book! With the sound of the train coming down the line, the congressman caves with his signature, only to find out it's Murdock on a bike with a megaphone playing train sounds, with a lightbulb attached. But hey, who wouldn't be intimidated by a ''3,000-ton train?''
5. Forklift cannon that fires 2x4s
A family-run logging business needs The A-Team's help when a a crooked union boss tries to shake things up. If you thought cabbage would hurt being shot out of a cannon, what about a solid 2x4? B.A. loads the 2x4s into a mobile fortress converted from a forklift, which of course, Murdock is driving. This is definitely something The A-Team wood pull off.
6. Soda Sprayer
A common theme in The A-Team is being undermanned and often outmatched. The ever creative ways to use what surrounds them to their advantage is how a lot of fights go their way. There's no exception in ''Trouble Brewing'' when the Team uses the access of a soda business to cause a sticky situation. A high-pressure soda sprayer is just what you want when enemies are around! With Murdock's precise aim, there's no stopping this sweet, sugary and carbonated weapon!
7. Bamboo Rocket Launchers
Plenty of missiles, but nothing to launch them from doesn't slow down The A-Team. All you need is some bamboo, duct tape and an old motor battery. Before you know it, you've got a full-fledged arsenal to attach to your helicopter. Look out below!
8. Exploding Cupcakes
Everyone loves to bake, even The A-Team. What better way to fend off any would-be attackers than with a delicious treat? This receipe calls for eggs, milk, flour and a couple dashes of gunpowder. Be careful not to leave these bad boys in the oven too long, the results could (literally) be catastrophic. They may not taste the greatest, but they explode on impact!
9. Gas Station Flamethrower
We've always been taught to never have an open flame near or at the gas station. Some rules simply don't apply to The A-Team, especially when luring out a mob boss who faked his own death. That's what happens in the season four episode ''A Little Town With an Accent.'' Once the mobsters pull up, Murdock reaches from inside the gas pump and unleashes the flames right from the nozzel! We wonder, how much did this weapon cost at the pump?