Or there are variations like flying into planet's atmospheres and your ship can survive and theirs can't ... Arsenal of Freedom
Laforge's method of destroying the alien "gun ship" was dependant on a bit of stupidity.
The Gun ship could have easily paced the Enterprise at a higher altitude, remaining in vacuum, while the Enterprise plowed through the atmostphere. This would have also presented the gun ship with the best firing aspect on the Enterprise, from directly above.
(Be kind of hard to miss)