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13th Mar '17 4:17:39 AM Getta
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* ''Videogame/MegaManX'': In ''X4'', in Jet Stingray's stage, you have to chase him on your [[CoolBike Ride Chaser]] while you're escaping the exploding highway you're on and jump onto the waters; once there your ride behaves just like a jetski.

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* ''Videogame/MegaManX'': In ''X4'', in Jet Stingray's stage, you have to chase him on your [[CoolBike Ride Chaser]] while you're escaping the exploding highway you're on and jump onto the sea waters; once there your ride behaves just like a jetski.
13th Mar '17 4:17:28 AM Getta
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* ''Videogame/MegaManX'': In ''X4'', in Jet Stingray's stage, you have to chase him on your [[CoolBike Ride Chaser]] while you're escaping the exploding highway you're on and jump onto the waters; once there your ride behaves just like a jetski.
* In ''Videogame/{{Vigilante8}}, in the stages with water components, there'll usually be a PowerUp nearby that turns the wheels of your car into a set of propellers and rudders so you can drive on water.
30th Jan '17 12:34:37 AM morane
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** The BTR-60 got a dubious nickname ''[[GallowsHumor Sukellusvene]]'' (literally "submarine") in the Finnish army as one of these contraptions sank whilst crossing a lake on a drill, drowning seven conscripts. The order is that whilst crossing a water feature, all crew must be on OutsideRide on the deck of the vehicle with their rifles, wearing life vests.
2nd Jan '17 4:07:45 PM foxley
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* In ''WesternAnimation/SheZow'', the Sheicle is capable of transforming into a submarine (and an aeroplane).
23rd Nov '16 12:53:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* An 8-bit AmstradCPC licensed game of ''WesternAnimation/{{MASK}}'' turned the "Gator" vehicle (a Jeep with an ejectable boat) into a Jeep that ''turned'' into one, so it could actually be usable to cross bodies of water.

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* An 8-bit AmstradCPC UsefulNotes/AmstradCPC licensed game of ''WesternAnimation/{{MASK}}'' turned the "Gator" vehicle (a Jeep with an ejectable boat) into a Jeep that ''turned'' into one, so it could actually be usable to cross bodies of water.
9th Oct '16 9:43:37 AM DesertDragon
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* The colossal German Panzer VIII "Maus" was to weigh around 200 Tons. This being far too heavy to cross most bridges, it was instead intended to wade across rivers. Hatches and hull openings could be sealed, and the tank would be driven across the riverbed. Since the Maus used a diesel-electric transmission, the tanks could work in pairs, a second Maus on the riverbank supplying electric power to the submerged one by a cable. This eliminated the need for a snorkel, but it did nothing to address the "river bottoms are made of mud" that has defeated all similar efforts.

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* The colossal German Panzer VIII "Maus" was to weigh around 200 Tons. This being far too heavy to cross most bridges, it was instead intended to wade across rivers. Hatches and hull openings could be sealed, and the tank would be driven across the riverbed. Since the Maus used a diesel-electric transmission, the tanks could work in pairs, a second Maus on the riverbank supplying electric power to the submerged one by a cable. This eliminated the need for a snorkel, but it did nothing to address the "river bottoms are made of mud" problem that has defeated all similar efforts.
20th Sep '16 6:42:02 PM SteveMB
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* During a chase, ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' called [[GadgeteerGenius the Tweebs]] to ask if [[CoolCar the Sloth]] has aquatic modifications. After hearing the answer "sure", she tried to follow Shego and Junior into the water. Unfortunately, the Tweebs thought she'd asked if they ''could'' install aquatic modifications, and had not actually done so.

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* During a chase, ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' called [[GadgeteerGenius the Tweebs]] to ask if [[CoolCar the Sloth]] has aquatic modifications. After hearing the answer "sure", she tried to follow Shego and Junior into the water. Unfortunately, the Tweebs [[PoorCommunicationKills thought she'd asked asked]] if they ''could'' install aquatic modifications, and had not actually done so.
20th Aug '16 6:46:44 AM DesertDragon
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* Cities built on rivers or canals often have amphibious tour buses that take tourists through the streets of downtown one minute, then drive into the river for the second half of the tour.
2nd Jul '16 9:06:41 PM marcoasalazarm
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* ''TabletopGame/D20Modern'': One of the sample vehicles on the expansion book ''D20 Future'' was a futuristic 1/2 ton truck wth fully enclosed driver's section, which mentioned on the fluff text that its ads included the truck being dumped with passengers on a lake and then rolled out of it under its own power, passengers totally cool inside.
2nd Jul '16 12:38:50 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'': the Vahki Transport used by the Toa Metru to travel to and from Metru Nui to Mata Nui was conveniently seaworthy. It was, however, mostly held up by the Matoran capsules attached to it, and later by pieces of dried-up plant matter. Its lack of wheels meant there were no holes on its hull for the liquid protodermis to pour in.

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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'': ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'': the Vahki Transport used by the Toa Metru to travel to and from Metru Nui to Mata Nui was conveniently seaworthy. It was, however, mostly held up by the Matoran capsules attached to it, and later by pieces of dried-up plant matter. Its lack of wheels meant there were no holes on its hull for the liquid protodermis to pour in.
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