History Main / BaseOnWheels

24th Jul '16 8:04:25 AM yellowukulele
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* Since at least the Apollo era, NASA has relied on one of two diesel-electric [[Crawler-Transporters, several stories in height, to transport the vehicle assembly from the Assembly building to the launch pad; these are the largest self-propelled vehicles in the world, weighing 2,400 tons. They require their own path that is 7 feet thick (largely due to having a tiny tread area relative to their size) and move at a top speed of two miles per hour, though they can only manage one with a shuttle on top. It takes a team of almost 30 engineers, technicians and drivers to operate one of those behemoths.

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* Since at least the Apollo era, NASA has relied on one of two diesel-electric [[Crawler-Transporters, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crawler-transporter Crawler-Transporters]], several stories in height, to transport the vehicle assembly from the Assembly building to the launch pad; these are the largest self-propelled vehicles in the world, weighing 2,400 tons. They require their own path that is 7 feet thick (largely due to having a tiny tread area relative to their size) and move at a top speed of two miles per hour, though they can only manage one with a shuttle on top. It takes a team of almost 30 engineers, technicians and drivers to operate one of those behemoths.
24th Jul '16 8:02:48 AM yellowukulele
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* Since at least the Apollo era, NASA has relied on one of two diesel-electric Crawler-Transporters, several stories in height, to transport the vehicle assembly from the Assembly building to the launch pad; these are the largest self-propelled vehicles in the world, weighing 2,400 tons. They require their own path that is 7 feet thick (largely due to having a tiny tread area relative to their size) and move at a top speed of two miles per hour, though they can only manage one with a shuttle on top.

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* Since at least the Apollo era, NASA has relied on one of two diesel-electric Crawler-Transporters, [[Crawler-Transporters, several stories in height, to transport the vehicle assembly from the Assembly building to the launch pad; these are the largest self-propelled vehicles in the world, weighing 2,400 tons. They require their own path that is 7 feet thick (largely due to having a tiny tread area relative to their size) and move at a top speed of two miles per hour, though they can only manage one with a shuttle on top. It takes a team of almost 30 engineers, technicians and drivers to operate one of those behemoths.
22nd Jul '16 11:00:31 PM nombretomado
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* The British faction in ''CompanyOfHeroes'' has mobile HQs (Bedfords with extra seats for the commanders). They can be moved anywhere, sometimes even at an incredible speed, but in return, the British cannot promote civilian buildings to HQs unlike every other faction.

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* The British faction in ''CompanyOfHeroes'' ''VideoGame/CompanyOfHeroes'' has mobile HQs (Bedfords with extra seats for the commanders). They can be moved anywhere, sometimes even at an incredible speed, but in return, the British cannot promote civilian buildings to HQs unlike every other faction.
24th Jun '16 7:41:37 PM Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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* Walter White and Jesse Pinkman's mobile home/meth lab on ''Series/BreakingBad''.
19th Jun '16 2:09:59 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheThrawnTrilogy'' - A non-villainous example [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Nomad_City is]] Nomad City from the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse. It's a very large old ship carried by a large number of captured [[SpiderTank AT-ATs]], so it's sort of a base on legs. That's because it's a MercurialBase-- a mining station on a slow-turning planet very close to its hot sun, which would melt if left on the day side - as eventually happens once it is immobilized by an attack.

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* ''TheThrawnTrilogy'' ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'' - A non-villainous example [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Nomad_City is]] Nomad City from the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse. It's a very large old ship carried by a large number of captured [[SpiderTank AT-ATs]], so it's sort of a base on legs. That's because it's a MercurialBase-- a mining station on a slow-turning planet very close to its hot sun, which would melt if left on the day side - as eventually happens once it is immobilized by an attack.
17th Jun '16 5:21:14 PM GreyWriter
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** [[spoiler: The city is actually Coruscant, the capital of the New Republic, and a City Planet, and the Lusankya was actually buried ''upside down''! Given that Coruscant is the most densely-populated place in the entire galaxy, how it was buried and kept a secret is a mystery. Two possibilities were suggested in-universe: that Emperor Palpatine used his mastery of TheDarkSide to wipe everybody's memory of it, or [[FridgeHorror he just had all of the billion-plus witnesses killed]].]]

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** [[spoiler: The city is actually Coruscant, the capital of the New Republic, and a City Planet, and the Lusankya was actually buried ''upside down''! Planet! Given that Coruscant is the most densely-populated place in the entire galaxy, how it was buried and kept a secret is a mystery. Two possibilities were suggested in-universe: that Emperor Palpatine used his mastery of TheDarkSide to wipe everybody's memory of it, or [[FridgeHorror he just had all of the billion-plus witnesses killed]].]]
9th Jun '16 2:13:13 PM henke37
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This trope is for land vehicles only. For bases hidden in boats or flying vehicles, see CoolBoat, CoolAirship, and CoolSpaceship. MercurialBase is a subtrope dealing with bases on extremely hot planets. MilitaryMashupMachine often overlaps with this, since a BaseOnWheels is just a turret or three away from being a [[MilitaryMashupMachine Land Battleship]].

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This trope is for land vehicles only. For bases hidden in boats or flying vehicles, see CoolBoat, CoolAirship, and CoolSpaceship. MercurialBase is a subtrope dealing with bases on extremely hot planets. MilitaryMashupMachine often overlaps with this, since a BaseOnWheels is just a turret or three away from being a [[MilitaryMashupMachine Land Battleship]]. See ClownCarBase for when the outward size more reasonable than its contents.
5th May '16 3:01:59 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' features a Base On ''Legs'', the Dai-Gurren.

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* ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' features a Base On ''Legs'', the Dai-Gurren.
28th Apr '16 7:33:07 AM aye_amber
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* The music video for "Army of Me" by {{Bjork}} features a tractor trailer so large that the wheels themselves are taller than most people.

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* The music video for "Army of Me" by {{Bjork}} Music/{{Bjork}} features a tractor trailer so large that the wheels themselves are taller than most people.
26th Apr '16 5:29:49 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' - The Big Bad in the [[Anime/NarutoTheMovieLegendOfTheStoneOfGelel second movie]] had one of these, in addition to a number of World War 2 style warships. Needless to say they actually managed to looked out of place even in the SchizoTech the series runs on.
* ''Anime/SpeedRacer: The Movie'' had Cruncher Block hanging out in the well-furnished (complete with piranha tank) back of a big red truck. This is possibly a ShoutOut to the Mammoth Car from the original cartoon, which blurred the line between CoolCar and ''CoolTrain''.



* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' - The Big Bad in the [[Anime/NarutoTheMovieLegendOfTheStoneOfGelel second movie]] had one of these, in addition to a number of World War 2 style warships. Needless to say they actually managed to looked out of place even in the SchizoTech the series runs on.
* The ''Film/SpeedRacer'' movie had Cruncher Block hanging out in the well-furnished (complete with piranha tank) back of a big red truck. This is possibly a ShoutOut to the Mammoth Car from the original cartoon, which blurred the line between CoolCar and ''CoolTrain''.
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