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7th Nov '16 9:16:24 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''VideoGame/SupremeCommander'' has the Fatboy experimental unit. It's as large as several city blocks and can quickly produce most ground units while (not) firing away with its twelve gauss cannons, two riot guns, four railguns and torpedo launcher.

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* ''VideoGame/SupremeCommander'' has the Fatboy experimental unit. It's as large as several city blocks and can quickly produce most ground units while (not) firing away with its twelve gauss cannons, two riot guns, four railguns and torpedo launcher. It needs the torpedoes because it's amphibious, simply driving along the sea floor.
28th Oct '16 12:48:41 AM KidDynamite
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* The mobile base for KITT in ''Series/KnightRider'' is a big truck. Notice that it seems to have some [[Series/DoctorWho TARDIS]] technology applied, as it is bigger in the inside than in the outside. The ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' proved it is possible to drive into a semi that's traveling at freeway speeds.
26th Oct '16 7:24:37 AM jake38
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* ''VideoGame/FrontMission'' has the Chinese Tianlei Mobile Fortress. Yes, ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, housing many wanzers, helis, and home to the enigmatic Imaginary Number special forces. Depending on your scenario, you either try to take it down, or defend it.
** GaidenGame ''GunHazard'' features Galeon, a pretty much textbook example of the BaseOnWheels. It's also bigger inside than it is outside. Galeon hurtles around the desert at a pretty impressive pace given it's size (presumably relying on the frequent sandstorms to cover it's tracks) and is protected by numerous gun turrets. It also houses a small army of enemy wanzers, of course.

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* ''VideoGame/FrontMission'' has the Chinese Tianlei Mobile Fortress. Yes, ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, housing many wanzers, [[HumongousMecha Wanzers]], helis, and home to the enigmatic Imaginary Number special forces. Depending on your scenario, you either try to take it down, or defend it.
** GaidenGame ''GunHazard'' ''[=Gun Hazard=]'' features Galeon, a pretty much textbook example of the BaseOnWheels. It's also bigger inside than it is outside. Galeon hurtles around the desert at a pretty impressive pace given it's size (presumably relying on the frequent sandstorms to cover it's tracks) and is protected by numerous gun turrets. It also houses a small army of enemy wanzers, [[HumongousMecha Wanzers]], of course.
10th Oct '16 9:32:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Eberron}}'' has Argonth, which patrols the border of Breland. Though it's not on wheels so much as it [[{{Magitek}} hovers]]. Argonth has sister-fortresses, but one was destroyed during the Last War, and the other is only known to exist, not what its name is or what Breland actually does with the fortress.

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* ''{{Eberron}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'' has Argonth, which patrols the border of Breland. Though it's not on wheels so much as it [[{{Magitek}} hovers]]. Argonth has sister-fortresses, but one was destroyed during the Last War, and the other is only known to exist, not what its name is or what Breland actually does with the fortress.



** And the 'Spike' from [[GauntsGhosts Necropolis]], a kilometer tall tracked spire mounting a normally spacecraft based weapon capable of cutting a ''Fortress'' in ''half''

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** And the 'Spike' from [[GauntsGhosts [[Literature/GauntsGhosts Necropolis]], a kilometer tall tracked spire mounting a normally spacecraft based weapon capable of cutting a ''Fortress'' in ''half''



* In ''{{Rifts}}'' the [[PuttingOnTheReich Coalition States]] have the Firestorm Mobile Fortress.
* In AllQuietOnTheMartianFront, the best weapon against the invaders forces on the [[InvadedStatesOfAmerica American Front]] has been the Land Ironclads, massive [[SteamPunk steam-powered destroyers built onto treads]].

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* In ''{{Rifts}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' the [[PuttingOnTheReich Coalition States]] have the Firestorm Mobile Fortress.
* In AllQuietOnTheMartianFront, ''TabletopGame/AllQuietOnTheMartianFront'', the best weapon against the invaders forces on the [[InvadedStatesOfAmerica American Front]] has been the Land Ironclads, massive [[SteamPunk steam-powered destroyers built onto treads]].
13th Sep '16 1:54:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/BlackMoonChronicles'': Wismerhill buys a traveling castle from the dwarf masters to use in his next campaigns. The dwarfs even shaved off half the price since the lord who originally commissioned it had spontaneously died.
11th Sep '16 4:10:28 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Featured in the ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' multiplayer map "Sandtrap" are two vehicles officially called "''Behemoth''-class Troop Tansport", colloquially known as "Elephants". While small examples of the Base On Wheels trope, they are the largest pilotable vehicles in the game. They also on default map settings come equipped with two detachable Gatling gun turrets and one fixed turret. They can also hold up to three ATV or two "Warthog" jeeps. In the universe of the game, they were designed for troop transport and vehicle recovery and feature large cranes, and an upper and lower deck. Though, in a few fan-made multiplayer modes, they are used as mobile flag-bases in Capture the Flag games. Amusingly, you can actually flip one over, though it is very hard to do. Even more amusingly, you can then go to flip it back over, leading to a prompt; "Press RB to... Wait, what? How did you do that?"

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** Featured in the ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' multiplayer map "Sandtrap" are two vehicles officially called "''Behemoth''-class Troop Tansport", Transports", colloquially known as "Elephants". While small examples of the Base On Wheels trope, they are the largest pilotable vehicles in the game. They also on On default map settings settings, they come equipped with two detachable Gatling gun turrets and one fixed turret. They can also hold up to three ATV or two "Warthog" jeeps. In the universe of the game, In-universe, they were designed for troop transport and vehicle recovery and feature recovery, featuring large cranes, cranes and an upper and lower deck. Though, However, in a few fan-made multiplayer modes, they are used as mobile flag-bases in Capture the Flag games. Amusingly, you can actually flip one over, though it is very hard to do. Even more amusingly, you can then go to flip it back over, leading to a prompt; "Press RB to... Wait, what? How did you do that?"
14th Aug '16 6:20:06 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Featured in the ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' multiplayer map "Sandtrap" are two vehicles officially called "''Behemoth''-class Troop Tansport", colloquially known as "Elephants". While small examples of the Base On Wheels trope, they are the largest pilotable vehicles in the game. They also on default map settings come equipped with two detachable Gatling gun turrets and one fixed turret. They can also hold up to three ATV or two "Warthog" jeeps. In the universe of the game, they were designed for troop transport and vehicle recovery and feature large cranes, and an upper and lower deck. Though, in a few fan-made multiplayer modes, they are used as mobile flag-bases in Capture the Flag games.
** Amusingly, you can actually flip one over, though it is very hard to do. Even more amusingly, you can then go to flip it back over, leading to a prompt; "Press RB to... Wait, what? How did you do that?"
** ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' takes it up to eleven with the new Mammoth, which dwarfs the Elephant (while also moving considerably faster than its slow-as-molasses little predecessor), can comfortably hold two or three Warthogs along with plenty of soldiers & guns, has top-mounted rocket turrets, and has a mini-MAC as its primary armament, capable of one-shotting Phantoms and (according to its specs) hitting targets in orbit. Basically, the Mammoth is the UNSC's answer to the Covenant's [[HumongousMecha Scarab]].

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Featured in the ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' multiplayer map "Sandtrap" are two vehicles officially called "''Behemoth''-class Troop Tansport", colloquially known as "Elephants". While small examples of the Base On Wheels trope, they are the largest pilotable vehicles in the game. They also on default map settings come equipped with two detachable Gatling gun turrets and one fixed turret. They can also hold up to three ATV or two "Warthog" jeeps. In the universe of the game, they were designed for troop transport and vehicle recovery and feature large cranes, and an upper and lower deck. Though, in a few fan-made multiplayer modes, they are used as mobile flag-bases in Capture the Flag games.
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games. Amusingly, you can actually flip one over, though it is very hard to do. Even more amusingly, you can then go to flip it back over, leading to a prompt; "Press RB to... Wait, what? How did you do that?"
** In RTS-spinoff ''VideoGame/HaloWars'', the Elephant is a pretty literal base on wheels, since you can use it to spew out a never-ending stream of infantry.
** ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' takes it up to eleven with the new Mammoth, which dwarfs the Elephant (while also moving considerably faster than its slow-as-molasses little predecessor), can comfortably hold two or three Warthogs along with plenty of soldiers & guns, has top-mounted rocket turrets, and has a mini-MAC as its primary armament, capable of one-shotting Phantoms and (according to its specs) hitting targets in orbit. Basically, the Mammoth is the UNSC's answer to the Covenant's [[HumongousMecha Scarab]].
30th Jul '16 5:04:18 PM Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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* Walter White and Jesse Pinkman's mobile home/meth lab on ''Series/BreakingBad''.

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* Walter White and Jesse Pinkman's mobile home/meth RV/meth lab on ''Series/BreakingBad''.
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.
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