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8th Jan '17 10:42:18 AM nombretomado
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* Even more mundane is the fact that many stationary bases can be made entirely out of "containerized" buildings. Field kitchens, latrines, showers, command posts, etc. that are designed to be folded up into a shipping container for easy deployment, although many of these have to be rendered stationary to serve their designed purpose[[note]] Not entirely unlike the Mobile Homes that don't go anywhere in TheLastStarFighter[[/note]].

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* Even more mundane is the fact that many stationary bases can be made entirely out of "containerized" buildings. Field kitchens, latrines, showers, command posts, etc. that are designed to be folded up into a shipping container for easy deployment, although many of these have to be rendered stationary to serve their designed purpose[[note]] Not entirely unlike the Mobile Homes that don't go anywhere in TheLastStarFighter[[/note]].''Film/TheLastStarFighter''[[/note]].
3rd Jan '17 8:59:14 AM Medinoc
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* The ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' series has the MCV, which is basically a vehicle that can transform into a Construction Yard and then build bases. It can also pack up and leave when needed.

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* The ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' series has the MCV, which is basically a vehicle that can transform into a Construction Yard and then build bases. Depending on game, mode and options,[[note]]It's often an option for multiplayer games, but unavailable in single player[[/note]] It can sometimes also pack up and leave when needed.
14th Dec '16 7:23:53 PM Kalaong
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* In ''Anime/One Piece'', Capone "Gang" Bege doesn't have one, he IS one. His Devil fruit power allows him to store large amounts of men and weaponry inside his body , including cannon and a full calvary charge.

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* In ''Anime/One Piece'', ''Anime/OnePiece'', Capone "Gang" Bege doesn't have one, he IS one. His Devil fruit power allows him to store large amounts of men and weaponry inside his body , including cannon and a full calvary charge.
8th Dec '16 12:15:55 PM jazzyamx
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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.

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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 is more reasonable than its contents.
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?"
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