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2nd Aug '17 6:25:45 PM evknucklehead
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* Disney's ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' is a notable example for the Cool Airship called the Iron Vulture used by the Air Pirates and Don Karnage. Functions as a battleship and flying carrier in several episodes. Often has to be infiltrated by the heroes for one reason or another.

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* Disney's ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' is a notable example for the Cool Airship called the Iron Vulture used by the Air Pirates and led by Don Karnage. Functions as a battleship and flying carrier in several episodes. Often has to be infiltrated by the heroes for one reason or another.
15th Jul '17 6:24:18 AM valar55
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It's worth noting that not all airships are Cool Airships. For instance, the Goodyear Blimp is definitely ''not'' a Cool Airship. Like the CoolCar and the CoolPlane, the Cool Airship is exceptionally cool. Furthermore, it has to be owned by a major character, or otherwise play a prominent role, such as acting as the setting for a major scene. For massive cool points, it should be appointed like ''Titanic'', with a casino, bar, and a sultry chanteuse on board for the entertainment of the passengers. Military or [[SkyPirates pirate]] vessels are known to carry an [[AirborneAircraftCarrier internal aircraft hangar]] and [[MoreDakka lots o' guns.]] Either way, any Cool Airship worth its salt usually boasts an UnnecessarilyLargeInterior[[labelnote:*]]which is actually justified, in RealLife large airships need the vast hull space for weight distribution[[/labelnote]]. It goes without saying that they are usually commanded by a badass of some sort.

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It's worth noting that not all airships are Cool Airships. For instance, the Goodyear Blimp is definitely ''not'' a Cool Airship. Like the CoolCar and the CoolPlane, the Cool Airship is exceptionally cool. Furthermore, it has to be owned by a major character, or otherwise play a prominent role, such as acting as the setting for a major scene. For massive cool points, it should be appointed like ''Titanic'', with a casino, bar, and a sultry chanteuse on board for the entertainment of the passengers. Military or [[SkyPirates pirate]] vessels are known to carry an [[AirborneAircraftCarrier internal aircraft hangar]] and [[MoreDakka lots o' guns.]] Either way, any Cool Airship worth its salt usually boasts an UnnecessarilyLargeInterior[[labelnote:*]]which UnnecessarilyLargeInterior[[note]]which is actually justified, in RealLife large airships need the vast hull space for weight distribution[[/labelnote]].distribution[[/note]]. It goes without saying that they are usually commanded by a badass of some sort.
27th Jun '17 5:12:43 PM nombretomado
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* Not really an airship, but the ''Victoria'' from Creator/JulesVerne's first published novel, ''Literature/FiveWeeksInABalloon'', is cool because it is capable of having its altitude controlled without losing gas or ballast, and therefore of staying aloft for five weeks to explore the heart of Africa. It's kept aloft by a combination of heat and [[StuffBlowingUp hydrogen gas]]. The other characters point out how dangerous this is, but Ferguson, the inventor, is willing to take the risk. (TheOtherWiki's page on the book has an entire section about how the balloon's mechanism as described by Verne is scientifically impossible.)

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* Not really an airship, but the ''Victoria'' from Creator/JulesVerne's first published novel, ''Literature/FiveWeeksInABalloon'', is cool because it is capable of having its altitude controlled without losing gas or ballast, and therefore of staying aloft for five weeks to explore the heart of Africa. It's kept aloft by a combination of heat and [[StuffBlowingUp hydrogen gas]]. The other characters point out how dangerous this is, but Ferguson, the inventor, is willing to take the risk. (TheOtherWiki's (Wiki/TheOtherWiki's page on the book has an entire section about how the balloon's mechanism as described by Verne is scientifically impossible.)
23rd Jun '17 5:39:06 AM Doug86
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* UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution Comicbook/{{Batman}} in the {{Elseworld}} ''Batman: Reign of Terror'' has something similar, with [[{{Tropemobile}} a bat insignia on the balloon]].

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* UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution Comicbook/{{Batman}} Franchise/{{Batman}} in the {{Elseworld}} ''Batman: Reign of Terror'' has something similar, with [[{{Tropemobile}} a bat insignia on the balloon]].
7th Jun '17 10:11:12 PM Jgamer
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* The setting of ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'' takes place in a WorldInTheSky, so airships are everywhere. However, the main example is the airship the heroes use, the ''Grandcypher''. The Crew/Guild system also allows you to unlock three more airships: the ''Dravenspirit'', ''Frontier'', and ''Engella''.
7th Jun '17 11:53:05 AM FigmentJedi
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* Dramfinder's [[ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld zeppelin]] at Ride/DisneyThemeParks previous ''Journey Into Imagination''.

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* Dramfinder's [[ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld zeppelin]] at Ride/DisneyThemeParks previous ''Journey Into Imagination''.Dreamfinder's "Dream Machine" from [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Epcot]]'s original ''Ride/JourneyIntoImagination''.
28th May '17 3:17:51 PM nombretomado
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* From the ''WarhammerFantasy'' adventures of Literature/GotrekAndFelix, the ''Spirit of Grungni'', built by dwarf engineer turned [[DeathSeeker Slayer]] [[ViolentGlaswegian Malakai Makaisson]] to fly into the Chaos Wastes. An airship, armed with gatling guns yet, in a world [[SchizoTech where most fighting is still done with sword and bow]] is cool indeed.

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* From the ''WarhammerFantasy'' ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'' adventures of Literature/GotrekAndFelix, the ''Spirit of Grungni'', built by dwarf engineer turned [[DeathSeeker Slayer]] [[ViolentGlaswegian Malakai Makaisson]] to fly into the Chaos Wastes. An airship, armed with gatling guns yet, in a world [[SchizoTech where most fighting is still done with sword and bow]] is cool indeed.
27th May '17 1:11:08 PM WillBGood
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** Airships of various coolness also show up in Moorcock's ''Literature/CorneliusChronicles''.

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** Airships of various coolness also show up in Moorcock's ''Literature/CorneliusChronicles''.''Literature/TheCorneliusChronicles''.
27th May '17 1:10:24 PM WillBGood
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** Airships of various coolness also show up in Moorcock's ''Literature/CorneliusChronicles''.
21st May '17 11:57:59 AM nombretomado
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* VisionofEscaflowne: The anime features a huge variety of airships. All of them operate on the concept of "float stones" rocks that seem to be a super conducting element native to Gaea which naturally float as a result of magnetics. They can be caused to descend by heating them, which just like regular magnets causes them to stop functioning until cooled. The principle airship is the Crusade, but many many others are seen through the series.

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* VisionofEscaflowne: ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'': The anime features a huge variety of airships. All of them operate on the concept of "float stones" rocks that seem to be a super conducting element native to Gaea which naturally float as a result of magnetics. They can be caused to descend by heating them, which just like regular magnets causes them to stop functioning until cooled. The principle airship is the Crusade, but many many others are seen through the series.
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