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18th Aug '16 5:28:36 PM rjd1922
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* The Pact airships of GuildWars2, built to shoot down dragons and the Pact flagship, an immense airship built with significantly higher tech equipped with a WaveMotionGun that chases down one of the BigBad dragon lords of the game in a sequence that is [[SarcasmMode entirely original.]] Stolen Pact airships are also used by the the [[SkyPirates Aetherblade]].

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* The Pact airships of GuildWars2, ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'', built to shoot down dragons and the Pact flagship, an immense airship built with significantly higher tech equipped with a WaveMotionGun that chases down one of the BigBad dragon lords of the game in a sequence that is [[SarcasmMode entirely original.]] Stolen Pact airships are also used by the the [[SkyPirates Aetherblade]].



* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' has an airship run for the Koopalings' fortresses! It's also the source of [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome one of the most epic themes in the series]]. Several of the game worlds also feature standalone airship levels that will appear on the map after some time.
* Meta Knight's Iconic Face Ship, the ''Halberd'', features bat-wings and its own WaveMotionGun, and a reactor powered by Wheelies. The battleship appears in what is arguably the most intense mode of the original ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar''. [[Videogame/SuperSmashBros But what kind of weirdo puts his face on the bow of a ship, anyway?]]
* ''CrimsonSkies'' features flying airships, heroic pilots in tiny planes and a world centered around air commerce and piracy. The two videogames focus on protagonist Nathan Zachery, leader of the Fortune Hunters, who steals a flying airship named the Pandora early on and uses it as home base and a flying carrier for the rest of his adventures. Other groups are seen with their own cool airships.

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* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' has an airship run for the Koopalings' fortresses! It's also the source of [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic one of the most epic themes in the series]]. Several of the game worlds also feature standalone airship levels that will appear on the map after some time.
* Meta Knight's Iconic Face Ship, FaceShip, the ''Halberd'', features bat-wings and its own WaveMotionGun, and a reactor powered by Wheelies. The battleship appears in what is arguably the most intense mode of the original ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar''. [[Videogame/SuperSmashBros But what kind of weirdo puts his face on the bow of a ship, anyway?]]
* ''CrimsonSkies'' ''VideoGame/CrimsonSkies'' features flying airships, heroic pilots in tiny planes and a world centered around air commerce and piracy. The two videogames focus on protagonist Nathan Zachery, leader of the Fortune Hunters, who steals a flying airship named the Pandora early on and uses it as home base and a flying carrier for the rest of his adventures. Other groups are seen with their own cool airships.
16th Jul '16 9:27:22 AM nombretomado
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* The Excellsior of the "Skytanic" episode of ''{{Archer}}''. The captain of which even constantly corrects Archer that "it's a rigid airship!"

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* The Excellsior of the "Skytanic" episode of ''{{Archer}}''.''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}''. The captain of which even constantly corrects Archer that "it's a rigid airship!"
15th Jul '16 5:32:41 PM JackG
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* ''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space'' by Odon. In the {{zeerust}} future of 2009, [[Main/TheAdventuresOfCaptainProton Captain Proton]] uses a vacuum-dirigible to travel across MysteriousAntarctica -- vacuum which being literally lighter-than-air gives it lift, and propulsion is via corkscrew driving planes encircling the dirigible.

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* ''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space'' by Odon. In the {{zeerust}} future of 2009, [[Main/TheAdventuresOfCaptainProton [[Film/TheAdventuresOfCaptainProton Captain Proton]] uses a vacuum-dirigible to travel across MysteriousAntarctica -- vacuum which being literally lighter-than-air gives it lift, and propulsion is via corkscrew driving planes encircling the dirigible.
15th Jul '16 5:32:11 PM JackG
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* ''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space'' by Odon. In the {{zeerust}} future of 2009, [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Captain Proton]] uses a vacuum-dirigible to travel across MysteriousAntarctica -- vacuum which being literally lighter-than-air gives it lift, and propulsion is via corkscrew driving planes encircling the dirigible.

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* ''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space'' by Odon. In the {{zeerust}} future of 2009, [[Series/StarTrekVoyager [[Main/TheAdventuresOfCaptainProton Captain Proton]] uses a vacuum-dirigible to travel across MysteriousAntarctica -- vacuum which being literally lighter-than-air gives it lift, and propulsion is via corkscrew driving planes encircling the dirigible.
3rd Jul '16 1:11:02 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[PunnyName Al Oft]] the Lightyear blimp from ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}''.
* [[VincentPrice Ratigan's]] pedal-powered blimp from ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'', as well as the Union Jack and sardine can-made blimp used by the heroes.
* The Gyro-evac from ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire''.
* Cid Highwind's new airship, the Shera, in ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren''.
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* [[PunnyName Al Oft]] the Lightyear blimp from ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}''.
* [[VincentPrice Ratigan's]] pedal-powered blimp from ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'', as well as the Union Jack and sardine can-made blimp used by the heroes.
* The Gyro-evac from ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire''.
* Cid Highwind's new airship, the Shera, in ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren''.
3rd Jul '16 1:10:11 PM Morgenthaler
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* The titular school in ''Film/SkyHigh'' levitates, and constantly moves around to keep villains from attacking it.

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* The titular school in ''Film/SkyHigh'' ''Film/SkyHigh2005'' levitates, and constantly moves around to keep villains from attacking it.
3rd Jul '16 1:09:50 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', [[LoveableRogue Julio]] [[TheObiWan Scoundrél]] is the captain of the ''[[MeaningfulName Mechane]]'', which [[{{Expy}} looks exactly like]] the ''Blackjack'' from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''.

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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', [[LoveableRogue Julio]] [[TheObiWan Julio Scoundrél]] is the captain of the ''[[MeaningfulName Mechane]]'', which [[{{Expy}} looks exactly like]] the ''Blackjack'' from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''.
28th Jun '16 4:17:25 PM Nippertipper
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Unfortunately, with the destruction of UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg in 1937, airships mostly died out in RealLife, so there are few examples in that category, with most modern airships being used for advertising, tourism and surveillance. See our UsefulNotes on [[UsefulNotes/{{Airships}} airships]] for more information on these craft and their history. Today, it's unlikely that they'll ever make a big comeback and overtake other aircraft, since modern jets are 4-5 times faster and helicopters are more nimble. Then again, even in their heyday airships were never common, seen more as the pinnacle or the titan of aircraft, something rare and newsworthy. However, there is a budding renaissance of Cool Airships being built and tested for niche applications, for example [[http://snafu-solomon.blogspot.com/2011/06/skunk-works-air-ships.html?m=1 replacing cargo helicopters at ten times the range and a tenth the cost.]] This is largely fueled by the new development of hybrid(heavier-than-air) airship technology, which gives them '''much''' higher payloads, greater speed and more resistance to foul weather. Some other good examples of hybrid airships would be the [[http://www.irconnect.com/noc/press/pages/news_releases.html?d=212481 LEMV]] and the [[http://www.aeroscraft.com/ Aeroscraft.]]

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Unfortunately, with the destruction of UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg in 1937, airships mostly died were almost phased out in RealLife, so there are few examples in that category, with most modern airships being used for advertising, tourism and surveillance. See our UsefulNotes on [[UsefulNotes/{{Airships}} airships]] for more information on these craft and their history. Today, it's unlikely that they'll ever make a big comeback and overtake other aircraft, since modern jets are 4-5 times faster and helicopters are more nimble. Then again, even in their heyday airships were never common, seen more as the pinnacle or the titan of aircraft, something rare and newsworthy. However, there is a budding renaissance of Cool Airships being built and tested for niche applications, for example [[http://snafu-solomon.blogspot.com/2011/06/skunk-works-air-ships.html?m=1 replacing cargo helicopters at ten times the range and a tenth the cost.]] This is largely fueled by the new development of hybrid(heavier-than-air) airship technology, which gives them '''much''' higher payloads, greater speed and more resistance to foul weather. Some other good examples of hybrid airships would be the [[http://www.irconnect.com/noc/press/pages/news_releases.html?d=212481 LEMV]] and the [[http://www.aeroscraft.com/ Aeroscraft.]]
25th Jun '16 12:23:47 PM Prfnoff
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* ''CrimsonSkies'' is essentially a world made up of flying airships, air commerce and air pirates in the 1940s. Used for cargo, transportation and carriers for smaller aircraft, there's no shortage of cool airships flying around. The novels and videogames also reflect this.

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* ''CrimsonSkies'' ''TabletopGame/CrimsonSkies'' is essentially a world made up of flying airships, air commerce and air pirates in the 1940s. Used for cargo, transportation and carriers for smaller aircraft, there's no shortage of cool airships flying around. The novels and videogames also reflect this.
26th May '16 2:36:14 PM ToaofTwilightZ
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* Meta Knight's Iconic Face Ship, the ''Halberd'', features bat-wings and its own WaveMotionGun, and a reactor powered by Wheelies. The battleship appears in what is arguably the most intense mode of the original ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar''. [[Videogame/SuperSmashBros But what kind of weirdo puts his face on the bow of a ship, anyway?]]
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