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28th May '16 8:41:34 PM Doug86
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%% * [[ComicBook/TheAvengers The Avengers']] quinjets count as a CoolPlane Fleet.

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%% * [[ComicBook/TheAvengers The Avengers']] ComicBook/TheAvengers' quinjets count as a CoolPlane Fleet.



* The Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'s trademark Blackbird. (See its inspiration, the SR-71, in the Real Life section). The first Blackbird was literally a modified SR-71, custom made by Lockheed. Which illustrates how [[{{Fiction500}} absurdly wealthy and well-connected]] Professor Xavier is. Later Blackbirds had little in common with the the SR-71, and incorporated [[ImportedAlienPhlebotinum Shi'ar technology]], but retained the name because by that point it had become an X-Men tradition.

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* The Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'s Comicbook/XMen's trademark Blackbird. (See its inspiration, the SR-71, in the Real Life section). The first Blackbird was literally a modified SR-71, custom made by Lockheed. Which illustrates how [[{{Fiction500}} absurdly wealthy and well-connected]] Professor Xavier is. Later Blackbirds had little in common with the the SR-71, and incorporated [[ImportedAlienPhlebotinum Shi'ar technology]], but retained the name because by that point it had become an X-Men tradition.
16th May '16 4:27:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'''s ''[[CommandAndConquerTiberium Tiberium]]'' saga is loaded to the brim with Cool Planes -- fictional ones, that is. The most iconic of them all is the GDI Orca of the ''Tiberian Dawn'' era. [[FutureCopter Its twin tiltjet technology]] was so useful and reliable that in ''Tiberian Sun'', GDI derived ''five'' different variants from the original Orca. Nod eventually catches up with GDI's technological advancements, though, namely with the introduction of [[ImportedAlienPhlebotinum the Scrin-based Banshee attack aircraft]] and in ''Tiberium Wars'', Venom gunships and the [[InvisibilityCloak Vertigo stealth bomber]].

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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'''s ''[[CommandAndConquerTiberium Tiberium]]'' The ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberium'' saga is loaded to the brim with Cool Planes -- fictional ones, that is. The most iconic of them all is the GDI Orca of the ''Tiberian Dawn'' era. [[FutureCopter Its twin tiltjet technology]] was so useful and reliable that in ''Tiberian Sun'', GDI derived ''five'' different variants from the original Orca. Nod eventually catches up with GDI's technological advancements, though, namely with the introduction of [[ImportedAlienPhlebotinum the Scrin-based Banshee attack aircraft]] and in ''Tiberium Wars'', Venom gunships and the [[InvisibilityCloak Vertigo stealth bomber]].
5th May '16 1:18:37 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** The VF-1 Valkryie from ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', and its successors such as the YF-19 and Jetfire from ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' (No, really): Cool Planes that [[TransformingMecha transform into robots]]. The YF-19 is the basis of ''Animated'' Starscream.
** From the same franchise but different lineage the VB-6 König Monster. Boxy, and ungainly in flight mode it earns its cool points when it transforms into an updated version of Monster Destroid with the firepower to take down escort cruisers and a recoil that can buckle a warship's armour plating.
** Combined with RuleOfCool and MoreDakka with the VF-25 and its full armor pack. A few previous Macross fighters had armor packs that, when equipped prevented them from transforming back to fighter mode, the VF-25's not only allowed them to transform with the armor pack on, but they also had the largest missile load of any main fighter in the series.

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** The VF-1 Valkryie from ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', and its successors such as the YF-19 from ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' and Jetfire from ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' (No, really): Cool Planes that [[TransformingMecha transform into robots]]. The robots]][[note]]Also, the YF-19 is the basis of ''Animated'' Starscream.
Starscream[[/note]].
** From the same franchise but different lineage There's also the VB-6 König Monster. Boxy, Monster from ''Anime/MacrossFrontier''. A boxy and ungainly bomber in flight mode mode, it earns its cool points when it transforms into an updated version of Monster the Destroid Monster (which was more of a walking artillery platform than a mecha), with the firepower to take down escort cruisers and a recoil that can buckle a warship's armour plating.
** Combined with RuleOfCool and MoreDakka with the VF-25 and its full armor pack. pack (also from ''Frontier''). A few previous Macross fighters had armor packs that, that when equipped prevented them from transforming back to fighter mode, but the VF-25's not only allowed them allows it to transform with the armor pack on, but they also had gives it the largest missile load of any main fighter in the series.
1st May '16 4:34:57 PM DoctorCooper
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{{Cool Plane}}s are probably piloted by a DangerDeadpan. They will frequently include stealth technology, which in reality does not make a plane invisible to radar, but reduces the detection to such that enemy reaction times will be reduced so much they cannot really do anything bar getting the hoses out.

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{{Cool Plane}}s Cool Planes are probably piloted by a DangerDeadpan. They will frequently include stealth technology, which in reality does not make a plane invisible to radar, but reduces the detection to such that enemy reaction times will be reduced so much they cannot really do anything bar getting the hoses out.



* It's safe to say that any ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' series will have [[CoolPlane Cool Planes]].
** The VF-1 Valkryie from ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', and its successors such as the YF-19 and Jetfire from ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' (No, really): {{Cool Plane}}s that [[TransformingMecha transform into robots]]. The YF-19 is the basis of ''Animated'' Starscream.

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* It's safe to say that any ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' series will have [[CoolPlane Cool Planes]].
Planes.
** The VF-1 Valkryie from ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', and its successors such as the YF-19 and Jetfire from ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' (No, really): {{Cool Plane}}s Cool Planes that [[TransformingMecha transform into robots]]. The YF-19 is the basis of ''Animated'' Starscream.
1st May '16 4:33:11 PM DoctorCooper
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Oh, also: Helicopters ''are'' included in this category. If you're looking for RealLife {{Cool Plane}}s, [[RealLife/CoolPlane they're right over here]]. For the CoolPlane [-[[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]]-], see SpaceFighter and SpacePlane.

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Oh, also: Helicopters ''are'' included in this category. If you're looking for RealLife {{Cool Plane}}s, real life examples of Cool Planes, [[RealLife/CoolPlane they're right over here]]. For the CoolPlane [-[[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]]-], see SpaceFighter and SpacePlane.



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!!Fictional examples
!!Examples in media
3rd Apr '16 5:11:39 AM Morgenthaler
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** Oh, and speaking of which: ''[[CommandAndConquerGenerals Command And Conquer: Generals]][[ColonCancer : Zero Hour]]'''s [[LightningBruiser Spectre gunship]] is also based on the AC-130H Spectre. The only difference is that while the RealLife counterpart runs on somewhat slow turboprops, the fictionalized one runs on ''jet engines'' and takes a ''huge'' amount of punishment!


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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals: Zero Hour'': The [[LightningBruiser Spectre gunship]] is also based on the AC-130H Spectre. The only difference is that while the RealLife counterpart runs on somewhat slow turboprops, the fictionalized one runs on ''jet engines'' and takes a ''huge'' amount of punishment!
9th Mar '16 12:09:09 AM the-furry-railfan
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** The Bow-Wing Bo-26 "Seaddler" is based largely on the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dornier_Do_26 Dornier Do-26]] flying boat, albeit kitted out with side gunner positions and two autocannons in the nose.
** [[spoiler: The Trought F/A-5U "Flying Pancake" is another direct Expy of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vought_XF5U Vought XF5U "Flying Flapjack"]], including the legendary durability. The first one to appear survives getting caught in the blast wave of a half-kiloton [[FantasticNuke Megaspell]], after all.]]
8th Feb '16 12:25:24 AM Anddrix
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* The manoeuvrable, adjustable, submersible one-person fighter craft of ''Film/JupiterAscending'' outdo many of the space fighters out there.

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* The manoeuvrable, maneuverable, adjustable, submersible one-person fighter craft of ''Film/JupiterAscending'' outdo many of the space fighters out there.
23rd Jan '16 8:53:18 PM Willbyr
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* The absolutely ''giant'' passenger airliner in ''AceAttorneyInvestigations''. The passenger compartment in First Class is two full stories tall (one "story" for passengers and one for a lounge area and in-flight shop), and the cargo compartment is also two stories tall. The first class seats are ''extremely'' luxurious, equivalent to what one might enjoy on a private jet. Given the layout that we see, that means that the airliner is at least 3 stories tall, possibly 4. As a result, this plane would be larger than any passenger airline flying today (compare the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_A380 Airbus A380,]] currently the largest passenger airliner in the world, but somewhat less than 3 stories tall; it almost certainly could not have supported the giant cargo hold depicted in the game). Implausible to be sure, but who wouldn't want to sit in a first-class seat that comfortable?

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* The absolutely ''giant'' passenger airliner in ''AceAttorneyInvestigations''.''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth''. The passenger compartment in First Class is two full stories tall (one "story" for passengers and one for a lounge area and in-flight shop), and the cargo compartment is also two stories tall. The first class seats are ''extremely'' luxurious, equivalent to what one might enjoy on a private jet. Given the layout that we see, that means that the airliner is at least 3 stories tall, possibly 4. As a result, this plane would be larger than any passenger airline flying today (compare the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_A380 Airbus A380,]] currently the largest passenger airliner in the world, but somewhat less than 3 stories tall; it almost certainly could not have supported the giant cargo hold depicted in the game). Implausible to be sure, but who wouldn't want to sit in a first-class seat that comfortable?
18th Jan '16 7:35:12 PM Gamermaster
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** And the BigBad has more! There's even an unpowered glider housed inside a rocket that carries a HumongousMecha called the "[[SpiderTank Omnidroid]]". But other than its [[Pun incredible]] mass for an aircraft, there isn't much to speak of it since it demonstrates nothing else.

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** And the BigBad has more! There's even an unpowered glider housed inside a rocket that carries a HumongousMecha called the "[[SpiderTank Omnidroid]]". But other than its [[Pun [[{{Pun}} incredible]] mass for an aircraft, there isn't much to speak of it since it demonstrates nothing else.
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