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4th Dec '16 7:56:04 PM Thunderchin
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%% * ''VideoGame/AceCombat 3: Electrosphere'' runneth over with Cool Planes, including the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-36 XFA-36A]], the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SR-91_Aurora UI-4054 Aurora]], the R-352 Sepia (a space fighter), the R-201v Asterozoa (a ''double artillery airplane''), the XR-900 Geopelia, and the X-49 Night Raven. Just to hammer down the point, the Eurofighter Typhoon, which is one of the Coolest Planes in RealLife nowadays, ''is [[WithThisHerring one of the lamest planes in the game]]!''
%% ** Other Ace Combat titles have their share of Cool Planes; recurring examples are the XFA-27A, the X-02 Wyvern, and the ADF-01 FALKEN. Other games in the series have had Cool Planes that only appeared in a single title.
%% ** And then the 6 planes that provide the picture for this trope, they are (from left to right and top to bottom), YR-302 Fregata, XR-45 Cariburn, XFA-27A (a recurring example), Fenrir, XFA-24A Apalis, and the YR-99 Forneus.



* ''VideoGame/AceCombat''

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* ''VideoGame/AceCombat''The ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' series was designed from the ground up to feature as many examples of [[RealLife/CoolPlane real-life Cool Planes]] as possible, and allow aviation nerds the world over to simulate flying them in combat. Every single plane in the games all count in some form or other, but here are the noteworthy picks:
** Skies of Deception has the YR-302 Fregata, XR-45 Cariburn, XFA-27A (a recurring example), Fenrir, XFA-24A Apalis, and the YR-99 Forneus. All six are super-maneuverable and a blast to fly, and are, from left to right and top to bottom, the page image for this trope.



** The [[GodModeSue F-22 Raptor]] isn't the signature plane of the series for nothing folks. You can [[IncrediblyLamePun ace]] four of the toughest enemies in the series with one shot. Yeah, the [[RealLife/CoolPlane Real Life Cool Plane]] outshines even it's fictional counterparts.

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** The [[GodModeSue F-22 Raptor]] isn't the signature plane of the series for nothing nothing, folks. You can [[IncrediblyLamePun ace]] four of the toughest enemies in the series with one shot. Yeah, the [[RealLife/CoolPlane Real Life Cool Plane]] outshines even it's its fictional counterparts.counterparts.
%% * ''VideoGame/AceCombat 3: Electrosphere'' runneth over with Cool Planes, including the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-36 XFA-36A]], the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SR-91_Aurora UI-4054 Aurora]], the R-352 Sepia (a space fighter), the R-201v Asterozoa (a ''double artillery airplane''), the XR-900 Geopelia, and the X-49 Night Raven. Just to hammer down the point, the Eurofighter Typhoon, which is one of the Coolest Planes in RealLife nowadays, ''is [[WithThisHerring one of the lamest planes in the game]]!''
%% ** Other Ace Combat titles have their share of Cool Planes; recurring examples are the XFA-27A, the X-02 Wyvern, and the ADF-01 FALKEN. Other games in the series have had Cool Planes that only appeared in a single title.
4th Dec '16 12:22:40 PM ElSquibbonator
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** In ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}'', Shiina's father travels to Russia to train on the Sukhoi Su-27, which is a RealLife example of this trope.
** ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'' has several, the most prominent of which the advanced, stealthy Type 88 Light Fighter.

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** In ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}'', Shiina's father travels to Russia to train on the Sukhoi Su-27, which is a RealLife example of this trope.
trope. In his off-time, he is a private pilot, flying a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadair_CL-215 Canadair 215]].
** ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'' has several, the most prominent of which is the advanced, stealthy Type 88 Light Fighter.
Fighter. During several of the robot battles, we get to see it in action.
** Kith's currently-running manga, Manga/FutagoNoTeikoku, involves the Mitsubishi A5M, which was the most advanced naval fighter in the world in the 1930s.


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** The real Saber was called the XP-86 when it first flew, but then "P for Pursuit" was changed to "F for Fighter"
4th Dec '16 12:13:08 PM ElSquibbonator
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* All of the planes in ''Anime/TheSkyCrawlers'' are either Expies or inspired by the ultimate generation of piston-engine fighters that were left on the drawing board at the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo by the advent of the jet age. Justified in that war has been replaced by a form of aerial gladiatorial combat.
* Many of the works of Creator/MohiroKitoh involve aircraft, whether real or fictional-- and they are nearly always cool.
** In ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}'', Shiina's father travels to Russia to train on the Sukhoi Su-27, which is a RealLife example of this trope.
** ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'' has several, the most prominent of which the advanced, stealthy Type 88 Light Fighter.



** The good guys, however, get a [[note]](quoth Helen Parker)[[/note]] "really fast" private jet. Although it's not up to [[IncrediblyLamePun the incredible]] standards set by the rest of the other aircraft, it can do some very extreme maneuvers and, if really necessary, jettison flares to confuse [[AntiAir SAMs]].

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** The good guys, however, get a [[note]](quoth Helen Parker)[[/note]] "really fast" private jet. Although it's not up to [[IncrediblyLamePun the incredible]] standards set by the rest of the other aircraft, it can do some very extreme maneuvers and, if really necessary, jettison flares to confuse [[AntiAir SAMs]].SAMs]] (note that this is [[ShownTheirWork something real military planes can do]] as well).



** Currently in production is the SpinOff film ''WesternAnimation/{{Planes}}'', which will feature an entire cast of these.
* All of the planes in ''Anime/TheSkyCrawlers'' are either Expies or inspired by the ultimate generation of piston-engine fighters that were left on the drawing board at the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo by the advent of the jet age. Justified in that war has been replaced by a form of aerial gladiatorial combat.

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** Currently in production is the The SpinOff film ''WesternAnimation/{{Planes}}'', which will feature ''WesternAnimation/{{Planes}}'' features an entire cast of these.
* All of the planes in ''Anime/TheSkyCrawlers'' are either Expies or inspired by the ultimate generation of piston-engine fighters that were left on the drawing board at the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo by the advent of the jet age. Justified in that war has been replaced by a form of aerial gladiatorial combat.
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* The ''Albatross'' in Creator/JulesVerne's ''Literature/RoburTheConqueror''. It's a giant [[UsefulNotes/{{Airships}} airship]] with many vertical screws to provide lift and two horizontal screws to create thrust. The novel came out in 1886, long before the creation of the first heavier-than-air craft.

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* The ''Albatross'' in Creator/JulesVerne's ''Literature/RoburTheConqueror''. It's The best way to describe it would be as a giant [[UsefulNotes/{{Airships}} airship]] gigantic helicopter with many dozens of vertical screws rotors to provide lift and two horizontal screws propellers to create thrust. The novel came out in 1886, long before the creation of the first heavier-than-air craft.
30th Oct '16 4:04:08 AM Morgenthaler
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** Optimal Optimus' flight mode in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', while looking a bit cumbersome, was definitely BadAss, and what it lacked in speed it made up for in armor and firepower.

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** Optimal Optimus' flight mode in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', while looking a bit cumbersome, was definitely BadAss, badass, and what it lacked in speed it made up for in armor and firepower.
15th Oct '16 8:58:39 PM StevieC
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** Aviation experts will dispute its worthiness of the title, citing that the radio-controlled flying models of the titular fighter-jet could barely stay airborne, but the first time the plane is shown in the film? It looks like an angry dragon.
7th Oct '16 6:36:34 PM N1KF
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%% * {{Kirby}}'s Starship, as seen in ''VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn'' and ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar''. A different version of it appears in ''Kirby Air Ride'' and the game's [[KirbyOfTheStars anime adaptation.]]

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%% * {{Kirby}}'s Starship, as seen in ''VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn'' ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' and ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar''. ''VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn''. A different version of it appears in ''Kirby Air Ride'' and the game's [[KirbyOfTheStars [[Anime/KirbyOfTheStars anime adaptation.]]adaptation]].
9th Aug '16 2:23:20 PM Ripburger
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%% * The ''{{X-COM}}'' games are full of these. Specific aircraft include the Interceptor, the Firestorm, and the Avenger from Enemy Unknown, and the Barracuda, Manta, and Leviathan from Terror From the Deep.

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%% * The ''{{X-COM}}'' ''{{VideoGame/XCOM}}'' games are full of these. Specific aircraft include the Interceptor, the Firestorm, and the Avenger from Enemy Unknown, ''[[VideoGame/XCOMUFODefense UFO Defense]]'', and the Barracuda, Manta, and Leviathan from ''[[VideoGame/XCOMTerrorFromTheDeep Terror From from the Deep.Deep]]''.
27th Jul '16 7:50:14 AM tropesinreadiness
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* The ''Terror'' in Creator/JulesVerne's thriller ''Literature/MasterOfTheWorld''. It's an electrically powered [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ornithopter ornithopter]] with retractable wings.
16th Jul '16 5:33:53 PM Arivne
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* On another Bellisario series, ''Series/{{JAG}}'', Harmon "Harm" Rabb more than once climbs into the cockpit of an F-14 Tomcat and also flies F-18s, C-130s (and lands one on an Aircraft Carrier at sea), a stolen Mig 29 in Russia, a Boeing 747 airliner (Oceanic of course), and the Aurora spy plane by the time the series ends. Not to mention his very own Stearman biplane "Sarah". (named after his grandmother and not his co-worker).

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* On another Bellisario series, ''Series/{{JAG}}'', Harmon "Harm" Rabb more than once climbs into the cockpit of an F-14 Tomcat and also flies F-18s, C-130s (and lands one on an Aircraft Carrier aircraft carrier at sea), a stolen Mig 29 in Russia, a Boeing 747 airliner (Oceanic of course), and the Aurora spy plane by the time the series ends. Not to mention his very own Stearman biplane "Sarah". (named after his grandmother and not his co-worker).
16th Jul '16 5:31:03 PM Arivne
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* The God Phoenix from ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman''. Imagine a large bright red and blue plane that can go into space, submerge in water, take off and land vertically, goes supersonic, carries about 30 missiles (before being kaboomed), then several large super missiles (after being rebuilt), and carries 4 secondary vehicles inside it. Most spectacularly of all when the plane's really in a jam, it can transform in to a giant flaming phoenix to escape, although this takes a lot out of the team.[[note]]And the fuel.[[/note]]

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* ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman''
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The God Phoenix from ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman''.Phoenix. Imagine a large bright red and blue plane that can go into space, submerge in water, take off and land vertically, goes supersonic, carries about 30 missiles (before being kaboomed), then several large super missiles (after being rebuilt), and carries 4 secondary vehicles inside it. Most spectacularly of all when the plane's really in a jam, it can transform in to a giant flaming phoenix to escape, although this takes a lot out of the team.[[note]]And the fuel.[[/note]][[/note]] The ''Anime/BattleOfThePlanets'' Phoenix had ''both'' types of missiles, 30 small and 2 large.



** The ''Anime/BattleOfThePlanets'' Phoenix had ''both'' types of missiles, 30 small and 2 large.
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