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13th Dec '17 4:42:37 PM nombretomado
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* In the DieselPunk [[WebSerialNovel Web Serials]], TheChroniclesOfTaras, the bad guys [[spoiler: and later what remains of the protagonists]] pilot a wingless, wide and cylindrical DieselPunk airship with four neon-blue searchlights, a pair of mounted guns and a detailed interior called the "Collins RB-434 Hunter-Scavenger".

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* In the DieselPunk [[WebSerialNovel Web Serials]], TheChroniclesOfTaras, ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfTaras'', the bad guys [[spoiler: and later what remains of the protagonists]] pilot a wingless, wide and cylindrical DieselPunk airship with four neon-blue searchlights, a pair of mounted guns and a detailed interior called the "Collins RB-434 Hunter-Scavenger".
10th Dec '17 11:30:59 AM nombretomado
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* The supersonic ''Series/{{Airwolf}}'' helicopter, star of the show of the same name created by DonaldPBellisario. Capable of exceeding Mach 1, stealthy and an unrefuelled range that most fighters can't get near.

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* The supersonic ''Series/{{Airwolf}}'' helicopter, star of the show of the same name created by DonaldPBellisario.Creator/DonaldPBellisario. Capable of exceeding Mach 1, stealthy and an unrefuelled range that most fighters can't get near.
29th Oct '17 5:00:20 PM Dere
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* [[Franchise/SonictheHedgehog Miles 'Tails' Prower]] started out piloting the Tornado, a red UsefulNotes/WW1 biplane that got regularly upgraded over the series. IN ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' it gets shot down and replaced by the Tornado II, that got upgraded in the sequel (''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'') so it can transform into a MiniMecha and a car. It's also been seen in anime ''Anime/SonicX'' where it, once again, gets shot down; it gets upgraded to the Tornado-X, named for its ability to shift into an X-shaped wing mode for speed, modified into a heavy armed walker, and in the into a huge Macross-style ''transforming jet''.

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* [[Franchise/SonictheHedgehog Miles 'Tails' Prower]] started out piloting the Tornado, a Sonic's red UsefulNotes/WW1 biplane that got regularly upgraded over the series. IN In ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' it gets shot down and replaced by the Tornado II, that which had the ability to shift into an X-shaped wing mode, and got upgraded in the sequel (''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'') so it can transform into a MiniMecha called the Cyclone and a car. A new red Tornado (or perhaps a repaired and upgraded version of the original) called the Tornado-1 was later introduced. It's also been seen in anime ''Anime/SonicX'' where it, once again, gets shot down; it gets upgraded to the Tornado-X, X-Tornado, named for its ability to shift into an X-shaped wing mode for speed, modified speed. It also had the ability to transform into a heavy armed walker, and walker in the into a huge Macross-style ''transforming jet''.transformation sequence.
1st Oct '17 11:58:29 AM GCarty
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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 at sea), a stolen Mig 29 [=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).



** Thunderbird 1 is the ultimate aerial hot-rod if you don't count space-planes. Reputed to do 15,000 mph, which is 86 per cent of escape velocity and will get you anywhere on Earth in just over an hour, even allowing for acceleration and slowing down at either end of the trip.

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** Thunderbird 1 is the ultimate aerial hot-rod if you don't count space-planes. Reputed to do 15,000 mph, which is 86 per cent of escape orbital velocity and will get you anywhere on Earth in just over an hour, even allowing for acceleration and slowing down at either end of the trip.
17th Sep '17 11:14:12 AM nombretomado
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** The 2010 offerings brought some new blood into the mix: [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Lugnut_%28TF_2010%29 Lugnut]] as a post-modern B-52 with a WaveMotionGun in the tail and [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Terradive_%28TF_2010%29 Terradive]] as a Sukhoi Su-47 with a trident (([[ImprobableWeaponUser the melee weapon]], not [[SuperiorFirepower the missile]]) are probably the highlights.

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** The 2010 offerings brought some new blood into the mix: [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Lugnut_%28TF_2010%29 Lugnut]] as a post-modern B-52 with a WaveMotionGun in the tail and [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Terradive_%28TF_2010%29 Terradive]] as a Sukhoi Su-47 with a trident (([[ImprobableWeaponUser the melee weapon]], not [[SuperiorFirepower [[UsefulNotes/PeaceThroughSuperiorFirepower the missile]]) are probably the highlights.
23rd Aug '17 7:44:43 AM GrammarNavi
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** Ironically, that would've probably make it a tactical bomber in RealLife:[[note]]Obviously, no such plane existed. While MiG did some ground-attack birds, they were primarily fighters in the vein of F-4.[[/note]] in the SovietUnion only odd indexes were assigned to fighters even numbers were for pure bombers and transports.

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** Ironically, that would've probably make it a tactical bomber in RealLife:[[note]]Obviously, no such plane existed. While MiG did some ground-attack birds, they were primarily fighters in the vein of F-4.[[/note]] in the SovietUnion [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Union]] only odd indexes were assigned to fighters even numbers were for pure bombers and transports.
5th Aug '17 7:03:32 PM GrammarNavi
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* All 4 Air-frames of the MMORPG ''{{Ace Online}}'' are Cool Planes in their own right:

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* All 4 Air-frames of the MMORPG ''{{Ace Online}}'' ''VideoGame/AceOnline'' are Cool Planes in their own right:
12th Jul '17 9:55:28 PM tsstevens
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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3''
** The game gives us the Allied Vindicator. It's stubby, not terribly fast, carries just two little bombs, and can't even kill other aircraft. What it can and will do is consistently and ''constantly'' knock out enemy resource collectors, vehicles, buildings and just about anything else. It's like a little sniper rifle you point at whatever you want dead and let fly. ''Entire strategies'' were built around the reliable little guy, and it pretty much entirely defined Allied strategy throughout the patch cycle.

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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3''
''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlertSeries''
** ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert1 has the Soviet Yak fighters (for infantry, ala the first mission) and Su bombers for armor and structures.
** ''CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'' has Harrier Jump Jets and the Korean elite Black Eagles where entire missions can, and have, been won on these guys alone.
The game Soviets get their CoolAirship Kirov and Yuri has a cool spaceship.
** ''VidooGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3''
gives us the Allied Vindicator. It's stubby, not terribly fast, carries just two little bombs, and can't even kill other aircraft. What it can and will do is consistently and ''constantly'' knock out enemy resource collectors, vehicles, buildings and just about anything else. It's like a little sniper rifle you point at whatever you want dead and let fly. ''Entire strategies'' were built around the reliable little guy, and it pretty much entirely defined Allied strategy throughout the patch cycle.cycle.
** The Century Bomber is like the Vindicator on steroids, if you can get around the prohibitively expensive price tag this bigger fatter cousin has enough grunt to devastate ground forces and tough enough to come back from all bar the most overzealous air defense.



** One general is even exclusive air power, but other players can make do with the superior air to air Raptor, fire breathing fururistic Mig 1.44, Stealth F-117 bombers, carpet bombers, Aurora fuel air bomb droppers and B-2 MOAB bombing.



* ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'' has the F-69 [=VTOL=], [[ArmiesAreEvil STAG's]] primary fighter jet. In addition to looking sleek and futuristic and, well, being a [=VTOL=], it has a [[FrickinLaserBeams microwave laser cannon]] for it's primary armament, as well as laser-guided swarm missiles, which you can charge up for a greater blast radius if you ''really'' want to bring the pain. Additionally, BigBad Cyrus Temple uses a special [[{{Pun}} jet]] black one for his boss fight which you unlock in the post-game, and a DLC pack added one in Saints-purple as well. And just in case you didn't already feel like a badass while flying one, it sounds like a [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Transformer]] while switching between Hover and Flight modes.

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* The DLC for ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'' let you take up Ultor's version of the A-10 Warthog to carpet bomb Stillwater in.
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''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'' has the F-69 [=VTOL=], [[ArmiesAreEvil STAG's]] primary fighter jet. In addition to looking sleek and futuristic and, well, being a [=VTOL=], it has a [[FrickinLaserBeams microwave laser cannon]] for it's primary armament, as well as laser-guided swarm missiles, which you can charge up for a greater blast radius if you ''really'' want to bring the pain. Additionally, BigBad Cyrus Temple uses a special [[{{Pun}} jet]] black one for his boss fight which you unlock in the post-game, and a DLC pack added one in Saints-purple as well. And just in case you didn't already feel like a badass while flying one, it sounds like a [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Transformer]] while switching between Hover and Flight modes. Meanwhile nothing is stopping you from calling in air strikes and controlled missiles yourself.
** VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'' unleashes the Screaming Eagle [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a flying eagle armed like the F-69)]] and even when destroyed can be immediately re summoned except for instances that immediately destroy any vehicle and it has to be done on foot.
5th Jul '17 12:41:58 AM thatmadork
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** In the SpiritualSuccessor to XCOM, ''VideoGame/Xenonauts'', there's tons of cool planes, but the king has to be the SR-71 Blackbird upgraded with alien tech.


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* ''VideoGame/{{Planetside}}'' has tons of examples. The Galaxy Gunship used by all three factions (and sadly no longer in the second game) has four defence turrets and can carry squads of infantry, [[PoweredArmor MAX suits]] and a light vehicle into the battle. The New Conglomerate Reaver is essentially a flying tank with armour and firepower to match, with the trademark Air Hammer cannon (which is effectively an upscaled ''nose-mounted shotgun''); the Terran Republic's Mosquito is light, fast and excels at air superiority with its [[GatlingGood Banshee and M18 rotary cannons]]; the Vanu Sovereignity's Scythe is a reverse-engineered alien fighter craft mounting cannons which shoot FrickinLaserBeams.
5th Jul '17 12:25:07 AM thatmadork
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** Also ''VideoGame/{{XCOM}}'' gives us the soldiers' main transport ship, the [[AscendedFanon SR-77H]] Skyranger. In the 2012 remake ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'', it's able to get from one end of the earth to the other, and back again, in a single day on a single tank of fuel. Nice.
** In the SpiritualSuccessor to XCOM, ''VideoGame/Xenonauts'', there's tons of cool planes, but the king has to be the SR-71 Blackbird upgraded with alien tech.



* ''VideoGame/{{XCOM}}'' gives us the soldiers' main transport ship, the [[AscendedFanon SR-77H]] Skyranger. In the 2012 remake ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'', it's able to get from one end of the earth to the other, and back again, in a single day on a single tank of fuel. Nice.
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