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23rd Mar '17 12:20:36 AM CountDorku
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%% ** ''ComicBook/DeffSkwadron'' brings us [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dakkabommalite_1950.jpg da megabomma.]]


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** ''ComicBook/DeffSkwadron'' brings us [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dakkabommalite_1950.jpg da megabomma]], which is not only friggin' enormous, but also glorious enough to an Ork mindset (read: as many guns as could be welded on and a huge payload of angry [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily squigs]]) that its eventual pilot has to pick his jaw off the floor when he first sees it.
* This is pretty much the point of ''Warbirds'' and is why the corebook has sixteen pages on designing your own; common traits include multiple wings, rear-propeller "pusher" designs, and all the rest of the {{Dieselpunk}} stuff. "Courier" games, for example, can use the XS-1200 Fast Courier: the fully-equipped one shown in the book has six gun turrets, four pusher engines, and a lot of contraband space, yet can still move like a fighter (although it can't handle doing stunts); the chassis can, with a sufficiently dedicated/insane crew, mount a ''75mm cannon'' instead of a chin turret.
14th Mar '17 8:56:20 AM Doug86
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%% * ''TabletopGames/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' and its spinoff game Aeronautica Imperialis have their fair share of these.

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%% * ''TabletopGames/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' and its spinoff game Aeronautica Imperialis have their fair share of these.



* ''TabletopGames/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' and its spinoff game Aeronautica Imperialis have their fair share of these. Special mention goes to the Eldar Nightwing, which in the words of one reviewer "looks like something Batman would fly". Its page in Imperial Armor contains a background note on an Eldar squadron that shot down more than sixty Chaos fighters in the course of one campaign. Particularly awesome given that that squadron was four Nightwings strong.

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* ''TabletopGames/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' and its spinoff game Aeronautica Imperialis have their fair share of these. Special mention goes to the Eldar Nightwing, which in the words of one reviewer "looks like something Batman would fly". Its page in Imperial Armor contains a background note on an Eldar squadron that shot down more than sixty Chaos fighters in the course of one campaign. Particularly awesome given that that squadron was four Nightwings strong.
4th Mar '17 10:21:07 PM mlsmithca
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** ''Anime/TransformersCybertron'' gives us a fair few. Earth planes (and one helicopter): Jetfire turns into an Antonov An-225, Thundercracker (''Not'' a Starscream mold-mate, for once) turns into a Sukhoi Su-37, Evac turns into a Eurocopter Dauphin rescue chopper, and Wing Saber turns into a modified A-10. Cybertronian and other non-Earth: Megatron has a very menacing, evil-looking jet mode, Starscream's altmode is an homage to the pre-earth Tetrajet modes of the G1 Seekers, Sideways' looks distinctly alien, as does Soundwave's bomber mode (though his is similar in shape to some Earth stealth bombers). Mashup: Optimus Prime's [[SoCoolItsAwesome Flying Fire Truck]] mode. [[CrackIsCheaper Thanks for killing our wallets, Hasbro]].

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** ''Anime/TransformersCybertron'' gives us a fair few. Earth planes (and one helicopter): Jetfire turns into an Antonov An-225, Thundercracker (''Not'' a Starscream mold-mate, for once) turns into a Sukhoi Su-37, Evac turns into a Eurocopter Dauphin rescue chopper, and Wing Saber turns into a modified A-10. Cybertronian and other non-Earth: Megatron has a very menacing, evil-looking jet mode, Starscream's altmode is an homage to the pre-earth Tetrajet modes of the G1 Seekers, Sideways' looks distinctly alien, as does Soundwave's bomber mode (though his is similar in shape to some Earth stealth bombers). Mashup: Optimus Prime's [[SoCoolItsAwesome Flying Fire Truck]] Truck mode. [[CrackIsCheaper Thanks for killing our wallets, Hasbro]].
25th Feb '17 10:02:14 AM nombretomado
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* COBRA from ''GIJoe: [[Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra The Rise of Cobra]]'' has a cool gunship that is not only agile, but ImmuneToBullets up to .50 cal and has [[MoreDakka the Dakka]] to [[PointDefenseless shoot missiles out of the air]]. They also have the Night Raven ([[NamesTheSame no relation to the]] ''AceCombat'' [[NamesTheSame bird]]), which [[CaptainErsatz looks rather like]] ''Film/{{Firefox}}'', does Mach 6 and has voice-operated weapons.

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* COBRA from ''GIJoe: [[Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra The Rise of Cobra]]'' has a cool gunship that is not only agile, but ImmuneToBullets up to .50 cal and has [[MoreDakka the Dakka]] to [[PointDefenseless shoot missiles out of the air]]. They also have the Night Raven ([[NamesTheSame no relation to the]] ''AceCombat'' ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' [[NamesTheSame bird]]), which [[CaptainErsatz looks rather like]] ''Film/{{Firefox}}'', does Mach 6 and has voice-operated weapons.



%% * SkyCrawlers: Innocent Aces, from the developers of AceCombat, has several Cool prop planes, with special honors going to the Sanka M-B.

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%% * SkyCrawlers: Innocent Aces, from the developers of AceCombat, ''VideoGame/AceCombat'', has several Cool prop planes, with special honors going to the Sanka M-B.



** The Arkbird from ''AceCombat 5''. Though you don't get to fly it, you do get to use it as a KillSat.

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** The Arkbird from ''AceCombat 5''.''VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar''. Though you don't get to fly it, you do get to use it as a KillSat.



%% * ''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]]!''

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%% * ''VideoGame/AceCombat 3: Electrosphere'' ''VideoGame/AceCombat3Electrosphere'' 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]]!''



** Being a SpiritualSuccessor to the AceCombat series, it also offers all the real-life standards like the F-22, Su-47, F-14, and others. Worth noting is that the game boasts several variants of each aircraft that are ''even cooler''- The F-22X "Alvaraptor" and F-35X "Silver Lightning" come to mind, being modified versions of their traditional airframes with forward swept wings.

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** Being a SpiritualSuccessor to the AceCombat ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' series, it also offers all the real-life standards like the F-22, Su-47, F-14, and others. Worth noting is that the game boasts several variants of each aircraft that are ''even cooler''- The F-22X "Alvaraptor" and F-35X "Silver Lightning" come to mind, being modified versions of their traditional airframes with forward swept wings.
24th Feb '17 8:16:12 PM ElSquibbonator
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Oh, also: Helicopters ''are'' included in this category. If you're looking for real life examples of Cool Planes, [[RealLife/CoolPlane they're right over here]]. For the CoolPlane [-[[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]]-], see SpaceFighter and SpacePlane. Airships, however, get [[CoolAirship their own page]].

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Oh, also: Helicopters ''are'' included in this category. Airships, however, get [[CoolAirship their own page]]. If you're looking for real life examples of Cool Planes, [[RealLife/CoolPlane they're right over here]]. For the CoolPlane [-[[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]]-], see SpaceFighter and SpacePlane. Airships, however, get [[CoolAirship their own page]].\n
24th Feb '17 8:15:17 PM ElSquibbonator
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Oh, also: Helicopters ''are'' included in this category. If you're looking for 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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Oh, also: Helicopters ''are'' included in this category. If you're looking for real life examples of Cool Planes, [[RealLife/CoolPlane they're right over here]]. For the CoolPlane [-[[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]]-], see SpaceFighter and SpacePlane.
SpacePlane. Airships, however, get [[CoolAirship their own page]].
13th Feb '17 9:15:32 AM ElSquibbonator
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** ''Anime/PorcoRosso'''s trademark red Savoia Marchetti seaplane and Curtis' Curtis racer are both actual historical aircraft that would have been considered "cool" planes in their time.

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** ''Anime/PorcoRosso'''s trademark red Savoia Marchetti S.21 seaplane and Curtis' Curtis Curtiss R3C racer are both actual historical aircraft that (although the real Savoia S.21 was a biplane, not a monoplane) and would have been considered "cool" planes in their time.
13th Feb '17 9:12:20 AM ElSquibbonator
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* The Bus in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' is a VTOL-capable airliner that Coulson uses as a mobile base of operations. Inside the plane is a two-car garage, a first-rate science lab, a command center, a brig, and a well stocked mini-bar. But no fish tank. After its destruction near the end of Season 2, Season 3 features an all new VTOL-capable aircraft called the Zephyr One, which looks like part Bus, part Quinnjet and part Helicarrier.

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* The Bus in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' is a VTOL-capable airliner cargo plane that Coulson uses as a mobile base of operations. Inside the plane is a two-car garage, a first-rate science lab, a command center, a brig, and a well stocked mini-bar. But no fish tank. After its destruction near the end of Season 2, Season 3 features an all new VTOL-capable aircraft called the Zephyr One, which looks like part Bus, part Quinnjet and part Helicarrier.



%% ** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Phantom_Beast_Plane_Drago-Sack Drago-Sack,]] the boss monster of the archetype.

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%% ** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Phantom_Beast_Plane_Drago-Sack Drago-Sack,]] the boss monster of the archetype. It's based on the Antonov 225, which is also known as the [[ReportingNames Cossack]].



%% ** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Phantom_Beast_Plane_Mega-Raptor Mega-Raptor,]] based on the F-14.

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%% ** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Phantom_Beast_Plane_Mega-Raptor Mega-Raptor,]] based on the F-14.F-22.



* The enormous and extremely luxurious plane in the ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' episode 'Evil Airline Much?'.

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* The enormous and extremely luxurious plane in the ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' episode 'Evil Airline Much?'. As with the Titanium Turkey mentioned above, it resembles the Norman Bel Geddes Airliner Number 4, albeit with jet engines.
3rd Feb '17 1:13:39 PM SeptimusHeap
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* ''Literature/WetDesertTrackingDownATerroristOnTheColoradoRiver'': Grant does admire how luxurious the Bureau's Gulfstream jet is, with wide windows and blinds, polished wood grain hand rests, a leather seat and wide room inside the plane.
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.
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