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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.
23rd Jun '17 10:58:43 AM bobwolf
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* ''Film/WonderWoman'': The giant German bomber seen at the climax is clearly derived from a real-life example the Zeppelin-Staaken R.VI, a biplane with a wingspan greater than that of a Boeing 737. And yes, it was built by the same Zeppelin company that made, well, Zeppelins.
16th Jun '17 8:13:26 PM JohnnyNevada
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* Franchise/{{Batman}}'s Batplane has been a mainstay since the Golden Age, usually depicted as a jet plane with bat-like wings. Comics and other Batman-related media since the 90s have largely replaced the Batplane with the stealth bomber-inspiredd Batwing.

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* Franchise/{{Batman}}'s Batplane has been a mainstay since the Golden Age, usually depicted as a jet plane with bat-like wings. Comics and other Batman-related media since the 90s have largely replaced the Batplane with the stealth bomber-inspiredd bomber-inspired Batwing.
16th Jun '17 8:13:03 PM JohnnyNevada
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* Franchise/{{Batman}}'s Batplane has been a mainstay since the Golden Age, usually depicted as a jet plane with bat-like wings. Comics and other Batman-related media since the 90s have largely replaced the Batplane with the stealth bomber-inspiredd Batwing.
25th May '17 12:34:21 AM Yalsaris63
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'''s [[TheEmpire Enclave]] uses the infamous [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080731223339/fallout/images/2/27/FO3_Vertibird.jpg Vertibirds,]] and yea, verily, they are ''cool.'' Also, there's a quest in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' where you can restore a [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101105165330/fallout/images/5/5c/FNV_B29_Superfortress_Restored.png crashed B-29]] use it to rain death on your enemies. ''Awesome.''

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'''s [[TheEmpire [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Enclave]] uses the infamous [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080731223339/fallout/images/2/27/FO3_Vertibird.jpg Vertibirds,]] and yea, verily, they are ''cool.'' Also, there's a quest in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' where you can restore a [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101105165330/fallout/images/5/5c/FNV_B29_Superfortress_Restored.png crashed B-29]] use it to rain death on your enemies. ''Awesome.''
25th May '17 12:27:27 AM M84
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* Big Duo from ''Anime/BigO'' is a cross between a HumongousMecha and a Cool Plane. Its arms double as massive propeller engines (the fingers become the propellers) with retractable wings. As for its firepower, Big Duo has the same EyeBeams as Big O, rocket launchers in its torso, and its legs are actually massive missile launchers. Schwarzwald even discovered Big Duo in an abandoned hangar.
24th May '17 11:31:19 PM Yalsaris63
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* The Combine's [[https://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/half-life/images/d/d1/Hunter_chopper_canals.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20090109005103&path-prefix=en Hunter-Chopper]] from ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'', used to hunt down Gordon Freeman and resistance members who oppose the aforementioned BigBad. It is a mish-mash of a few real-life based helicopter designs (namely the [=CAIC=] Z-10, Harbin Z-19 and the RAH-66) while combining them with an asymmetrical layout that proves to be uncanny and cool at the same time.
3rd May '17 8:11:05 PM PaulA
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%% * In ''[[Literature/BigendBooks Zero History]]'' by Creator/WilliamGibson, EccentricMillionaire Hubertus Bigend owns an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ekranoplan Ekranoplan]] - specifically, an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A-90_Orlyonok A-90 Orlyonok]]
* In ''[[Literature/BigendBooks Zero History]]'' by Creator/WilliamGibson, EccentricMillionaire Hubertus Bigend owns an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ekranoplan Ekranoplan]] - specifically, an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A-90_Orlyonok A-90 Orlyonok]]

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%% * In ''[[Literature/BigendBooks Zero History]]'' ''Literature/ZeroHistory'' by Creator/WilliamGibson, EccentricMillionaire Hubertus Bigend owns an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ekranoplan Ekranoplan]] - specifically, an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A-90_Orlyonok A-90 Orlyonok]]
* In ''[[Literature/BigendBooks Zero History]]'' by Creator/WilliamGibson, EccentricMillionaire Hubertus Bigend owns an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ekranoplan Ekranoplan]] - specifically, an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A-90_Orlyonok A-90 Orlyonok]]
Orlyonok]].
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