History Main / DrillTank

24th May '16 11:30:55 AM Prime32
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The concept is simple, really. A tracked vehicle with a great big [[ThisIsADrill drill]] bolted onto the front. What it is varies. Theoretically, this may be intended as a mining and/or tunneling vehicle, and indeed, many of them do use them to tunnel beneath the earth. Others use them to break through walls and other barriers. Quite a few of them are used directly against enemies. There is an occasional variant in the form of a Drill ''Jet'', which is exactly what it sounds like.

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The concept is simple, really. A tracked vehicle with a one or more great big [[ThisIsADrill drill]] drills]] bolted onto the front. What it is varies. Theoretically, this may be intended as a mining and/or tunneling vehicle, and indeed, many of them do use them to tunnel beneath the earth. Others use them to break through walls and other barriers. Quite a few of them are used directly against enemies. There is an occasional variant in the form of a Drill ''Jet'', which is exactly what it sounds like.



* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' has a HumongousMecha example with the [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/msv/ems-05.htm Agg]], a Zeon machine which was designed to tunnel into TheFederation's ElaborateUndergroundBase headquarters. The design never actually appeared in the ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' anime[[note]]A RetCon established that Char Aznable found a secret entrance that rendered the Agg unnecessarry[[/note]] but has popped up in later video games.

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* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' has a HumongousMecha example with the [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/msv/ems-05.htm Agg]], a Zeon machine which was designed to tunnel into TheFederation's ElaborateUndergroundBase headquarters. The design never actually appeared in the ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' anime[[note]]A RetCon established that Char Aznable found a secret entrance that rendered the Agg unnecessarry[[/note]] unnecessary[[/note]] but has popped up in later video games.
18th Apr '16 10:23:24 AM Willbyr
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* The Magma Swimmer employed in episode 27 of ''KeroroGunsou''.

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* The Magma Swimmer employed in episode 27 of ''KeroroGunsou''.''Manga/SgtFrog''.
17th Feb '16 1:07:20 PM Prfnoff
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* The player character of the obscure HudsonSoft game ''Itasundorious'', also released as ''Driller Tanks''.

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* The player character of the obscure HudsonSoft early Creator/HudsonSoft game ''Itasundorious'', also released as ''Driller Tanks''.



* In Club Penguin, Herbert had one of these in the PSA mission 8

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* In Club Penguin, ''VideoGame/ClubPenguin'', Herbert had one of these in the PSA mission 8
9th Feb '16 4:30:34 PM Knight20
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* In WesternAnimation/TotallySpies in "Queen for a Day" the spies drive one called a R.A.T.V.A.T.
28th Jan '16 1:47:45 PM marcoasalazarm
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* Important to the plot of the movie ''Battle Beneath The Earth'' is the usage of laser drill vehicles by both the [[RenegadeRussian rogue]] [[YellowPeril Chinese general and his army]] and [[AmericaSavesTheDay the Americans]] to burrow underground and plant nuclear weapons on strategic locations that will destroy the United States (and the fight to stop said placing).

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* Important to the plot of the movie ''Battle Beneath The Earth'' is the usage of laser drill vehicles by both the [[RenegadeRussian rogue]] [[YellowPeril Chinese general and his army]] and [[AmericaSavesTheDay the Americans]] to burrow underground and plant nuclear weapons on strategic locations that will destroy the United States (and the fight to stop said placing). While the Americans' laser drill is a prototype that craps out real quick, the Chinese drill is a perfect example of this trope, heavily armored and [[KillItWithFire equipped with an anti-personnel flamethrower]].
28th Jan '16 1:46:20 PM marcoasalazarm
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* Important to the plot of the movie ''Battle Beneath The Earth'' is the usage of laser drill vehicles by both the [[RenegadeRussian rogue]] [[YellowPeril Chinese general and his army]] and [[AmericaSavesTheDay the Americans]] to burrow underground and plant nuclear weapons on strategic locations that will destroy the United States (and the fight to stop said placing).
28th Jan '16 1:38:47 PM marcoasalazarm
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* The [[http://www.hawkwargames.com/products/model-109-breaching-drill Resistance Model 109 Breaching Drill]] on ''Dropzone Commander'' (although it's more of a drill transport).
* In ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' the United Venusian Mining Consortium uses drilling machines to mine for Radium.



* In ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' the United Venusian Mining Consortium uses drilling machines to mine for Radium.
7th Jan '16 6:40:46 PM themisterfree
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* The first five Franchise/MetalHeroes had these in some form.
** ''Series/SpaceSheriffGavan'' had Scoopers, a bifurcated drill tank.
** ''Series/SpaceSheriffSharivan'' had Mogriran, a single drill tank.
** ''Series/SpaceSheriffShaider'' had Battle Shaian, which was the bottom part of the Shaian tank, the upper part split into a CoolShip; he calls for it from his bigger CoolShip when he needs to break into a fortified / underground enemy base. Upon making a breach, he fires a couple of missiles before disembarking and assaulting on foot. This cop doesn't believe in flashbangs.
*** In ''Series/VRTroopers'', they get one of these in the second season (when the ''Shaider'' footage began usage). Strangely, it seems ''every EvilPlan ever'' suddenly requires something to be made in one of these underground facilities before the facility is destroyed in [[StockFootage precisely the same fashion]] as last week's.
** ''Series/KyojuuTokusouJuspion'' had Garbin Tank; the part in the middle split into a CoolShip too.
** ''Series/JikuuSenshiSpielban'' had Drill Gaios, which was the Gaios tank with a drill turbine exposed in the center; the cabin could transform into a CoolShip and ShoutOut to the [[StarWars X-Wing]]. (This was also used in ''VR Troopers'', but as an assault tank and fighter jet mainly; the drill portion was only used a couple of times.)



* The first five Franchise/MetalHeroes have someones.
** ''Series/SpaceSheriffGavan'' have Scoopers, the bifurcate drill tank.
** ''Series/SpaceSheriffSharivan'' have Mogriran, an single drill tank.
** ''Series/SpaceSheriffShaider'' have Battle Shaian, from bottom part from Shaian, the Upper part split into CoolShip, they calls for one from his CoolShip when he needs to break into a fortified / underground enemy base. Upon making a breach, he fires a couple of missiles before disembarking and assaulting on foot. This cop doesn't believe in flashbangs.
*** In ''Series/VRTroopers'', they get one of these in the second season (when the Shaider footage starts being used.) Strangely, it seems ''every EvilPlan ever'' suddenly requires something to be made in one of these underground facilities before the facility is destroyed in [[StockFootage precisely the same fashion]] as last week's.
** ''Series/KyojuuTokusouJuspion'' have Garbin Tank, the part in the middle split into a CoolShip too.
** ''Series/JikuuSenshiSpielban'' have Drill Gaios, splitted from Gaios, while the cabin transforms into a CoolShip and ShoutOut to the [[StarWars X-Wing]]. (This was also used in ''VR Troopers'', but as an assault tank and fighter jet mainly; the drill portion was only used a couple of times.)
4th Jan '16 1:56:20 PM themisterfree
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** ''Series/JikuuSenshiSpielban'' have Drill Gaios, splitted from Gaios, while the cabin transforms into a CoolShip and ShoutOut to the [[StarWars X-Wing]]. (This was also used in ''VR Troopers'', but as an assault tank and fighter jet only; the drill portion wasn't used.)

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** ''Series/JikuuSenshiSpielban'' have Drill Gaios, splitted from Gaios, while the cabin transforms into a CoolShip and ShoutOut to the [[StarWars X-Wing]]. (This was also used in ''VR Troopers'', but as an assault tank and fighter jet only; mainly; the drill portion wasn't used.was only used a couple of times.)
5th Dec '15 7:41:37 PM NozzDogg
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* In ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' the United Venusian Mining Consortium uses drilling machines to mine for Radium.
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