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20th May '17 12:11:13 AM JackG
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* In the original ''Film/{{Barbarella}}'' comics by Jean-Claude Forest, our heroine briefly gets her hands on a subterrene which she uses to move from one adventure to another. The one time such a device would actually come in useful ([[CuttingTheKnot to get through a labyrinth by drilling beneath it]]), the guards blast it into rubble before Barbarella can get to it.
23rd Apr '17 4:15:27 PM nombretomado
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** Nosecone, though [[TransformersVictory Drillhorn of the Breastforce]] ([[GratuitousEnglish seriously]]) fits the 'unimaginative name' bill.

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** Nosecone, though [[TransformersVictory [[Anime/TransformersVictory Drillhorn of the Breastforce]] ([[GratuitousEnglish seriously]]) fits the 'unimaginative name' bill.
9th Apr '17 10:23:32 AM nombretomado
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* The Chrome Crusher from Franchise/{{LEGO}}'s Franchise/RockRaiders theme, and the Thunder Driller from Toys/LEGOPowerMiners.

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* The Chrome Crusher from Franchise/{{LEGO}}'s Franchise/RockRaiders Toys/RockRaiders theme, and the Thunder Driller from Toys/LEGOPowerMiners.
31st Mar '17 10:42:47 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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** This is more or less a ''Franchise/BraveSeries'' tradition, all the way back with ''Anime/BraveExkaiser'' and Drill Max.

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** This is more or less a ''Franchise/BraveSeries'' ''Anime/BraveSeries'' tradition, all the way back with ''Anime/BraveExkaiser'' and Drill Max.
3rd Mar '17 8:01:38 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'': The Underminer appears riding one of these.
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* [[EvilGenius Shockwave]] from [[Film/{{Transformers}} ''Transformers: Dark of the Moon'']] actually rides in a large Cybertronian drill tank [[SandWorm worm]].
* WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles: The Underminer appears riding one of these.

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* [[EvilGenius Shockwave]] from [[Film/{{Transformers}} ''Transformers: ''[[Film/{{Transformers}} Transformers: Dark of the Moon'']] Moon]]'' actually rides in a large Cybertronian drill tank [[SandWorm worm]].
* WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles: The Underminer appears riding one of these.
worm]].
20th Feb '17 10:42:03 PM Anddrix
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* Microtron, a caterpillar-tracked robot from the [[Franchise/{{Micronauts}} Micronauts/Microman]] toy-line was one of these, with a rotating drill-bit protruding from his groin area. With Micronaut "interchangeability", it could be reconfigured to more closely resemble a DrillTank, with the drill where the head should be and large wheels instead of arms.

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* Microtron, a caterpillar-tracked robot from the [[Franchise/{{Micronauts}} [[Toys/{{Micronauts}} Micronauts/Microman]] toy-line was one of these, with a rotating drill-bit protruding from his groin area. With Micronaut "interchangeability", it could be reconfigured to more closely resemble a DrillTank, with the drill where the head should be and large wheels instead of arms.
25th Jan '17 12:11:11 AM RisefromYourGrave
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* In WesternAnimation/TotallySpies in "Queen for a Day" the spies drive one called a R.A.T.V.A.T.
* ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'': In "Richter", Jumba modifies the dune buggy to be one of these. Lilo and Stitch uses it to re-enter the cave that [[MonsterOfTheWeek the episode's experiment]] went into and chase after him.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'': In WesternAnimation/TotallySpies in "Queen for a Day" the spies drive one called a R.A.T.V.A.T.
* ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'': In "Richter", Jumba modifies the dune buggy to be one of these. Lilo and Stitch uses use it to re-enter the cave that [[MonsterOfTheWeek the episode's experiment]] went into and chase after him.



* In 1938, the British, anticipating that World War Two would be an ''exact'' re-run of UsefulNotes/WW1, designed and built a group of mammoth tanks, each weighing 185 tons, built for one purpose and one purpose only - digging trenches, in order to get that back-breaking labour safely mechanised. More cynical officers, whose reading of German strategy had convinced them that trench-building was futile, named these machines the ''TOG'' tanks, as "The Old Gang" of Colonel Blimps had ordered them built at massive cost. One was lost in France, and labelled useless scrap metal by its German captors; another two were used to build trenches and tank-traps around London in the event of German invasion.

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* In 1938, the British, anticipating that World War Two UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo would be an ''exact'' re-run of UsefulNotes/WW1, UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, designed and built a group of mammoth tanks, each weighing 185 tons, built for one purpose and one purpose only - digging trenches, in order to get that back-breaking labour safely mechanised. More cynical officers, whose reading of German strategy had convinced them that trench-building was futile, named these machines the ''TOG'' tanks, as "The Old Gang" of Colonel Blimps had ordered them built at massive cost. One was lost in France, and labelled useless scrap metal by its German captors; another two were used to build trenches and tank-traps around London in the event of German invasion.
25th Jan '17 12:09:59 AM RisefromYourGrave
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* ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'': In "Richter", Jumba modifies the dune buggy to be one of these. Lilo and Stitch uses it to re-enter the cave that [[MonsterOfTheWeek the episode's experiment]] went into and chase after him.



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunnel_boring_machine Tunnel-boring machines]].
** And by extension, the tunnel driller in ''RedFaction''. And yes, the drills here actually carve through stone.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunnel_boring_machine Tunnel-boring machines]].
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** And by extension, the tunnel driller in ''RedFaction''.''VideoGame/RedFaction''. And yes, the drills here actually carve through stone.
17th Jan '17 5:43:22 PM nombretomado
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* Rod Drill in ''MachineRobo''.
** Also, Drill Robo in ''MachineRobo Rescue''.

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* Rod Drill in ''MachineRobo''.
''Toys/MachineRobo''.
** Also, Drill Robo in ''MachineRobo ''Toys/MachineRobo Rescue''.
10th Jan '17 11:37:22 AM ElSquibbonator
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* In 1938, the British, anticipating that World War Two would be an ''exact'' re-run of UsefulNotes/WW1, designed and built a group of mammoth tanks, each weighing 185 tons, built for one purpose and one purpose only - digging trenches, in order to get that back-breaking labour safely mechanised. More cynical officers, whose reading of German strategy had convinced them that trench-building was futile, named these machines the ''TOG'' tanks, as "The Old Gang" of Colonel Blimps had ordered them built at massive cost. One was lost in France, and labelled useless scrap metal by its German captors; another two were used to build trenches and tank-traps around London in the event of German invasion.\\
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During the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, both sides reactivated the trench-digger idea in smaller and mechanically less complex form, based on tanks then in production: [[http://www.bmz.ru/earth/mdk2meng.htm Soviet MDK-2M]] and [[http://militarytechnics.com/vehicles/btm-fast-entrenching/ BTM-3]] on one side and [[http://www.armyrecognition.com/europe/Allemagne/vehicules_lourds/kodiak_engineer_vehicle_leopard_2/Kodiak_Leopard_2_engineer_armoured_vehicle_001.jpg Leopard tank based vehicles]] on the other side. They still work on ground surface like excavators, though.

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* In 1938, the British, anticipating that World War Two would be an ''exact'' re-run of UsefulNotes/WW1, designed and built a group of mammoth tanks, each weighing 185 tons, built for one purpose and one purpose only - digging trenches, in order to get that back-breaking labour safely mechanised. More cynical officers, whose reading of German strategy had convinced them that trench-building was futile, named these machines the ''TOG'' tanks, as "The Old Gang" of Colonel Blimps had ordered them built at massive cost. One was lost in France, and labelled useless scrap metal by its German captors; another two were used to build trenches and tank-traps around London in the event of German invasion.\\
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During
invasion.
**During
the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, both sides reactivated the trench-digger idea in smaller and mechanically less complex form, based on tanks then in production: [[http://www.bmz.ru/earth/mdk2meng.htm Soviet MDK-2M]] and [[http://militarytechnics.com/vehicles/btm-fast-entrenching/ BTM-3]] on one side and [[http://www.armyrecognition.com/europe/Allemagne/vehicules_lourds/kodiak_engineer_vehicle_leopard_2/Kodiak_Leopard_2_engineer_armoured_vehicle_001.jpg Leopard tank based vehicles]] on the other side. They still work on ground surface like excavators, though.though.
* Probably the closest thing in real life to the classic Drill Tank stereotype (in terms of being tracked vehicles with giant drill bits on the front) are [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roadheader roadheaders]], which have a massive rotating drill bit at the end of a long boom. And it's usually covered in [[SpikesOfVillainy spikes]], giving them a fairly menacing appearance.
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