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29th Aug '16 4:56:57 AM ChronoLegion
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* The ''Literature/EndersGame'' prequels feature a mix between this and a HoverTank. The new vehicles developed by [[MegaCorp Jukes, Ltd.]], use ArtificialGravity as their primary means of propulsion (by projecting a "gravity lens" above the craft, thus keeping it aloft). However, as backup, they include deployable rotors. Two of these are developed for and purchased by the New Zealand SAS. A certain Lieutenant [[FutureBadass Mazer Rackham]] pilots one of them. He mentions that the rotors are useless for the craft's primary purpose - extraction under fire. The craft is supposed to fly in low, almost grazing treetops, in order to minimize its radar signature, extend an arm, grab the ground vehicle in need of extraction, fly away, and transfer the crew and/or passengers aboard, all without getting shot down. However, given how low the craft is flying, the rotors would simply not have enough time to deploy in case of "gravity lens" failure. [[spoiler:This is proven true during the [[InsectoidAliens Formic]] invasion, resulting in Mazer being the only survivor of the crew]].
29th Aug '16 1:06:39 AM Vyerron
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* [[http://www.hover-bike.com/MA/ The hoverbike]] which is a manned quadcopter. Currently in development phase.
6th Aug '16 1:23:21 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''{{VideoGame/Halo 3}}'': One-man aircraft called [[http://halo.bungie.org/bwu/images/hornet.jpg Hornets]], which have external handles allowing other players to hitch a ride. The Pelican {{dropship}} is a pretty close cousin of the dropship from ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', and is similarly orbital-drop capable.
** And in ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', the Hornet is exchanged for the Falcon, extremely similar to the V-22 Osprey but smaller, with [=LMGs=] on the open sides and jet engines.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** The Pelican {{dropship}} is a pretty close cousin of the dropship from ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', and is similarly orbital-drop capable.
**
''{{VideoGame/Halo 3}}'': One-man 3}}'' introduced a one-man aircraft called [[http://halo.bungie.org/bwu/images/hornet.jpg Hornets]], which have external handles allowing other players to hitch a ride. The Pelican {{dropship}} is a pretty close cousin of
** ''VideoGame/HaloWars'' introduces
the dropship from ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', Sparrowhawk, which is armed with two autocannons and is similarly orbital-drop capable.
a Spartan Laser, and the Vulture, a heavy gunship suspended by ducted fans that's armed with four autocannons and an insane amount of missiles.
** And in In ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', the Hornet is exchanged for replaced by the Falcon, extremely similar to the V-22 Osprey but smaller, with [=LMGs=] on the open sides and jet engines.engines.
** ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'' multiplayer has the Wasp, a light gunship with twin autocannons and missile launchers, plus recharging energy shields.
12th Jul '16 12:23:14 AM jormis29
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Battlefield}} Battlefield 2142]]'' has two futurecopters from two opposing sides of the conflict, the Talon for the EU and the Doragon for the PAC.

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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Battlefield}} Battlefield 2142]]'' ''VideoGame/Battlefield2142'' has two futurecopters from two opposing sides of the conflict, the Talon for the EU and the Doragon for the PAC.
2nd May '16 11:52:16 PM erforce
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* The Hunter-Killer craft from ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' and ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' are of the ducted-fan VTOL type. ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines'' features small, autonomous prototypes which pursue the heroes.

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* The Hunter-Killer craft from ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' ''Film/TheTerminator'' and ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' are of the ducted-fan VTOL type. ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines'' features small, autonomous prototypes which pursue the heroes.
22nd Dec '15 11:25:38 PM Kadorhal
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** However, the ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianDawn Tiberian Dawn]]'' version of the Orca is something of a subversion - since Tiberian Dawn is set in the year it was originally released, it isn't a "future" copter.
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Battlefield}} Battlefield 2142]]'' has two futurecopters from two opposing sides of the conflict (the Talon for the EU and the Doragon for the PAC).

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** However, the ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianDawn Tiberian Dawn]]'' version of the Orca is something of a subversion - since Tiberian Dawn is set in the year it was originally released, it isn't a "future" copter.
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Battlefield}} Battlefield 2142]]'' has two futurecopters from two opposing sides of the conflict (the conflict, the Talon for the EU and the Doragon for the PAC).PAC.



* Combine gunships from ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' have a single ducted fan.

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* Combine gunships from ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' have a single ducted fan.



* The ducted fan "hovercopter" in ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'', and Killian's VTOL tilt-jet troop transport/gunship in ''PD Zero''.

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* The ducted fan "hovercopter" in ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'', and Killian's VTOL tilt-jet troop transport/gunship in ''PD ''Perfect Dark Zero''.
25th Oct '15 8:06:03 AM Chiropter
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* ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'''

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25th Oct '15 8:04:34 AM Chiropter
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* ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'''s Medivac dropship and Banshee ground attack vehicle use ducted fans.

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* ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'''s ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'''
** Banshee tactical strike aircraft uses ducted fans and, for some reason, a tail rotor.
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Medivac dropship and Banshee ground attack vehicle Dropship use ducted fans.twin jet engines.
12th Oct '15 5:31:24 AM Medinoc
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* The eponymous helicopters from ''Series/BlueThunder'' and ''Series/{{Airwolf}}'' both [[{{Zeerust}} looked pretty futuristic for the early 1980s.]]

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* The eponymous helicopters from ''Series/BlueThunder'' and ''Series/{{Airwolf}}'' both [[{{Zeerust}} looked pretty futuristic for the early 1980s.]]
11th Oct '15 10:52:57 PM DeltaDart
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* [[{{Franchise/Pokemon}} Giovanni]] used one to pick [[Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie Mewtwo]] up from the future New Island.
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