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12th Jul '16 12:44:28 AM jormis29
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** The Pan-Asian Coalition of ''Battlefield 2142'' fields Type 32 Nekomata hover tanks. They were no less durable than the more traditional European Union A-8 Tiger tanks, but they traded the turret in for the very useful ability to strafe.

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** The Pan-Asian Coalition of ''Battlefield 2142'' ''VideoGame/Battlefield2142'' fields Type 32 Nekomata hover tanks. They were no less durable than the more traditional European Union A-8 Tiger tanks, but they traded the turret in for the very useful ability to strafe.



* ''Tanarus'' has a hovertank in it, similar to the one from ''Battlefield 2142''. Fast, maneuverable, packed a decent punch, but no traversable gun turret.

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* ''Tanarus'' has a hovertank in it, similar to the one from ''Battlefield 2142''.''VideoGame/Battlefield2142''. Fast, maneuverable, packed a decent punch, but no traversable gun turret.
3rd Jul '16 9:21:17 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The vehicle trope is played with in ''Anime/SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross''/''Anime/{{Robotech}} : Southern Cross/The Robotech Masters'', where the VHT-1 Spartas is a hovertank, but only in its tank mode for the purposes of transportation. To use its maximum firepower, it must go into [[WalkingTank Guardian Mode]] to engage its heavy cannon, but at the cost of being highly restricted in movement. Finally, Battleloid Mode, which is more a [[RealRobot humanoid robot]] configuration is used when the pilot needs more maneuverability for combat.

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* The vehicle trope is played with in ''Anime/SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross''/''Anime/{{Robotech}} : ''Anime/SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross''/''Anime/{{Robotech}}: Southern Cross/The Robotech Masters'', where the VHT-1 Spartas is a hovertank, but only in its tank mode for the purposes of transportation. To use its maximum firepower, it must go into [[WalkingTank Guardian Mode]] to engage its heavy cannon, but at the cost of being highly restricted in movement. Finally, there's Battleloid Mode, which is more a [[RealRobot humanoid robot]] configuration is used when the pilot needs more maneuverability for combat.
5th Jun '16 8:02:35 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'': The Hammerhead, a replacement for the first game's Mako.

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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'': The Hammerhead, a replacement for the first game's Mako.Mako, which is used in the ''Firewalker'' and ''Overlord'' [=DLC=] missions.
28th May '16 4:15:54 PM nombretomado
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* The obscure polygonal arcade[=/=]PlayStation game ''Cyber Sled'' is ''VideoGame/VirtualOn'' with hover tanks. The vehicles in the game (some of which take more generosity than others to call a 'tank') are extremely agile and can move in any direction (save vertically) with ease, and in spite of a reasonable array of textures on the vehicles, caterpillar treads are conspicuous with their absence.

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* The obscure polygonal arcade[=/=]PlayStation arcade[=/=]UsefulNotes/PlayStation game ''Cyber Sled'' is ''VideoGame/VirtualOn'' with hover tanks. The vehicles in the game (some of which take more generosity than others to call a 'tank') are extremely agile and can move in any direction (save vertically) with ease, and in spite of a reasonable array of textures on the vehicles, caterpillar treads are conspicuous with their absence.
24th Mar '16 5:01:28 PM compro01
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* Grav tanks in the HonorHarrington universe utilize a hybrid design, having both [[AntiGravity countergrav]]-driven hovering for quick bursts of movement and conventional treads. Their [[AwesomePersonnelCarrier IFVs]] follow the same pattern.
20th Mar '16 4:31:28 PM NihilisticBagel
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* In VideoGame/{{Halo}}, the Covenant have the Wraith, a large, bulbous mortar tank that hovers close to the ground and fires massive blasts of plasma. While they have the ability to strafe and are well-armored, they have low clearance and move slowly due to the weight of their armor.
** Halo: Reach features the Revenant, similar in design to the Wraith except that it moves much faster at the cost of power and armor.
3rd Mar '16 9:27:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''SpaceAboveAndBeyond'' episode "Pearly" the alien Chigs have floating tanks. Of course,it's no match for the eponymous Pearly, [[TankGoodness who is a tank of the good, old-fashioned tread kind.]]

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* In the ''SpaceAboveAndBeyond'' ''Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond'' episode "Pearly" the alien Chigs have floating tanks. Of course,it's no match for the eponymous Pearly, [[TankGoodness who is a tank of the good, old-fashioned tread kind.]]



* ''{{Earth 2150}}''. The [[TheRepublic Lunar Corporation]]. Seriously, just take control of its forces and trust us, its army's ''nothing'' but hover tanks.

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* ''{{Earth ''VideoGame/{{Earth 2150}}''. The [[TheRepublic Lunar Corporation]]. Seriously, just take control of its forces and trust us, its army's ''nothing'' but hover tanks.



* ''{{Juathuur}}'': The title race use Fluur rings to power their sleds and boats.

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* ''{{Juathuur}}'': ''Webcomic/{{Juathuur}}'': The title race use Fluur rings to power their sleds and boats.



* The SwatKats have the [=HoverKat=], which they only used once against a rogue AI named Zed; it was explicitly a jet-powered hovercraft.

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* The SwatKats WesternAnimation/SwatKats have the [=HoverKat=], which they only used once against a rogue AI named Zed; it was explicitly a jet-powered hovercraft.
3rd Mar '16 9:26:15 AM Morgenthaler
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** You mean an [[InsistentTerminology APC]], right?

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** You mean an [[InsistentTerminology APC]], right?
3rd Mar '16 9:25:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{X-Com}}'' has Hovertank (in variants with Plasma and Fusion Launcher) like this. Of course, they are a crossbred of your basic [[AttackDrone tank drone]] with enough of scavenged FlyingSaucer tech [[http://www.ufopaedia.org/index.php?title=Research_Popular_Sequences_and_Tips#Firestorm to build your own]].
* ''AceOnline'': The [[ReportingNames Anima Mortar]], or A-Gear is a fully flight-capable Hover Tank, armed with an awesome [[MoreDakka Siege Mode]] for its main gun.

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* ''{{X-Com}}'' ''VideoGame/{{XCom}}'' has Hovertank (in variants with Plasma and Fusion Launcher) like this. Of course, they are a crossbred of your basic [[AttackDrone tank drone]] with enough of scavenged FlyingSaucer tech [[http://www.ufopaedia.org/index.php?title=Research_Popular_Sequences_and_Tips#Firestorm to build your own]].
* ''AceOnline'': ''VideoGame/AceOnline'': The [[ReportingNames Anima Mortar]], or A-Gear is a fully flight-capable Hover Tank, armed with an awesome [[MoreDakka Siege Mode]] for its main gun.



* ''EmpireEarth'': The first game has a hovertank unit that, for some bizzare reason, traverses ''underwater'', probably because of engine limitations. It cannot be built outside custom maps, either.

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* ''EmpireEarth'': ''VideoGame/EmpireEarth'': The first game has a hovertank unit that, for some bizzare reason, traverses ''underwater'', probably because of engine limitations. It cannot be built outside custom maps, either.



* ''TotalAnnihilation'' featured Hovercraft in it's Core Contingency Expansion, to the point that they were essentially merely hovering versions of the normal ground vehicles. Useful on the wide variety of swamp maps however.

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* ''TotalAnnihilation'' ''VideoGame/TotalAnnihilation'' featured Hovercraft in it's Core Contingency Expansion, to the point that they were essentially merely hovering versions of the normal ground vehicles. Useful on the wide variety of swamp maps however.
28th Feb '16 3:31:04 PM Rbade
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* In ''VideoGame/MegaMan1'', the final boss. Unlike a tank, it shoots tiny little plasma balls that don't do much.
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