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15th Aug '16 5:32:05 PM htuttle
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* ''{{XCOM}}: Terror from the Deep'', the second XCOM game, had the player fighting Unidentified Submersible Objects (ie, [=UFO=]s that could go underwater) with a small fleet of their own submarine-jets. However, neither side can fire weapons while in air, since those weapons are specifically designed to be used underwater (except [[MagneticWeapons Gauss weapons]], but those can't be used either).

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* ''{{XCOM}}: Terror from the Deep'', ''VideoGame/XComTerrorFromTheDeep'', the second XCOM game, had the player fighting Unidentified Submersible Objects (ie, [=UFO=]s that could go underwater) with a small fleet of their own submarine-jets. However, neither side can fire weapons while in air, since those weapons are specifically designed to be used underwater (except [[MagneticWeapons Gauss weapons]], but those can't be used either).
5th Aug '16 9:18:21 PM DarthWalrus
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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberiumWars'': The MARV. It's ''the'' biggest tank. How big is it? It can simply roll over Mammoth Tanks, which themselves are big enough to roll over regular tanks. It's also a [[WorkerUnit Harvester]], or more accurately, an entire rolling Refinery that auto-collects any Tiberium it rolls over, and with it's extremely large hitbox, could easily eat a third of a patch simply by driving in a straight line. [[BanditMook generally it's your enemy's tiberium that gets collected this way]].
5th Aug '16 4:57:45 AM Bissek
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** The 40K novel ''[[Literature/GauntsGhosts Double Eagle]]'' had land-based ''aircraft carriers''.




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* The Edelweiss from ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles''. Of course, it took two days to prep the tank to do that, it was used to cross a relatively shallow spot of a river whose width could be measured in hundreds of yards (on the grounds that it was a lot safer than trying to cross the heavily fortified bridge), and nobody even brings up trying to do that again afterwards.
25th Jun '16 8:47:19 AM Willbyr
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* ''CodeGeass'' gives us [[http://codegeass.wikia.com/wiki/Vehicles#G-1_Base several]] [[http://codegeass.wikia.com/wiki/Vehicles#Longdan types]] of land bases, which are basically airships on the ground (until they perfect the float systems, anyway). The actual development of Knightmares themselves were stated to be a result of this, since the 1st and 2nd "Generations" were the result of cobbling together existing technology (Factspheres, Landspinners, emergency cockpits, legs, etc.) together ForScience. The 3d generation Ganymede was the first true unique advancement in the technology.
* ''MaiOtome'' has these as well (and normally used as the launch platforms for the ''Otome's'' themselves), considering the planet where the story takes place is a ''Desert Planet''. Heck even a civilian ferry travels on land.

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* ''CodeGeass'' ''Anime/CodeGeass'' gives us [[http://codegeass.wikia.com/wiki/Vehicles#G-1_Base several]] [[http://codegeass.wikia.com/wiki/Vehicles#Longdan types]] of land bases, which are basically airships on the ground (until they perfect the float systems, anyway). The actual development of Knightmares themselves were stated to be a result of this, since the 1st and 2nd "Generations" were the result of cobbling together existing technology (Factspheres, Landspinners, emergency cockpits, legs, etc.) together ForScience. The 3d generation Ganymede was the first true unique advancement in the technology.
* ''MaiOtome'' ''Anime/MaiOtome'' has these as well (and normally used as the launch platforms for the ''Otome's'' themselves), considering the planet where the story takes place is a ''Desert Planet''. Heck even a civilian ferry travels on land.
24th Jun '16 10:22:36 AM ZippyJake
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** And a fan-made [[http://www.kitsune.addr.com/Rifts/Rifts-Earth-Vehicles/REEF_SSCR-1_Narwhal.htm thing]].
10th Jun '16 6:49:50 PM Doug86
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* The Soviet retreat behind the Urals in UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo, the largest industrial migration in history, is about as close as we have ever come to this trope in real life. Entire factories were literally uprooted, stuck on railway cars and sent East.

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* The Soviet retreat behind the Urals in UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, the largest industrial migration in history, is about as close as we have ever come to this trope in real life. Entire factories were literally uprooted, stuck on railway cars and sent East.



** British carriers of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, many of which were conversions of warships already in service, tended towards a different hybrid status. HMS Vindictive, converted from a cruiser, carried five 7.5in guns; the former battleship HMS Furious, meanwhile, witnessed the first successful landing of an aircraft on a moving ship while still mounting a single 18in gun aft. The concept was revived (albeit briefly) in 1940, when lack of carriers and need for airborne protection led to suggestions that battleships under construction should be redesigned to carry ten fighters.

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** British carriers of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, many of which were conversions of warships already in service, tended towards a different hybrid status. HMS Vindictive, converted from a cruiser, carried five 7.5in guns; the former battleship HMS Furious, meanwhile, witnessed the first successful landing of an aircraft on a moving ship while still mounting a single 18in gun aft. The concept was revived (albeit briefly) in 1940, when lack of carriers and need for airborne protection led to suggestions that battleships under construction should be redesigned to carry ten fighters.
8th May '16 12:00:13 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' goes typically overboard, by making the [[http://www.gurren-lagann.net/mecha/images/daigurren.gif featured land battleship]] a literal ''battleship on legs'' and a HumongousMecha to boot (ironically, it requires special adjustments to cross water). General Guame's Dai-Gundo is more typical of this kind of thing. [[spoiler: Ignore the phallic connotations of its design.]]

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* ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' goes typically overboard, by making the [[http://www.gurren-lagann.net/mecha/images/daigurren.gif featured land battleship]] a literal ''battleship on legs'' and a HumongousMecha to boot (ironically, it requires special adjustments to cross water). General Guame's Dai-Gundo is more typical of this kind of thing. [[spoiler: Ignore the phallic connotations of its design.]]



* The Dai-Gunkai of ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. Notable for being one of the few capable of creating ''its own ocean'' when it needs to travel over land (although that may be courtesy of its master, Adiane, who's shown as being capable of [[MakingASplash hydrokinesis]] in at least one supplementary video).

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* The Dai-Gunkai of ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. Notable for being one of the few capable of creating ''its own ocean'' when it needs to travel over land (although that may be courtesy of its master, Adiane, who's shown as being capable of [[MakingASplash hydrokinesis]] in at least one supplementary video).



* The [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann Chouginga Dai-Gurren]] has the production facilities and raw materials to build several dozen city-sized [[HumongousMecha giant robots]] in a matter of days.

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* The [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Chouginga Dai-Gurren]] has the production facilities and raw materials to build several dozen city-sized [[HumongousMecha giant robots]] in a matter of days.
6th May '16 11:29:49 PM Doug86
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** The command ships in ''Cataclysm'' are pretty mobile, although smaller than the Mothership, and (with the right upgrades) can pack quite a punch. In fact, the ''Kuun-Lan'' eventually gets equipped with a long-range Siege Cannon. Its Beast counterpart has a conversion beam that infects the enemy with the Beast entity and does heavy damage to capital ships ([[AllInTheManual technically]], it's the cap ships themselves who deliberately damage themselves by flooding the infected sections with drive plasma).

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** The command ships in ''Cataclysm'' are pretty mobile, although smaller than the Mothership, and (with the right upgrades) can pack quite a punch. In fact, the ''Kuun-Lan'' eventually gets equipped with a long-range Siege Cannon. Its Beast counterpart has a conversion beam that infects the enemy with the Beast entity and does heavy damage to capital ships ([[AllInTheManual ([[AllThereInTheManual technically]], it's the cap ships themselves who deliberately damage themselves by flooding the infected sections with drive plasma).
22nd Apr '16 2:42:16 PM SwordsageRagnar
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* The ''Tuatha de Danaan'' from ''Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic''.

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* The ''Tuatha de Danaan'' from ''Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic''. Special note should be mentioned that it primarily carries [[RealRobot mechs]] instead of aircraft. It should also be mentioned, that it's also Ballistic Missile Submarine, and can also launch mechs in this fashion as well, instead of a catapult launch.
22nd Apr '16 12:56:12 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Anime/MacrossZero'' had the Auerstadt as the Anti-UN forces' home base, launching both variable fighters and transforming mini-sub OCTOS.

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* ''Anime/{{Macross}}'':
** The UNS ''Daedalus'' from ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' is a submersible HumongousMecha carrier.
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''Anime/MacrossZero'' had the Auerstadt as the Anti-UN forces' home base, launching both variable fighters and transforming mini-sub OCTOS.



* UNS ''Daedalus'' from ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' is a submersible HumongousMecha carrier.
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