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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.
22nd Apr '16 12:55:13 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' was able to build new and replacement mecha (at least it could in ''{{Anime/Robotech}}''), not to mention the Zentraedi/Robotech Master factory satellite. Each of the colony fleets shown in ''Macross7'' and ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' included factory ships as well.

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* ''Anime/{{Macross}}'':
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''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' was able to build new and replacement mecha (at least it could in ''{{Anime/Robotech}}''), not to mention the Zentraedi/Robotech Master factory satellite. satellite.
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Each of the colony fleets shown in ''Macross7'' ''Anime/Macross7'' and ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' included factory ships as well.
4th Apr '16 3:16:46 AM Wuz
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* The Marmotah and Batomys from ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'' fits this trope to a T.

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* The Marmotah Marmota and Batomys from ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'' fits this trope to a T.
30th Mar '16 12:31:14 AM TheHoff779
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** As well as all of its carriers building aircraft, ''VideoGame/SupremeCommander'' also has: the Tempest, a Submersible Battleship that constructs smaller ships, although it can't travel on land; the Cybran Megalith, a carrier that can build select Cybran land units, and the Aeon Czar, which is a ''flying'' mobile factory and AirborneAircraftCarrier armed with a WaveMotionGun, flak cannons, AAM, and depth charges.

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** As well as all of its carriers building aircraft, ''VideoGame/SupremeCommander'' also has: the Tempest, a Submersible Battleship that constructs smaller ships, although it can't travel on land; the Cybran Megalith, a carrier [[SpiderTank Spider Tank]] that can build select Cybran land units, and the Aeon Czar, which is a ''flying'' mobile factory and AirborneAircraftCarrier armed with a WaveMotionGun, flak cannons, AAM, and depth charges.
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