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3rd Jan '17 6:48:13 PM BattleMaster
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* ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' has [[TransformingMecha Land-Air Mechs]] that transform between mech and aerospace fighter modes. Notably, though, there was an in-universe attempt to turn the Scorpion mech, a four-legged SpiderTank, and turn it into a LAM. This was just as successful as one might expect and the project was canceled after it was determined that it was good for nothing beyond killing test pilots.

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* ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' has [[TransformingMecha Land-Air Mechs]] that transform between mech and aerospace fighter modes. Notably, though, there was an in-universe attempt to turn the Scorpion mech, a four-legged SpiderTank, and turn it into a LAM. This was just as successful as one might expect and the project was canceled after it was determined that it was good for nothing beyond [[ArmoredCoffin killing test pilots.
pilots]].
3rd Jan '17 6:46:14 PM BattleMaster
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* ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' has [[TransformingMecha Land-Air Mechs]] that transform between mech and aerospace fighter modes. Notably, though, there was an in-universe attempt to turn the Scorpion mech, a four-legged SpiderTank, and turn it into a LAM. This was just as successful as one might expect and the project was canceled after it was determined that it was good for nothing beyond killing test pilots.
3rd Jan '17 6:34:48 PM BattleMaster
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* ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' has Mobile Structuers, which are literally buildings built on huge tank treads. They're impossibly rare in the setting, since the technology needed to create them was largely lost at the collapse of the Star League and even the League never considered them to be actually useful. Sure, they had the armor and firepower to take on an entire battalion of mechs and could utterly destroy [[TrampledUnderfoot anything under their tracks]] but they were horrifically slow, insanely expensive, and impossible to transport offplanet, limiting them to purely defensive roles.
17th Dec '16 12:30:39 PM nombretomado
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* ''CodeGeass'' has airships that are submersible, a HumongousMecha that turns into a fighter jet-thingie, and another that turns into a stealth submarine ''as well'' as being a jet fighter. Extra points for the latter being the main character's personal unit.

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* ''CodeGeass'' ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has airships that are submersible, a HumongousMecha that turns into a fighter jet-thingie, and another that turns into a stealth submarine ''as well'' as being a jet fighter. Extra points for the latter being the main character's personal unit.
29th Nov '16 6:48:26 PM Getta
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Added DiffLines:

Compare MixAndMatchWeapon, similar principle applied to hand-held weapons.
23rd Nov '16 3:24:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''EndOfNations'' features a massive battleship sized tank called the Panzer Hulk armed with more than a [[MoreDakka dozen cannons]].

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* ''EndOfNations'' ''VideoGame/EndOfNations'' features a massive battleship sized tank called the Panzer Hulk armed with more than a [[MoreDakka dozen cannons]].



** The Carrier returns in ''StarCraftII'', the Terrans gain the Raven, and the Zerg the Brood Lord. Could also be broadly applied to Terrans as a whole, since their major production buildings can move, although they can't produce units while doing so.

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** * The Carrier returns in ''StarCraftII'', ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'', the Terrans gain the Raven, and the Zerg the Brood Lord. Could also be broadly applied to Terrans as a whole, since their major production buildings can move, although they can't produce units while doing so.
21st Nov '16 8:59:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''CrimsonSkies'' included a mission where a British submarine carrier, the HMS Barracuda, tries to attack and destroy their own base as well as destroy the Fortune Hunters and their zeppelin in order to hide evidence that they were planning an invasion of Hawaii.

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* ''CrimsonSkies'' ''VideoGame/CrimsonSkies'' included a mission where a British submarine carrier, the HMS Barracuda, tries to attack and destroy their own base as well as destroy the Fortune Hunters and their zeppelin in order to hide evidence that they were planning an invasion of Hawaii.
8th Nov '16 11:43:48 PM XenMon2
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** ''Metal Slug 2'' - The [[http://metalslug.wikia.com/wiki/Big_Shiee Big Shiee]], the boss of mission four.

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** ''Metal Slug 2'' - The [[http://metalslug.wikia.com/wiki/Big_Shiee Big Shiee]], the boss of mission four. It's literally a Yamato-class battleship with tank treads bolted on.
30th Oct '16 10:16:20 AM nombretomado
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* A number of vehicles in the ''{{Rifts}}'' Underseas sourcebook.
* The system defence boats of ''{{Traveller}}'' are capable of flying in space and in atmosphere and can go underwater, at least in the ''{{GURPS}}'' version. It helps that the vehicle rules of ''{{GURPS}}'' practically ''invite'' people to design vehicles that fit this trope.

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* A number of vehicles in the ''{{Rifts}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' Underseas sourcebook.
* The system defence boats of ''{{Traveller}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' are capable of flying in space and in atmosphere and can go underwater, at least in the ''{{GURPS}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' version. It helps that the vehicle rules of ''{{GURPS}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' practically ''invite'' people to design vehicles that fit this trope.
25th Oct '16 7:07:02 PM PaulA
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* Truth in Television once again. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Submarine_aircraft_carrier Everyone from the United States to Japan has toyed with making these]] at one point. Japan actually deployed at least two dozen such subs of three different designs by the end of World War II, each carrying a single floatplane apiece for scouting purposes. And the behemoth I-400 class submarines were tasked with attacking the Panama Canal with three floatplanes apiece (being initially tasked with "doomsday" attacks on the American mainland using biological weapons that were never successfully developed). Before they could actually act on these orders, the war ended and they were seized by the United States. Rather than allow the technology to fall into Russian hands per war alliance treaties, the Navy chose to [[http://starbulletin.com/2005/03/20/news/story1.html scuttle the subs instead]]. One of these subs became part of the plot for the Creator/CliveCussler novel ''Black Wind'', in which it actually was carrying biological weapons.

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* Truth in Television once again. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Submarine_aircraft_carrier Everyone from the United States to Japan has toyed with making these]] at one point. Japan actually deployed at least two dozen such subs of three different designs by the end of World War II, each carrying a single floatplane apiece for scouting purposes. And the behemoth I-400 class submarines were tasked with attacking the Panama Canal with three floatplanes apiece (being initially tasked with "doomsday" attacks on the American mainland using biological weapons that were never successfully developed). Before they could actually act on these orders, the war ended and they were seized by the United States. Rather than allow the technology to fall into Russian hands per war alliance treaties, the Navy chose to [[http://starbulletin.com/2005/03/20/news/story1.html scuttle the subs instead]]. One of these subs became part of the plot for the Creator/CliveCussler novel ''Black Wind'', ''[[Literature/DirkPittAdventures Black Wind]]'', in which it actually was carrying biological weapons.
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