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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.
24th Feb '16 6:17:22 AM MegaMarioMan
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* The base of operations for King K Rool in ''DonkeyKong64'' houses a BFG and produces its own mooks in its bottom.

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* The base of operations for King K Rool in ''DonkeyKong64'' ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' houses a BFG and produces its own mooks in its bottom.
8th Feb '16 5:16:59 PM Lymantria
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23rd Jan '16 9:27:56 AM zarpaulus
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** In the ground-based prequel ''VideoGame/HomeworldDesertsOfKharak'' carriers are factory/aircraft carriers on treads.
13th Jan '16 3:05:41 AM Khathi
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*** Partly to get around the Second London Naval Treaty and partly because they just did things differently, the Soviet Union built four "aviation cruisers", essentially VTOL aircraft carriers with anti-shipping missiles built in. The VTOL aircraft, the Yak-38 "Forger" was spectacularly poor. The current sole Russian carrier, the ''Admiral Kuznetsov'' is also an example, albeit a full-length one with Su-33 fighters on, since it has vertical launchers for heavy anti-ship missiles hidden underneath the flight deck. The Russian Navy currently intends to strip those out and expand the hanger whenever they have the time and money to do a full refit. Its sister ship the ''Liaoning'' is currently the only aircraft carrier in the Chinese Navy, and is classified as a full carrier. Justified as it was not even 70% done by the time of TheGreatPoliticsMessup, and the newly-independent Ukraine sold it to China, who finished the construction.

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*** Partly to get around the Second London Naval Treaty and partly because they just did things differently, the Soviet Union built four "aviation cruisers", essentially VTOL aircraft carriers with anti-shipping missiles built in. The VTOL aircraft, the Yak-38 "Forger" was spectacularly poor. poor, and the much better Yak-41 [[WhyWereBummedCommunismFell didn't progress]] [[SuperPrototype beyond the prototype stage]] because of the whole GreatPoliticsMessUp. The current sole Russian carrier, the ''Admiral Kuznetsov'' Kuznetsov'', is also an example, albeit a full-length one with Su-33 fighters on, since it has vertical launchers for heavy anti-ship missiles hidden underneath the flight deck. The Russian Navy currently intends to strip those out and expand the hanger whenever they have the time and money to do a full refit. Its sister ship the ''Liaoning'' is currently the only aircraft carrier in the Chinese Navy, and is classified as a full carrier. Justified as it was not even 70% done by the time of TheGreatPoliticsMessup, and the newly-independent Ukraine sold it to China, who finished the construction.


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** A-10 is more of a [[TanksButNoTanks flying tank]] ''[[TanksButNoTanks destroyer]]'', being specifically geared for the anti-tank role and essentially built around its cannon. It's Soviet counterpart, Sukhoi Su-25, is more of a JackOfAllTrades, carrying only a marginally weaker [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gryazev-Shipunov_GSh-30-2 GSh-30-2 cannon]], but festooned with hardpoints and able to equip a surprising amount of armament, from bombs and unguided rocket pods to AA missiles for aerial combat.[[note]]It's limited to IR-homing ones only, though, as it normally doesn't have a radar[[/note]]


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** The thing that dug the flying boats in wasn't the development of a jetliner these still needed the long paved runways but the improvement in the airport infrastructure. After the WWII, with its ever-increasing speeds and number of planes, most significant aifields in the world acquired paved runways and observation radars, which finally allowed the safe and efficient usage of long-range airliners, and the developments in the ling-ranged bombers during the war had directly translated into the airliner development. In fact, the second jet airliner in the world, the Soviet Tu-104, was essentially a civilian version of their first jet strategic bomber, Tu-16, and they later did the same trick with the turboprop Tu-95/114 combo.\\
\Overall the effect was that with the newly much longer ranges of the modern airliners, and the lots and lots of improved airfields around, the sturdy-but-tricky flying boats were simply not needed anymore. They also were the fuel hogs, due to radically different hull forms needed to function well in the water and in the air. They still exist, but are more of a niche thing, used where their ability to land on the water is crucial, like as the anti-submarine patrol, in the Search and Rescue or as the fire bombers, where it allows them to take on water quickly and efficiently. Still, even then most of them are actually equipped with the conventional landing gear and are technically amphibious this is largely because they can only land on ''calm'' water.[[note]]Even the sturdiest modern flying boat, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ShinMaywa_US-2 the Japanese ShinMaywa US-2]], can only land in what is basically just a stiff breeze by the naval standards.[[/note]]
19th Dec '15 10:29:49 AM AgProv
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* Anticipating WW2 would be a replay of WW1, Britain comissioned a short run of five truly monstrous 90-foot-long tanks - purely to dig trenches with, in order to spare the infantry. This tank carried a single Matilda II turret with the puny 2-pounder gun for defence, but most of its design was given over to excavating and earth-moving equipment and the power plant to operate it. After the assumption about [=WW2=] being a new trench war was proven horribly wrong, the one surviving excavator tank was used to dig field defences and anti-tank ditches, in what was thought would the final defensive lines around London. No more were built after 1940.
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