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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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*** Partly to get around ** A-10 is more of a [[TanksButNoTanks flying tank]] ''[[TanksButNoTanks destroyer]]'', being specifically geared for the Second London Naval Treaty anti-tank role and partly because they just did things differently, the Soviet Union built four "aviation cruisers", essentially VTOL aircraft carriers 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 anti-shipping hardpoints and able to equip a surprising amount of armament, from bombs and unguided rocket pods to AA 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 aerial combat.[[note]]It's limited 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 IR-homing ones only, though, 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.normally doesn't have a radar[[/note]]

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*** Partly to get around ** The thing that dug the Second London Naval Treaty 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 partly 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 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 stiff breeze by the time of TheGreatPoliticsMessup, and the newly-independent Ukraine sold it to China, who finished the construction.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.
12th Dec '15 7:29:37 PM nombretomado
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** EVS Construction Droids are walking factories that tear apart buildings on one end and reassemble them at the other. They're not strictly military, though there's that one time [[XWingSeries Rogue Squadron]] hijacked one and went on a {{Kaiju}}-style rampage to evacuate a section of an enemy city before it could be {{Kill Sat}}ted. But that definitely wasn't the intended purpose.
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** EVS Construction Droids are walking factories that tear apart buildings on one end and reassemble them at the other. They're not strictly military, though there's that one time [[XWingSeries [[Literature/XWingSeries Rogue Squadron]] hijacked one and went on a {{Kaiju}}-style rampage to evacuate a section of an enemy city before it could be {{Kill Sat}}ted. But that definitely wasn't the intended purpose.
14th Nov '15 5:36:23 PM nombretomado
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* ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' was able to build new and replacement mecha (at least it could in ''{{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/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' was able to build new and replacement mecha (at least it could in ''{{Robotech}}''), ''{{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.
5th Oct '15 5:31:09 PM Saber15
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* The ''Xtended Terran Conflict'' GameMod for ''[[VideoGame/{{X}} X3 Terran Conflict]]'' has the [=M7D=] Drone Frigate class of ships, which will build high-powered combat drones equivalent to a M4-class interceptor. Loses are quickly replaced by building more drones. The frigates are fairly fast, but have mediocre shielding and firepower. Other factory ships exist, such as the Goner Aran, a mobile shipyard which can build a wide variety of ships, plus the standard factory ships which produce weapons/shields/ore/energy/crystals/food.
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* The ''Xtended Terran Conflict'' GameMod for ''[[VideoGame/{{X}} X3 Terran Conflict]]'' has the [=M7D=] Drone Frigate class of ships, which will build high-powered combat drones equivalent to a M4-class interceptor. Loses are quickly replaced by building more drones. The frigates are fairly fast, but have mediocre shielding and firepower. Other factory ships exist, such as In the original ''Xtended'' mod for the previous game, the Goner Aran, a mobile shipyard which can Aran mothership could build a wide variety of ships, plus any ship, while the standard factory ships which produce weapons/shields/ore/energy/crystals/food.smaller Split Panther could build Split {{Space Fighter}}s. The Panther [[AscendedFan appeared as an official ship]] in ''Terran Conflict'' albeit just as a frigate with an abnormally large hangar.
23rd Sep '15 3:52:49 AM Ninjat126
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*** The Fatboy can also construct builder units, which can build more Fatboys. [[AvertedTrope Very]] [[RidiculouslyFastConstruction slowly]].
17th Sep '15 4:56:58 PM nombretomado
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* The [[DarkEmpire World Devastators]] from the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' not only did this, but ate the planets they were attacking, then refined the raw materials. If given enough time, a fleet of World Devastators could consume the entirety of a planet and convert it into new war machines. Including ''more World Devastators''.
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* The [[DarkEmpire [[ComicBook/DarkEmpire World Devastators]] from the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' not only did this, but ate the planets they were attacking, then refined the raw materials. If given enough time, a fleet of World Devastators could consume the entirety of a planet and convert it into new war machines. Including ''more World Devastators''.
12th Sep '15 9:53:33 PM nombretomado
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* The only way to employ Seaplanes in ''AdvanceWars: Days of Ruin'' is to construct them in Carriers.
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* The only way to employ Seaplanes in ''AdvanceWars: ''VideoGame/AdvanceWars: Days of Ruin'' is to construct them in Carriers.
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