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20th Feb '17 9:47:18 AM LTR
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* ''Film/AustinPowers'': Austin had his own customized Boeing 747 in 1967. The first 747 didn't fly until late 1969 and didn't enter commercial service until 1970.

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* ''Film/AustinPowers'': Austin had his own customized Boeing 747 in 1967. The first 747 didn't fly until late 1969 and didn't enter commercial service until 1970.


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** ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarships'' doesn't suffer as bad since may RealLife warships really ''are'' rare since the enormous cost and time it takes to build capital ships means something as large as a battleship may only have a production run of 2 to 4 units per class. Even so, a few "paper" ships make it through for the sake of balancing out the various nation's tech trees. Especially the German and Japanese navies, who couldn't build many of their late-war designs due to deteriorating industrial conditions as the Allies overran them.
20th Feb '17 9:40:42 AM LTR
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* ''Film/AustinPowers'': Austin had his own customized Boeing 747 in 1967 already.
* The titular car in ''Film/TheWraith'' is based on the Dodge [=M4S=] prototype / Turbo Interceptor. No more than four exist today. The film crew actually was allowed to borrow a real one, but that was only used for close-up shots where the car was standing still. The actual driving sequences were done with a different car with a replica of the outer chassis on it.

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* ''Film/AustinPowers'': Austin had his own customized Boeing 747 in 1967 already.
1967. The first 747 didn't fly until late 1969 and didn't enter commercial service until 1970.
* The titular car in ''Film/TheWraith'' is based on the Dodge [=M4S=] prototype / Turbo Interceptor. No more than four exist today. The film crew actually was allowed to borrow a real one, but that was only used for close-up shots where the car was standing still. The actual driving sequences were done with a different car with a replica of the outer chassis body on it.



** In the same movie, Hydra used the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horten_H.XVIII Horten H.XVIII long range bomber]] (designed to attack America and actually used to try and do it), of which were built a few prototypes, and the ginormous [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landkreuzer_P._1000_Ratte Landkreuzer P.1000 Ratte]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin super-heavy tank]] (a never built tank that should have massed about 1000 metric tons, scrapped due the impracticality of such a monster). It's implied that all of Hydra's special wunderwaffen were powered by the [[AppliedPhlebotinum Tesseract]], and that without it they would have failed as in real life.
* The Queen of England from ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} 2'' is actually based on a very old and very rare British luxury car, which only nine of which exist (one of them is actually owned by the ''real'' UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen.)

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** In the same movie, Hydra used the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horten_H.XVIII Horten H.XVIII long range bomber]] (designed to attack America and actually used to try and do it), of which only prototypes were built a few prototypes, built, and the ginormous [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landkreuzer_P._1000_Ratte Landkreuzer P.1000 Ratte]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin super-heavy tank]] (a never built tank that should have massed about 1000 metric tons, scrapped due the impracticality of such a monster). It's implied that all of Hydra's special wunderwaffen were powered by the [[AppliedPhlebotinum Tesseract]], and that without it they would have failed as in real life.
* The Queen of England from ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} 2'' is actually based on a very old and very rare British luxury car, which only nine of which exist (one of them is actually owned by the ''real'' UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen.)



* Creator/TomClancy does it again in ''Literature/DebtOfHonor'', this time featuring F-22 Raptors and RAH-66 Comanches in use against the Japanese,[[note]](Ironically, once again against AWACS aircraft)[[/note]] though both are fairly explicitly described as test aircraft deployed on an emergency basis. However, while no specific dates are mentioned, the novel is commonly thought to take place in 1995, before the first flight of either aircraft.[[note]]The Comanche first flew in 1996 and the Raptor in 1997.[[/note]] Additionally, while F-22 eventually entered production, only 2 Comanches were ever built - yet 3 are depicted on the mission to Japan.

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* Creator/TomClancy does it again in ''Literature/DebtOfHonor'', this time featuring F-22 Raptors and RAH-66 Comanches in use against the Japanese,[[note]](Ironically, once again against AWACS aircraft)[[/note]] though both are fairly explicitly described as test aircraft deployed on an emergency basis. However, while no specific dates are mentioned, the novel is commonly thought to take place in 1995, before the first flight of either aircraft.[[note]]The Comanche first flew in 1996 and the Raptor in 1997.[[/note]] Additionally, while the F-22 eventually entered production, only 2 Comanches were ever built before high development costs ended the program - yet 3 are depicted on the mission to Japan.
11th Dec '16 5:50:06 PM Kadorhal
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* Any number of [=WW2=] strategy games, turn-based and otherwise, feature the Jagdtiger. Only 28 were built, and only about a dozen saw action. A few go even further and feature the Sturmtiger, of which there were under a dozen and only documented uses are being two: Warsaw Uprising and Ardennes Offensive, or the Maus (one prototype, one technology demonstrator with a false turret), abandoned on the road when it ran out of gas 20km before reaching the front. The absolute king of this trope is ''VideoGame/SteelPanthers: World At War'', which includes such obscure vehicles as the German "Dicker Max" panzerjager (two built, one destroyed by the time they were retired in 1943; even the Germans thought it was too advanced for the time) and the American "Super Pershing" (one built, fired its weapons in anger exactly once).
** There are several accuracy problems with the above numbers, with all of these weapons, except the Maus, were used a bit more than this suggests. The point still stands, though.

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* Any number of [=WW2=] strategy games, turn-based and otherwise, feature the Jagdtiger. Only 28 a maximum of 88 were built, and only about a dozen saw action. built. A few go even further and feature the Sturmtiger, of which there were under a dozen and only eighteen production models built, with the only documented uses are being two: during the Warsaw Uprising and Ardennes Offensive, or the Maus (one prototype, one technology demonstrator with a false turret), abandoned on the road when it ran out of gas 20km before reaching the front. The absolute king of this trope is ''VideoGame/SteelPanthers: World At War'', which includes such obscure vehicles as the German "Dicker Max" panzerjager (two built, one destroyed by the time they were retired in 1943; even the Germans thought it was too advanced for the time) and the American "Super Pershing" (one (twenty-five built, fired its weapons only one arriving in anger exactly once).
** There are several accuracy problems with the above numbers, with all of these weapons, except the Maus, were used a bit more than this suggests. The point still stands, though.
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5th Dec '16 3:05:29 AM Wooboo
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** The Cypher also appears in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'', which also features a completely fictional armed variant.
14th Oct '16 10:21:45 AM oakleaf
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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' features Hydra operatives using jet-propelled helicopters or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Focke-Wulf_Triebfl%C3%BCgel Focke-Wulf Triebflügeljäger]] (Powered-wings Interceptors, as they were known) which were an actual Nazi design that was scrapped due to being incredibly difficult to control and land properly.

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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' features Hydra operatives using jet-propelled helicopters or [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Focke-Wulf_Triebfl%C3%BCgel Focke-Wulf Triebflügeljäger]] (Powered-wings Interceptors, as they were known) which were an actual Nazi design that was scrapped due to being incredibly difficult to control and land properly.
17th Aug '16 1:01:38 AM Kalaong
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* ''Film/ArmorOfGod 2: Operation Condor'' was perhaps the ''only'' film appearance of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_Z1 BMW Z1]], of which only 8000 were made, none of which were [[NoExportForYou exported]]. Viewer's eyes still tend to pop when a beautiful woman shows up and the door slides ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRL0h8Q2fL0 down.]]''

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* ''Film/ArmorOfGod 2: Operation Condor'' was perhaps the ''only'' film appearance of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_Z1 BMW Z1]], of which only 8000 were made, none of which were [[NoExportForYou exported]]. Viewer's eyes still tend to pop when a beautiful woman shows drives up and the door slides ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRL0h8Q2fL0 down.]]''
17th Aug '16 1:00:48 AM Kalaong
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* ''Film/ArmorOfGod 2: Operation Condor'' was perhaps the ''only'' film appearance of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_Z1 BMW Z1]], of which only 8000 were made, none of which were [[NoExportForYou exported]]. Viewer's eyes still tend to pop when a beautiful woman shows up and the door slides ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRL0h8Q2fL0 down.]]''
29th Jul '16 8:27:20 AM GuyIncog
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* Creator/TomClancy does it again in ''Literature/DebtOfHonor'', this time featuring F-22 Raptors and RAH-66 Comanches in use against the Japanese,[[note]](Ironically, once again against AWACS aircraft)[[/note]] though both are fairly explicitly described as test aircraft deployed on an emergency basis. However, while no specific dates are mentioned, the novel is commonly thought to take place in 1995, before the first flight of either aircraft.[[note]]The Comanche first flew in 1996 and the Raptor in 1997.[[/note]] Additionally, while F-22 eventually entered production, only 2 Comanches were ever built - yet 3 are depicted on the mission to Japan.
25th Mar '16 8:32:10 PM GentlemensDame883
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* In ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection'', most of the stronger planes you can equip on your carriers, like the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aichi_B7A Aici B7A Ryuusei/Grace]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_A7M Mitsubshi A7M Reppuu/Sam]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yokosuka_D4Y Yokosuka D4Y Suisei/Judy]], are either limited production only, got stuck at the prototype stage or never even made it off the drawing board.

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* In ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection'', most of the stronger planes you can equip on your carriers, like the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aichi_B7A Aici Aichi B7A Ryuusei/Grace]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_A7M Mitsubshi A7M Reppuu/Sam]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yokosuka_D4Y Yokosuka D4Y Suisei/Judy]], are either limited production only, got stuck at the prototype stage or never even made it off the drawing board.
25th Mar '16 8:31:24 PM GentlemensDame883
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* In ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection'', most of the stronger planes you can equip on your carriers, like the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aichi_B7A Aici B7A Ryuusei/Grace]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_A7M Mitsubshi A7M Reppuu/Sam]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yokosuka_D4Y Yokosuka D4Y Suisei/Judy]], are either limited production only, got stuck at the prototype stage or never even made it off the drawing board.
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