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23rd Jun '17 10:10:15 AM DeepRed
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* The BioPic ''Film/TuckerTheManandHisDream'' has 21 of the 49 (of a total of 51 produced) remaining Tucker automobiles in it. Four reproductions were made from mid-'70s Ford [=LTDs=], and the one crashed during testing was a modified 1951 Studebaker.

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* The BioPic ''Film/TuckerTheManandHisDream'' ''Film/TuckerTheManAndHisDream'' has 21 of the 49 (of a total of 51 produced) remaining Tucker automobiles in it. Four reproductions were made from mid-'70s Ford [=LTDs=], and the one crashed during testing was a modified 1951 Studebaker.
7th Jun '17 12:19:08 AM GearheadLydia
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** Not to mention TVR's Project 7/12, of which only one existed at the time. It was later developed into the Cerbera Speed 12, of which only a single road car still exists; most of the prototypes were destroyed.
4th Jun '17 10:36:31 AM nombretomado
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* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'': "Wild Horses" involves the Space Shuttle Columbia, which at the time was one of only four.[[note]]After the episode aired, Columbia itself was destroyed during reentry.[[/note]] The space shuttles require ridiculous amounts of upkeep, so the idea that one would still be in working order so far in the future is a fair strain on believability. But never underestimate the power of an obsessed geek (see also: TVTropes).[[note]]The person who owned the Columbia is the person who hand built Spike's ship, the Swordfish. The shuttle is also extensively modified, being capable of taking off and entering outer space on its own, without needing any booster rockets.[[/note]]

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* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'': "Wild Horses" involves the Space Shuttle Columbia, which at the time was one of only four.[[note]]After the episode aired, Columbia itself was destroyed during reentry.[[/note]] The space shuttles require ridiculous amounts of upkeep, so the idea that one would still be in working order so far in the future is a fair strain on believability. But never underestimate the power of an obsessed geek (see also: TVTropes).Wiki/TVTropes).[[note]]The person who owned the Columbia is the person who hand built Spike's ship, the Swordfish. The shuttle is also extensively modified, being capable of taking off and entering outer space on its own, without needing any booster rockets.[[/note]]
29th Apr '17 10:41:54 AM nombretomado
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* Too many to list in ''ThomasAndFriends''. Actually, given that most of the characters are based on locomotives that are now obsolete, it would literally be quicker to name the vehicles that ''aren't'' rare nowadays.

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* Too many to list in ''ThomasAndFriends''.''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndFriends''. Actually, given that most of the characters are based on locomotives that are now obsolete, it would literally be quicker to name the vehicles that ''aren't'' rare nowadays.
18th Apr '17 8:18:37 PM wolftickets1969
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* ''Test Drive 4'' had the Corvette ZL-1, only two of which were produced.

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* ''Test Drive ''VideoGame/TestDrive 4'' had the Corvette ZL-1, only two '''two''' of which were produced.
18th Apr '17 8:17:00 PM wolftickets1969
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** All over the place in ''Hot Pursuit'' 2010. Among vehicles available are the [=McLaren=] F1 (106 produced), the Aston Martin One-77 (77 produced), the Lamborghini Reventon (twenty-one produced), and the Pagani Zonda Cinque ('''five''' produced). The [=McLaren=], Aston Martin, and Pagani are also available as police cars.

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** All over the place in ''Hot Pursuit'' 2010. Among vehicles available are the [=McLaren=] F1 (106 produced), the Aston Martin One-77 (77 produced), the Lamborghini Reventon (twenty-one produced), and the Pagani Zonda Cinque ('''five''' produced).produced, also featured in the ''VideoGame/{{Forza}}'' series starting with ''Horizon''). The [=McLaren=], Aston Martin, and Pagani are also available as police cars.
1st Apr '17 3:01:13 AM DeepRed
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** 'Prose also released a sim for the F-19 stealth fighter before its designation was known. Once the plane's existence and use in the Gulf War was...er, "acknowledged" by Quale on CNN, [=MicroProse=] released a sequel featuring both the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk (and its official characteristics) and the F-19's speculated characteristics. The real plane featured only two air-to-ground hardpoints and had no air-to-air capabilities at all, but was almost completely invisible to the enemy's radar net and units, making for a very easy mission. The better armed, less hidden F-19 made for a more exciting game.

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** 'Prose also released a sim for the F-19 stealth fighter before its designation was known. Once the plane's existence and use in the Gulf War was...er, "acknowledged" by Quale then-US Vice President Dan Quayle on CNN, [=MicroProse=] released a sequel featuring both the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk (and its official characteristics) and the F-19's speculated characteristics. The real plane featured only two air-to-ground hardpoints and had no air-to-air capabilities at all, but was almost completely invisible to the enemy's radar net and units, making for a very easy mission. The better armed, less hidden F-19 made for a more exciting game.
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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