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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.
8th Nov '15 8:23:03 PM 4444jdm
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* Subverted with [[AmazonBrigade Mako Sato and Sayuki's Impact Blue Sileighty]] in ''Manga/InitialD''. The Sileighty is pretty common among drifters, but most of them, like Mako Sato's Sileighty, aren't genuine units, but [[PimpedOutCar the user-modified cars using components from the original Silvias and 180SXes]]. However, there were genuine, factory-made versions of Sileighty in which Nissan commissioned Kids Heart to make, and only 500 were produced. Since the genuine Sileighty units were made 1998, sometime after Impact Blue made a debut in the manga, it's safe to assume that the Impact Blue Sileighty was not a genuine Sileighty which made the latter's way into ''VideoGame/GranTurismo'' series.

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* Subverted with [[AmazonBrigade Mako Sato and Sayuki's Impact Blue Sileighty]] in ''Manga/InitialD''. The Sileighty is pretty common among drifters, but most of them, like Mako Sato's Sileighty, aren't genuine units, but [[PimpedOutCar the user-modified cars using components from the original Silvias and 180SXes]]. However, there were genuine, factory-made versions of Sileighty in which Nissan commissioned Kids Heart to make, and only 500 were produced. Since the genuine Sileighty units were made in 1998, sometime after Impact Blue made a debut in the manga, it's safe to assume that the Impact Blue Sileighty was not a genuine Sileighty which made the latter's way into ''VideoGame/GranTurismo'' series.
8th Nov '15 8:22:25 PM 4444jdm
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* Subverted with [[AmazonBrigade Mako Sato and Sayuki's]] Sileighty in ''Manga/InitialD''. The Sileighty is pretty common among drifters, but most of them, like Mako Sato's Sileighty, aren't genuine units, but [[PimpedOutCar the user-modified cars using components from the original Silvias and 180SXes]]. However, there were genuine, factory-made versions of Sileighty in which Nissan commissioned Kids Heart to make, and only 500 were produced.

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* Subverted with [[AmazonBrigade Mako Sato and Sayuki's]] Sileighty Sayuki's Impact Blue Sileighty]] in ''Manga/InitialD''. The Sileighty is pretty common among drifters, but most of them, like Mako Sato's Sileighty, aren't genuine units, but [[PimpedOutCar the user-modified cars using components from the original Silvias and 180SXes]]. However, there were genuine, factory-made versions of Sileighty in which Nissan commissioned Kids Heart to make, and only 500 were produced. Since the genuine Sileighty units were made 1998, sometime after Impact Blue made a debut in the manga, it's safe to assume that the Impact Blue Sileighty was not a genuine Sileighty which made the latter's way into ''VideoGame/GranTurismo'' series.
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