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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.
2nd Nov '15 6:29:34 PM 4444jdm
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* Subverted with 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 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.
2nd Nov '15 6:24:04 PM 4444jdm
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* Subverted with 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.
31st Oct '15 3:33:22 PM Kadorhal
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* ''Literature/RedStormRising'' featured an "F-19 Ghost Rider" stealth fighter that almost certainly inspired the [=MicroProse=] video game mentioned below. Interestingly, the authors managed to extrapolate enough from the rumours and educated guesswork that were circulating about the USAF's stealth aircraft at the time to get pretty close to the real F-117's capabilities.

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* ''Literature/RedStormRising'' featured an "F-19 Ghost Rider" Ghostrider" stealth fighter that almost certainly inspired the [=MicroProse=] video game mentioned below. Interestingly, the authors managed to extrapolate enough from the rumours and educated guesswork that were circulating about the USAF's stealth aircraft at the time to get pretty close to the real F-117's capabilities.
capabilities - other than being armed with air-to-air missiles, which in its first in-novel deployment it uses to shoot down a Soviet AWACS, the Ghostrider is used for the exact same sorts of missions the F-117 undertook in reality.



** During a retrospect on Ferrari's GTO line of cars, Clarkson introduced the 250 GTO; one of only 39 built and is currently the world's most valuable car. He remarked that the BBC -who have previously footed the bill for letting ''Top Gear'' acquire a quite respectable ''space-lift capability''!- ''couldn't afford the insurance'' for Clarkson to even get in it.

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** During a retrospect on Ferrari's GTO line of cars, Clarkson introduced the 250 GTO; one of only 39 built and is currently the world's most valuable car. He remarked that the BBC -who - who have previously footed the bill for letting ''Top Gear'' acquire a quite respectable ''space-lift capability''!- capability'' - ''couldn't afford the insurance'' for Clarkson to even get in it.



** Technically, every [[TheAllegedCar Morris Marina]]. Out of over 807,000 made, only 745 are still on the road (well, 741; they burned one and dropped pianos on three others). It is officially the most scrapped car in British history over the past thirty years.
*** 807,000 made ''total''; 745 on the road ''in the UK''. However, it wasn't a major export success (it took the US distributor well into summer 1975 to sell the last of the '74 models) so if there's another 750 or so left in the entire rest of the world that'd be a good number.
** In series 21 Hammond drives the Mercedes G63 6x6, a prototype six wheeled civilian model of an Australia military vehicle; at the time of recording only two existed.

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** Technically, every [[TheAllegedCar Morris Marina]]. Out of over 807,000 made, only 745 are still on the road in the UK (well, 741; they burned one and dropped pianos on three others).others[[labelnote:*]]it also wasn't a major export success, with the US distributor taking well into summer 1975 to sell the last of the '74 models[[/labelnote]]). It is officially the most scrapped car in British history over the past thirty years.
*** 807,000 made ''total''; 745 on the road ''in the UK''. However, it wasn't a major export success (it took the US distributor well into summer 1975 to sell the last of the '74 models) so if there's another 750 or so left in the entire rest of the world that'd be a good number.
** In series 21 Hammond drives the Mercedes G63 6x6, a prototype six wheeled civilian model of an Australia Australian military vehicle; at the time of recording only two existed.



* ''NashBridges'' 1971 Hemi 'Cuda. One of 11 built and 7 sold to the American public, a car as rare as a Bugatti Royale. [[{{Understatement}} Also a bit expensive for the setting]].

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* ''NashBridges'' ''Series/NashBridges'' 1971 Hemi 'Cuda. One of 11 built and 7 sold to the American public, a car as rare as a Bugatti Royale. [[{{Understatement}} Also a bit expensive for the setting]].
29th Oct '15 5:01:24 PM Kadorhal
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* The [=DeLorean=] from the ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' series doesn't entirely count: while it was rare, only one appears in the movie itself, and in reality, about 9,000 of them were produced until two years before the film takes place. Expensive, yes (sticker price was $26.5k in 1981, about $57k today, which interestingly is almost exactly what the original sticker price would be today, adjusted for inflation, and the exact price of the [[http://delorean.com/ reproductions]] made from original and remanufactured stock), but not exactly rare ([[ShownTheirWork about 6,500 still exist]]). On the other hand, George Barris' Supervan (from the movie with the same title) ''is'' one of a kind and appears in ''Back to the Future 2'' as a traffic car.

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* The [=DeLorean=] from the ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' series doesn't entirely count: while it was rare, only one appears in the movie itself, and in reality, about 9,000 of them were produced until two years before the film takes place. Expensive, yes (sticker price was $26.5k in 1981, about $57k today, which interestingly is almost exactly what the original sticker price would be today, adjusted for inflation, and the exact price of the [[http://delorean.com/ reproductions]] made from original and remanufactured stock), but not exactly rare ([[ShownTheirWork about (about 6,500 still exist]]).exist). On the other hand, George Barris' Supervan (from the movie with the same title) ''is'' one of a kind and appears in ''Back to the Future 2'' as a traffic car.



** Clarkson did a test of the Pagani Zonda Tricolore, which, at the time the review was recorded, was the only one in the world. Even now though, only 3 exist.

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** Clarkson did a test of the Pagani Zonda Tricolore, which, at the time the review was recorded, was the only one in the world. Even now though, now, only 3 exist.
27th Oct '15 10:54:24 AM Jake
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* ''Literature/RedStormRising'' featured an "F-19 Ghost Rider" stealth fighter that almost certainly inspired the [=MicroProse=] video game mentioned below. Interestingly, the authors managed to extrapolate enough from the rumours and educated guesswork that were circulating about the USAF's stealth aircraft at the time to get pretty close to the real F-117's capabilities.
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